Buck Knives is an American knife manufacturer founded in San Diego, California and now located in Post Falls, Idaho. The company has a long history through five generations of the Buck family from 1902 to the present day. 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.
Their humble origins started with a young Kansas blacksmith apprentice named Hoyt Buck was looking for a better way to temper steel so it would hold an edge longer. His unique approach produced the first Buck Knife in 1902. Hoyt made each knife by hand, using worn-out file blades as raw material. His handy work was greatly appreciated during World War II. After the war, Hoyt and his son Al moved to San Diego and set up shop as H.H. Buck & Son in 1947.
Al Buck revolutionized the knife industry in 1964 with the Model 110 Folding Hunter. Its re-invention created a shockwave in the cutlery industry that is still being felt today. The overwhelming popularity of this knife has revolutionized, revitalized, and forever changed folding knives that are carried daily throughout the world. Despite the overwhelming skepticism of the entire industry when first introduced, the 110 became a cultural icon and every biker’s and outdoorsman’s status symbol. It gravely supplanted the fixed blade hunting knives and tradition springback pocketknives as well.
Hoyt and Al Buck's ingenuity may have put the company on the map. But it is the Buck’s ongoing commitment to developing innovative new products and continual quality improvements by third, fourth, and fifth generation Buck family members that have made Buck the successful knife maker it is today.
Behind every Buck knife is 100 years of experience and craftsmanship. They use the very best materials and state of the art technology to create knives that meet the exacting demands you would expect of a high quality knife. And they stand behind every knife they make with their 4-Ever Warranty.
With Buck Knives, you will always find a wide range of knives to choose from. Each knife has been thoughtfully designed and engineered. Whether it be hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, or just everyday tasks you will find a Buck product that can be a reliable tool for any task. In addition, they are always creating better designs, finding better materials, and defining the best way to develop their products so you can rely on them over the years, like a trusted friend. This has always been the Buck way.