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Buck Hunting Knives | Folding or Fixed Blade

Buck KnifeBuck knives are so familiar to Americans that many of us do think it’s a type of knife instead of a company name. Buck knives aren’t just for deer hunters, although hunting and skinning knives do make up a large part of their business. Buck gained an early reputation as a maker of affordable knives of high quality, with blades that you could hone razor sharp with confidence they’d stay that way. If you buy a Buck knife you’ll own it for a long time — the company also sells replacement sheaths, because people carry Bucks long enough to wear the leather out.

Company History

Hoyt Buck made the first Buck knife while still a blacksmith’s apprentice in 1902 Kansas. Hoyt invented a new tempering method which produced steel blades that held an edge longer than other knives of the day. Hoyt used old files as stock for his knives, grinding and tempering each one personally. After WWII in 1947, Hoyt and his son Al moved to San Diego and went into business together. Al Buck’s 1967 invention, the Buck 110 Folding Hunter, became a mainstay of the company’s business. Today the Buck family still owns and operates the company. Josh Buck, a member of the fifth generation of the family to work in the business, recently designed the Gen-5 Skinner, a modern interpretation of his great-grandfather’s good ideas.

Knives

Buck’s fixed blade hunting knives would probably be the company’s best known products, but from WWII onward the Buck family also produced quality tactical knives, with many offerings in both fixed blade and folding patterns today. Buck’s focus on outdoor knives led to innovations like lockback and one-handed opening systems. Those conveniences enhance many Buck products designed for professional search and rescue workers as well as outdoorsmen looking for a better blade. The Buck Rush uses assisted opening for even faster one-handed operation. Buck’s limited edition series has the collector in mind and employs the unique skills of artisans like David Yellowhorse. You’ll find a few multi-tools and hatchets in the catalog as well.

Where to Buy


Buck X-Tract Multi-tool, One Handed

Lockback Combo Edge Knife w/ LED 731

Buck X-Tract Multi-tool, One Handed | Lockback Combo Edge Knife w/ LED 731

Multi-purpose gear for hikers, backpackers, and other outdoorsmen gets better every year. If you make the Buck 731 X-Tract LED Multi-Tool part of your kit, there's at least one extra thing you can leave home, and possibly more. This 6.4-ounce toolkit lightens your load.

This compact multi-tool offers several useful ...





Buck Skinning Gut Hook Knife Zipper 191BR

Hunting Fixed Blade Full Tang Brass

Buck Skinning Gut Hook Knife Zipper 191BR | Hunting Fixed Blade Full Tang Brass

Some knives look too good to use, and this 8-1/2-inch full-sized skinner (with a 4-1/4-inch hollow ground high carbon stainless steel gut hook blade) almost crosses the line into the collector's zone. Fortunately, like the other knives Buck makes, it was built for work.

The brass butt and finger ...





Buck Pocket Knife w/ Clip Point, Spey, Sheepsfoot Blade

Stockman Folder 301

Buck Pocket Knife w/ Clip Point, Spey, Sheepsfoot Blade | Stockman Folder 301

The black polymer handle slabs of the Buck 301 Stockman are not as fancy as the rosewood of the 371BRW, but you get the same good knife at a bargain price. The polymer material in the handle isn't new to the Buck product line -- it's been used ...





Buck Lockback Alpha Hunter Knife

Drop Point Folding w/ Sheath 279BK

Buck Lockback Alpha Hunter Knife | Drop Point Folding w/ Sheath 279BK

The Buck 279BK Folding Alpha Hunter offers the best features of the Alpha Hunter fixed blade in a drop point folder style. If you've dressed out enough game in your life that you don't need a gut hook, skip the Buck 278 and get this one -- the same ...





Buck Pocket Clip Hilo Folder, Drop Point

Stainless Steel Knife Tom Mayo 179

Buck Pocket Clip Hilo Folder, Drop Point | Stainless Steel Knife Tom Mayo 179

The Buck 179 Mayo Hilo, designed by Tom Mayo, took inspiration from the surf and the sharks of the Hawaiian coast. The Hilo is all about sleek lines, light weight, and shark-tooth efficiency.

