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Buck "Survival" Knife?

Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by TAH, May 21, 2015.

  1. thatsaknife

    thatsaknife

    244
    Mar 27, 2015
    I vote for 112. Why? Because it will be the knife I have on me in the event i need to survive
     
  2. TAH

    TAH Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 3, 2001

    Took care of that. :)


    060 Hoodlum - 5
    065 Punk - 3
    070 Thug - 3
    102 Woodsman - 1
    103 Skinner - 1
    104 Campadre Camp Knife - 1
    105 Pathfinder - 1
    106 Hatchet – 1
    108 Campadre Froe - 1
    110 Folding Hunter - 8
    112 Ranger - 1
    119 Special - 4
    120 General - 2
    124 Frontiersman – 14
    184 Buckmaster - 4
    187 Intrepid - 1
    245 MWG Navy Seal - 2
    429 Selector - 1
    495 Ergo Hunter - 1
    620 Reaper – 3
    639 Fieldmate – 1
    650 Nighthawk - 1
    651 Nighthawk Pigsticker– 1
    863 Selkirk - 3
    888 Buck/Strider – 2
    SwissBuck - 2
     
  3. TAH

    TAH Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 3, 2001
    How about the 822 Sentry? Looks like it would make a fine survival knife, if it didn't have the serrations. Does anyone have one of these and care to comment?


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  4. kyhunt

    kyhunt

    Mar 20, 2007
    Do you have more pictures of the tang? I never looked into a 124 much.
     
  5. kyhunt

    kyhunt

    Mar 20, 2007
    I haven't been on this thread in awhile but that is cool.To me if the 119 didn't have the top part of the guard I would like it a lot more.
     
  6. minnesotahunter

    minnesotahunter

    14
    Oct 24, 2015
    That is one sweet looking 119!!
     
  7. MeanBeaver

    MeanBeaver Basic Member Basic Member

    191
    May 4, 2015
    That straight clip 119 is the coolest knife I've seen in a while. How difficult was it to straighten, if you don't mind me asking?
     
  8. kyhunt

    kyhunt

    Mar 20, 2007
    May I ask if you used a dremmel or what to grind the top guard off? I really like that. It almost makes me want to buy a 119 just to experiment with.
     
  9. TAH

    TAH Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 3, 2001
    kyhunt,

    Click HERE for the thread with the additional tang photos. It was a re-handle project.
     
  10. kyhunt

    kyhunt

    Mar 20, 2007
    Thanks.
     
  11. Sithus1966

    Sithus1966

    Jan 24, 2008
    I don't like hollow handles.....

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  12. afishhunter

    afishhunter

    Oct 21, 2014
    ummmm ... the handle of your Ruger is hollow ...
     
  13. TAH

    TAH Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 3, 2001
    I'll take that as a vote. ;)

    060 Hoodlum - 5
    065 Punk - 3
    070 Thug - 3
    102 Woodsman - 1
    103 Skinner - 1
    104 Campadre Camp Knife - 1
    105 Pathfinder - 1
    106 Hatchet – 1
    108 Campadre Froe - 1
    110 Folding Hunter - 8
    112 Ranger - 1
    119 Special - 4
    120 General - 2
    124 Frontiersman – 14
    184 Buckmaster - 4
    185 Buckmaster LT - 1
    187 Intrepid - 1
    245 MWG Navy Seal - 2
    429 Selector - 1
    495 Ergo Hunter - 1
    620 Reaper – 3
    639 Fieldmate – 1
    650 Nighthawk - 1
    651 Nighthawk Pigsticker– 1
    863 Selkirk - 3
    888 Buck/Strider – 2
    SwissBuck - 2
     
  14. Catherine_Montana

    Catherine_Montana

    Sep 10, 2014
    Only one knife?

    No axe? Okay.

    I don't get to use a Marlin 336C 30-30 rifle for woods/wilderness protection? Okay.

    I am torn between two of my top favorite BUCK knives now.

