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5th Annual: Help Us Build a Buck: Fixed Blade (Giveaway)

Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by skblades, Mar 2, 2019.

Choose the fixed blade model.

Poll closed Mar 10, 2019.
  1. Buck 104 Compadre

    59 vote(s)
  2. Buck 105 Pathfinder

    43 vote(s)
  3. Buck 119 Special

    23 vote(s)
  1. PirateSeulb


    Jun 6, 2017
    Any updates on this project?
    Vaporstang and beestokk like this.
  2. beestokk


    Sep 20, 2009
    ^^ this...just checking back in myself making sure I didn't miss any updates, but doesn't seem so in this thread or any others (new or existing) that I can see. First time following along one of these build scenarios, so uncertain the time frames but don't want to miss the chance to pick one up! Thanks all!
    Behr95 likes this.
  3. Stumpy72

    Stumpy72 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 5, 2018
    Anything new on whatever happens next and (maybe) when?
    Behr95 and beestokk like this.
  4. Fixall

    Fixall Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2018
    @skblades hasn't logged on in almost three weeks... I hope all is well!
    Behr95, Lesknife, KarlG and 1 other person like this.
  5. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    SK Blades posted on their face book on the 16th. With some options of cover materials for a 301.
    pjsjr likes this.
  6. OLd_gUY

    OLd_gUY Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 20, 2018
    Sure hope all is OK with Stephen :oops:
    His profile shows he hasn't been seen for almost a month :eek:
    Does anyone know anything for certain that might be shared?
    More concerned about him and his family :( than simply curious about what's happening with the knife.
  7. sassafrassdogs3

    sassafrassdogs3 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2016
    I just emailed him...I'll let you know what he say's if/when he responds...
    beestokk, KarlG, Lesknife and 5 others like this.
  8. skblades

    skblades Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Dec 1, 2015
    Hey all! All is well over here. I didn't realize it had been so long since I'd been on. Been a busy month for me, and I've been waiting and waiting on Buck to get me the final say that the 104 is ready to go. They have a new process in the factory that requires the knife to go through a long pilot test and sample creation whenever something "new" is requested. Between that, family and a few other projects, I lost track of you all.

    I appreciate the concern and care. Hope you all are well too!
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  9. skblades

    skblades Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Dec 1, 2015
    As for updates, I've been shown some samples on the handles. Here is a photo.

    The top is bead blasted and oiled, the middle is stone washed and oiled, and the bottom is raw. From what I'm told, the bead blast provides the most grip when finished, so I that is the route we plan to take.

    It appears that the middle hander is richer in color, but I believe that is just a lighting thing. 9e984f9f-b121-4108-bcb7-2a2e73c6fe45.jpg
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2019
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  10. Fixall

    Fixall Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2018
    Good to hear from you and I’m glad all is well!

    Sounds good to me! The bead blasted looks the best to me anyways. I’m happy it’s going to have a bit of texture to it for grip.
  11. OLd_gUY

    OLd_gUY Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 20, 2018
    The bead blast is gonna be GREAT :cool:
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  12. PirateSeulb


    Jun 6, 2017
    Definitely like the rich color of the stone washed but I want the best grip so I think bead blasted is the way to go plus it still looks good and with use will probably darken.
    sassafrassdogs3 and OLd_gUY like this.
  13. beestokk


    Sep 20, 2009
    Glad all is well! I concur, the bead blast is the one for me too...thanks for putting this together!
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  14. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    stonewashed catches my eye better, but no issue with any.....

    looking forward to this knife.....
  15. Brhowser87

    Brhowser87 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 3, 2016
    This look like it's gonna turn out great.
    The stonewash will probably leave it porous enough to oil it more to darken it if desired.
    Tecate and jbmonkey like this.
  16. BuckShack

    BuckShack Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 19, 2015
    Top two look good. This will be a nice knife. Glad all is well. :thumbsup:

    "a long pilot test" is probably a good idea. Work the kinks out before they hit the market.
    Fixall likes this.
  17. Fixall

    Fixall Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2018
    Does Buck still stamp their D2 or is it too dang hard?

    That stonewashed is definitely an eye catcher! That little bit of extra shine at the top of it is throwing me off though. I'm liking how matte the handle is going to look. This is going to be a sweet knife!
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  18. st8yd

    st8yd Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2009
    The 104 has been in production, i would have thought pilot testing was already done????
  19. Ole Joe Clark

    Ole Joe Clark

    Oct 3, 2018
    I was gonna vote for the 501 since I have one from the 1960's, early 70's. Looks like I missed the boat, but that's ok.

    Have a blessed,

  20. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2015
    I think the steel and grind would be why.

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