Buck has been producing knives for over a hundred years now. Their earlier products were hand-made and quite expensive in comparison with other mass-produced knives. Buck has collaborated with several custom knifemakers such as Tom Mayo, Mick Strider, David Yellowhorse, and the late Rob Simonich. Producing knives that are heat-treated and tampered-blades, Buck is one of the top names in the industry. The official Buck website displays the entire list of their production line where you can sort the products by blade length as well as price range.
Buck also claims that its knives will last the longest. They provide what they call the ‘forever warranty’. This means that if your knife is damaged or defective owing to the materials or craftsmanship, they will repair it. In cases where repairs are not possible, Buck will provide a replacement for the knife. That’s the only thing you won’t be charged for. The things not covered under warranty terms is if the knife gets damaged due to self-repair, in which case you will be charged a small fee for the repair, as Buck puts it. However, they go on to say that you will also be charged a small fee for the following reasons:
- Damage caused by misuse or abuse
- Failure to care, clean or maintain your knife
- Sharpening on a grinder
- Damage due to tampering or dismantling
So be aware of this when you buy a Buck knife, because some people would mistake the term ‘forever warranty’ to mean that they will get replacements or repairs free of charge. The products themselves are top-notch. Like with any other knife from any other manufacturer, it is up to the user to maintain it well.
Whether it be a folding knife or a fixed-blade knife, most of the knives by Buck are rated quite highly on Amazon, hundreds of reviews being counted. We will take a look at two different Buck knives that are popular on Amazon.
Buck 110 Folding Hunter, Lockback Folding Knife Review:
This is one of the highest rated knives on Amazon. Priced at $29.99 at the time of this writing, it is rated 4.9 out of 5 stars. Almost every review claims of it being razor-sharp right out of the box. The closed length of the knife is 4-7/8 inches and the blade length is 3-3/4 inches.
Buck 119BR Special Fixed Blade Knife Review:
For people who want a fixed-blade knife, this is one of the top products of Buck. It’s got a good, long blade that measures 6 inches and it comes with a black leather sheath out of the box. The blade is made of 420HC stainless steel, and is a clip-point blade.
We have covered the ideal kind of knife suited for hunting previously. However, there are no hard and fast rules about it, and it is to an extent, a matter of preference as well. Depending on the kind of knife you are looking for, you can check out the entire line of Buck knives here.