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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.

The Origins of Buck

When Hoyt Buck was a young blacksmith's apprentice in Kansas, he was sure there was a better way to temper steel. He developed a unique approach, helping blades hold their edge longer, and produced the first Buck Knife in 1902. Using worn-out file blades to forge his knives by hand, Buck’s excellent quality blades were a hit during WWII.

After the war, Al brought his father, Hoyt, to San Diego, California, where he set up shop. In 1947, H.H. Buck & Son opened its doors, and history was made.

Over 120 years later, Buck Knives is still one of the best-known brand names in the knife industry.

Buck Knives History

Al Buck revolutionized the knife industry in 1964 with the Model 110 Folding Hunter.

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, supplanting the fixed-blade hunting knives and traditional springback pocketknives as well.

The overwhelming popularity of this knife has revolutionized, revitalized, and forever changed folding knives that are carried daily throughout the world. Its re-invention created a shockwave in the cutlery industry that is still being felt today.

Committed to Quality

Hoyt and Al Buck's ingenuity may have put the company on the map. But it is 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. In any industry, that kind of longevity as a family business is rare. It shows the Bucks' deep commitment and pride in producing the best knives on the market.

Buck is Forever

Behind every Buck knife is over 120 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 Forever Warranty.

Buck Knives offers a wide variety of knives, and thoughtfully designs and engineers every one for a lifetime of use. Buck understands the needs of outdoors people, and every day carry, and produces reliable tools for every task.

The Bottom Line

Whether hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, or just carrying out everyday tasks, there is a Buck product that can be a reliable tool for any job. In addition, they are always innovating, creating better designs, finding better materials, and defining the best way to develop their products. You can rely on them over the years, like a trusted friend, as has always been the Buck way.


Q: Why should I buy a Buck knife?

A: Buck knives are the iconic American knife brand with over 100 years of experience making quality knives with a great warranty. Buck warrants each and every Buck knife to be free of defects in material and workmanship for the life of the knife, and we will repair or replace with a new Buck knife, at our option, any Buck knife that is defective.

Q: What types of knives does Buck make?

A: Buck covers the full spectrum of folding and fixed blade knives. Their line includes hunting (folding and fixed), fillet, traditional pocketknives, folding locking, EDC, military, automatics, survival, bushcraft, to name most.

Q: Does Buck use different steel alloys?

A: Yes, each steel they use has unique properties that they match to the intended use of the knife. Some of the steels they use are CPM S45VN, CPM S30V, CPM 35VN, 420HC, and 5160.

a hand holding a tool near a blade with a while hand tempering with a blowtorch
knife sharpening shown with gloved hands and a buck blade

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