This is Buck's standard blade material because it approaches the wear resistance of high carbon alloys while delivering the corrosion resistance of chromium stainless steels. Add our exclusive heat-treat process and you have a very user-friendly combination of superior corrosion resistance with excellent strength for wear resistance and durability. You also have a blade that is easy to resharpen. For best performance we harden to a Rockwell hardness of Rc 58.
The crescent tip makes the blade thinner with a sharper point. This shape provides good control for detail work and cutting in tight places. It is also well suited for intentional punctures like new holes in your belt, etc. While the point of the blade is effective for detail work, it's not as strong as the thicker points on drop points and skinners.
The best outdoor allround knife i've ever had. hunting, fishing, camping, trekking- there's nothing this knife can't stand up to. big enough for any task and small enough for every-day-carry. easy to sharpen it keeps the edge for a long time. perfect!
I've owned different models of Buck Knives over the years but this is my favorite. I bought it as the second choice to replace a Buck 105 the I had lost back in the mid-seventies. I have another 105 now but I favor the 102. Living most of my adult life in Iowa, I did a fair amount of small game hunting. This knife is the perfect size for field dressing, rabbit, squirrel, or pheasant. I have also used this knife for cleaning fish. I put an edge on the knife with a quality Arkansas stone set. This requires some patience as it takes time to put a proper edge on a Buck knife. Once done, however, it has never needed more than an occasional touch up. On some occasions, I carry the 102 and a 119 together, if I expect to need a larger knife. The 102 gets the most use, though.
Good size,great balance,light and effective. Always on my belt,fishing,hunting or just while hiking.
After the recent loss of my Dad. We found a Buck 102 & sheath, in one of dad's dresser drawers. It is still in the box it came in, with the words Purchased 2-14-84 written on top of the box. Having never seen it before, I need the help of some other Buck 102 owners. It is still very sharp, & I plan on keeping of that way but, I am at a loss. What is the best sharpener to use for this type of steel? I don't want to ruin such a perfect knife. Its size, weight, & balance are a perfect fit for this daddy's girl, too. Thanks to All Chell
Let me start by saying I'm not a hunter. I bought this knife maybe twelve years ago, because I just liked the look of it. Since then I have used it as a knife, a can opener, a hammer, and even to cut my hair once. I am currently using it to tear up 50 year old linoleum in my apartment. This knife is buy far better than any multi-tool money can buy.
I had just left the Air Force and moved to California from Arkansas to marry my sweetheart I had met in the service. I was a country boy that loved the outdoors, camping, hiking, etc. My new minister talked me into forming a Boy Scout Troop. I had just turned 21. Since I had been in the Scouts myself and had so much fun that I agreed. The first campout showed me that the boys knew absolutely nothing about handling a knife or hatchette. Soon as we returned home, I went to my local hunting and fishing store to look for a knife for myself. I bought a Buck General and I have never regretted a minute. This was in 1963. These boys were all what I called "City Slickers" and would not allow them to handle a knife or hatchette until thoroughly trained. My youngest son just took over a Scout Troop and I have passed on my Buck General on to him. There were tears in both our eyes when I gave it to him.
I bought a 102 when I was 18 and have carried it hunting ever since. While I planned to use it for small game it eventually became the one to carry for deer as well. In all these years it has held a razor sharp edge with only a little honing help on occasion. Not to worry about things lasting a lifetime and no more sales, I have since bought every one of the Buck knives in the series and plan to buy a few more. A Buck pocket knife is always at my side no matter where I go in this world. Thanks Buck!
This knife is what I've come come to expect from buck, Quality and dependability.
IN FEBUARY 2014 AFTER HUNTING SEASON WAS DONE I WAS LOOKING FOR A NEW HUNTING KNIFE TO BUY TO ADD TO ALL THE OTHER BUCK HUNTING KNIVES I OWN. I FOUND MY 102 WOODSMAN ON KNIFE CENTER.COM WHERE I HAVE ORDERED OTHER BUCK HUNTING KNIVES I ENDED UP GETTING THIS FOR $55.00 BACK THEN. DIDNT GET A CHANCE TO USE IT TILL JANUARY 11 2015 ON A RABBIT HUNTING TRIP AT A FRIEND'S FARM WE ENDED UP GETTING ONE RABBIT THAT DAY AND WE ENDED UP USING MY NEW 102 WOODSMAN FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME. IF I GET A CHANCE TO SQUIRRL HUNT BEFORE SEASON ENDS JANUARY 31 FOR SQUIRRL HUNTING . I THINK THIS WILL MAKE A GREAT SQUIRRL HUNTING KNIFE IT WILL BE TRAVELING IN MY NEW BACKPACK I GOT FOR CHRISTMAS FOR HUNTING FROM A FRIEND. BEFORE MY 102 WOODSMAN I ALWAYS USED MY BUCK 673 MAX LITE FOR SQUIRRL HUNTING. I WILL STILL USE THE 673 I AM THINKING OF PUTTING IT IN THE BACKPACK AS WELL. THE 102 WOODSMAN IS MY NEW FAVORITE BUCK KNIFE BUT I STILL LIKE MY 679 GUT HOOK AND MY 673 THE TWO MAXLITE SERIES IS WHAT I ALWAYS CARRIED BEFORE THESE TWO WILL STILL GET CARRIED AND USED BEING THEY WILL BE IN THE BACKPACK BUT THE 102 WOODSMAN AND 679 WILL BE ON MY BELT IN THE WOODS.
