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rcmodel
November 20, 2012, 12:39 PM
110 Folder – 1965
Pretty sure the 3 3/4" blade used to be wider than it is now!

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/Knives/Buck110.jpg

This has been rode in my upland game vest since I bought the knife in 1965.
Its field dress a whole lot of pheasants, quail, and a few turkey too.
The side-cutter pliers are for leg and wing joints.

105 Pathfinder – 1969
A few deer and more small game then I can remember went before this one.
That 5 1/8" blade seems a little narrower now too.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/Knives/Buck105Pathfinder.jpg

120 General – 1973
7 5/8" blade.
I bought it on eBay with the intentions of breaking the handle off and rebuilding it into a custom of sorts.
But it was too nice to molest when I got it.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/Knives/Buck120General.jpg

#470 Mentor - ?? date
5 ¼” blade – 10” OAL – Bead blasted 420C stainless with a molded rubber handle.
Another gun show buy for $5.00 without a sheath.
So I made a sheath for it.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/Knives/Buck470Mentor.jpg

They still show up from time to time, and sell for less then $20 bucks with the Buck nylon sheath.
In all honesty, this is a pretty good cheap hunting knife to throw in the truck.

Buck #650 Nighthawk - ?? date
I don’t recall where I got this old Buck Nighthawk, but I’ve had it for quite some time.
It has a 6 1/4” blade, and comes in a soft “silent” nylon sheath with a hard molded friction liner.
The handle is Zytel nylon with rubber inserts to provide a secure grip, wet or dry.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/Knives/BuckNighthawk2.jpg

Advertised as a combat / survival knife back then, it would serve either purpose pretty well.

rc

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DNS
November 20, 2012, 09:56 PM
Very nice RC.

Bucks are prominent in my carry. I went to Wally to pick up a Buck Special 119 this week and sadly they don't sell them anymore. Plenty of import Bear Grylls stuff though. :(

rcmodel
November 20, 2012, 10:00 PM
Bear GryllsYes, it's a sad state of affairs isn't it!

Bucks may not command much respect from todays high-dollar knife & super-steel snobs.

But by golly, you can sure do a whole lot worse for the money, without even trying very hard!

rc

Deltaboy
November 20, 2012, 10:02 PM
Nice Bucks!

JC98
November 22, 2012, 12:56 AM
I have a 470 that I broke the tip off of( don't ask). Filed it down and kept on using it. Holds an edge really well and has dressed a lot of deer.

308win
November 22, 2012, 01:22 PM
RC - I have had the first two for ages. I think I b ought my pathfinder in the mid 70's and the folder around the same time.

76shuvlinoff
November 22, 2012, 04:03 PM
A nice stout 110 rides in the pocket of my winter chore jacket.
Sometimes it's in the chest pocket of my carhart bibs too.

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