The bead blasted finish may have been intended to simulate sharkskin, but you'd probably not make that ...





Buck Folding Lockback Knife, Stainless Steel

Clip Point Hunter Rosewood 110FG

Buck Folding Lockback Knife, Stainless Steel | Clip Point Hunter Rosewood 110FG

If I ever need a replacement for the Buck 110 that's in my pocket right now, I'll probably go for the upgrade: the Buck 110FG Folding Lockback Hunter with Finger Grooves. I hope the Buck Company stops trying to improve this knife beyond that minor change, because it's an idea ...





Buck Hunter Knife, Gut Hook Full Tang Blade

Fixed Alpha 693BK w/ Sheath

Buck Hunter Knife, Gut Hook Full Tang Blade | Fixed Alpha 693BK w/ Sheath

Suppose you ignored the standard logic about what makes a good hunting knife and started out with fresh ideas -- if you looked at what materials are available today and what the typical hunter's needs really are, you could come up with the Buck 693BK Alpha Hunter Gut ...





Buck Folding Butcher Knife, Bone Saw Blade & Camo Handle

Alpha Crosslock 183CM

Buck Folding Butcher Knife, Bone Saw Blade & Camo Handle | Alpha Crosslock 183CM

Buck explains the 183CM Camo Alpha Crosslock (PBS) as a Portable Butcher Shop. Although the small size of this knife also works well for small game, the bone saw blade makes field dressing larger animals like deer possible as well. If you hunt quail, you'll need Buck's regular bird ...





Buck Hunting Field Knife

Fixed Hollow Ground Blade, Vanguard 192BK

Buck Hunting Field Knife | Fixed Hollow Ground Blade, Vanguard 192BK

Buck's calls the 192BK Vanguard the company's classic field knife for big game hunters. If the biggest thing you hunt is a deer, the Vanguard works just fine for that, too. Buck combines a 4-1/8-inch-long hunter/skinner hollow ground blade with both traditional and modern materials and comes up with a ...





Buck Folding Pocket Knife w/ Clip, Spey, Sheepsfoot Blade

Cadet 303

Buck Folding Pocket Knife w/ Clip, Spey, Sheepsfoot Blade | Cadet 303

The Buck 303 Cadet condenses the blade selection of the Stockman series to a more convenient size for the pocket. The same three blades selected for the popular rancher's pocketknife are featured here as well. With the Buck 303, you get a 2-5/8-inch clip point main blade plus a ...





Buck Folding Pocket Knife w/ Lockback

Rosewood Handle Hunter 55 110

Buck Folding Pocket Knife w/ Lockback | Rosewood Handle Hunter 55 110

A 3-3/8-inch knife with a 2-3/8-inch blade probably shouldn't be referred to as a folding hunter, but the Buck 55 comes very close to living up to that standard anyway. The Buck 55 is actually the pocket knife version of the Buck 110, which is the largest folding ...





Josh Buck Gen 5 Skinner w/ Charcoal Birch Wood Handle

Fixed Blade Full Tang Knife

Josh Buck Gen 5 Skinner w/ Charcoal Birch Wood Handle | Fixed Blade Full Tang Knife

The thick bolster makes this light skinner look heavy, but in the Buck Gen-5 Skinner Fixed Blade knife, Al Buck's old ideas have been updated and streamlined. Josh Buck -- the fifth generation of the Buck family to design fine hunting and skinning knives -- included all the ...





Josh Buck Knives Gen 5 Skinner, Collectors Limited Edition Guitar

Cocobolo Handle

Josh Buck Knives Gen 5 Skinner, Collectors Limited Edition Guitar | Cocobolo Handle

The collector's version of the Buck Gen-5 Skinner series designed by Josh Buck, great-grandson of the company founder, the Gen-5 Guitar Skinner with Cocobolo hardwood handle is a limited edition of 1,000 numbered knives. Each purchase includes a Certificate of Authenticity verifying the knife's place in the series.

The basic ...





