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An Old Buck Special bought circa 1973
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My oldest is a Henckels 999 that i bought while going through Nav training at Mather AFB in the early '70s. Flew on both the T29 and T43. Kept it in my Nav bag, during multiple Alert tours as a D model nav.
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I generally don't keep knives too long. They either get lost, or something else comes along and they get tossed into box O stuff, and "Hootie" (our resident ghost) takes them off to wherever he takes socks, and TV remotes.

BUT...I do have one, a "custom" one I had made about 1978 by a local fellow named Ben Shelor. I paid a small fortune for this thing ($200.00) back in the day, more than I paid for my shotgun actually. I still can't believe I paid that, although I don't regret it a bit, and it's been worth every dime.

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It's been a great knife though. Takes and holds an edge you could shave with. I remember skinning a half-dozen deer one evening at the hunt club with it. I think it was just as sharp when I finished as it was when I started.

I haven't hunted in years, but it's in the desk drawer right beside me still. Pretty special to me. I used to know all the specs, what type steel and such, but it's long ago been forgotten. The blade is 3 1/2" overall length is 7 1/2".

BTW. The hole in the blade is the makers mark. He called it the "eye of the knife." I believe he called this style the "Alaskan Hunter."
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I still have a Buck Personal from 1977.
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BUT...I do have one, a "custom" one I had made about 1978 by a local fellow named Ben Shelor. I paid a small fortune for this thing back in the day, more than I paid for my shotgun actually.
You're story reminds me of my only custom knife. I met a guy named Jim English at a knife show back in the 90s. His table had a sign that said, "Handling knives: free; Band-Aids: $100." His knives usually came with nylon sheaths. I bought one from him. When I told him I prefer leather sheaths, he offered to make one for me, no charge. A week later I got the knife with a really nice leather sheath. Still have it.



My dad bought one of his knives at the same show, and when he saw the leather sheath he kept saying he wished he'd asked for one, too.

One of these days I'm going to have to try and take a better picture.

I don't know if he's still in business. When I've done Internet searches I usually only come up with a few photos of his knives up for auction.
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I bought this Buck 110 in 1973. I put the fingers grooves on it around 1975. The original sheath disintegrated around 1977 and a friend made one for me. I carried this knife daily until around 2012. The blade was so thin from sharpening it over the years that I retired it because I thought it was getting dangerous to use. In 2015 I knew I was going through Post Falls and contacted Buck to see if they could replace the blade, which I was told would cost $10. I stopped in and explained I needed a new blade. The gentleman looked at it and told me I got my money's worth out of that blade. He told me to check out the museum and he would get it taken care of in a short time. When I got done with the tour, he was waiting in the shop and handed it to me all polished up and with a new blade and said "no charge". That's what I call great customer service. Nice museum and the shop has a bunch of their knives you might not normally see and some good sale prices also.


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I have a 6" Puma Bowie that I bought in 1967, went to Vietnam with me.
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Found Imperial Mystery knife walking home from school 1970's. Dumb kid took me awhile to figure out how it worked.
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My first Boy Scout knife, received for Christmas 1959. The original sheath died an honorable death many years ago, covered with dried out rubber bands and duct tape residue. It was replaced with this custom item by Chris Kravitt of Treestump Leather in Waltham, Maine. (Chris specializes in knife sheaths of all kinds).

During an airborne assignment with the Marines in Second ANGLICO in the 1980's this blade served as my jump knife for somewhere around 30 paradrops. (The Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic required each parachutist to carry a sheath knife, and I never really warmed up to the issued Kabar).

Dressed out my first buck with it, too.

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My oldest knife is just like this one; my mom bought it for me when I joined the Boy Scouts, around 1966. I have older knives, but I've had this one the longest. Somewhere along the line, I lost my first knife, a single blade that I vaguely remember being made by Camillus. Found that one around 1960 in a metal box that had belonged to my stepfather.
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Mine: USA made Gerber 600(?) in 93 or 94 when I was around 9...I have a bad habit of finding it and losing it in a pair of pants, a drawer, etc -
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My Cub Scout pocket knife by Imperial that I've had for 68 years.

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I bought this Buck 110 in 1973. I put the fingers grooves on it around 1975. The original sheath disintegrated around 1977 and a friend made one for me. I carried this knife daily until around 2012. The blade was so thin from sharpening it over the years that I retired it because I thought it was getting dangerous to use. In 2015 I knew I was going through Post Falls and contacted Buck to see if they could replace the blade, which I was told would cost $10. I stopped in and explained I needed a new blade. The gentleman looked at it and told me I got my money's worth out of that blade. He told me to check out the museum and he would get it taken care of in a short time. When I got done with the tour, he was waiting in the shop and handed it to me all polished up and with a new blade and said "no charge". That's what I call great customer service...
That is a great knife story!

I have a lot of respect and admiration for Buck. They don't have the cachet of custom knives, or of the famous and, in my view, justifiably expensive Randall company, but Buck makes high quality knives that the average guy can afford, and it stands behind its knives forever. Can't ask much more of a company than that.

