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.
CRKT employs some dedicated knife designers from around the world. That is why they are competing with Kershaw and Kutmaster (Utica) for some great pocket knife designs. Those two companies have been around much longer, and have strong reputations in the knife industry.
Why are Buck Knives so popular and successful? Why do corporate managers choose to give engraved Buck knives with their company logo to the employees as business gifts? Whey are Buck knives a favorite business gift to customers and clients? Here are 5 secrets to Buck’s popularity.
Buck Knives have been around since 1902. The style of knife that you think of when you hear the word Buck is the model 110 Folding Hunter shown here. Or maybe you would think of the non-folding hunting knife like the Buck® Kalinga, also shown here. Either way, you will be surprised at what Buck came up with recently. The tide of popularity in knives has been going toward the tactical-looking knives. So the leaders at Buck didn’t want to miss the boat on this. They came up with some new models recently in the tactical area.
The 2 latest Engraved Buck Knives that will surprise you are the Buck® Black “Bones” and the Buck® Silver “Bones” Pocket Knives. Both are definitely tactical-looking. The handles are a structural framework that reduces weight and provides a good grip. The tanto style blade is real popular with the pocket knife lovers of today.
Buck knives can help you along the way. Our Buck knives are laser engraved by Compass, an expert at applying your logo to the best knives in the world. The Buck 110 Folding Hunter Lockback knife makes your job easier because it folds and fits easily into your pocket or the leather sheath that it comes with. For over 50 years, the Buck 110 has been the cornerstone of hunting knives. When someone mentions a Buck knife, this the one they are referring to 95% of the time.
Why did the Buck cross the road? Because he heard about you, your guns, and your buck knives.
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.
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.
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.
This will surprise many people, especially the Buck Knife diehards. Everyone knows that the Buck 110 Folding Hunter Knife is the gold standard of pocket knives. But is it the best pocket knife? There is another USA-made pocket knife just like it, for about half the price. The Kutmaster 5″ Lockback. It is made in the USA by union craftsmen. Click on the picture for more details.
Why is the price so much lower than a Buck knife? I asked Kutmaster, and here’s what they said. “Our brand is not a well-known as Buck, so we have to charge less.” Want to save more money? You can buy it without a sheath, saving close to $10 on your purchase. This combination of quality, USA-made, and price, make it the best pocket knife in the USA. I recommend trying this knife. You’ll like it.