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Buck Antique River Log Knife Questions

Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by abey67, May 21, 2019.

  1. abey67

    abey67

    224
    Feb 25, 2007
    Wife just got me a Buck Antique River Log Knife and I can't find any info on this knife. Can anyone help me? Would like to know if this is a limited edition, how many were made , Price, etc... Any info would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. DeSotoSky

    DeSotoSky

    Mar 21, 2011
    Welcome to the Buck forum..... but I think you've landed in the wrong place.
    Do you possibly mean a CASE Antique River Log knife?
     
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  3. abey67

    abey67

    224
    Feb 25, 2007
    No, its a Buck 501. I found the Case knives with the same type of wood. This came with a sheath, a brochure about antique river, logs, and a small piece of river log.
     
  4. DeSotoSky

    DeSotoSky

    Mar 21, 2011
    The term "Antique River Logs" is a registered trademark of the company that reclaims/harvests the old sunken wood logs. Case has a line of pocket knives featuring this product. Never seen or heard of a Buck knife with this type of handle material personally. I'm guessing you have a knife someone customized in the aftermarket with the same product. A picture would be interesting to see.

    https://www.antiqueriverlogs.com/
     
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  5. abey67

    abey67

    224
    Feb 25, 2007
    That's what the card and brochure had on it. I went to their website and couldn't find anything about a Buck knife. Beautiful knife and very interesting company.
     
  6. sassafrassdogs3

    sassafrassdogs3 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2016
    Please post a picture....
     
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  7. BuckShack

    BuckShack Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 19, 2015
    Sounds like a sweet 501. I want one.
     
  8. Brhowser87

    Brhowser87 Basic Member Basic Member

    832
    Aug 3, 2016
    If you can put pics up that would be great. I'm sure that's something we'd all like to check out.
     
  9. kossetx

    kossetx

    733
    Apr 11, 2017
    Those RR tie knives at antiqueriverlogs are what I've been doing with my knives. Pre-creosote RR ties were usually made from post oak due to its rot resistance. Mine haven't been sunken but I have PO that is dark just like those Case knives. Some post oak can be ebony colored.
     
  10. sassafrassdogs3

    sassafrassdogs3 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2016
    So are you saying the OP's knife was sent in to have the handles done, but not by Buck??
     
  11. Brhowser87

    Brhowser87 Basic Member Basic Member

    832
    Aug 3, 2016
    I was just checking out their website. That's pretty cool, so logs sunk a long time ago while be floated down River take on a very different color depending on the river their found in.

    So is this the company that buys that wack job Shelby's logs from the history channel?:confused:
     
  12. kossetx

    kossetx

    733
    Apr 11, 2017
    No, just sayin you don't have to get expensive river wood to get that look. I do think arw did that knife or had someone do it.
     
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  13. sassafrassdogs3

    sassafrassdogs3 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2016
    I thought that wood was cypress, is it??
     
  14. st8yd

    st8yd Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2009
    If you looked up the website you wouldnt have to think, as it tells what the wood is.
     
  15. J Hubbard

    J Hubbard Moderator Moderator

    950
    Mar 29, 2001
    Nothing we have done here at the factory that I know of. If it is a Buck, then was likely done aftermarket. Photos would help..
     
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  16. sassafrassdogs3

    sassafrassdogs3 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2016
    OK, I looked at the website and all they say is "old growth timber"....If you know why don't you say so instead of browbeating someone asking a question?? Besides that the show on the History Channel was reclaiming Cypress wood, that's why I was asking....:p
     
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  17. kossetx

    kossetx

    733
    Apr 11, 2017
    Don, I seem to recall the words "mostly oak". That's probably what he is saying.
     
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  18. sassafrassdogs3

    sassafrassdogs3 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2016
    Maybe he should have said that?? From my understanding, Cypress is the wood that is mostly claimed from underwater. The wood actually gets harder and there is some sort of reaction which creates the beautiful wood grain patterns. I was looking at the furniture, alot of it isn't oak unless it's an odd species....

    Thank You, kossetx...
     
  19. st8yd

    st8yd Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2009
    The website states that it is timber cut into railroad ties that sank.
    I didnt even see cyoress mentioned on their website.
    Here in Fl ya most reclaimed is cypress, but i dont think they used the rivers down here to float logs to the mill like they did further north.
    I didnt know the answers i looked it up, just as easily as you can.
     

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