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to cut out or not

Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by m r merrill, May 25, 2019.

  1. Easyrider

    Easyrider

    Jan 31, 2000
    For me it is something I doubt very much that I would buy. They are kind of neat but not really my taste.
     
  2. m r merrill

    m r merrill Gold Member Gold Member

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  3. m r merrill

    m r merrill Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 15, 2016
    sorry for the bad pics DSC00026.JPG DSC00020.JPG
     
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  4. bucksway

    bucksway Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 7, 2007
    Not too many 112's cutouts are out there and I try to get every one..Except for a few of largest (the Dolphin is a perfect example) I would use any Buck with a cutout if I wanted too. Like gold etch Bucks they hold up well to normal use. A good comparison is to classic muscle cars some get limited used,some none,and there is always someone who daily drives a Dodge Demon or Hemi Cuda..
     
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  5. STEELHEADBULLY

    STEELHEADBULLY Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 4, 2014
    Maybe that dealer had it listed on the Bay before you found it. We went back and fourth and were within 20 dollars of getting it done, then it was no longer available. Think that was a solid 4 years ago, give or take...
     
  6. gedlicks

    gedlicks Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    As a general rule the cutouts are not for me but I do have a few that I have ended up with over the years. I think I have a few that I have not taken pictures of yet also.

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  7. kossetx

    kossetx

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    Apr 11, 2017
    The only ones I ever cared for is the American/Rebel flag, the elk cutout...and now the dolphin...and those Buffaloes in the chip flint and the horse and rider and....
     
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  8. m r merrill

    m r merrill Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 15, 2016
    gedlicks those are fantastic. i found a couple more DSC00027.JPG DSC00028.JPG
     
  9. gedlicks

    gedlicks Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    That bear cutout vanguard is fantastic.

    I found a few more as well.

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  10. sliderfisherman

    sliderfisherman

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    Sep 30, 2009
    I like and own several cut out blade Bucks. I also view most of my knives as art, but I don't see any reason you could not use them. Short of batoning, which I don't understand(that's what they make axes for) I don't see any use which the knife could not handle.
     
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  11. bucklife301

    bucklife301 Gold Member Gold Member

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  12. m r merrill

    m r merrill Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 15, 2016
    Gedlicks it's a good thing you don't really like them or there wouldn't be any left for anyone else. Buck life 301 the nra vangaurd is nice
     
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  13. pjsjr

    pjsjr Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    James, @gedlicks if I saw one of the Buffalo chippies for sale, I'd change my mind. Those are really nice looking!
     
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  14. bucklife301

    bucklife301 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 3, 2018
    Thanks it’s my only cut out and it looks good on display
     
  15. gedlicks

    gedlicks Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    m r merrill - It's not that I don't like blades with cutouts it's just that they are not really my thing. Most of the ones I have came as part of a large knife collection I purchased a few years back.
    There are just other types of Buck Knives I tend to like and collect more.

    Preston - Those 2 chippie buffalo Vanguards are both one of a kind. They came in a collection of almost 150 knives I bought a few years ago. I have never seen another like either one of them.
     
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  16. pjsjr

    pjsjr Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    Thanks, I thought they would be real special...must have been a wonderful, thorough collection!
     
  17. m r merrill

    m r merrill Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 15, 2016
    Gedlicks fantastic cut out collection
     
  18. Lesknife

    Lesknife Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    Mar 31, 2018
    My personal preference is no cutouts. Etching and coatings are ok but I’d rather have the art work on the handle. No offense to the Collectors who do like and collect blade cutouts but to me it’s not appealing or desirable. They do look nice and some very good work but I’m still scratching my head as to why on the blade where strength is necessary. I guess it’s because I view knives as a tool for doing work I just can’t seem to wrap my head around it. Lol. I’ll just leave them for those who do like em.
     
  19. st8yd

    st8yd Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2009
    Strength is not necessary where most of these cutouts are for the majority of those who use the knife as a knife!
    Sure i guess it would be nice to have a knife that would take the place of a hatchet, axe,machete, pry bar, screw driver, etc. all in one. It would also be nice if my truck would do what my tractor does or my tractor do as my truck. Wheres the roll my eyes imogee!
     
  20. Lesknife

    Lesknife Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    Mar 31, 2018
    The op did ask what we thought about cutouts and if not. I’m sorry not everyone can agree with your opinions but rolling your eyes is kinda arrogant. I don’t use my knives for any of the terms you mentioned here but I would rather have a full strength blade when it really matters and I am very sure cutouts don’t add to the strength or enhance the usefulness . If you like cutouts that’s great and more power to you but I don’t care to own them or use them. And that’s my freedom to do so thank you!
     
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