February 26th, 2015, 10:02 PM
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Roseburg, Oregon
Originally Posted by OMCHamlin
Man you would need to post a pic of it to see where you are at on the blade or what you have with the knife. What model, a 110? I recently sent a Buck in for repair. They sent me a current model knife, pretty much a cheap POS compared to the burgundy handled Bucklite that I sent to them for repair. You may get lucky, but I suspect there isn't a person at Buck that sits around disassembling old knives and re-blading them, or even any level of sharpening beyond the most basic touch up. I bet they have a 20-something year old cute little brunette that opens the returns boxes, selects a "comparable" model, hits print on a form letter and packs and ships... Or I may be wrong, maybe black hair and slanty eyes...
I worked at the Buck Knives plant for a while. It's in Post Falls, Idaho. The guy that does all the repairs is an older gentleman that has worked with Buck for a very long time. He actually moved with them from California to Idaho when they moved the factory. Also one thing that I found interesting when I started there is that everything is made at the factory, besides the sheets of metal, and things like that of course. They even turn out the screws there. I was pretty impressed with how much was actually American made. Not many can say that now a days. Of course my time there came to an end when I got b@#$%ed at for complaining about the quality control to my team lead. In my defense when I have to take a knife, set it on a bench then use a fair amount of my considerable body weight to release the blade lock on nearly every knife going through the assembly line, I don't think that's right. And I'd be pissed to buy a new knife and have it be that tight. There was other things too, but issues like that are hard for me to swallow. OK end of gripe.