Brand Spotlight: Buck Knives

November 14, 2018

Buck Knives are a long-time recognized brand of pocket and hunting knives. The company has a reputation for producing a durable and reliable pocket knife and for providing its legendary forever warranties. with all products sold. Buck Knives are one of the oldest folding knife companies still in production today. While the company is best known for its Buckmaster folding Knives, the company produces many other products also.


The first Buck Knife was made in 1902 by Hoyt Buck, a blacksmith working out of Kansas. He was trying to develop a more effective method of tempering steel so that when formed into a blade the edge would be maintained for a longer period. He used worn-out file blades as the raw material. The knives quickly became a big seller and were used by the American Military in World War II. After the war, Buck moved to San Diego with his wife and son, Al. Together he and his son continued their custom knives manufacturing business. Their store was called H.H. Buck and Son. Al kept the business going after his father passed away.
Eventually, Al Buck incorporated in 1961 in San Diego California but remained a family-owned business. Al introduced his son Chuck into the knife industry from a young age and began grooming him to take over the mantle of the family company. 1964 saw the Buck company’s first big product burst into the mainstream with the Buck Model 110 Folding Hunter.
Chuck remained in the company for decades, serving as the President and CEO until he passed the reins to his son CJ in 1999. The Buck legacy has stayed in the family for four generations.
The solid manufacture, ingenuity, and innovation over the years have kept Buck Knives at the forefront of the folding knife market. The term Buck Knife is often used to describe a single-blade folding knife of any sort.
Buck Knives offers a variety of knives for every use imaginable. Depending on the use they offer knives in folding pocket knives, or fixed blade knives style. Consumers can choose from hunting and fishing knives, survival, tactical, recreational, and everyday knives, whether its a fixed blade knife or a liner locking mechanism knife. The company’s stainless steel blades are perfect for any occasion. A Buck hunting knife or an everyday carry blade will serve you well during open season or camping trips.
Each category of the blade is designed for a specific function. An everyday Buck Knife might have a couple of different blades along with a screwdriver, scissors, or other handy tools. Tactical knives have fixed blades with piercing points on the blade that can pierce numerous materials. The U.S. Navy Seals carry tactical Buck knives on operations. Hollow handled frame lock tactical knives allow for the blade to flip back into the handle creating a lightweight but effective tool. Buck even has a line of cutlery knives made with the same care and quality control used to produce the company’s signature product.
Any knife collector would be remiss if they did not obtain the Buckmaster 184. The Buck 184 is a truly epic knife that looks great on display and is a strong and durable ally in practical survivalist situations.


Buck Knives Clothing

Buck Knives offer a variety of accessories and even a clothing line. Buck manufactures and sells sweatshirts for those chilly fall and winter mornings during hunting season. Classic yet stylish tops, Buck Knife T-shirts are great for everyday wear and available in a variety of colors and styles to fit every taste. Choose from the line of Buck Knife hat and caps also.

Miscellaneous Items

Consumers can also choose from things like a Buck hex toolset, fish picks, fish nippers, and towels. Get to know the complete history with the M9 bayonet by reading Buck’s M9 Bayonet History book. Buck has even published a book about the history of the Buckmaster Knives. History buffs will enjoy learning the complex and fascinating history of an American legend that has been passed down from generation to generation.

Customizations Available

If you don’t quite see the knife you are looking for, Buck will let you custom-design the sort of blade you want and have it made for you. Custom engraving is also available. The custom engraving feature makes buck knives a great gift that will become a cherished keepsake for years to come.

Final Thoughts

It’s easy and simple to buy a folding knife online from IFA Tactical. Call us today, and we can help you get the right Buck knife to fit your requirements. A Buck Knife makes a great accessory gift when purchasing a hunting rifle of handgun too.

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