Forum Knife Updates and comments

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by eisman, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    @BladeCommander ...
    This is my #2
    It has minor gappiness if I squint through holding it up to the light.... but Im thinking better matched covers than that freakishly hideous monstrosity they sent back to you....which I kinda like...
    If you would like to do a direct swap let me know by PM ...and we can sort out the logistics ...I live in Australia a small country just off the coast of New Zealand ...postage is good but can take up to a month in extreme cases.....happy to post more pics .
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  2. Ted01


    Jul 23, 2011
    @BladeCommander - Those are my covers! I received my BF Forum knife back in December, and they had those covers. I was also unhappy about the mismatched covers, along with a few construction defects, so I sent it in to Buck for repairs. They replaced my covers and fixed one of the three construction issues (see my post #2259 in this thread). These are my photos of the knife as I received it last December:




    One of the construction problems with my original knife was that the sheepsfoot blade was rubbing against the liner (3rd photo above). Does your knife have this issue?
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  3. BladeCommander


    Nov 13, 2012
    Meako, thank you for the offer. I may take you up on that if you are drawn to those covers.

    Those sure are the exact same covers, front and back. Likely they just picked from the returned knives and swapped them around based on the customer complaints. I will look at the sheepfoot blade when I get home and see if it rubs the liner.

    This almost adds insult to injury, where they did not even provide a first quality replacement, but another returned knife. I added a note on my return form that I was looking for a fix of the gaps and to maintain my covers, or some that were similar in color and texture.

    EDIT:: Jeff Hubbard has said they mistakenly sent the wrong knife to me as a replacement. Buck did not purposefully send reject knives out as warranty replacements.
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2019
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  4. PirateSeulb


    Jun 6, 2017
    I will say that I don't suspect Buck had any intention of any wrong doing such as sending a returned knife to you it could have been the result of any number of mistakes or just recycling of parts from returns. I will say that it is disappointing to get such a mismatch but odd as it may be for you some people might enjoy such covers.
  5. Ted01


    Jul 23, 2011
    @BladeCommander - Yes, especially if you asked them to maintain your covers or provide similar ones, it seems wrong to substitute what are obviously grossly mismatched covers, especially if another customer already rejected them as such.

    Buck Knives "fixed" only 1 out of 3 construction issues that I had with my original knife. Now I am wondering if that means that they simply sent me another knife that another customer had sent in for repairs, instead of actually working on the knife that I sent in to address the issues I pointed out. When I received the replacement knife in the mail recently, I assumed they had made their best effort to address the issues that I had with the knife, and could not do better. But if Buck Knives simply swapped the knife I sent in for another customer's returned knife, that represents a very weak "lifetime warranty" in my book.
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  6. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    I'm sorry to hear of these discontents with some of the returned knives, but we need to hear all aspects good and bad otherwise we become prisoners of fanboys :eek::D

    Having said that, I've been delighted with all aspects of my Buck Forum Knife, it along with the 2014 Stag from GEC are firm favourites. The stainless takes a good edge from diamonds, the Elk is thin panel yet characterful, moderate pull but decent snap, no blade play. Above all else, no horrible stinking brass fouling up things or rust prone carbon...;):D
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  7. J Hubbard

    J Hubbard Moderator Moderator

    Mar 29, 2001
    I think Blade Commander got sent the wrong knife. I remember that one and would not have approved that being sent back. We had to build new knives for each of you and the old was not recycled to be sent to another member. BladeC. you have mail.

  8. BladeCommander


    Nov 13, 2012
    Thank you Jeff, I have responded to your PM. I appreciate you reaching out to me on this. It is good to hear that this was not an intentional event.
  9. Shurke

    Shurke Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2018

    Buck did right by me on this one. Sent it in with a clip blade that had a proud tip and springs that were sunk in the closed position. Came back just dandy! Springs are now flush both open and closed, and the clip blade rides in the well where it's supposed to.

    @J Hubbard, many thanks to you and your team!
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  10. gaj999

    gaj999 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 25, 2004
    I just took mine out for a rainy week of camping because I didn't want to worry about 1095 in the wet. It performed beautifully and I love how it's still razor sharp after all sorts of camp chores. It's a real user, not just another pretty knife.
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  11. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    I agree, that steel really keeps keen and wet tasks hold no fears for it-or the owner:)
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  12. steff27


    Feb 8, 2013
    These two beauties arrived in Austria, yesterday:
    ...but not before making a trip to Australia:

    Thanks a lot, @skblades, Buck and all the members here participating!
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  13. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Great arrival! Seems basic reading skills are not required in the modern Post Office...;):eek::D
  14. abbydaddy

    abbydaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2014
    That is one heck of a circuitous route. Glad they made it to you.
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