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There are at least 5 new Buck knives (I saw them in a knife catalogue, called Smokey Mountain Knife Works, April 2021, page 2):

1. A new series called the Pro 100 series. Better steel (S35VN) and green Micarta handles.

2. A new Buck 110 with S30V steel and marbled carbon fiber handles.


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I ordered one of the Buck 102 Pro models. I have a 105 and 103 with micarta handles. I had to jump on a 102. I am half tempted to grab a 119 also!
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Iím really tempted by these, but canít justify the cost. Almost 3 times the cost of a regular version. A regular one will last a lifetime.

Iím sure the guys that get them will really enjoy them. Super nice knives for sure.

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Yeah, the Buck 102 is a bit pricey: $130.00

Another thing you could do is look around for a used Buck made circa 1976. They had 440C steel. Very good steel. Buck changed steels in, I think, 1982.

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The internet rumor that will probably never go away:
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[...] Another thing you could do is look around for a used Buck made circa 1976. They had 440C steel. Very good steel. Buck changed steels in, I think, 1982. [...]
During the 20th century Buck never used 440C. In 1971, give or take a year, I wrote Buck and asked what blade steel they used. They wrote back writhing they used 425 which they claimed was almost as good as 440C but more cost effective. Some time after that their standard steel became 420HC.

I like the idea of the Pro 102 Woodsman but I just do not use fixed blades often enough to justify paying $130. Even my 110s do not get used all that much. I'd jump on a large stockman with S35V blades.
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The internet rumor that will probably never go away:

During the 20th century Buck never used 440C. In 1971, give or take a year, I wrote Buck and asked what blade steel they used. They wrote back writhing they used 425 which they claimed was almost as good as 440C but more cost effective. Some time after that their standard steel became 420HC.

I like the idea of the Pro 102 Woodsman but I just do not use fixed blades often enough to justify paying $130. Even my 110s do not get used all that much. I'd jump on a large stockman with S35V blades.

That is incorrect. Buck started with 440C steel on the six original fixed blade models in 1961. They switched to 425m in 1981. In 1992 they switched to the current 420HC steel. This is from my edition of Holding an Edge, a Guide to Sixty Years of BUCK Factory Production Knives, copyright 2020 by Larry Oden.

Perhaps whomever answered your letter was mistaken.
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Here's my 119 Pro that arrived a few days ago... I just ordered a 105 Pro. S35V steel has the same characteristics as S30V, but it's easier to sharpen.

One of the perks of becoming a member of the BCCI (Buck Collectors Club) is Buck gives a significant discount to club members. Membership is $20 a year, you get that back in savings really quick.

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I picked up a couple of new bucks a few weeks ago. I like that these folders are using S30V steel and Micarta handles.

I like the brown one very much, and Iím carrying it quite a bit these days. It has a flipper assist, and opens pretty smooth. Itís called the ďSpint ProĒ folder. The clip allows it to be carried low in the pocket. It cost me about $100, which is pricey for a Buck knife, but everything is expensive these days. I generally go with Benchmade knives, or Spyderco, and a good one costs around $250-$350. So, this Buck is a decent value, and itís good quality.

The other one is also nice, itís a ďSlim RangerĒ (1126. Itís like a 110, only little smaller. Nice knife, but doesnít open as easy as the other one.
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Yeah, the Buck 102 is a bit pricey: $130.00

Another thing you could do is look around for a used Buck made circa 1976. They had 440C steel. Very good steel. Buck changed steels in, I think, 1982.

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