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Old April 2nd, 2016, 03:24 PM   #1
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It's an heirloom now...

When I was a kid I had a cousin that was about 16 years older than me. He worked construction and later became a mechanic. He always had a suped up Camaro or pickup, he blared Johnny Cash, smoked Camels and was in my mind the truest definition of the life of the party. Every day he wore Levis with a big leather belt, on one side a leather zippo pouch with a brass Chevrolet zippo and on the other hip a Buck knife in a leather pouch. He was a man's man! He passed away last fall and for the last few weeks I have been helping my aunt sort his affairs out. It's been a horrible mess for her. Today was the last of it, thankfully for her I doubt she could take anymore. When I headed out the door she game me a hug and handed me a little box and said she thought I should have it. Inside was a worn leather buck pouch with an old dirty used Buck 110. While I'm sure he broke or lost several over the years he obviously carried this one for a long damn time. Needs a little TLC but I can say it damn near brought me to tears remembering him as he looked when I was a kid and he was my hero. I'd like to put it away and keep it special forever but I know he would hate that. It's a tool and tools are meant to be used. Soon as I have her cleaned up I'm wearing her.
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Old April 2nd, 2016, 03:34 PM   #2
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Your Cousin would be proud.

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Old April 2nd, 2016, 03:45 PM   #3
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When I was a kid, myself and most of my friends carried Buck 110 knives, even at school.

Wear your cousin's knife with pride.

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Old April 2nd, 2016, 04:25 PM   #4
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Nice thread. I think we all need to remember people in our lives. He left something special for you to do that.

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Old April 2nd, 2016, 04:28 PM   #5
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Sorry for your loss, Sir. PM me sometime as I am just up the road from you. We can go shoot some rounds or have some rounds.

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Old April 2nd, 2016, 04:56 PM   #6
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Can't exactly make it out but in the picture it looks like the blades marked BUCK/USA, with the printing right side up when you few it from the tip of the blade instead of the handle.

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Old April 2nd, 2016, 05:03 PM   #7
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I'm sorry for your loss! Treasure your Buck, every time you slice something you will remember your uncle. Your aunt sounds nice too, my condolences to her!

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Can't exactly make it out but in the picture it looks like the blades marked BUCK/USA, with the printing right side up when you few it from the tip of the blade instead of the handle.
This is the best shot I can get of the stamp. I know some folks can look at it and tell how old and blood type, mothers maiden name.... I can not.
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Old April 2nd, 2016, 05:45 PM   #9
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The knife's over 40 years old.
You might try over here; http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/fo...01-Buck-Knives
Based on the markings and details in the construction some there should be able to narrow it down farther.

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Old April 2nd, 2016, 06:11 PM   #10
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Well now it's over 40 and has a razor sharp edge that's polished up with leathers and diamond paste. Scales have been cleaned and oiled with Dunlop fretboard cleaner and brass polished up. Beautiful.
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Old April 2nd, 2016, 07:06 PM   #11
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Keep taking good care of it and whoever you hand it down to make sure they hear all about your cousin too.

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That's a nice keep sake.

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Nice story. I've had several Buck knives over the years as well, including my first hunting knife. One of the few that are still made in the US (for the most part).

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Old April 3rd, 2016, 06:12 PM   #15
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Got mine back in '67 new, still have it and it almost looks new despite many hunting trips. Keep it clean, sharp, and on your belt-always have a good knife with you just because. When you take it out, remember the man who owned before you A real treasure.

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