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Anyone have a favorite fixed-blade Buck knife?

Here is an early #102 Woodsman - one of the smallest of the regular-production fixed-blade models. It has the early threaded tang and came with a conventional sheath - rather than the pouch-type of later models. I particularly like it for its small size compared to the other models.
 

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I'm looking forward to it!

I only have a few, but I've been a fan of Buck knives for a long time. I consider them to be good, serviceable knives at a fair price - and more durable than most! I'm really pleased to see that some of the other fellows are starting to appreciate lower-cost knives.

Here is another fixed-blade Buck that has seen a lot of use and abuse by me - a #121 "Fisherman". It's a great fish knife, but is especially handy for filleting out the breast meat of geese and sandhill cranes.


It's longer than I like for belt carry, so I usually store it away in my pack until needed. Several times, I dropped it in the dark and lost it. One time it spent over a month on a muddy creekbank in a salt marsh before I was able to return and find it. After that, I put on the red Reflecto-Tape. Now all I have to do is retrace my steps in the dark with a flashlight and it glows like a lamp!

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I'm looking forward to it!

I only have a few, but I've been a fan of Buck knives for a long time. I consider them to be good, serviceable knives at a fair price - and more durable than most! I'm really pleased to see that some of the other fellows are starting to appreciate lower-cost knives.

Here is another fixed-blade Buck that has seen a lot of use and abuse by me - a #121 "Fisherman". It's a great fish knife, but is especially handy for filleting out the breast meat of geese and sandhill cranes.


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xtm,

You do know how much that #121 is currently worth, right? There are plenty of them out there without the scaler, but few with it...

If you don't know, your in for a surprise... :mrgreen:

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Thanks for that tip, Giz!

Where do you knowledgable fellows get all of this knife information like you passed on about the scaler? I really don't collect knives - I just have a couple of decent ones, and seem to live in a vacuum away from detailed knife knowledge.

I've learned more about a few of my own knives in the weeks since this knife forum premiered than I have in decades of asking in person. You've mentioned this, but I find knife collectors as-a-whole to be a strange lot. I've taken several of mine to gun and knife shows to gather information, but they are quite often very reluctant to give you much information or an idea of the value for fear of spoiling a good buying opportunity. :?

BTW, how much do you think the Buck fisherman is worth?

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If it were mint, couple of hundred... ;) Without the scaler about $60-70.

That big Buck with Rosewood that I showed with the 629 in my thread, eventually sold for $325.... :mrgreen:

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Most of mine comes from books, like the Gun Digest type, they have several collectors books on knives, like the Cartridges of the World series, so you have to keep getting each edition. I will do a little research on the web, but what ever I find I try to backup with something in print.

You are correct, knife collectors seem to be a little more strang than the gun collectors, and most of those at the knife shows, as you said only interested in a good deal.

Now if you want to go gonzo with the knives, I suggest you attend the annual Blade show in Georgia. Its the Shotshow of knives. There will be all the top craftsmen in the field, new makers, current production, and unlike the ShotShow, its open to the public. It held in Cobb County at the Cobb Galleria.
The next one is May 29th and 30th. Its worth the trip!
 

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i am still smitten with the USA made 119. Good looking, holds a razor sharp edge. My dad had one for years, and when I saw one in Walmart, I had to have it. unfortunately, it did not come with the leather sheath like dad's.
 

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I love the Diamondback Guide models ... it's become my go-to hunting knife. Not fancy at all, cheap rubber handle, but sharp as heck and I won't cry if I lose it in the woods. $15-20 at Dick's. I keep thinking about a Woodsman but my wife will kill me if I buy another knife right now. :|

Picked up a 110 at Gander Mtn a couple months ago when Buck had the $10 rebate on them - I figure $19 for a 110 is a pretty good price.
 
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