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Well, I have of course been buying sharp things again and thought I would post all of my latest "finds".
First is a NIB Buck #757 Axe, made in Indonesia. I have always wanted a 100 Series Buck Axe, USA made, but those are getting hard to find and very pricey, so I got this NIB instead. It is 12" long with a 3" edge.
Next is a Buck #303, nice but relatively rare. It is the only Buck knife with a USA-made model number that was actually made in China, (no other models of the 300…Continue
Had nothing better to do so I bought a couple more knives, Buck 300 Series naturally. No particular collector value, but I just liked them. First is a very nice 2002 Buck #310 Whittler, at 3" closed it is same size as a #309 Companion. I have a couple other of these and gave another away recently, so it is a frame that I like, and I think this one is the best of the bunch. The #310's are the best Whittlers I own, none of mine rub their blades and leave marks, not so with my Case Seahorse…Continue
Added by Syd Carr on September 24, 2020 at 23:01 — No Comments
I have been on a Craftsman jag lately, and wanted to get one of their clones of the Buck #303 Cadet, both being made by Camillus. This one is in good condition, just a few use scratches. Not sure of the kind of wood on the handles, but it is a hardwood. I compared it to a Camillus-made '72-'86 #303 Cadet. See any similarities? To me it's obvious, but I'll soon do a family photo of the few Craftsmans I have, in both Schrade and Camillus versions.…Continue
Added by Syd Carr on August 29, 2020 at 19:45 — No Comments
I read somewhere that today was national knife day, so that's
I was given this one by my brother-in-law. He said he just came by
And the wife gave me this one.…Continue
It's been a while since I've posted on this. So I figure its time for an update. Still kicking but not near as high, more heart issues. My Dr's have discovered a leaky heart valve. As they stated nothing to worry about as its minor. However in my profesion as an Auto service tech for quite a number of years. When a problem is found it is usually recommended to fix it. A bad/leaky valve cause's a decrease in performance and other possible issues on an Auto and the Heart is you…Continue
Finally!! I've been looking for a Buck Bone version of this particular Buck SFO for years, and I was finally able to find and get one. The #333 California Toothpick in Genuine Jigged Bone handles, (Buck Bone). I found one a couple of years ago but couldn't afford it, so I just satisfied myself with the Stagalon version. After that I don't remember seeing a Buck Bone version for sale until just recently. Then all of a sudden this version is all over the place, so if you want one now is…Continue
Added by Syd Carr on August 7, 2020 at 17:15 — No Comments
Here is a very nice, seemingly brand new Colonial Stockman that I snagged on the bay. It looked interesting in the photos, so I decided to go ahead and bid. Surprisingly no one else bid on it, mine was the only bid so I got it for what I consider a very good price. When it arrived I was happily surprised at it's size, (4" closed), and it's pristine condition, it looks like it was never used at all, with nary a scratch on any blade or handles. The blades are tight as can be with no wiggle and…Continue
Added by Syd Carr on July 21, 2020 at 15:00 — No Comments
Brittany Spears once sang, "Oops I did it again", and by golly I did exactly that! New Buck #112 w/ Drop Point blade & real ebony handles: https://www.buckknives.com/product/112-ranger-knife-drop-point/0112BRS1-B/
I intend to carry this knife, it will be a nice addition to my EDC rotation.
This is a new blade option and I like it. It's kind of a "finally"…Continue
Nothing fancy or special, but it was made in 2014 which was the year my grandson Michael was born. Been watching for awhile but finally a 2014 came up for sale. I have a knife for each kid in my life made the year of their birth, they will of course get them one day but I'm keeping them for awhile so I can carry and use them. To me the most precious knife I own is the fixed blade Kinfolks K380 my dad bought on his 18th birthday in 1926, he used it a lot before he gave it to me, and it having…Continue
Added by Syd Carr on June 20, 2020 at 20:13 — No Comments
Here are a couple of Bucks that arrived today, two #112 Slim Selects, my new favorite for EDC, (I carry a #112 Slim Pro every day). This is a wonderful model for EDC, strong, affordable and nearly indestructible. The deep carry pocket clip is the best pocket clip I've ever used, and I have a few Case knives & others with pocket clips, not one of those come close to being as well designed, easy to use and secure as these; they are reversible too. Slip one of these into a back pocket and…Continue
Went over to the eldest for lunch and not only did he feed me
he gave me a little something.
A Bastion Braza EDC folder that he got from Battle Box.
D2 steel with stainless handles and ball bearings.
Weighs a ton but a really nice knife.…Continue
The mail lady ran today and left a little package.
I think I may have to seek help.
First is a new Kershaw I thought was mighty good looking.
Then I picked up a Rough Rider because it had my initials on it.…Continue
On this 2020 Memorial Day weekend there is little else to do, so I decided to try and get all my knives into one room, I figured why have them if I'm going to keep them in a box in the closet. One of these days I want to get or make a few new display cases, more permanent ones made to fit the knives better, (like a store display-type box), but for now what I have will have to do. First is the big box which contains most of my Buck collection and includes every model number of the 300 Series…Continue
I just got the mail and lo and behold I have prizes in the mail.
Ok not prizes because I bought them but something new in
First is a Winchester Sunfish with the buffalo shield. Why did I order it?
I didn't have one. Here is its picture.…Continue
Here is a short story from a December 1962 True West magazine about
the Inventor of the Bowie Knife.…Continue
Hi.This is a WW!! Italian folding Bayonet. I see repros for sale ,but I have not seen a real one up for sale.Does anyone know what its value might be. Muck thanksContinue
Added by john a shavel on April 11, 2020 at 13:50 — No Comments
My first post here. I sell a wide variety of items on eBay for our local non-profit thrift store (White Elephant). A Cattaragus knife was donated and I'm having trouble finding out what type of knife it is (see photograph). I found one exactly like it on eBay and the seller thought it was made from a file but the "grooves" on it are more like slight ridges, not cutting grooves as on a file. I'm hoping that someone will know what type of Cattaragus knife this is. Any information will be…Continue
Just received a 1967-1972 Buck #112 Ranger in pretty good condition. Nothing extra special about it other than those were my high school years, ('67-'71), and my first year in college, (1972). I have another version of this model, the #112 Slim Pro, which I have carried every day since I got it, so I wanted the "regular" version too because this is the perfect size knife to carry for every day use, (IMHO). It also came with the old style low hanging leather sheath, which…Continue
Added by Syd Carr on April 4, 2020 at 16:37 — No Comments