Buck Knives started over 100 years ago by Hoyt Buck in Kansas. The first knives made by Buck were made in 1902 when he was 13 years old, he developed a method of heat-treating the steel in hoes and other tools so they would hold an edge longer. Hoyt made each knife by hand, using worn-out file blades as raw material. These early knives are called "four strikes" by collectors, because each of the letters in BUCK was struck with an individual letter stamp, which in 1961, was replaced by a one-piece stamp. During World War 2 Buck learned there were not enough knives for soldiers who needed them, he 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 Buck later explained, "I didn't have any knives to offer, but I sure knew how to make them"
Hoyt Buck made 25 knives a week until his death in 1949. Buck is still run by the family with the latest CEO being Hoyt's great grandson CJ. They made the first successful folding lock-blade which was introduced in 1964. Over 15 million Model 110 knives have been sold since 1964.
Each Buck knife is checked to be free of defects in material and workmanship for the life of the knife, and they will repair or replace with a new Buck knife, at our option, any Buck knife that is defective. Buck Knives do not warrant their products against normal wear or misuse. Buck Knives are not intended to be used as hammers, chisels, pry bars or screwdrivers.
Our best selling Buck Knives are the Bantam Range, the Buck Knife 119 Phenolic and the Original Folding Hunter Plain.