Buck 120 value


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Vonderek
August 30, 2010, 10:57 AM
A few years ago I bought this knife from an elderly gentlemen. Most of what he was selling was from the 60's and 70's so I suspect this knife is from that era. It is a Buck 120 with a 7.5" blade. By the looks of the knife and the sheath it was never used. Anyone have an idea of value and if this is a collectible knife?
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M-Cameron
August 30, 2010, 11:04 AM
well im seeing them going for anywhere from $120-170...

....as for it being collectible i cant say, but i dont think youd have a hard time selling it if you wanted to......

auschip
August 30, 2010, 11:12 AM
On Ebay they have sold anywhere from $35 to $105 depending on if they have the box or not.

T.R.
September 3, 2010, 08:55 AM
The first sheathes for this model had a flap which went over the handle and snapped in center. The sheath in this photo is not like that, hence a much newer manufacture date.

On the used market, this knife will sell for about $45. - $55.

TR

ArfinGreebly
September 3, 2010, 10:55 AM
That will have been made at their old El Cajon factory, and will be 440C steel. Their more recent production runs (since 1985) have a "dating mark (http://pmphotography.com/Links/buck_knife_date_codes.htm)" stamped near the model number. It won't be really old, as observed above, if that's the sheath that came with it. The sheath looks like one of the "made in Mexico" pieces they started using a while back.

You don't see that one on retail shelves much any more. I had a chance to buy a couple at bargain prices ($60) at the newer Buck Knives factory here in Idaho, but I really don't have a use for a knife that large.

Of course, if I found one for $40, I'd certainly find room on my shelf.

If that knife is in as-new condition, asking more than $100 would certainly be fair, considering its vintage.

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