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    Buck Pocket Knives

    Are said to be made in USA, but my knife has .china on one of the blades.
    How can this be?

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    Buck makes certain knives in the U.S., but many models are now from China. The Folding Hunter is still U.S. made. I wager their knives are all still decent, but any domestic knife is going to be more valuable to the collector.
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    I am happy with my knife. It is sharp and holds a good edge.

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    Buck are made in both the US and China. I have several from each, with little difference in edge holding abilities. Many of the old pocket knife brands are owned by Smokey Mountain Knife Works, with the same company also selling brands they do not own(Case, Benchmade, to name two). They do an excellent job of identifying country of origin.

    With that said, I have ordered numerous times from this company, and have been pleased.
    If the thunder don't get you, the lightning will.

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    It seems from my experience that the larger knives, 110, 112, 119, etc are still made in America whereas all the small folding pocket knives are made in China. I’m guessing it takes more work for less money on the small knives and more profit, less time on a bigger knife. Buck is very good about advertising USA knives. Look for the giant flag on the package. Case is my favorite for multiple blade folding pocket knives.

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    My Buck knife says "USA" on the blade. I don't like it much, though. It just does not seem to take a good edge. My Kershaw knife, on the other hand, is a treat.

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    Most are still made in the USA. Here are some I modified from wood from my farm.
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    You can buy them made in the USA and made in China, often the same type, but it will have a different model. Consider a stockman, which I expect to have a Sheepsfoot, a Spey, and a Clip blade.

    The following four stockman style knives all have wood handles so they are essentially the same:

    The 303 is a 3 1/4" made in the USA knife. (Medium)
    https://www.amazon.com/Buck-Knives-C...dp/B00AU6AZ6I/ $43.


    The 301 is a 3 7/8" made in the USA knife. (Large)
    https://www.amazon.com/Buck-Knives-S...dp/B00AU6AZUO/ $45

    Now, how about from China?

    Don't get a 301, get a 371BRS for $27.21
    https://www.amazon.com/Buck-Knives-0...dp/B000EHYZNC/

    Don't get the 303, get the 373BRS for $19.99
    https://www.amazon.com/Buck-Knives-0...dp/B000EHV1AM/

    My Chinese made Buck knives are all excellent. I have all four versions above, but the handles may differ. On eBay, I found some 371 versions with G10 handles (rubberized handles) for $15 delivered. They are actually very nice.

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    G10 is fiberglass and resin. Definitely not rubberized.

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    This is my old made in the USA 110 bought in 1973. A friend has one of the Wicked Edge knife sharpening systems and honed it for me. Hasn’t seen much use since.

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    Just buy a model made in the USA. I think this is the correct list:

    Made in USA



    • Buck Quickfire 288
    • Buck 55, 055
    • Buck Folding Hunter 110
    • Buck Squire 501
    • Buck Knight 505
    • Buck Vantage 340
    • Buck Vantage 345
    • Buck Vantage 346
    • Buck Vantage 347
    • Buck SpitFire
    • Buck Omni Hunter 10pt 390
    • Buck Folding Omni Hunter 10pt 395
    • Buck Omni Hunter 12pt 392, 393
    • Buck Folding Omni Hunter 12pt 397, 398
    • Buck Alpha Hunter 194, 193, 694, 693
    • Buck Folding Alpha Hunter 279, 278
    • Buck Folding Alpha Hunter Rosewood 277, 276
    • Buck Mini Alpha Hunter, 195, 196
    • Buck Mini Alpha Hunter Camo
    • Buck Alpha Dorado, 271, 270
    • Buck Bantam Nano 283
    • Buck Bantam BBW 284 – black, camo
    • Buck Bantam BLW 285 – black, camo
    • Buck Bantam BHW 286 – black, camo
    • Buck Prince 503
    • Buck Ranger 112
    • Buck X-Tract 730
    • The Lux line 014, 015, 016, 816, 816T
    • The Paklite Field Master and other Paklites 141
    • TOPS CSAR-T line
    • Vantage Force 845, 846, 847
    • Solitaire, 302
    • Duet, 306
    • Folding ErgoHunter, 598, 597, 595
    • ErgoHutner, 498, 497, 495
    • ErgoHunter WaterFowler, 492, 491, 490
    • ErgoHunter Caping Knife 571, 570
    • Ergo Hunter Boning Knife 581, 580
    • BuckLite MAX line
    • Buck Zipper 191, 691
    • Buck Vanguard 192, 692
    • Pathfinder, 105
    • Skinner, 103
    • Woodsman, 102
    • Smidgen, 160
    • Buck Hartsook Ultralite
    • Rush, 290
    • Impulse, 292
    • Paradigm Line
    • MiniBuck, 425
    • Stockman, 301
    • Lancer, 305
    • Companion, 309
    • Cadet 303
    • Buck Bantam Nano Orange Camo 283
    • Bantam BBW Orange Camo 284
    • Buck Bantam BLW Orange Camo 285
    • Buck Bantam BHW Orange Camo 286
    • Buck Compadre Axe 106
    • Buck Black Camp Axe 757
    • Buck SpitFire 722
    • Buck Mini SpitFire 726
    • Buck Ranger Skinner 113
    • Buck General 120
    • Buck Sprint Ops Pro 842
    • Buck Compadre Camp Knife 104
    • Buck Sprint Pro 841
    • Buck Nighthawk 650
    • Buck 113 Ranger Skinner
    • Momentum, 294
    • Open Season 556, 557



    Not made in USA



    • Buck Revel 766
    • Buck Redpoint 750
    • Buck X-Tract LED 731
    • Buck Nobleman, 327
    • Buck Colleague 325
    • Bones, 870, 869
    • Silver Creek Versa, 222 and the entire Silver Creek line
    • Parallex, 318, 316
    • Camp Axe, 757
    • Folding Saw, 755
    • Stockman 371
    • Trio 373
    • Deuce 375
    • Solo 379
    • Large Trapper 384
    • Canoe 389
    • Buck Redpoint Rescue Knife
    • Buck Nobleman Carbon Fiber Handle, Titanium Blade 327
    • Buck Apex Knife 818

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    They are GREAT knives..
    Jerry

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