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I was given my first one back in 1976/77 by my parents. It was a Buck 110 folder. I wore that knife everyday for most of ten years, all thru high school. (Yes in those days it was not a problem) In about 1979 or '80, I was given a Buck 112 Finger groove. I LOVED that knife. Better size and feel than the larger 110. Well, I lost it in a river some 4-5 years later... I have had other 112's but never a finger groove. Over the summer, I found a pristine '70's vintage M112 finger groove and jumped on it.

It got me looking at my BUCKs! Well, As of tonight, I have bought 8 more older bucks! I think I have a problem... Tonight I bought a nice 70's 119. I bought a couple duplicates, cause what I had was newer. I think I will peddle my newer ones keeping the what I feel are better older Bucks.

I have never spent big $$ on a knife... well I bought a TOPS for over 200$ couple years back.



I find myself wanting a old m124. I have never owned one, but find they are commanding big $$... pushing $400 for some real nice ones.

Any of you guys crazy like me?

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i have an old 124 frontiersman i wish
someone would give me $400.00 for. :D


i'd say the collectible ones i have are my 107's.
i got a bug some years back (when i had and
made good money) and i bought every one
i saw. (most were about $40.00)
i do have some obscure models, like
639's, and 455's, 450, 470, 602, and some
i'd have to dig out and look at.


i have some of the common ones like 110's
a 102, and some 119's
 

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i should also have wrote i have 2 of the 428
selectors. i always wished i'd bought another,
but i don't know what i'd have done with one
but put it in my big box of unused crap :D
 

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Scibaer said:
:eek: how many knives does one fella need ? ;D ;D
that's a good question and one i can't answer
because i don't know how many i have.
 

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Hahaha

I have a selector with a Green handle in a 110 size. Unsure of its number. 2 Blades.

Here is a older pic of most of my Bucks:



I'll need to update that when I get all the recient additions. ::) ::) :)

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I don't have a picture of my Bucks but I have several. I also have several other knives, some are home made, some are custom made, and some are other brand names. I think I have 60 or 70 right now. As for how many one needs, need has nothing to do with it. I just like good knives and I enjoy collecting them. I get mine out and fondle them every so often just for the fun of it.
 

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nodlenor said:
I don't have a picture of my Bucks but I have several. I also have several other knives, some are home made, some are custom made, and some are other brand names. I think I have 60 or 70 right now. As for how many one needs, need has nothing to do with it. I just like good knives and I enjoy collecting them. I get mine out and fondle them every so often just for the fun of it.

Same here! I also have many others. Cold Steel is another favorite as is Puma & Schrade & Kabar. But REAL Schrade, when they where NEW YORK USA. I have some from each. ::) ::) ::) 8)


I rotate a half dozen or so for daily carry.


I am on a BUCK KICK so today, a 505, is in my pocket, 500 my belt in sheath!


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I am a bit bothered and satisfied at the same time..

I received my 112 finger groove in the mail. Its flawless and nicer then I could have hopped. But its NOT a 1976-1982 as I expected... Its a 2015 knife. ;( I contacted the seller who rather curtly told me his add states its a stock photo. I searched and sent the screen shot to him and it does NOT... He apologized.

The pleased part is because its a fine knife so I will keep it and start a search for a 1977ish 112 Ranger finger groove.


I also received a 505. Still waiting on my 501 and 119.

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if you can find one reasonable, pick up
one of the 560 titanium handled bucks.
i bought mine way back when, and carried it
for a couple of bow seasons. one hunt i was
walking down toward the river on a path that
not very many took. it was quite a long walk
and i'd sat down against a tree for a rest.
when i got to my spot, i noticed the sheath
had come undone and my knife was gone.
i had to backtrack a couple of miles to where
i'd sat down against that tree, and there it was.
right where leaning back against the tree had
undone the sheath and nearly cost me my
titanium buck. i've not carried it, or any other folder
in a sheath since.
 

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the smallest folding buck (#425) taught
me a valuable lesson about hourly security
guards, and nearly got me in the only law
fix i've ever come close to being in.
going to jury duty one time, they require you
to empty out your pockets and such. i did
and had my teeny 425 buck with me. i'd
put it in my tray with my pocket contents
and went through, and the next thing i know
the rent-a-cops are swarming me and about
to spray me. i though wtf is going on? i asked
the lady and she's hollering "be quiet sir !"
after they got through twisting off my parts,
i got turned around and asked wtf ? the
woman sez in a voice that should be reserved for pedophiles,
"sir. . .this is a lock. . blade. . knife! ! ! "
and holding it like it was going to explode any second.
i told her that i didn't try to take it through in
my pocket, and it was there in the tray for all to see.
i imagine some killer with a record slipped by while
they were fondling me, and there i was to do
my civic duty, and earn my $6.00 for serving on a
jury.


i just mostly carry bigger knives now and remind
myself to not go in a court and upset all the hourly
barney fifes with a one and half inch death blade knife. :eek:
 

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It is amazing how some people react to pocket knives and bullets. Most of us on GBO grew up with such things and don't give them a second thought, but others seem to loose all sense of reality when they see or hear about them. I was taught to regard them as tools, not weapons but the few that choose to use them as weapons seem to get more publicity therefore a lot of people want to call them weapons which makes them bad in their eyes.
 

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I've got a few knives and like them.

Flashlights, I'm a whore for flashlights.


Sent via Pony Express rider through Indian country.
 

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I used to carry stuff other than buck until I started studying how to make knives, and interacted with Master knife makers. Now if I buy a knife, it's a Buck. Vantage Pro has been my all purpose EDC for 5 years now - looks like new. Good steel, good treatment, great value, great guarantee.
 

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I just searched the 119 I bought...

I bought from a guy on eBay from Virginia... it was kinda "stalled" there for five days. (Should have been here to CT by now.) Well, this am I look and the flippin thing is in GUAM!?!?!?

I sent the seller a note asking for the address he shipped it to!!


He replied and gave me my address, so He shipped it to correct address... Guess I'll be riding this one out and see what when and how it gets here...

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A simple purchase turns into an international adventure-lark!
CW, you have my attention, cant wait to find out how this saga ends ;D
 

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Sounds like the bullets I bought, over a year ago, never have got them and don't expect I ever will. I hope you get your knife though. My bullets made it to K.C. Who knows where after that. The PO isn't any help at all when you need help finding a lost item, especially when it involves guns or knives.
 

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nodlenor said:
Sounds like the bullets I bought, over a year ago, never have got them and don't expect I ever will. I hope you get your knife though. My bullets made it to K.C. Who knows where after that. The PO isn't any help at all when you need help finding a lost item, especially when it involves guns or knives.
Well, I sure hope it dosen't get "lost" but its not price less or rare, but time will tell where it goes and when ! :)

Today it left GUAM, heading.. well who knows but Im hoping CT..

USPSStatus:ACCEPTED[/color] IN TRANSIT

[/color]DELIVERED[/color]Departed USPS Facility[/color]
Jan-02-16, 04:55 AM, BARRIGADA, GU 96913[/color]
Arrived at USPS Facility[/color]
Jan-01-16, 22:48 PM, BARRIGADA, GU 96913[/color]
Departed USPS Facility[/color]
Dec-28-15, 22:14 PM, SANDSTON, VA 23150[/color]
Arrived at USPS Origin Facility[/color]
Dec-28-15, 19:27 PM, SANDSTON, VA 23150[/color]

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