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. The folding “lockblade” knife made Buck a leader. A position we proudly hold today.
Hoyt and Al Buck's ingenuity may have put the company on the map. But it is our ongoing commitment to developing innovative new products and improving what we have by third and fourth generation Buck family members that have made Buck the successful knife maker it is today.
Frankly, it's what our customers expect from a Buck.
WHY BUY A BUCK?
* 100 years of experience
* Performance depends on the right steel
* The soul of the blade: heat treating
* We use state-of-the-art technology
* We have a handle on materials
* Where our best ideas come from
* A knife to last a lifetime
* Custom knives
* The Forever Warranty
Behind every Buck knife is 100 years of experience and craftsmanship. We 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 we stand behind every knife we make with our Forever Warranty.
At Buck, you’ll always find a wide range of knives to choose from. Each knife we bring to market has been thoughtfully designed and engineered. Blending the right properties into stainless steel will ensure that your knife has the right hardness and strength. Heat-treating or tempering the blade helps the knife hold its edge longer and makes it easier for you to re-sharpen the blade. It’s the heart and soul of the blade in our humble opinion.
And yes, we really do sweat the small stuff. We also ask a lot of questions of people who use our knives. Some of our best ideas come from the people who use our knives the most. We make knives that meet the needs of our customers. We don’t follow market gimmicks. In fact, we can even make a knife just for you in our Custom Knife Shoppe at www.buckknives.com.