Buck Ranger Lockback Folder Knife 112FG

Rosewood Brass Handle

Buck Ranger Lockback Folder Knife 112FG | Rosewood Brass Handle

The Buck 112 Ranger already was a sound knife design for anyone who needs a rugged blade for hard everyday use -- and a dependable hunting or fishing knife for that impromptu getaway. In fact, I was skeptical of the changes that created the Buck 112FG -- it's ...





Buck 278 Folding Alpha Hunter Knife

Drop Point Gut Hook Blade

Buck 278 Folding Alpha Hunter Knife | Drop Point Gut Hook Blade

Although it doesn't greatly resemble its predecessor, the Buck 278 Folding Alpha Hunter is the upgraded version of the very popular Buck 110 Folding Hunter. The Buck 278 with gut hook is different enough to be a whole new knife. If you see traces of the 110 here, ...





Buck Rush Folder Knife, Gun Metal Grey

ATS-34 High Carbon Stainless Steel

Buck Rush Folder Knife, Gun Metal Grey | ATS-34 High Carbon Stainless Steel

Buck's small pocket clip folder, the Buck Rush in ATS-34 high carbon stainless steel, features the assisted opening system called ASAP. Buck claims the knife will be safer for pocket carry than a fully automatic knife and open with speed that's competitive with a standard switchblade.

When closed, ...





Buck 750 Redpoint Folding Knife

Safe Spin Locking Serrated Blade w/ Yellow Handle

Buck 750 Redpoint Folding Knife | Safe Spin Locking Serrated Blade w/ Yellow Handle

Folding knives with one-handed opening studs are sometimes a little too tricky to open in a hurry. If you've ever thought the side of your thumb was just too close to that cutting edge, you may like the Buck 750 Redpoint with Safe Spin Locking. Built for safe one-handed ...





Buck 103 Skinner Fixed Blade Hollow Ground Knife

Comes with Black Leather Sheath

Buck 103 Skinner Fixed Blade Hollow Ground Knife | Comes with Black Leather Sheath

The Buck 103 Skinner's "turned-down" point blade resembles several famous Puma styles of hunting knives. With a forward-weighted blade that puts more cutting edge up front and more steel behind the point, it's a sensible design but very different from American bowie patterns. For more efficient piercing, you may ...





Buck Protege Lockblade Fishing Knife

Combo Edge Blade 450FX-2621

Buck Protege Lockblade Fishing Knife | Combo Edge Blade 450FX-2621

Let's talk tackle boxes before bringing up the Buck Protege. If you fish, you probably do have a knife tucked away in the bottom compartment where everything gets wet and nasty. Not every knife will hold up to that, and probably you've stashed something cheap under the extra reel ...





Buck Special Fixed Blade Bowie Hunting Knife w/ Cocobolo Brass Handle

Brown Leather Sheath

Buck Special Fixed Blade Bowie Hunting Knife w/ Cocobolo Brass Handle | Brown Leather Sheath

The frontier look of the Buck Special dates back to the days when Buck Knives was a two-man shop. This striking bowie pattern evolved from one of the most popular knives made by Hoyt and Al Buck when they built every knife themselves by hand. The blade is a ...





Buck Fixed Blade Pathfinder Hunting Knife

420 High Carbon Stainless Steel

Buck Fixed Blade Pathfinder Hunting Knife | 420 High Carbon Stainless Steel

Since the Buck Pathfinder only weighs 4.5 ounces, it's hard to argue that there's no need to take a full-sized knife with you on your longest walks. The Pathfinder's streamlined design puts a 5-inch high carbon stainless steel hollow ground blade in your hand with less overall weight and more ...





Buck Summit Folding Knife designed by Peter Whittaker

One Handed w/ Liner Lock

Buck Summit Folding Knife designed by Peter Whittaker | One Handed w/ Liner Lock

The Buck Summit Folder adds several useful tools to a standard one-hand opening clip knife -- without the clip. Designed by mountaineer Peter Whittaker and a team of climbing guides, the Summit includes only the essentials.

Instead of a stainless steel pocket clip, there's an extra large steel loop at ...





