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    I bought my first real knife when I was like 19 or 20. It was a Buck 120 and I thought it was the cat's azz. I guess ya can't say a-s-s on this site. Too bad.

    I know it is too big to do serious skinnin' or camp work but it was awesome to this young mule skinner! Yeah, it was like a Bowie Knife and I felt like a real woodsman with it strapped on. It was a lot of money back in 1972 or 73, maybe like $40, maybe $50. I know Buck still makes them and they are like $200 these days.

    I still have it. In fact it is likely the only thing I have from my early huntin and fishing days. Everything else is gone, sold or worn out. The blade needs a little honin for sure.


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    I was always a buck fan.......even though the "real survivalist and Zombie hunters " turn their nose up....?????
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    There was some Buck fixed blade knives that for whatever reasons might cut a nail but I could not get to take an edge and keep it through a deer cleaning. I never had that issue with my Buck folders or pocket knives.

    Alan

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    I snapped a Buck Special 119 blade off at the handle while it was still in the sheath once. Saw the same thing happen twice to other folks.

    Never had any problems with my Buck folding knives either. I have a real old Buck Stockman from back when they had grooves in the bolsters. I would carry it as EDC except it wears holes in my britches.

    I also have the mandatory 110 folder and a couple of their modern folders in two sizes.

    I always wanted one of their multi-tools but never got one. I will have to check into that.
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    This is a 500C that I carried for a lot of years. It has opened paint cans, bean cans, cleaned a variety of animals, birds and fish, and fit nicely in my jeans pocket with its slim profile.

    The other is a fixed blade that I got when I was about 13 or 14. My dad and I caught a mess of sac-a-lait one day and the local paper ran a picture of me holding the fish. One of my dad's friends gave me the knife saying I needed something to clean all those fish with. It has cleaned a lot more than those fish since then. The blade was about twice the width that it is now from my sharpening efforts. It will take an edge but loses it almost as fast as it will take it. Didn't stop me from using it though.

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