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Anyone give a Buck Knife for Christmas - Let's hear your story.

Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by gedlicks, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. gedlicks

    gedlicks Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Any of you give a Buck Knife to someone for Christmas?

    I grew up in a small town with a neighboring small town 8 miles away and the area in between the two was where everyone I knew talked about living some day.

    An area where everyone lived on flat acreage yet was still close to town. Most people had a horse or two or some cattle and a dog and cat.

    I was lucky enough to find a place on 16 acres with a shop, barn, and shed with some pasture and some wooded which I purchased around 20 years ago.

    Within a short distance I have quite a few people I grew up with including one that was a close friend when I was in High School, One of my High School teachers, a couple classmates,
    and a few others I have known since my school days.

    The house to the south of me lived an older couple which the man of the house passed away a few years ago. Their son is within one month in age from me and got in a work related injury a few years ago
    and lost use of one of his arms and about the same time his wife divorced him leaving him a broken man. He moved into a detached 3 car garage at his parents place that they converted into a small apartment like house for him. Today I walked over and gave him a NIB Buck 110 50th Anniversary. You would have thought I just gave him a winning lottery ticket. I received one of the longest handshakes I had ever received and a great big smile.

    The house to the north of me about a year ago moved one of my good High School friends. We used to hang out together and became very close but have not been in contact since High School.
    He is on disability and has to get on dialysis twice a week. I also walked over to his place earlier today and gave him a NIB Buck 110 50th Anniversary knife, some homemade pumpkin roll my wife made
    and a tin of cookies. We sat in his house for about half hour talking about our places, fixing fences, our dogs, etc. I again got a great big thank you, A Merry Christmas and a great big hand shake.

    In the end I gave away about $70 worth of Buck Knives to some guys who needed a pick me up and I got back thousands of dollars in return. I think that was a pretty good investment as well as
    I spread the name of Buck Knives. I told them both to please use them and don't just throw them in a drawer. I hope to see them on their belt someday.

    In the name of gift giving - Give a buck and you will get many more in return.

    Lets hear your Buck giving story.
     
  2. STEELHEADBULLY

    STEELHEADBULLY Gold Member Gold Member

    970
    Dec 4, 2014
    I try to make it a habbit to give at least one or 2 away each Christmas and one or 2 throughout the year. Great Stories Gedlicks:thumbup::thumbup:

    My brother in law asked me to look for a good work knife a little over a year ago. He wanted something in the $20 range. after a few weeks of looking I got what I think was a Buck 340, it was a small serrated vantage. He loved it and always carried it, had stories of when he would use it at work and how his co workers admired its workhorse qualities, but he still left me with the impression he would love something exactly the same but a little bigger. I received a handful of Buck knives and fishing rods from my postman this week and one was an 845 vantage with serrated blade and a tan handle. It was under $30 shipped, and sometimes I just buy Buck knives because I cant pass up what in my mind is a deal. The minute I opened the box and gave the knife a flick, I knew my brother in law would love it. When we were outside talking and enjoying the warmest Christmas eve in OH ever maybe, I pulled out the 845, and handed it to him. He thought it was a perfect knife for work, so I just said get me a drink next time were out and enjoy your new work knife. He didn't stop looking at it and playing with it till I had to leave to go to another family party across town. I'm sure he was still playing with it all night. I was glad I was able to find him a little better version of the knife he already has loved for over a year. He tells me how he promotes the Buck brand and their quality knives at all his job sites:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
     
  3. JayC783

    JayC783

    120
    Nov 16, 2015
    I don't really have a story to go with this post, but I did give a 110 to my friend for Christmas. I had ordered one for me, too, when I sent for them.
     
  4. wolf-man-12

    wolf-man-12

    Dec 24, 2007
    I give from 8 to 12 Engraved 112's or 110's away every Christmas ~~ started this practice in 2005 ~~ but so far only one Pic. has been on here and that one is on the JK Christmas Exchange this year and went to WA Martin up in Wa. and he emailed me and said thank you and that he would use the Knife.!** I hope all that that have received a Buck from me use them as they can't take them with them when they go.!^^ lol
    Hope all are having a Merry Christmas and everybody is looking forward to a very Happy New Year.!***
    JAG
     
  5. Makael

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

    Oct 17, 2015
    I giveaway 110's as well. I love seeing people's reaction when they have never held one before.
     
  6. Steve6387

    Steve6387

    469
    Jul 1, 2013
    I gave a buck folder to my aunts boyfriend. He's a hunter and from a generation when men carried pocket knives so he really appreciated it.
     
