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Old Bucks and newer old Bucks

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by rcmodel, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    110 Folder – 1965
    Pretty sure the 3 3/4" blade used to be wider than it is now!


    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.


    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.


    #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.


    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.


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

  2. DNS

    DNS Well-Known Member

    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. :(
  3. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Yes, 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!

    Last edited: Nov 20, 2012
  4. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Well-Known Member

    Nice Bucks!
  5. JC98

    JC98 Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. 308win

    308win Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. 76shuvlinoff

    76shuvlinoff Well-Known Member

    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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