I BOUGHT MY 102 WOODSMAN IN FEBUARY 2014 BUT NEVER GOT THE CHANCE TO USE IT UNTIL TODAY JANUARY 11 2015 I WENT RABBIT HUNTING AT A FRIEND'S BROTHERS FARM . I ENDED UP GETTING TO TRY THIS KNIFE OUT TWICE AND IT WORKED GREAT ON BOTH RABBITS . THINK I FOUND MY FAVORITE HUNTING KNIFE . I HAVE SEVERAL OTHER BUCK HUNTING KNIVES BUT I THINK I WILL BE CARRING THIS ONE QUIT OFTEN FROM NOW ON . THIS IS MY FIRST 102 WOODSMAN AND I AM REALLY IMPRESSED WITH IT. THIS WILL BE MY GO TO KNIFE ALONG WITH MY GUTHOOK MAXLITE. THIS 102 WOODSMAN WAS THE ONLY KNIFE I TOOK WITH ME AND I REALLY LIKE THE SIZE AND WEIGHT OF IT . WILL BE USING THIS KNIFE AGAIN VERY SOON. WILL CARRY THIS ONE COYOTE HUNTING AS WELL AND WILL EVEN TAKE IT SQUIRRL HUNTING AS WELL . THIS KNIFE WOULD MAKE A GREAT KNIFE TO USE IN THE KITCHEN WHILE COOKING DUE TO ITS PERFECT SIZE. I REALLY LIKE THE 420 HC STEEL . THE 420 HC STEEL WILL GET RAZOR SHARP AND HOLD A EDGE FOR A LONG TIME. THE BUCK BRAND IS ALL I CARRY.
I use this knife on every thing my father and i hunt. Thank you for not only making fantastic knives that last forever, but also creating a great bond.
I inherited my Buck 102 from my grandfather in the late 1980's and it has never dulled and never tarnished. The value of this knife turned me into a Buck knife fan forever. Thanks Grandpa !
I bought my first 102 in the early 70's, the 2nd for my son in the mid 80's and the 3rd for my granddaughter in 2014. The 102 is a great all purpose knife. I use it for everything from squirrels to deer as the knife is the perfect size for smaller game and tough enought for larger jobs too. My 102 is now over 40 yrs old and still in great shape. I highly recommend this model. I own several Bucks but he 102 is my "go to" knife.
Circa 1964 , I received my Buck 102 from my younger sister on Christmas morning. Thrilled that day and thrilled today! Both remain my favorites, the sister and the Buck knife. It's most important requirement has been going deer scouting and hunting for half a century! Still as good as Christmas morning 1964 after field dressing over 100 whitetails and boning many of them. It also performs all other sundry duties while in the woods as well as fishing occasionally. This knife is indestructible and perfect in it's simple eloquent functionality. Nothing to break, simple to clean and stays razor sharp with the simple use of a steel after field dressing or skinning a whitetail. For me the size is porridge perfect, not too big and not too small! Gave one to my new deer hunting Son in Law and one is going to my deer hunting daughter as well! You won't be sorry and you won't need another knife for "50 years"! Perfect!
