Buck Knives: American Knife Making History

The first Buck knife produced was a fixed blade early in the 20th century by Hoyt Heath Buck. While not a big seller, Hoyt’s design inspired Alfred and Charles Buck to produce the first popular buck knife in the state of Washington.

The Buck 110 quickly caught fire with the public and became the best selling folding hunter in the world. The Buck 110 popularity led to nearly every knife maker to produce a version of their own. Millions of Buck 110’s have been made and they can be found all around the world.

The 110 offered a very strong lock back blade design that proved indispensable to people in all walks of life.

Buck continued to produce other great designs from sailors knives to fixed blade hunting knives. Buck has a passionate following and they are valuable collectable knives still commanding high prices for numerous Buck models.

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