Buck 501 Squire Gentleman’s Pocket Knife

Surgical Stainless Steel Blade

Buck 501 Squire Gentleman’s Pocket Knife | Surgical Stainless Steel Blade

Gentlemen's pocket knives are usually lightweights suited to light work. What has made Buck knives of this pocket class stand out above the rest is their practice of scaling down size without scaling down quality. The Buck 501 Squire, only 3 3/4" in closed length, holds a single 2 3/4" ...





Buck Omni Hunter 12 Pt 397BK Folding Knife

Stainless Steel Utility Blade

Buck Omni Hunter 12 Pt 397BK Folding Knife | Stainless Steel Utility Blade

If you're looking for pure function, the Buck Omni Hunter ought to be of interest. The Omni 397BK gives full size features in a folding lockback with ergonomic grip, and it comes with a belt sheath. For rough country use, a belt sheath beats a clip any day.

The ...





Buck 112 Ranger Lockback Folding Knife

Stainless Steel Hunting Blade w/ Sheath

Buck 112 Ranger Lockback Folding Knife | Stainless Steel Hunting Blade w/ Sheath

It's pretty easy for me to talk about the Buck 112 Ranger, because it's just like the big brother version (the Buck 110) that I have about three inches away from my hand right now. The only difference between the two is size, and the only complaint I've ever ...





Buck Lockback Metro TM LED Pocket Knife

Emergency Flashlight Keyring | Stainless Steel Blade

Buck Lockback Metro TM LED Pocket Knife | Emergency Flashlight Keyring | Stainless Steel Blade

Buck's ergonomic keyring pocket knife is better suited to lighting up keyholes than doing any cutting work. It's small size and rounded shape will be unfamiliar to those accustomed to the conventional handle styles. The 1 1/4" stainless steel blade locks in place when fully opened, but not ...





Buck Omni Hunter Camo Thermoplastic Handle Stainless Steel Blade Knife, Gut Hook

Buck Omni Hunter Camo Thermoplastic Handle Stainless Steel Blade Knife, Gut Hook

A old man I once knew, an avid hunter, passed these words of wisdom on to me: Hunting is half about discovering your prey, and half about keeping prey from discovering you first. I don't think he had the design of my hunting knife in mind, but there are some ...





Buck Short Revolution Folding Knife

Mountaineering or Climbing

Buck Short Revolution Folding Knife | Mountaineering or Climbing

Buck produced this climber's knife in collaboration with mountaineer Peter Whittaker. The 436DPL Short Revolution overcomes some of the weaknesses of the usual lockblade folder and keeps the important perks.

The 2.7 ounce knife opens to a full length of 6 5/8" with a platinum anodized aircraft aluminum handle ...





Buck Vanguard Fixed Blade Hunting Knife #192BR

Stainless Steel Skinning Blade

Buck Vanguard Fixed Blade Hunting Knife #192BR | Stainless Steel Skinning Blade

This beautiful hollow ground traditional skinning knife, with a thick 4 1/4" high carbon stainless blade, combines the best of old and new. Used to be that knives came with an edge so crudely beveled that it was a mark of pride among the old whittlers on my ...





Best Hunting Knife: Buck Zipper

Fixed High Carbon Stainless Steel Blade & Gut Hook

Best Hunting Knife: Buck Zipper | Fixed High Carbon Stainless Steel Blade & Gut Hook

The Buck Zipper, a special purpose hunting design, features a black hard rubber handle, 4.25" hollow ground skinning blade of high carbon stainless steel, brass finger guard and brass butt. What sets it apart from a fixed blade hunting and utility knife is the gut hook ground into ...





Buck Woodsman Fixed Blade Hunting Knife

Camping, Skinning Blade with Sheath

Buck Woodsman Fixed Blade Hunting Knife |  Camping, Skinning Blade with Sheath

The Buck Woodsman is a traditional hunting knife with the advantages of modern craftsmanship. A high carbon stainless blade eliminates the possibility of corrosion, and the tight construction of the phenolic handle reduces the chances of cross contamination of food. Hunting knives may double as utility tools but ...





