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Buck Mod #119

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Chris54326, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. Chris54326

    Chris54326 Member

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    I've got a Buck Mod #119 that's new-in-the-box. The only time it's been out of the box has been to admire it. Box has a $20 price marked on it....................so I'm guessing it's a pretty old knife. On Buck's site it indicates it was made between 1960 and 1972. Dang thing is mighty purdy, but I imagine that handle is slick as snot when it gets wet. Two questions: Has anyone on the forum checkered that handle for more grip? I absolutely do not intend to sell it because it was inherited from my uncle..................but in NIB condition, what might it's value be?
     
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  2. Shanghai McCoy

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    I've had one since the 60's and never had a problem with the handle being too slick when wet. had it on me when I got my first buck many years back. It is a classic Buck belt knife and, yes, it was 20 bucks way back when that was a lot of money for a knife. They are still being made so don't think it's much of a collectors knife but you never know..?
     
  3. Chris54326

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    I inherited that one and a Mod 110..........both NIB. I figure they might both come in handy if the SHTF someday.
     
  4. Shanghai McCoy

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    Both are good blades. They should serve you well.
     
  5. Chris54326

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    Well, I've never used either, but I've always admired Buck knives for being really good "consumer" grade knives. I'm sure these will do just fine for me.
     
  6. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

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    They are soubiquitous I doubt they will ever get to cooletor status
     
  7. AJumbo

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    I haven't found that the black plastic Buck handles get unusually slick when wet. I don't think you'll hurt that knife by handling it with wet paws, give it a try.
     

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