Dating buck 119 hunting knife
early Buck knives made up to 1968 were marked on the reverse side only with the name (Buck) 1968-1972 knives were marked (Buck, USA) two lines.
1973-1981 knives were marked (Buck, the knifes model #, USA) three lines.
It appeared only on non-110/111/112 families such as the 700 series. If memory serves me, the earliest 300's are Schrade built and then Camillus took over in the 70's...I have that right??
Well, I went back and looked at my 110 / 112 from the years, and low-n-behold, here we have some Buck Custom shop pieces with "script-BUCK" on the blades.
In my collection of the black, phenolic handled, 100 series knives the latest I have with the flap over sheath is a 121 with date code "V" for 1989. I am interested in replacing my 118 as I grew very fond of it over 30 years. I just reread your original post and you were probably just wondering which sheath was preferred. My 'Holy Grail' of Bucks seems to be the 124 - I really have had a time finding one. We were at the NRA convention a couple years back in charlotte and stopped by the Buck booth. ), I forgot what he said about why they weren't being produced, but he said that the 118 was called ther personal because it was his grandfathers personal favorite. My dad was able to find another that was run recently as a spedcial edition, I believe it was Boone and Crocket edition.
As to the difference between the 105/Pathfinder and the 118/Personal, take a look at the attached pic. The 118 has a fairly pronounced upsweep to the blade where as the 105 is relatively straight. Bought at the Navy px in San Diego in 65 at my discharge. If you have a preference for 440C, (vs., 425M or 420HC) like I do, then hunt for the older 118's. Well, now you can keep an eye out for a 1 line, 118, and replace your original with one of the same era. Actually, at one time, they may have made a 'two buck' Buck! Gonna be hard to find in the Brass/Rosewood though. (I think you've already seen it though) ________ Mike A postscript re my Buck knives mentioned in this resurrected thread. My dad asked about ther personal and why it was not being made at the time. I have a pre 1967 BUCK that appears to be a 118 just from comparing to the pictures on this post.
Buck Knives has produced art knives for and under license with other companies and organizations such as: the National Rifle Association, the Boy Scouts of America, Colt Firearms, Anheuser-Busch (Budweiser), Republic Studios, Harley Davidson, Indian Motorcycles, Ford Motor Company, Chevy Truck, Elvis Presley Estate, John Wayne Estate, Roy Clark, Purina, NHRA, Monroe Auto and Ducks Unlimited.
Additionally Buck has worked with many commissions to produce art knives for state anniversaries (Texas Sesquicentennial), state agencies (West Virginia State Police), commemorations (Battle Iowa) or celebrations (Apple Harvest Festival).
Production knives from 1973 to 1985 bear a model number as well as the BUCK and the U.
Additional date information for the Buck 110 Folding Hunter and the 112 Ranger: 1974 to 1980: one dot on either side of the model # (example: .110.) 1980: two dots on the right side of the model # (example: .110..) 1981 to 1986: two dots on either side of the model # (example: ..110..) * This page is by no means the "definative" Buck Knife Dating system, just a place to start dating your knife, and should not be used as such, nor do we claim to be an expert in dating Buck Knives.
1982 to present marks were added to the knife to indicate the specific year of manufacture as per this thread.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating