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May 2019 Buck of the Month - Released

Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by Tecate, May 7, 2019.

  1. st8yd

    st8yd Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2009
    Nice one Mike
     
  2. Fixall

    Fixall Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2018
    12c27m is stainless steel with great corrosion resistance. I use a Mora Craftline Pro with Sandvick 12c27 for fresh water fishing, which has slightly less corrosion resistance than 12c27m, and it has performed very well and I’ve had no issues with corrosion. I live on the coast in Washington state and my 1095, 5160, and 52100 knives get pepper spots if you look at them wrong.

    Sandvik makes some really fantastic steels for the price.
     
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  3. Tecate

    Tecate Gold Member Gold Member

    258
    Jul 28, 2017
    Awesome news! Thank you for the information.
     
  4. brownshoe

    brownshoe I support this site with my MIND

    Sep 6, 2002
    12C27m is comparable to 425m with it's carbon on the high side of 425m range, but significantly less carbon than 440A. It holds a decent edge, fine grain, high corrosion resistant, but it's no VG10, 440c or MBS26. It's a good workable steel, won't chip, readily sharpened and steeled but not a premium material when it comes to edge retention.
     
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  5. CaseyChaos

    CaseyChaos Gold Member Gold Member

    336
    Jul 27, 2010
    I sorta, kinda, reluctantly bought one of these. I've wanted some Bucks in the kitchen for a long time but just don't need to replace what we have in the butcher block currently. I was very pleasantly surprised at this knife. It's a fine specimen. I'm really pleased with the ebony on it. 2019-05-18 19.28.53 (Custom).jpg 2019-05-18 19.29.03 (Custom).jpg 2019-05-18 19.28.26 (Custom).jpg 2019-05-18 19.28.33 (Custom).jpg
     
  6. Makael

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

    Oct 17, 2015
  7. BuckShack

    BuckShack Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 19, 2015
    This was a great choice for BOTM and they knocked it out of the park :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    No complaints with this knife, none at all.

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  8. fatboy148

    fatboy148

    194
    Oct 3, 2007
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  9. fatboy148

    fatboy148

    194
    Oct 3, 2007
    Nor do I. BUT.....

    Last months folders were a first for me. I was three for three. Two of the three had centering issues, and all three needed to have the scratches in the Micarta polished a bit more. I actually wrote in to state pretty much what you said above. Got an apologetic note back from Matt telling me that he would walk them to warranty himself along with a prepaid label for them to be delivered right to his desk. Again, this was a first for me but three out of three was a bad sample.

    Has anyone recently stated that customer service at Buck is nothing but the best?
     
  10. Makael

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

    Oct 17, 2015
    Love the new knife but the old hollow grind wins the cheese slicing round. Pushes the cheese away and doesnt stick to the side of the blade like the flat grind does. More testing down the road. Im in trouble if they come out with the new handles on the set. 20190520_193543.jpg 20190520_193551.jpg 20190520_193712.jpg 20190520_193721.jpg
     
  11. BuckShack

    BuckShack Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 19, 2015
    I love cheese :)

    I could gain a few pounds because of this knife if I'm not careful, I better go purchase some veggies to cut up ...
     
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  12. Brhowser87

    Brhowser87 Basic Member Basic Member

    754
    Aug 3, 2016
    I've herd a couple people mention the "old knife". Where is that knife from? A cutlery set or an old BOTM?
     
  13. Fixall

    Fixall Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2018
    They're talking about the standard Buck 931 Chef Knife which features a hollow ground 420HC blade and your choice of either slate Paperstone, which is dishwasher safe and cheaper, or Red Wood DymaLux which looks a bit more premium and cost a bit more. Both are very reasonably priced for what you get.
     
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  14. Brhowser87

    Brhowser87 Basic Member Basic Member

    754
    Aug 3, 2016
    Thanks fixall, I didn't realize the 931 was a normal offering.:confused:
     
  15. fatboy148

    fatboy148

    194
    Oct 3, 2007
    OK... I did it!

    I bought the last one available.
     
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  16. Chilebrown

    Chilebrown

    63
    Oct 4, 2017
    I would like to give a shout out to the Buck Customer Service Department. I had a problem with the finish of a blade and they were prompt, courteous and made everything right in the world. Buck Knives Company are a top notch organization and this experience reaffirms my love of Buck Knives. To the member who has 'bully' in their name; I own one knife with this kind of steel and it is perfect. Thankyou for asking.
     
  17. J Hubbard

    J Hubbard Moderator Moderator

    945
    Mar 29, 2001
    Glad to help.
     
  18. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    mine came. really nice example. dont really want to give to wife now but she saw it and wants it so........:D

    really impressed Buck. well done. 15585688058325421618861186058201.jpg 15585688322421355484398804950500.jpg
     
  19. st8yd

    st8yd Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2009
    Nice coloration in the ebony.
     
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  20. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    yes Sir. thank you.

    this whole batch of knives has had some really nice coloring in the ebony. least I really enjoyed the examples posted here I've seen
     
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