    So I will go with the BUCK 119 Special.

    Why?

    Because you only let me carry and use 1 Buck Knife in your post, it has a longer blade than my other Buck knives, I could use it in more ways, I am very comfortable in using it, handling it, and I have already started to open carry it more on a 'regular basis' in the woods/wilderness and around here now.

    I still love my Ranger Skinner 113 knife and carry that in my fanny pack on a daily basis.

    Added more: I have not been able to see and handle IN person a BUCK Frontiersman (124) knife in any of my stores here in town.

    Cate
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2015
  15. Old Hunter

    Old Hunter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Cate, I had never seen a Buck 124 Frontiersman until I started hanging out on this Buck Forum several years ago - now I own two of them and the first one I had never handled until it arrived in the mail a couple of years ago. It is a big handful of a knife, a stoutly and beautifully built knife - take a chance - you won't be sorry. OH
     
  16. TAH

    TAH Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 3, 2001
    Catherine,

    The 119 is a great choice. There are a few differences between the 119 and 124 in that the 124 has a wider blade, thicker spine, stronger point, soldered guard, and it has a full tang - all features that would be advantageous to a survival knife. Below is a quick internet photo of the 120, 124, and 119 for comparison.

    060 Hoodlum - 5
    065 Punk - 3
    070 Thug - 3
    102 Woodsman - 1
    103 Skinner - 1
    104 Campadre Camp Knife - 1
    105 Pathfinder - 1
    106 Hatchet – 1
    108 Campadre Froe - 1
    110 Folding Hunter - 8
    112 Ranger - 1
    119 Special - 5
    120 General - 2
    124 Frontiersman – 14
    184 Buckmaster - 4
    185 Buckmaster LT - 1
    187 Intrepid - 1
    245 MWG Navy Seal - 2
    429 Selector - 1
    495 Ergo Hunter - 1
    620 Reaper – 3
    639 Fieldmate – 1
    650 Nighthawk - 1
    651 Nighthawk Pigsticker– 1
    863 Selkirk - 3
    888 Buck/Strider – 2
    SwissBuck - 2


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  17. kyhunt

    kyhunt

    Mar 20, 2007
    Sorry for the hijack for just a minute. But those look great. The more I see the 120 the more I drool over it.I love the sleek lines of it.
     
  18. 52100

    52100

    535
    Dec 9, 2008
    Picking my favorite Buck is like choosing my favorite child...........not fair!

    As much as I'd love to vote for the 110 and claim that it is really ALL the knife I'd ever need for a realistic survival situation, I'm chickening out at the last minute and adding another vote to pile of Frontiersman votes. It's just got a lot more of everything, which creates an extra margin of safety (at least perceived) in my mind. So there it is, the Frontiersman is what I'd use when being dropped into the middle of nowhere.

    I'd still try to sneak a 110 in my pocket too. ;)
     
  19. TAH

    TAH Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 3, 2001
    I heard that. :surprise: :D


    060 Hoodlum - 5
    065 Punk - 3
    070 Thug - 3
    102 Woodsman - 1
    103 Skinner - 1
    104 Campadre Camp Knife - 1
    105 Pathfinder - 1
    106 Hatchet – 1
    108 Campadre Froe - 1
    110 Folding Hunter - 8
    112 Ranger - 1
    119 Special - 5
    120 General - 2
    124 Frontiersman – 15
    184 Buckmaster - 4
    185 Buckmaster LT - 1
    187 Intrepid - 1
    245 MWG Navy Seal - 2
    429 Selector - 1
    495 Ergo Hunter - 1
    620 Reaper – 3
    639 Fieldmate – 1
    650 Nighthawk - 1
    651 Nighthawk Pigsticker– 1
    863 Selkirk - 3
    888 Buck/Strider – 2
    SwissBuck - 2
     
  20. David Martin

    David Martin Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    Cate, I'm the only one that opted for a hatchet. If that's what you were inquiring about. DM
     

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