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5th Annual: Help Us Build a Buck: Fixed Blade (Giveaway)

Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by skblades, Mar 2, 2019.

Choose the fixed blade model.

Poll closed Mar 10, 2019.
  1. Buck 104 Compadre

    59 vote(s)
    47.2%
  2. Buck 105 Pathfinder

    43 vote(s)
    34.4%
  3. Buck 119 Special

    23 vote(s)
    18.4%
  1. PirateSeulb

    PirateSeulb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 6, 2017
    I just hope for a decent price and D2, CPM-154 and S35VN uncoated blade with something worth admiring and built for use on the handles
     
  2. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    I Voted 119.
     
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  3. Fixall

    Fixall Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2018
    This thread made me realize that I NEED a 20CV Buck 102.
     
  4. OLd_gUY

    OLd_gUY Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 20, 2018
    Not a surprise
     
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  5. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2015
    I would guess in the 140 to 160 range. I could be wrong. Especially with the options shown.
     
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  6. dpowers311

    dpowers311

    443
    Jan 23, 2014
    I like the 104 just not sure of the red blade.
     
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  7. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2015
    104.jpg
    The red blade is gone now. Tan micarta with black or dark gray has replaced it. This is for a custom knife thru SK and Buck.
     
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2019
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  8. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    yep.

    still havent changed my vote on the 119, but will soon. really tough one as the 104 is a great knife and could be even better in this race. then again a full tang 105......the possibilites.......
     
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  9. st8yd

    st8yd Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2009
    just out of curiosity, does anyone have any side by side pictures of the 104 Compadre and the 632 Mesa? They appear to have a very similar profile.
     
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  10. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2015
    Similar. Slightly different profiles. 104 is slightly thicker steel. 15518393546603670663277713039505.jpg 15518393947296296054446538636638.jpg 15518394150331927117666989158418.jpg 15518394912356935828443171026648.jpg
     
  11. st8yd

    st8yd Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2009
    Thanks Mike!
     
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  12. bucksway

    bucksway Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 7, 2007
    I'll give up a nicer 112! I had a little revelation at the start of this thread. I spend the vast majority of my Buck bucks on 112's since I display and collect them and in the last few years I've realized I like 'other' Bucks too..It really dosen't matter if I have 50 112's in my display or 55. It still will look good. So why not pick up a few non 112's especially if I want to use and try them. In fact my latest Buck is a 880 SB.1 in ATS-34 just because I wanted to see what they were all about. Im waiting for it to be delivered on Thursday or Friday. So Stephen I'm ready to get this one as long as its not 420..
     
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  13. Creaky Bones

    Creaky Bones Gold Member Gold Member

    523
    Feb 28, 2012
    104 uncoated with a high saber grind would be sweet.
     
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  14. Deere Man

    Deere Man

    189
    Oct 1, 2008
    Well my vote would have been a 119 because it's my favorite fixed blade period, but there are several variations available now to collect so I can't complain. I think I'll withhold my vote for now because I can't guarantee I'd buy a 104 or 105. However, they're both great knives and I'm sure looking forward to seeing what you all come up with. A 104 with something other than a hollow grind would certainly get my attention. Getting rid of that ever so slight recurve, for ease of sharpening, would be great too.
     
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  15. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    That looks like a completely different knife, just by some basic color changes. I think this brings out the lines a lot better, instead of the eye bleeding red drawing your attention.
     
  16. skblades

    skblades Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    799
    Dec 1, 2015
    Well the red blade serves a massive purpose of course. If you actually take the knife camping, it is very easy to spot on a sprawling campsite. Can't tell you how many times I spent wandering around looking for my, basically camo colored, Buck Hoodlum.
     
  17. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2015
    All three are great choices Without doubt i love the 119, but im excited to see a 104 custom.
     
  18. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    good point, Sir. might be the only time we see a custom 104.

    im still stuck between the two...if I knew the 105 full tang possibility was a no go itd be easier......
     
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  19. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    Absolutely, it's one of the reasons I love orange handles. I would prefer a subdued color blade and bright handle vs the other way around, as is the case with the compadre. Different stroke for different folks.

    I've started trying orange lanyards and shock cord as an alternative and it seems to work pretty well as the lanyard usually gets caught up enough in grass and what-not so that it's the highest point of the knife and stays off the ground a little so it's easier to spot.
     
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  20. skblades

    skblades Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    799
    Dec 1, 2015
    I'd prefer the natural steel color myself, so I'm excited to see the direction the group is going. I just wanted to give the red a fair shake. :D Love the suggestion on shock cords!
     

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