Disclosed: The 2 Best Buck Knives

Buck Knives capture the hearts of many Americans. They are available in many styles now. But the 2 most popular ones are the Buck Folding Hunter Lockback Knife 110 and the Nobleman Linerlock Knife 327. These 2 knives outsell any other knife that Buck makes.

 

 

110b.jpg Buck Folding Hunter Lockback Knife 110

buck nobleman knife Buck Nobleman Linerlock Knife 327

The 4 Best Pocket Knife Designs for 2018

CRKT (Columbia River Knife and Tool) started making knives in 1994, but has surpassed most knife companies by creating some innovative designs. Here are 4 of their best pocket knife designs in 2018.

5240-5250-Nirk-Tighe-duo-Hi-res CRKT NIRK™ TIGHE 2 5240

 

5460-Fossil-compact-duo-hi-res CRKT FOSSIL™ COMPACT 5460

5510K-kiss-In-the-dark-combo-edge-open-front CRKT K.I.S.S.® WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS 5510

 

2831-mock CRKT MOSSBACK™ HUNTER 2831

 

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.

 

 

3 Reasons It’s Hard to Beat Buck Knives

Moon Munjas, a Buck Knife Lover
Moon Munjas, a Buck Knife Lover

Here is the “Unbeatable Buck List”.

  1. All Buck knives can be laser engraved on the blades. This makes them valuable as high quality promotional products and business gifts.
  2. All have a lifetime “buck knife forever warranty“. They are warranted against defects in workmanship and material.
  3. They are made of the best stainless steel, and handle material.
  4. Most are made in the USA.
  5. They are America’s favorite knife. These Buck knives make the top of the popularity list:

284CM.jpg Buck® Bantam BBW Camo 284cmo

110b.jpg Buck Folding Hunter Lockback Knife 110

buck nobleman knife Buck Nobleman Linerlock Knife 327

Boone & Crockett Personal Hunter Knife Buck® Special Knife 119

 

2 Engraved Buck Knives That Will Surprise You

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Buck_Knives_Logo

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.

Buck 110 Engraved pocket knives
Buck 110 Engraved pocket knives

 

Boone & Crockett Kalinga Buck® Kalinga 401

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.

870-BK Buck® Black “Bones” Pocket Knife 870-BK

870-S Buck® Silver “Bones” Pocket Knife 870-S

 

How to Solve the Biggest Problems With Buck Knives

Someone Say Buck?
Someone Say Buck?

If you are fortunate enough and skillful enough to bag a buck this season, then you will have some big problems.

  • Field dressing it.
  • Getting it out of the woods to your vehicle.
  • Check your filled-out permit either by phone or in person with a game agent, according to the laws of your state.
  • Have your deer processed, or do it yourself.

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.

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110 Buck Folding Hunter Lockback
110 Buck Folding Hunter Lockback

 

 

 

Why Did The Buck Cross The Road?
Why Did The Buck Cross The Road?

Why did the Buck cross the road? Because he heard about you, your guns, and your buck knives.

What Will Buck Knives Be Like in 100 Years?

110b.jpg Buck Folding Hunter Lockback Knife 110

Funny you should ask. How can you predict the future of anything? Here are some basic techniques that knife predictors might use:

  1. To see what a knife will look like in 100 years from now, lets see what it looked like 100 years AGO.
  2. 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.
  3. 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…

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

    301.jpg 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.

    722gray.jpg Buck® Spitfire 722

  3. 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.

    buck nobleman knife Buck Nobleman Linerlock Knife 327

    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.

    284CM.jpg Buck® Nano Bantam Camo 284cmo

    Buck® Folding Orange Camo Omni Hunter 395CM9 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.

870-S Buck® Silver “Bones” Pocket Knife 870-S

870-TS Buck® “Bones” – Tiger Stripe 870-TS