Buck knife 119 dating
The great thing about the Buck 119 is it isn’t just a beautiful knife, but a collector’s knife with decades of history.I’d say it is the perfect, luxurious working man’s hunting knife. Case filled an order for 81,000 knives for the United States Navy just before World War I and provided a custom survival knife for the astronauts on Gemini and Apollo space missions. This same C appears with an extended line under the ASE of Case and X or TESTED XX below the line. Case & Sons of Bradford, Pennsylvania began making Case knives about 1905. The company continued through 1940, but used other marks at the same time, including the short-tailed C with an arrow point at the top. The clip blade makes it an ideal knife for hunting and skinning with great maneuverability for splitting hide, and even bone.
After you unbox this monster, it almost looks too good to use as you lose yourself in its blinding reflection.
Folding knives were first produced by the company in 1963.
They were contracted for manufacture to Shrade and Camillus companies between 19 before being once more made in-house.
Hopefully my Buck 119 review has shown you both the good and the bad!
Production knives from 1973 to 1985 bear a model number as well as the BUCK and the U.
If your Buck Knife is manufactured after 1986, match the symbol next to the model number inscribed at the base of the knife blade to the corresponding symbol on the dating system chart.