Before 1981, the specially heat treated stainless steel used was 440C, from 1981 to 1992 it was 425M, and after 1993 Buck has used 420HC stainless steel.Its design is one of the most imitated knife patterns in the world.Buck Knives primarily manufactures sport and field knives and is credited with inventing the "folding hunting knife" and popularizing it to such a degree that the term "buck knife" has become synonymous with folding lockback knives, including those made by other manufacturers.Upon learning there were not enough knives for soldiers who needed them, Hoyt Buck bought an anvil, forge and grinder to set up a blacksmith shop in the basement of his church and started making knives for US troops.A couple years ago I went hunting with an old timer that carried two stockman 3 blade pocket knives on him all the time.He used 1 or 2 blades on one knife for all his camp chores and saved the remaining 4 or 5 blades for butchering and caping game animals.Buck Knives is an American knife manufacturer founded in San Diego, California and now located in Post Falls, Idaho.
They continue to work hard to bring more and more production to the United States.
We at Browning think of him more as “genius” or “master craftsman.” Since teaming up with Browning he has raised the level of function, design and overall class of the entire line of Browning knives to levels never before thought possible.
And the specific knives he has designed and built are among the finest ever made — in the world.
Custom engraved Buck Knives are one of many items and brands we carry that are proudly made in USA.
Many Buck Knives are made in their Idaho plant, and some Buck Knives are made overseas – how do you tell which Buck knives are made in the USA, which ones are made in China?