Buck knife dating
Buck Knives primarily manufactures sport and field knives and is credited with inventing the "folding hunting knife" and popularizing it to such a degree that the term "buck knife" has become synonymous with folding lockback knives, including those made by other manufacturers.
Upon learning there were not enough knives for soldiers who needed them, Hoyt Buck bought an anvil, forge and grinder to set up a blacksmith shop in the basement of his church and started making knives for US troops.
Folding lock-blade knives and "Buck Knife" thereby became strongly linked in the public mind, and the Buck design was much imitated, so that a buck knife, has come to mean any folding lock-blade design, even while Buck Knife is yet a trademark and not limited to folding lock-blades.
Buck Knives has produced art knives for and under license with other companies and organizations such as: the National Rifle Association, the Boy Scouts of America, Colt Firearms, Anheuser-Busch (Budweiser), Republic Studios, Harley Davidson, Indian Motorcycles, Ford Motor Company, Chevy Truck, Elvis Presley Estate, John Wayne Estate, Roy Clark, Purina, NHRA, Monroe Auto and Ducks Unlimited.
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With several types of quality handle materials and dozens of different themes, there is a Buck 110 for everyone.
To find out the year of manufacture of your Buck knife, compare the symbol on your blade to the chart below.
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Production knives from 1973 to 1985 bear a model number as well as the BUCK and the U.
Additional date information for the Buck 110 Folding Hunter and the 112 Ranger: 1974 to 1980: one dot on either side of the model # (example: .110.) 1980: two dots on the right side of the model # (example: .110..) 1981 to 1986: two dots on either side of the model # (example: ..110..) * This page is by no means the "definative" Buck Knife Dating system, just a place to start dating your knife, and should not be used as such, nor do we claim to be an expert in dating Buck Knives.