Buck Knives 284BK Bantam Stainless Steel Locking Knife, Ambidextrous Thumb Stud

Buck Knives 284BK Bantam Stainless Steel Locking Knife, Ambidextrous Thumb Stud

Buck isn't just synonymous with folding lock-blade knives because they make great folding lock-blade knives - the company actually pioneered the way for what is standard in the pocket knife world today. The first Buck Model 110 Folding Hunter, in 1964, was the first folding lock-blade knife available. And, ...





Buck Knives Custom Trapper

Collectible Pocket Knife Review

Buck Knives Custom Trapper | Collectible Pocket Knife Review

Precious stones, custom craftsmanship, and a durable framework make this Trapper by Buck Knives aptly suited for proud display or occasional use, whichever the case may be.

As far as functionality goes, the Custom Trapper's 3.5-inch frame shouldn't pose any difficulties. It comes with two different kinds of blades: a spey blade ...





Buck Knives X-Tract Multi-Tool

Stainless Steel Blade, Small Pliers

Buck Knives X-Tract Multi-Tool | Stainless Steel Blade, Small Pliers

The Buck Knives X-Tract, dubbed a multi-tool, is better defined as a great knife with a few extra features; to call it a multi-tool would be like calling your car a portable air conditioner/radio. Sure, the X-Tract comes with needle nose pliers, a 12-gauge wire cutter, 3/16" flathead and NUM2 Phillips-head ...





Buck Stockman Folding Pocket Knife Review

#371BRW

Buck Stockman Folding Pocket Knife Review | #371BRW

Buck pocket knives are an American classic, the evolutionary result of a Kansas blacksmith's search for a better tempering method, about a hundred years ago. Now that stainless steel has taken over the market, tempering probably isn't the pinnacle feat of the industry any longer, but back in the days ...





Buck 503 Prince Lockback Folding Knife

High-Carbon Stainless Steel

Buck 503 Prince Lockback Folding Knife | High-Carbon Stainless Steel

Small enough to carry as a pocket knife, stout enough to be useful as a hunting knife, this update of Buck's 1964 invention, the lockback, is a smaller variation of the knife I've carried on backpacking trips for more than ten years.

The lockback style solves the primary issue of a ...





Buck Folding Knife

Rosewood Alpha Dorado Hunter

Buck Folding Knife | Rosewood Alpha Dorado Hunter

Buck Knives makes this folding knife with a charcoal, camo or rosewood handle. Pictured at right is the rosewood version.

This folding knife has a really sturdy design, and is covered from tip to bolster with all sorts of cutting options.

If you look closely, you'll see four different serration points on the knife, ...





Buck 119 Special Fixed Blade Hunting Knife Review

Includes Leather Sheath

Buck 119 Special Fixed Blade Hunting Knife Review | Includes Leather Sheath

The 119 Special is Buck's best-selling hunting knife, and for good reason. It's a strong, no-frills knife that has everything you need in a hunting knife and nothing else. And it's less than fifty bucks.

The blade measures six inches and is made of 420HC stainless steel. It features a clip ...





Buck 110 Folding Hunter Knife Review

Lockback Folding Knife with Leather Sheath

Buck 110 Folding Hunter Knife Review | Lockback Folding Knife with Leather Sheath

Talk to people about their Buck 110 knives and they get all misty-eyed. While not quite as much of an icon as the '57 Chevy, it's still got a special place in American history.

The 110 has been around for forty years and you'll find plenty of people who have ...





X-Tract LED Multi Tool by Buck Knives

X-Tract LED Multi Tool by Buck Knives

Buck Knives makes high-quality knives. Many pocket knives skimp on the quality of the blade itself, but this one's from Buck so you know it won't fall short on that front.

This particular model of multi-tool offers versatility and usability in a compact format.

Weighing in at just over six ounces, ...





Buck Knives 325B Colleague Knife

Buck Folding Pocket Knife | Stainless Steel Folder

Buck Knives 325B Colleague Knife | Buck Folding Pocket Knife | Stainless Steel Folder

The 325B Colleague knife from Buck Knives combines form and function in an elegant but practical package.

The stainless steel, tapered 1-7/8 inch drop point blade is hardened using the sophisticated Edge 2x blade technology.

The result is a beautiful blade that retains its edge over time and after repeated use. The blade ...





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