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My first knife my dad bought me when I was 8yrs old an Imperial with cracked ice handles.....got it in 1958 and still have it!........................................M*
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I got a job at the original Bass Pro Shops, in Springfield, Mo., back in 1985. I used my employee discount to buy myself a Buck Bucklite, green handled knife. I still have it and carry it often. It's still as sharp as ever. My collection has expanded to some Kershaws and CRKT's.
The employee discount was 15%, a week after i bought it was Father's Day and they had a 20% sale that weekend. Oh well.
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Puma "Hunters Friend". Bought it for my first hunting trip after I got out of the navy in late '67. Think I paid $25 for it and takes a good edge. Hard to believe it's been 54 years since I got off active duty. Stood watching a deer drive on a hilltop on my uncles farm in minus 5 degrees below zero weather with a windchill of close to 30 below. All those years working in the enginerooms,pumprooms,and generator rooms really must have thinned my blood out. 4 hours later back at my uncles house working on a hot cup of coffee. Went out later that day temps got up to zero. Back to the farm house. My system just couldn't take the cold. Funny thing about 5 years later back on the hilltop and zero degrees stayed all day. Since I had to unload barges and tankers in all weather my blood thickened up. Now here in louisiana just the opposite. Too much time outside. Last time I went hunting I looked like Nanook of the North. Frank
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I am 67, and my father gave me this one quite a few years ago. I saw it in the window seat drawer all wrapped up when I was a kid. He had brought it back with him from WW2. Not a fake, or copy. It is in my display case. Still has some cosmoline on it. Have the original scabbard also. Bob
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I bought a Canadian Russell belt knife at Expo 67 in Montreal for $15. The sheath wore out and I made a Tandy kit sheath that fits it. I was 16 and was working at the Boy Scout pavilion. It takes the sharpest edge I've ever found. It's been a great tool for 53 years. It is still made in Canada. I bought one for each of my grandsons. Field & Stream recently put it on their list of 5 best fixed blades ever.

Durn, need to clean the blade.
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Probably my oldest knife is this old K Bar that I carried around the world throughout a busy career. Running second is probably the Demo Knife. Both served well. The Gerber knife is pretty old too.
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Like the OP, my oldest knife is my Cub Scout knife, but this one is only a couple of years newer. This Case sheath knife was given to me on or about my 10th birthday. That was a long, long, long time ago. It cleaned a lot of game.
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Two of my favorite pocket knives both CRKT's.

Here is my favorite of the few fixed blade knives I have It's a Boker Tree Brand Skinner.
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Shrade LB7, bought in 1980 for a whole $2 from a guy who was "advised" by the Las Vegas Metro PD to leave town. I bought most of his other stuff and all I had left was $2, and he took it. I always wondered what he did to be "advised" to leave town, and what happened to him after he did. I've carried it ever since.

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Buck 112 that I had since around 1980. I've lost it several times, once for around 2 years. I retired it and it now lives in a safe with a 110 big brother. I carry a little S&W knife I won in a karma here last year, it's perfect.
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Have a 1981 Dacor dive knife my dad gave me when I got PADI certified.

Only 11, the PADI guys in Hawaii where we lived at the time, were fairly certain I was the organizations youngest certified open water diver. I'm sure that record was broken long ago.

The rubber sheath had rotted away, but the knife is still here. Still have my original dive card and PADI book too.
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MY oldest knife was purchased by me at 7 years old in 1963. I thought it was SO cool and saved my quarter a week allowance to buy it from the local Army-Navy store.

It cost me THREE dollars!!

My dad went with me to give the owner permission to sell it to me. I got my Gold Nuggets bubble gum sack out and counted out every quarter.
Move over cloud nine I was WAY past that!!

Later that fall my beloved and most treasure knife went missing, I looked everywhere to no avail.

The following spring my Dad wanted me to clean out some post holes that we started a fence with last fall. I cleaned out 7 of them and then felt something solid that was NOT a bunch of leaves.....you guessed it, my long lost knife was found!!!

It was well covered with cottonwood leaves and had almost no rust!

Another cloud 41 moment for me!!

I know that it was not a very high quality knife but back then it just didn't matter to me, I earned it, I lost it and then found it.

Still have it.....cannot even find a manufacturers marking. Oh well, the lost was found that spring day in 1964!!
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I saved up enough allowance and birthday money to buy this one at Sears Roebuck in 1968 when I was 12:
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I'm cheating a little bit.

This is my great-Grandfather's pocket knife. I'm not 100% sure how old it is, but he lived 1859 - 1940.



Here are my grandfather's knives. My Dad's Dad's (1896-1963) on the top and my Mom's Dad's (1898-1971) on the bottom.



And finally mine. My Dad gave this to me Christmas of 1969 when I was 12.

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MY oldest knife was purchased by me in 1963. I thought it was SO cool and saved my quarter a week allowance to buy it from the local Army-Navy store.
It cost me THREE dollars!!

My dad went with me to give the owner permission to sell it to me. I got my Gold Nuggets bubble gum sack out and counted out every quarter.
Move over cloud nine I was WAY past that!!

Later that fall my beloved and most treasure knife went missing, I looked everywhere to no avail.

The following spring my Dad wanted me to clean out some post holes that we started a fence with last fall. I cleaned out 7 of them and then felt something solid that was NOT a bunch of leaves.....you guessed it, my long lost knife was found!!!

It was well covered with cottonwood leaves and had almost no rust!

Another cloud 41 moment for me!!

I know that it was not a very high quality knife but back then it just didn't matter to me, I earned it, I lost it and then found it.

Still have it.....cannot even find a manufacturers marking. Oh well, the lost was found the spring day in 1964!!
When I was a kid in the late 50's and early 60's. I spent a lot of time in those Army Surplus Stores. I loved hanging around and bought a few things over the years.
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Gotta be one of my Randall's. Either my Bird & Trout (#8) or Fighting Knife (#1). Bought about the same time. Both have done a fair number of elk, deer, & boar as well as general camp duties.
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I have had this Case xx hookbill for years more than I can remember now.
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