I live in a small town, and there’s not a lot to offer besides a good school, nice people and relative safety. We do have a great Boy Scout program, though, and my son and I are heavily involved. We travel all over the country. So when I received this press release from Buck Knives, along with an image of a Boy Scout knife they’re licensed to build and sell, it took me back to my own Boy Scout knife as a kid, and the ones my son owns and uses.
After all, what tool is more essential to an Eagle Scout than a knife? Buck Knives announces a new product licensing partnership with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), in which an American-made pocketknife model will serve as an officially licensed product for Eagle Scouts, parents and other individuals associated with the BSA.
The 500 Duke, one of Buck Knives’ more traditional pocketknives, is the current licensed knife and will be offered directly through Buck Knives. The Duke’s nickel silver bolsters can be personalized with each Eagle Scout’s name, troop number and Eagle date, along with the BSA logo.
“Boy Scouts and Eagle Scouts have been carrying our pocketknives for generations,” said Chuck Buck, chairman of Buck Knives. “Once upon a time, I was a Boy Scout and learned a lot from it. As for Buck Knives, tradition is extremely important to us. It only makes sense to partner with BSA and help create knives and memories that will last a lifetime.”
The Duke will be Buck Knives’ first licensed, commemorative knife for the BSA. “We hope to introduce several models to BSA through the years. This partnership will allow us to play an integral role in teaching knife use and safety to America’s youth,” said Buck.
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