A young forge student named Hoyt Buck was looking for a better way to harden steel. His unique approach resulted in the first Buck Knife in 1902. Hoyt made each knife by hand and used worn file knives as raw material. His handcraft was eagerly sought after during the Second World War. Hoyt's eldest son Al had moved from the northwest Pacific to San Diego, California. Hoyt and his wife Daisy settled with Al and his young family in 1945 and continued the business as H.H. Buck and Son.
After the death of his father, Al founded Buck Knives, Inc. in 1961. Also Al introduced his son, Chuck, at an early age in the knife business and also Chuck and his wife, Lori, were both involved in the family business. In 1964, the knife industry was revolutionarily reformed with the introduction of the Model 110 Folding Hunter, making Buck Knives a leader in the field. A position we are still proud of today. Meanwhile, the fourth generation Buck is the head of the company.
The ingenuity of Hoyt and Al Buck has put the company on the map, but it is also thanks to our continuous development of innovative products that Buck has still managed to maintain its top position in this industry. We regard each of our users as a member of the Buck Knives family and take good care of our family members. We guarantee that every Buck knife is always free of defects upon delivery and we will, at our option, always repair or replace a Buck knife with a new Buck knife.
One of the most famous knives in the world, the Buck classic 110 Folding Hunter, is an American icon. It is an all-round knife that can also be used by hunters. Hunters were and are an important target group for Buck. We are constantly making refinements that improve the performance of our knives and we are working on new designs that will allow hunters to improve performance in the field, during grazing and slaughter.
Wear-resistant and durable
Buck works with 420HC STEEL. This is Buck's standard sheet material because it approximates the wear resistance of carbon-rich alloys while providing the corrosion resistance of chromium-stainless steels. It is the basis for a user-friendly combination of superior corrosion resistance with strength, wear resistance and durability.
For grazing we recommend the use of a drop point knife. The top of the blade is directed downwards and ends with a strong convex tip which minimizes the accidental perforation of organs. All drop-point knives from Buck are extremely strong and versatile.