Which One Would You Get for EDC

Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by JAxe, Oct 16, 2020.

Which One Would You Get for EDC

  1. 212

  2. 117

  3. 102

  4. 103

  5. 105

  6. 118

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    there was also the 101.....110 size fixed blade.....

    pic of it next to 110 I carried today and a 102.....

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  2. GPyro

    GPyro Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2019
    Not on your list.
    I agree with the 113 or Gen5 choice.
    Small and capable.

    If you are thinking 212 or 117, I wouldn't hesitate.
    They are both disappearing exclusives...... with an unknown future.

    The 5160 117 is the cool choice......:rolleyes:
    And the flat grind 102 is great at cutting food.

    as of now there's only one 117 left in phenolic
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2020
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  3. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    Those 5160 exclusives are the best deal going. Buck quality, awesome steel...

    Shhhhhh, don’t tell anybody until I scoop up the couple I need. :D
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  4. The Zieg

    The Zieg

    Jan 31, 2002
    212 for EDC, with the 118 as second choice. Find a way to carry it/them in a high-ride sheath or in a dangler. Let us know what you decide.

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  5. JAxe


    Aug 16, 2000
    I got a new 105 and gently used 102 (based on the pics) on eBay this week. The 105 was fromC&C so I found their website and will be getting the 212 & 117. I might get the 102 flat grind as well. I plan to alternate carrying them and will tell you in a year or so which one I like best
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  6. tongueriver

    tongueriver Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2007
    Just my opinion but I think everyone should have a 110 of some ilk; it is definitive Buckdom and a fine everyday companion. Once that is in place I would as quickly as possible get a 102, and then either a 118 or 105. Now I am in my stride so I would get a discontinued 121, my personal darling. And the sky is the limit after that.
  7. bucksway

    bucksway Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 7, 2007
    I don't usually use a fixed blade but I truly love my D2 118. It's going in for a Spa next spring due to a unfortunate sharpening job by KathyJo's Dad..
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  8. E.D.C.

    E.D.C. Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 7, 2016
    Buck 105 by a mile. Great blade shape, perfect length, decent sheath.

    Of course, not a great option if you're an office drone.
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  9. JAxe


    Aug 16, 2000
    While this stinks it looks like the 117 is sold out?
  10. pjsjr

    pjsjr Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    FWIW, I believe that that big river site has them.
  11. JAxe


    Aug 16, 2000
    Forget that I’m an idiot

    Mississippi? Missouri? Duh
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2020
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  12. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    don't sit too long as c&c,........theyre also on the big river site selling them......, isn't gonna get anymore any time soon. when they're gone they're gone.
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  13. Lesknife

    Lesknife Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    Think South American and smile .
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  14. JAxe


    Aug 16, 2000
    Yup I emailed C&C to see if I need to buy from them via Amazon or direct

    hate to pay Amazon anything
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  15. guy g

    guy g Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 22, 2000
    You can buy from either.. Ama zing adds a couple of bucks more and most of it is free shipping. (My wife has Prime)
    So compare prices .
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  16. PStone


    Mar 3, 2018
    I voted 102. Great size. But I also recommend the 113 Ranger Skinner. Great little fixed blade. You can even custom order one from Buck!
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  17. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    what surprises me on the poll is how many like the 212 best. great little knife, but the factory sheath aint great the way it sits on the belt. I find it okay but highly prefer the 117 and 102 designed sheath to it.
  18. Jeff of the North

    Jeff of the North Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Feb 22, 2020
    Not necessarily that we like it best but it just seemed a better choice for every day carry, but of course it depends on where you're carrying it. I prefer the 117 as well.
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  19. GPyro

    GPyro Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2019
    The SK Blades 212 W/ Makael's sheath is an awesome setup.
    Sk actually still has some in stock.
    IMG_20201020_042903398.jpg IMG_20201020_042917227.jpg IMG_20201020_042937266.jpg
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  20. Old Hunter

    Old Hunter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    One of my former hunting buddies (Vietnam Vet who moved to Texas a few years back) has a Buck 102 he purchased in the 1960’s - it has been his deer hunting knife ever since. He carried it in a unique way; on his belt with the flap sheath tucked down in his back pocket. I always thought that was a neat way to carry a short knife - been meaning to try it sometime but never have (the 102 is a bit small for my preference for a deer knife). OH
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