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

  1. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Thanks, Jeff. I love mine. I hope Buck will be involved with future forum knives.
     
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  2. Leslie Tomville

    Leslie Tomville Gold Member Gold Member

    902
    Dec 19, 2016
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    My two two bits. GEC builds collector knives which are pricey. Buck builds hard using knives at very reasonable prices. You cannot compare the two; they are like apples and oranges. There is nothing wrong with this Buck Forum knife. In fact, it is a beautiful knife, extremely well made, and a great value for the money. Please put away the calipers, don’t hold the backspring up to a flashlight, and enjoy it! I am, and this is from someone who voted for GEC.
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2018
  3. akaMatt

    akaMatt Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    672
    May 10, 2017
    Thank you for the information, and specifically for the input on my knife. I will send it back in shortly per your feedback.

    Matt
     
  4. gaj999

    gaj999 Basic Member Basic Member

    921
    Jan 25, 2004
    Mine is in and I'm quite happy. Middle of the road elk and not too fat which was a concern of mine. No gaps unless I hold it up to the light and really work for it. No blade play, good 5ish pulls, decent W&T with a little grittiness that I expect to improve. Flush springs when open, slightly depressed sheepsfoot spring when closed. Clip is ground to about 0.020 bte, sheepsfoot around 0.030. If I were to make one change it would be to make the sheepsfoot half as thick at the spine and then grind it down to 0.010 bte. I'm very happy with this knife and can't wait to use it. I think Buck and Stephen both did a great job. Thanks again.
     
  5. Cvrobinson

    Cvrobinson Going to hell, anyone need anything Platinum Member

    Dec 19, 2017
    Wooo hoooo
    Finally got my shipping notice
    Delivery Saturday the 15th :)
     
  6. blanco112

    blanco112 Gold Member Gold Member

    999
    Nov 1, 2016
    Yes! My tracking has started moving!
     
  7. Shurke

    Shurke Gold Member Gold Member

    258
    Feb 6, 2018
    Excellent -- my days of pre-shipment purgatory are over! Expected to arrive on the 15th.
     
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  8. T. Erdelyi

    T. Erdelyi Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    Found mine in the mailbox this afternoon.

    Over all I’m pleased, dull as a butter knife, fine by me, the fit and finish are quality made, the only issue is the walk and talk aren’t as crisp. Closing is perfect, opening is a little slow. I think it’ll work in like a good pair of leather work boots ;) :).

    Here’s some quick shots.

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    Not even 5 minutes into owning it, it but me, so I guess it was sharper than I thought. :D

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    For the money it cost I’m very pleased and another year closer to completing the decade long history of the BFC tang stamp. :)

    More pics to come. Thanks Stephen for all the work you’ve done to get us here. You have my utmost admiration and gratitude my friend, thank you again.
     
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  9. jmh33

    jmh33 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 16, 2003
    Butter knife HUH???!!!:p
    John
     
  10. seas165

    seas165 Gold Member Gold Member

    250
    Feb 2, 2014
    I am very happy with my 2018 forum knife! Thank you SK and buck and everyone else that made this happen. Today it was on work duty and performed great, mostly cut insulation off wires and some tape. Also zipped through some sheets of cardboard. Thanks again everyone! And thank you to whoever made the little porch card that was really nice!
     

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  11. BrianB43

    BrianB43 Basic Member Basic Member

    47
    Feb 5, 2010
    My 301 arrived in my Kitchener, Ontario, Canada mailbox just after lunchtime today. I did not expect the package to get through the CanadaPost deliveries backlog until the New Year.

    My initial reaction to the Elk is disappointment. But, it will probably grow on me as I realize its uniqueness.

    Question: is a depressed/sunken Sheepsfoot spring an acceptable reason to send in the knife for warranty work?

    Brian
     
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  12. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    That's what happens when you sneak a picture of a modern knife onto The Porch :D
     
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  13. J Hubbard

    J Hubbard Moderator Moderator

    978
    Mar 29, 2001
    does he have butter fingers? ;)
    sorry for the cut, but I am glad it is sharper than you thought. One thing we cant stand is dull edges..
     
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  14. J Hubbard

    J Hubbard Moderator Moderator

    978
    Mar 29, 2001
    We sand and blend the backs of these while blades are open, so it is common for the springs to not match when closed to varying degrees. There are many things that can lead to the low spring in the closed position. If it is mis-matched in the open and closed position both, that is something different.
    What was wrong with the Elk?
     
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  15. Amir Fleschwund

    Amir Fleschwund Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    You call that a cut? That's a mere fleshwound.:cool::D

    "Rub some dirt on it" ~ my old high school football coach
     
  16. Amir Fleschwund

    Amir Fleschwund Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    You probably know this already, so I am not presuming to enlighten you specifically. But some folks may not realize this, so...

    A freshly made or freshly modded and reassembled slipjoint usually has tiny bits of metal filings and handle material dust way down in there where the blade rides on the spring, and where the blade tang pivots between the liners. This can make the walk 'n talk uninspiring, even gritty, and interfere with the relationship between the blade and spring. What they need is a good flushing. I like pressurized WD40 or Kroil. Mop it out with paper towels, and lube with Nortons. It almost always livens up sluggish snaps.
     
  17. KDUJ

    KDUJ

    97
    Aug 4, 2008
    Mine has arrived safe and sound. I’m very happy with the over all fit and finish. The sides are reasonably well matched. Unfortunately, I had to boxed it back up as it is my Christmas present. All the waiting and anticipation and now I get to do it again.


    Thank you to all who have helped make this happen.
     
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  18. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    Earlier I mentioned some gunk on mine, particularly some crusty gunk in the elk. Here's the before:
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    It took a bit of elbow grease (well, soap and hot water and my fingernails mostly), but I got most of it out:
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  19. sitflyer

    sitflyer

    Mar 10, 2011
    very well stated sir, Buck has been a mainstay of my knife obsession for many many years, because of this very reason. I think they hit the his one out of the park for what they delivered at the price point we got these at! Very happy camper here...
     
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  20. Daniel

    Daniel Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 1998
    I received mine today, a day earlier than the USPS prognostication, and my wife’s birthday! I told her that it was her present!

    I really like the elk stag scales. Kind of crusty and pretty well matched sides. It is a very attractive looking knife.

    Very small gap in the back springs in one place. Cannot get a fingernail in it

    The blades are both sharp and the edge bevels are well executed.

    The “walk and talk” is not good. The blades are hard to open. They don’t grind but they are very tight. They don’t “snap” open or closed-at all. I have not cleaned or lubed them, yet. They might smooth out with openings and closings. I compared it to my other Buck 301’s and the action is well below my other ones including brand new examples.

    This one might be going back to Buck if the action does not improve. Frustrating to have a knife that looks so nice, but does not function correctly.

    I might add that it does not help that my loving wife is laughing her ass off at me because I keep telling her that I am not going to buy any more Buck knives even though I have been a user and collector of them for over 45 years! It keeps happening. I have had to send in quite a few this year.

    Edit: I also did not get a certificate.
     
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