Buck Knives started in 1902 with a new way to make a knife blade stay sharp longer. Their history got a shot in the arm with the ever-popular Buck® Folding Hunter Lockback 110 in 1964. From then on, Buck® introduced other designs like a flat stainless steel handle (model 327 Nobleman), synthetic handles (Bantam 283BK), camo handles (Bantam BBW Camo 284cmo) and the tactical style (Black Bones 870-BK).
In 2019 Buck® came up with 2 new designs. The Buck® Graduate 328 and the Buck® Alumni 524. The Graduate has an attractive burlwood handle, which appeals to the collector.
Buck® Graduate 328
The Alumni knife is a re-invention of the flat stainless steel handle of the 327 Nobleman. But this time, the handles are anodized aluminum, available in four colors. Blue, Black, Gold, and Grey. One of these colors is likely to coordinated with the corporate colors of a business owner. Their logo would be laser engraved on the handle.
Do you want to make your employees happy this Christmas? Give them these Buck® logo knives with your company insignia laser engraved on the blade. Everyone loves this brand. It is known around the world for top quality stainless steel and workmanship. Your logo and your thoughtfulness will last forever.
Custom Engraved Knives are usually pocket knives. Sometimes non-folding knives are laser engraved with company logos. Pocket knives are much more popular, because they take up less space, and can be concealed easily. These 5 custom engraved knives were chosen because of their popularity. Most manufacturers, contractors, and service companies like to give these knives to their employees, associates, and customers. So here are the 5 most popular ones. You should have them, too.
Buck® Bantam BBW Camo 284cmo. Camouflage is in. It is the most popular of handle colors.
Buck knives are extremely popular, especially as Christmas gifts. Hunters, collectors, and other outdoorsmen love America’s most famous knives. Even ladies love to receive a useful pocket knife or multi-tool as a present.
Companies often like to show their logos on engraved Buck knives, and give them to their clients and employees. Here is the Best Choice for 2016:
Funny you should ask. How can you predict the future of anything? Here are some basic techniques that knife predictors might use:
To see what a knife will look like in 100 years from now, lets see what it looked like 100 years AGO.
Then look at the changes that were made, and when they were made. Did most of the changes occur in the last 10 years? If so, then you could expect more changes to come at a faster rate. If changes occurred every 10 years for the last 100 years, then you could expect the same steady rate of change in the next 100 trips around the sun.
See the health of the knife company, and how well they respond to the needs of its customers.
What will Buck Knives be like in 2116? To try and answer that, let’s follow the 3 steps shown above…
I can’t find a picture of the original Buck knife, made in 1902 by Hoyt Buck, the founder. If you can, please post it here.
Buck Knives have changed gradually over the last 100 years. At the halfway mark, the son of Hoyt, Al Buck, incorporated “Buck Knives“. In 1963-1964, Al designed and started to manufacture the famous 110 Buck Folding Hunter knife. At 4 7/8” closed, this knife has been the flagship of all pocket knives. It made the name “buck knife” a household name. When someone would say that name, they would mean a good pocket knife. Al’s son Chuck and his wife, Lori worked at the plant, too, since 1978. Then in 1999 CJ took over the company. His father, Chuck died in 2015. So CJ is the great grandson of the originator, Hoyt Buck.
Buck USA Stockman Knife 301
You can say that the next hundred years may continue to show a steady development of methods, design, and products to keep Buck knives the major US pocket knife company.
How does this knife company respond to the needs of its customers? Starting with the founder, Hoyt Buck, he was looking for a way to temper steel. A better steel would be able to receive and hold a sharper edge. He had the American people in mind. Chuck responded to the customers in 1963 when they wanted a hunting knife that would fold. Not only fold, but lock in the open position, so you wouldn’t hurt yourself. This 110 Buck Folding Hunter knife was the best thing since sliced bread. So point 3 gets a passing grade for Buck. Most Buck knives are USA made.
But in response to the economic cries of its customers, Buck does import some fine pocket knives. Camo (camouflage) has become very popular, so Buck responded with a few camo handles and even orange camo handles. Tactical knives are now taking center stage in the pocket knife collectors. Buck has designed some great example of that.
Buck® Nano Bantam Camo 284cmo
Buck® Folding Orange Camo Omni Hunter 395CM9
What Will Buck Knives Be Like in 100 Years? My best guess would be more of the tactical style, and survival style of knives. However, for those who reminisce, Buck will always produce the 110 Buck Folding Hunter knife that has survived over 50 years. It is the flagship of all pocket knives.
The 3 all-time best selling of the Buck Knives are right here….
Camo is more than a design; it’s a lifestyle. People in all walks of life like to own some items adorned in a camouflage design. Hat, flashlights, backpacks, and knives are the best examples. The Buck Bantam BBW Camo Lockback earned its position because of its pattern and its brand name “Buck Knives“.
Every man like an EDC (every day carry) knife that fits easily in his pocket, and lays flat. The Buck Nobleman has been a favorite in that category for a long time. Buck Nobleman Linerlock Knife 327
For over 50 years, the Buck 110 Folding Hunter Lockback Knife has been the idol of all knives. It features a large 4 7/8″ length when closed, a fine wooden handle with metal bolsters. Also a high grade 420HC steel blade. To top it off, it comes with a genuine leather sheath. What more could you ask for?Buck Folding Hunter Lockback Knife 110
No wonder Buck is the first and last name in American knives.