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Gent 525

Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by pkd7423, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. pkd7423

    pkd7423

    2
    Oct 9, 2019
    All,

    My daily carry, is the Buck 525 Gent. Love this knife. Thought I lost it once, and panicked, but found it after 2 weeks in my suitcase. Every once in awhile I look it up on Buck's website, just to reassure myself that I could replace it if I really lost it.

    Well, today I was surprised to see that it is discontinued. I chatted on Buck's website and found it was discontinued in 2017. I thought it would be there forever.

    Does anyone know where or how I can purchase a new one?

    Thanks,

    PK Davis
     
  2. Haebbie

    Haebbie Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 27, 2006
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2019
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  3. st8yd

    st8yd Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2009
    There are plenty on the bay and probably not hard to find a new one.
     
  4. Old Hunter

    Old Hunter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Habbie pointed you in the right direction if you want the current variation. I have both and like the 524 better, as it is thinner, and thin is what makes a Gents Knife. OH
     
  5. BuckShack

    BuckShack Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 19, 2015
    Same length as the 505 Knight, isn't it? Plus the Knight can be customized in the Custom Shop!
     
  6. David Martin

    David Martin Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    I bought a case of those as my wife engraves on them for retirement gifts, graduation, ect.. I'll post some pictures later. DM
     
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  7. David Martin

    David Martin Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    Here's some photos of her work on these. DM
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  8. guitar1580

    guitar1580

    198
    Nov 5, 2012
    @ David Martin, Those are beautiful, she is very talented.

    OP, yes the 525 Gent is a great carry knife for light to medium duty, especially when size needs to be at a minimum. As mentioned, they are to be found on the auction sites ranging from well used to new old stock. I recently got an older English Script logo type that was like new & unsharpened for a very reasonable price, 1st pic. (I don't think we're allowed to talk about prices, or I'd say how much)

    If you look for them, check out the also discontinued 526 Executive. Near identical, but with softer beveled edge and a mirror finish blade. I have 3 or 4 of these, and like them better. I've polished out the handle on one of them to a total mirror finish, 2nd pic.

    There are lots of these floating around that are unused that were wedding or graduation gifts with a name & date engraved on the handle. I've gotten a couple for great prices because of the engraving, then just sanded it off. You can return it to a brushed finish, or polish smooth.

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    Yes, same length as 505
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    Last edited: Oct 11, 2019
  9. bucklife301

    bucklife301 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 3, 2018
    The 525 series and all the ones with that blade size are my favorite ones to collect. David your wife does some great work she needs to make me one or two.
     
  10. David Martin

    David Martin Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    She will do it. It turns into a very dressy knife. DM
     
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  11. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Sorry to tell you, but you're about a month too late, last month I believe it was they were clearing out remaining 525 gents for $20 or so on their web specials page.
    Having wanted one for a while I bought one for me and my dad.
    Great little knife, hope you can find a replacement before you actually ever need it.

    The 524 Alumni is great too, I went with black but the blue gold and silver anodized ones all look very nice as well.
     
  12. Makael

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

    Oct 17, 2015
    I would be interested if I could attach to my key chain.
     
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  13. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Keychain ?
    Why ruin the handiness of such a knife by hanging a bunch of crap off of it ?

    My 525 little Buck lockbacks go loose in my pocket and easily serve me as a main knife.
     
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  14. Old Hunter

    Old Hunter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    A keychain is handy if you like keychains - reason enough. I would like to have one on a few knives to hang around my neck when fishing - when a knife slips into the water it is usually gone! OH
     
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  15. David Martin

    David Martin Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    Yep. It's rare I see a guy dive in after his knife. Ha, I did it one time and grabbed it before it hit the bottom. DM
     
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  16. BuckShack

    BuckShack Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 19, 2015
    I would rent diving equipment if I had to. Lol. I have a Keychain knife that looks like a key. Not Buck, but it was a present. I carry 3 or more knives on a normal day and still there are times I have only my car keys and that tiny knife.
     
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  17. MT_Pokt

    MT_Pokt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2014
    Problem solved! Only way I can have a 110 when I'm kayak fishing.
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  18. Old Hunter

    Old Hunter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    That’s a great solution! OH
     
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