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Old 04-22-2014, 11:45 AM
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As requested, here are some pix of my Buck 119 and 120. Also is a picture of my Buck Frontiersmen.

The Buck 120 was purchased in 1976. It has the black phenolic grip. I carried it, in addtion to my Buck 110. One of the specialty knife stores in Louisville, KY (Heimerdinger's) sharpened the top edge of the 120. The 119 is more recent, and has only been carried a few times.

The Buck Frontiersmen were made about 28 years apart. The blades on both knifes are right at 6.5" +/- 1/8". The 1973 grip is a bit bulkier, and more edged. The width of the blades, at the widest varies by about 1/8".

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Nice knives! I have 3 buck 110 knives that I carry daily. One from the 70's one from the 80's and one from the 10's. There is no quality difference in my opinion, infact the newest one has the prettiest wood. Ed.
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Thanks for the photos. I like the idea of the sharp false edge for rougher cutting or hacking. It does make the knife illegal in many jurisdictions. It is already illegal here due to blade length alone, although I've heard stories that there's an exception in the law for hunters. If so, I doubt that many cops know about it. I don't risk it. If one can carry one on private land, however, the knife is a good choice. Ditto for the shorter Model 119.

Your 124's definitely look a little shorter than those I've owned and handled. Most curious!

If someone will post that Nocona boot ad I mentioned, look at the blade on that Model 124, which is painted to scale. The artist told me that he was looking at an actual knife and tried to replicate it exactly. I may look for other pics on the Net, too. If anyone else here has a Model 124, please measure the blade from the front of the guard to the tip and post the result. Either my memory is failing, or some of that model reach at least seven inches or slightly over. They're good knives, if a little thick in the handle.

I note that your 2001 knife is no longer drilled for a wrist thong. But most other Bucks aren't, either.
I guess that if it matters to an owner, Buck would drill the hole. They refinished a used Model 120 for me and both the work and the turnaround time were excellent. Buck is a good company to deal with.

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Thanks for the info and pics.
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Also see the thread about the Model 124 specifically. A member generously posted a pic of one with a ruler that vindicates my recollection of blade length.
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