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Buck Knives – Brief History and Knife Reviews

Buck Knives was started by a young Kansas blacksmith’s apprentice named Hoyt Buck who was looking for a better way to temper steel so it would hold an edge longer and his unique approach produced the first Buck Knife in 1902.

Making each knife by hand using worn-out file blades as raw material, his handy work was greatly appreciated during World War II. Therefore, after the war, Hoyt and his son Al moved to San Diego and set up shop as H.H. Buck & Son in 1947.

In 1964, Al Buck revolutionized the knife industry by introducing the Model 110 Folding Hunter and his folding \”lockblade\” knife made Buck a leader in the cutlery industry. However, although Hoyt and Al Buck’s ingenuity may have put the company on the map, it is their ongoing commitment to developing innovative new products and improving what they already have by third and fourth generation Buck family members that have made Buck the successful knife maker it is today.

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In this detailed head to head review, I will be comparing the Buck 112 Ranger to the Kershaw Wildcat Ridge folding knife. I will be ranking and comparing both knives on a range of different criteria, and assigning a score for each section. Before jumping into this review I recommend that you check out the […] Read more

Today we are comparing the classic Buck 110 Folding Hunter to the Boker Lockback Hunter. We will be comparing and contrasting these two knives on a variety of different criteria. Before reading this head to head review, you should check out both the  and the  on Amazon. To kick off the review, some general statistics […] Read more