  7. MaxCast

    MaxCast

    403
    Jun 11, 2015
    Not this year but I have a NIB Oak 110 I plan on giving away. I will be keeping an eye out in 2016 for a hunter in need of a knife.
     
  8. BuckShack

    BuckShack Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 19, 2015
    The men of the family (including myself) got Buck Bantam knives, the women got Buck Scissors (815 Game Shears). My story is I saved about $150 and was able to afford quality gifts thanks to the Web Specials on Buck's website plus free shipping. Thank you Buck!
     
  9. SOLEIL

    SOLEIL Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2006
    Every year for the past 5 years I have gifted a Buck to a friend. He does not have the opportunity to use them often but still loves them. This year was a 119BRS-B.
     
  10. honestlyinsane

    honestlyinsane Gold Member Gold Member

    584
    Jan 21, 2013
    My wife gave out engraved spitfire. Knives to the men on her side of the family. I gave my brother in law and his twin brother a metro and a buck knives mug each.
     
  11. buck110boy

    buck110boy

    28
    Sep 29, 2015
    As my username implies, I am a big fan of buck 110's, I will never forget the Christmas I received my fist 110 when I was 11 years old, I still carry that knife, it is dirty and beat up, but still sharp and useful. Whenever I look at that knife I remember that sweet Christmas memory, and the look on my face when I first gazed upon a 110. What a Christmas...
     
  12. DocT

    DocT

    Mar 25, 2012
    There's a story I can relate to. I still remember getting my first Buck, a 110, back in the mid 60's. I wanted that knife so badly and thought I would never get one. Then one Christmas, my dream became a reality. The knife was all I hoped it would be. I still have that knife. It has been used hard, but is still tight.
     
  13. BoozeFighter

    BoozeFighter

    135
    Jul 6, 2015
    I had my 19 year old nephew over at my house on Boxing Day and was showing him some of the knives I had gotten for Christmas along with some others from my collection. My 7 year old daughter asked him if he had a knife, and he said no. She turned to me and asked me if she could talk to me in the other room.

    "Daddy, you have lots of knives, Rae doesn't even have one! You should give him one of yours."

    It was the sweetest thing, so I told her I would pick one and she could give it to him. When she handed him that little partially serrated Talus, he was beaming.

    It was pretty cool to be able to give him his first knife, and it was even cooler that it was my little girl's idea.
     
  14. tom19176

    tom19176 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2005
    I gave my friend a 110....He is a knife guy but never had a 110!!! He does now.....Seemed to like it!
     
  15. Mitch110

    Mitch110

    112
    Nov 12, 2014
    I got a custom shop Buck for Christmas but I bought it myself. :eek:
     
  16. guitar1580

    guitar1580

    191
    Nov 5, 2012
    BoozeFighter, that's a great story about the children. That memory will likely stay with them forever. Well done.

    I got a new Buck 110 for my older half brother. We had lost touch and I hadn't seen him for like 15 years, then got together last summer and started staying in contact. I took him the 110 for Christmas, and he loved it. He admired how well it was built, and put it right on his belt. It came with the newfangled nylon sheath, so I may try to get him a leather one.

    JT
     
  17. Phi Sig

    Phi Sig

    49
    Oct 15, 2006
    I gave my son a Vantage Force Select for Christmas. He had been wanting a knife with a pocket clip for awhile now. It was wonderful to see the look on his face when he opened it.
     
  18. tom19176

    tom19176 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2005
    I guess I will be giving a few more 110s in the collector tins away as I went to one of the national sporting goods stores and they marked them down and with a coupon I had they ended up costing $20 each!! Now who to give a later gift too!
     
  19. imafritz

    imafritz

    Dec 30, 2008
    My brother hunts with a Remington folder, similar to a 317 jack knife. He just uses one of the cheap slide through sharpeners and complains that he's ruined the edge. I gave him a 110 B&C for Christmas out of my accumulation and told him not to touch the blade and I would sharpen it before every hunting season. We'll see how that goes.

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  20. trevorklat

    trevorklat Gold Member Gold Member

    56
    May 27, 2015
    I gave a DLT Ultimate Hunter 110 to each of my two sons. I gave a Ball and Buck 50th anniversary 110 to my son-in law and I gave a 50th anniversary 110 to my daughter's boyfriend. I also gave a rams horn S30C 110 to my neighbor. The recipients loved them. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
     

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