I BOUGHT THIS BACK IN FEBUARY 2014 THROUGH KNIFECENTER.COM BASED IN ALEXANDRA VIRGINIA ORDERED IT ON A MONDAY AND IT WAS DELIVERED BY UPS ON WED TO ME IN MARIETTA OHIO . I BOUGHT THIS KNIFE AFTER HUNTING SEASON WAS DONE AND OVER WITH. I WAS ON COMPUTER ON KNIFECENTER.COM LOOKING AT BUCK HUNTING KNIVES TO SEE WHAT KIND I WANTED TO ORDER FOR A HUNTING KNIFE LATER IN THE SUMMER. WELL FOUND IT IN FEBUARY AND WENT AHEAD AND BOUGHT THE 102 WOODSMAN ALL BLACK HANDLE. HAVE NOT HAD A CHANCE TO USE YET BUT FIRST CHANCE I GET TO GO IN WOODS EITHER TO DEER HUNT OR SQUIRRL HUNT THIS LITTLE KNIFE IS GOING WITH ME. LOOKS LIKE IT WOULD MAKE A GREAT SQUIRRL OR DEER KNIFE. I ALWAYS CARRY IN THE WOODS MY 679 MAXLITE GUTHOOK AND MY 673 MAXLITE TO SQUIRRL AND DEER HUNT SINCE 2010 WHEN I GOT THE 673 CHRISTMAS USED IT REST OF THAT YEAR TO SQUIRRL HUNT . THEN I HAD A BUCK DIAMONDBACK FROM 2009-SEPT 2012 WHEN IT WOULD NO LONGER HOLD A EDGE CAUSE IT HAD A BAD SPOT IN THE METAL I SENT IT BACK TO BUCK AND IN RETURN THEY SENT ME THE MAXLITE 679 GUTHOOK I HAVE USED IT SINCE SEPTEMBER 2012 AND IT HAS BEEN ISSUE FREE AND ALWAYS HOLDS A GREAT EDGE I KEEP ALL MY BUCK KNIVES TOUCHED UP WHEN NEEDED THEY NEVER HAVE A CHANCE TO GET VERY DULL. I CARRY MY BUCK 679 MAXLITE GUTHOOK IN THE WOODS YEAR AFTER YEAR ALWAYS HAVE SINCE OWNING IT IN SEPTEMBER 2012. I PLAN ON CARRING IT ALONG WITH MY NEW 102 WOODSMAN FIRST TIME I GET TO GO TO SQUIRRL HUNT . I PLAN ON TAKING MY 102 WOODSMAN DEER HUNTING ALONG WITH MY BUCK 390 BUCK OMNI COMBO WITH STAINLESS STEEL GUT HOOK RING WITH ME AS WELL. I LIKE ALL MY BUCK HUNTING KNIVES MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO FIGURE OUT WHAT KNIFE I WANT TO CARRY HUNTING. ALTHOUGH AS TO WHAT KNIFE TO CARRY IT ALSO DEPENDS ON WHAT I WILL BE OUT HUNTING FOR. I HAVE A BUCK 110 FROM 1974-1980 WITH ORIG SHEATH THAT I TRADED A NEW 1999 MODEL BACK THEN TO GET MY FRIEND'S OLDER ONE WITH 440C STEEL. I ALSO HAVE A 2012 BUCK 110, 2014 50 YEAR ANNV, BUCK 102 WOODSMAN,673 MAXLITE, 679 MAXLITE GUTHOOK, 390 OMNI COMBO WITH PAKLITE STAINLESS STEEL GUT HOOK RING , AND A BUCK STAINLESS STEEL CAPER THAT I HAVE USED TO SQUIRRL HUNT IT WORKS RATHER WELL FOR SQUIRRL. BUCK BRAND IS THE ONLY BRAND I CARRY EVERYDAY . MY EVERYDAY CARRY IS A BUCK 303 CADET MEDIUM STOCKMAN 2014 DATE CODE JUST BOUGHT IT TO RETIRE MY BUCK 309 COMPANION THAT I GOT FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION IN 2000 STILL HAVE ORIGINAL BOX AND PAPERS TO IT. I ALSO HAVE A 2014 BUCK 112 RANGER THAT I CARRY ON MY BELT EVERY DAY ALONG WITH MY 303 CADET IN MY POCKET. MY BUCK 112 RANGER WAS ORDERED FROM KNIFECENTER.COM AS WELL THAT IS THE CHEAPEST PLACE I HAVE FOUND TO GET MY BUCK KNIVES. I HAVE CARRIED MY BUCK 112 RANGER EVERYDAY SINCE BUYING IT IN FEB 2014 AND HAVE USED IT FOR ALMOST EVERYTHING I DO. I WILL CARRY THIS ONE HUNTING FROM TIME TO TIME AS WELL. YOUR COMPANY MAKES A GREAT PRODUCT WILL KEEP BUYING THEM FOR MANY YEARS TO COME I HAVE BEEN A BUCK KNIFE OWNER SINCE 1997 WHEN I WAS FIFTEEN YEARS OLD MY DAD GOT ME THE BUCK PROTEGE THAT HAS A NYLON SHEATH AND BOTH KNIVES FIT IN TO THE SAME NYLON SHEATH THIS ONE WAS MY VERY FIRST BUCK KNIFE I EVER OWNED.
Such a beautifully crafted knife that is sort of like a mini 119. This razor sharp blade cuts through everything I've put it through and feels great in the hand. I have gut/clean fish with it effortlessly. Light enough to carry anywhere and nice leather sheath too.