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Old 04-04-2011, 06:57 AM   #1936
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:25 AM   #1937
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The Buck Forever Warranty is no BS. I have a Buck Folder I bought in 1986. It has dressed every big game animal I've ever shot, and all the ones my boys have shot, plus some of my friends' deer and elk. And a mess of birds.

So I have some emotional attachment to the knife. A few years back, I was field dressing a deer, and got sloppy and snapped the tip of the knife off busting apart the pelvis bone. I called Buck and asked about getting the blade replaced.

They did the work, and reconditioned the rest of the knife as new, and would not accept money. I told them several times it was from my abuse and not the fault of the knife in any way. I picked up the knife in person at their plant in Post Falls ID as I was traveling through.

"This is a forever warranty, Mr. Roberts. There is no charge. Thank you for choosing Buck Knives."

That's a good company.

Good on them for taking care of a loyal customer.

(minor soapbox)

A properly heat-treated knife should not snap as yours did. It's one of the reasons I dislike 440 Stainless, because it's prone to this sort of failure. Properly hardened/tempered carbon steel will bend, without any compromise of hardness or edge retention... but the trade-off is keeping the finish up.

(/minor soapbox)

FWIW, I own a couple of Buck's. And they get used, hard. It was one of my first knives as a kid.
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:38 AM   #1938
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Good on them for taking care of a loyal customer.

(minor soapbox)

A properly heat-treated knife should not snap as yours did. It's one of the reasons I dislike 440 Stainless, because it's prone to this sort of failure. Properly hardened/tempered carbon steel will bend, without any compromise of hardness or edge retention... but the trade-off is keeping the finish up.

(/minor soapbox)

FWIW, I own a couple of Buck's. And they get used, hard. It was one of my first knives as a kid.
I have spent a little time looking at higher quality knives, knowing my little Buck folder just is what it is. I bought it because the price was affordable, I didn't know what I wanted, and then just ended up having it forever so now I can't really change.

Sounds like the rest of my life.
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:32 AM   #1939
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I have spent a little time looking at higher quality knives, knowing my little Buck folder just is what it is. I bought it because the price was affordable, I didn't know what I wanted, and then just ended up having it forever so now I can't really change.

Sounds like the rest of my life.
Please don't take my comments as criticism... but the broken tip is very avoidable in carbon steel at dirt cheap prices, but with the trade-off that you don't see them in folders often.
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:27 AM   #1940
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I too was lamenting the lack of availability.
Prolly used the wrong smiley.
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:40 AM   #1941
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I too was lamenting the lack of availability.
Prolly used the wrong smiley.
Likely spot on, I just can't see it.
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:02 AM   #1942
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Please don't take my comments as criticism... but the broken tip is very avoidable in carbon steel at dirt cheap prices, but with the trade-off that you don't see them in folders often.
Oh yes, no offense taken at all. I was just speaking in realities of how things end up.
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:50 AM   #1943
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Glad I waited until this morning to see if I had funds in my palpal, the damascus blade I looked over blade forums sold this morning!
Saved me a lot of money
I was looking at the middle one


more of a drawer queen, although I still am on the hunt for a nice damascus camp knife
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:26 PM   #1945
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nah, get a working version done at the same time...

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Old 04-04-2011, 12:32 PM   #1946
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Glad I waited until this morning to see if I had funds in my palpal, the damascus blade I looked over blade forums sold this morning!
Saved me a lot of money
I was looking at the middle one

more of a drawer queen, although I still am on the hunt for a nice damascus camp knife

I've got something in the works you might like...

rough grind, rough etch:
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:47 PM   #1947
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izzat steel you made yourself?
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:25 PM   #1948
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rough grind, rough etch:

Whoa.

What's that gonna be for?
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:28 PM   #1949
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No, a fellow smith of mine cranks out damascus with his press... http://www.dekerknives.com/

I bought a couple strips of this from him, what he calls "W's" Pattern steel. I forged out the profile, did the rough grind, and am about ready to heat-treat this one. Contemplating handle construction, but I'm very tempted to do a coffin style with this one, either in Olive or maybe a hunk of Macadamia nut wood I have that compliments the pattern in the steel. Alloys are 1084F, and 15N20.

I'm not equipped to set up the bars like this, even though I have the same steel in my shop... the press is a critical piece of equipment, and Deker has been putting a lot of time into pattern management and clean welds. I'm happy to use his product as a starting point for knives I make.
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Whoa.

What's that gonna be for?

The highest bidder.

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