Bucks Knives ... too!

Discussion in 'Knives & Edged Items' started by williamd, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. williamd

    williamd New Member

    Mar 21, 2007
    Lost my Buck Stockman so picked up a new one. Very disappointed to see CHINA on the blade. I'd pay more if it said Made in USA like my old one!! I know a lot of overseas, i.e., foreign, (or 'offshore' as the businesses like to call it) made products are just fine, but ...............:(
  2. Craig

    Craig New Member

    Jan 1, 2003
    Central Pa.
    Buy CUTCO ...... Made in Pa.
    You won't find a better knife.

  3. johnston3407

    johnston3407 New Member

    That made me go look at my Buck knife and I rememberd that it's a Schrade. It's made in the good ole U.S of A., but I wonder if they still are today? I've had it over 30 years.
  4. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico
    Yep, we need more unions in America to drive off even more jobs.
  5. catfish83861

    catfish83861 Active Member

    Nov 15, 2006
    North Idaho
    Now Now Marlin, in 1930 the unions were a great thing. Now of course that was before 24/7 advertisements that say, "One call does it all." or one of the other shyster lawyers just drooling at the aspect of suing a company for what ever reason. Say their coffee scalded the hair off WHAT. Anyway you get my drift. I am really sorry to hear that Buck knives have "made in China" stamped on them :confused: . We have a Buck knife factory here in Idaho :) . I don't know if they allow walk in customers but think I will check it out. catfish
  6. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

    If you visit the factory, expect to pay MSRP. Factories "usually" don't deal.
    If you can find a distributor close, they may save you some $$$.
  7. johnston3407

    johnston3407 New Member

    Unions, Don't get me started!
  8. Light Coat

    Light Coat New Member

    Last itme I checked Case was still USA. They are not near the quality of a W.R. Case & Sons; but they are all right. Winchester has been a bit flaky I've seen their Chinese line. Remington hasn't obviously done it yet. Your best chance of buying a Chinese item is to shop at Wal-mart; they buy the lowest grade of everything to sell to us.
  9. catfish83861

    catfish83861 Active Member

    Nov 15, 2006
    North Idaho
    pickinup, I was just thinking if I went there I could look at most of their line in one spot :D . I am a died in the wool scrade fan :eek: . catfish
  10. hoser1

    hoser1 New Member

    Jun 7, 2006
    I carried a Buck Folding Hunter every day for 20 years and dropped it in the damn river one night and damn near dove in after it. I broke the tip off the blade once and sent it back to buck and told them in my letter that it was my fault and to charge me whatever they wanted, just replace the blade. they fixed it, polished it up and sent it back with a brand new sheath and a nice letter appologising that it brike! A friend broke his and sent it back
    bitching about it breaking. they fixed it and sent it back. ha.
    Another buddy carried his thru Viet Nam and sent it to Buck for repair with a letter saying he carried it thru Viet Nam and to not lose it.
    They sent him a new one. He was PISSED!!
    I've got a million knives but the one I carry every day is a Buck folding hunter with the gold coating on the blade and the chisel edge. what's that coating?
  11. williamd

    williamd New Member

    Mar 21, 2007
    Marlin T --- Right on!!

    I have a couple hundred knives. Many are German. Most are US. I have Schrades, Cases, Bucks, etc. When I buy a 'US' knife I want a US knife. Before the move out of CA, Buck used to be in El Cajon near where I live in SoCal. They prided themselves with US made. Like the great Moore knives made in Matador, TX! Will check out CUTCO.
    Last edited: May 13, 2010
  12. Check the "U.S.A." stamp on products - I heard a long time back about a city called Usa, on the southern coast of Shikoku, one of the islands in the Japenese archipelago. Products there were labled "Made in USA", without the periods. Don't know if the clever Japenese still do that, though. Do know I still can't find a manual can opener to my liking. Craftmanship has declined in our culture, sadly.

  13. Light Coat

    Light Coat New Member

    Try a Swing-a-way can opener they are pretty good.; I stole err,, borrowed mine off of an MKT in Germany.
  14. Bill DeShivs

    Bill DeShivs Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2006
    Schrade, Winchester, Remington are all made in China now. Some Bucks and even Benchmades are made there. Even illegal clones of my designs are made there. Camillus has now closed. The only major US makers left are Case and Queen (Schatt & Morgan.) Bear MGC might as well be Chinese, but they aren't.
    The Chinese and Taiwanese can actually make decent knives, but most of the cutlery from over there is absolute crap- just like the Japanese knives of the 1950s-early 1960s.
    Bill DeShivs
  15. dcd_enterprises

    dcd_enterprises New Member

    Oct 14, 2007
    Wheatland, Iowa
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