Buck knife

Discussion in 'Functional Gear & Equipment' started by SB21, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    I go into Wal Mart occasionally , and I always walk thru the sporting goods section , sometimes the hardware section. I will always check out the knives , you can never have to many knives. I'm Pretty rough on them , working , cutting and carving stuff . So I don't buy the really expensive ones , not that Wal Mart has the good ones anyway.
    So , looking the other day , I stepped it up a bit and bought a Buck , 293 , assisted opening. Never really had an assisted opening knife that I can remember. It has a belt clip , but it's on the butt of the knife instead of the blades pivot end , which is weird to me . That was a first as well. Carried the knife for 3 days , barely used it at all . Now the assisted opening , can only be opened with 2 hands. It's like the blade alignment is off centered now , so the blade is pressed tight against on side of the frame. It also has a safety lock on the backside that is unusual , not really convenient for one handed use . I paid about 40 bucks for it , Buck list them on their site for 60. I got on their site to look at warranty , they will fix or repair it , but I'll have to print off a piece of paper and ship it to them . So for what it's worth , I wouldn't buy one again.
    But , it may be to early to tell . But last night I bought a Kershaw 1306BW , assisted opening knife last night for 14 bucks , plus tax. The opening is stronger than the Buck was , and it's an all metal knife , frame and all , no plastic , bone , etc , handgrips. Which I can see the only downfall being if you have sweaty hands, But the a file scoring some grooves in the handles , or some rough grit sand paper could help. I use my knives for work , and functionality , not show , so scuffs don't bother me.
    Any way , just for what it's worth.
  2. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey+++

    Hit me up you want a better quality one. Walmart buys seconds and most of there stuff is not made in the main factory.
  3. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Not only that, the companies who deal with WM must deliver a certain quantity or else they lose the contract. Sometimes keeping up is not exactly an easy task, and I hate to say that quality slips, but it's an unfortunate fact. The good news is, Buck has a lifetime warranty to take advantage of.
  4. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    That is what I found out when I went to their website. The lifetime warranty. I did look into reviews on this knife , and I am not the only one to have these same issues.
  5. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    cut strips of skateboard tape that fit the scales... no slip and keeps the knife in the pocket of your pants...(Anyone else have to put ranger bands on a lighter to keep it in your pocket...)
  6. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    Awesome idea WD01,,,, thanks,,
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  7. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Monkey+++ Founding Member

    I have never bought a Buck made knife in my life...have been gifted two however that I shall never willingly part with !!
    The old 110FG...
    ...the other I have no pic of but has literally been all over the world with me ...!
  8. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    WitchDoctor,,,,,Anti skid tape applied , and problem solved. (y)
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  9. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    So sad that I lost mine.
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  10. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I eat vegetables. My friends are not vegetables.

    I got a good deal on a assisted-opening knife with a safety.

    "Is knife--is not supposed to be safe!" (Misquote!)

    So I epoxied the safety in the off-safe position.

    When seconds matter, safeties are not safe at all.
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  11. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    The locking aspect on some knives leaves something to be desired , not to fret . my solution to the problem is to make a sheath that will accept the knife open or closed.
    In some cases I have done this and will continue to do so because of the task at hand (doing electrical)
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