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    Buck Sharpening Methods

    It pretty much just straightens the edge.
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    Buck Sharpening Methods

    I regularly use a steel for honing.
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    Different Look and Feel Forum

    Until this is fixed, use the Google site search function. It may be better, anyway. Bert
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    The Sunday Picture Show (May 2, 2021)

    jb, what's the story on the 309 with turquoise inlays? Bert
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    The Sunday Picture Show (May 2, 2021)

    One more 309, a stag from the old custom shop. The stag on the two sides doesn't really match, but that's okay. Bert t
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    Let's see your 100 series family photo's

    Eveled, you'll be happy to know that since I took the photo the empty space at the top has been filled. I put a black phenolic 117 in that space. It isn't the same age as the rest of the group, but it goes well. Bert
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    The Sunday Picture Show (May 2, 2021)

    I can't ever decide whether to think of this as a Buck knife or a Camillus knife. Bert
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    The Sunday Picture Show (May 2, 2021)

    309s: yellow saw cut Delrin, charcoal Dymondwood, smooth red Delrin
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    FIRST VERSIONS

    From 1964, the 110 1st Version, 1st Variation has horizontal BUCK stamp on the right side of the blade and a thin steel spacer. The spacer was an integrated spacer/spring and was not very durable. Bert
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    Quality, Service or Price

    I think everyone would like all three. However, in this survey if one has to be eliminated, price seems most logical. My reasoning is that price more likely will be driven by the market.
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    FIRST VERSIONS

    Several years ago, when I had more time on my hands than common sense, I went through the Buck catalogs and listed every production model in each catalog. There were a few catalogs missing, and I probably made some errors. However, once you have a database you might as well use it. The catalog...
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    Buck numbers

    No, that's all I have. I got them from Joe Houser when I was working on a 303 project for that time period.
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    Buck numbers

    I'm not sure about the sudden drop in '82, but the early 80s were a time of severe recession in the U.S. combined with very high inflation. Bert
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    Buck numbers

    Here are rough numbers for a few years. 1968 19,000 1969 30,000 1970 38,000 1971 50,000 1972 54,000 1973 1974 1974 104,000 1976 105,000 1977 106,000 1978 107,000 1979 108,000 1980 104,000...
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    FIRST VERSIONS

    It also has the model number on the pile side. James, what is your guess for the number of these knives? I think it is more than was thought in the past but probably isn't more than a couple dozen, more or less. Bert
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    FIRST VERSIONS

    I think it's a great model. I wish Buck would quit fooling around and make it a permanent part of the inventory. Bert
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    The Sunday Picture Show (April 25, 2021)

    Here is my pair. Boone & Crocket green paperstone 305 and 309. Bert
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    FIRST VERSIONS

    305 Lancer—With a closed length of about 2 5/8 inches, the 305 is one of the smaller knives ever produced by Buck. The first version was a Camillus contract knife produced 1968-1971. The main characteristics of the first version are: handle pins, tang stamp of BUCK/Made in USA, no model number...
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    FIRST VERSIONS

    FIRST VERSIONS—Over its many years in business BUCK has produced a wide variety of knives. Some models appeared for a short time and others have lasted for decades with minor changes over the years. If you have a first version of a model, show it here and give whatever information you have about...
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    Let's see your 100 series family photo's

    Every time I think I might have enough 100s, I see something like this and figure I have to keep going. Bert
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