119 Special® Knife

119 Special® Knife
$93.00

Model #0119BKS-B

Current Selection
Blade:
Satin Finish, 420HC Stainless Steel
Handle:
Phenolic, Black
Carry System:
Genuine Leather Sheath, Black

Overview

This classic large hunting knife has been a super seller going back some 47 years. Hoyt and Al Buck used to build them by hand in their two-man shop. Today, this larger hunting knife with a large clip blade for detail work, piercing and cutting in tight places for added control, is as popular as ever. Made in the USA
Blade Shape:
Clip
Blade Length:
6" (15.2 cm)
Weight:
7.5 oz. (213.5 g)
Handle:
Dymondwood or Phenolic
Carry System:
Sheath
Origin:
Made in the USA

Available Features and Options

420HC Steel

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.

Clip

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.

Reviews (28)

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Average Rating:
RATING: 5
NAME: JOHN PARKER
AGE: 49
100TH ANIVERSARY 119 SPECIAL

I HAVE OWNED THIS KNIFE SINCE 2002,THE QUALITY IS EXCELLENT,IT STILL LOOKS BEAUTIFUL.....

RATING: 5
NAME: Jason Miles
AGE: 33
US ARMY Sniper

I received my buck 119 from my father just before I deployed to Iraq in 2004, he told me that his father had given it to him when he joined the Army in 1974 and he wanted me to have a good knife on my hip going in a combat zone. I put my Buck 119 knife through absolute hell and back, all I ever had to do was put an edge on it. This knife saved my life on more than one occasion. I have owned many different knifes but Buck surpasses them all hands down.

RATING: 5
NAME: Billy
AGE: 24
Good EDC, yep everyday carry for me

Love the history of this knife. Stays sharp and easy to resharpen. Its a buck what is there to say

RATING: 5
NAME: William White
AGE: 53
Buck 119

My dad bought two Buck knives back in the "70's". One was the 119 and he gave it to my nephew. It still looks like it did when he bought it. I have NOT a clue as to how many critters it has skinned over the years but it is one hardy knife. Just this year (2014) I went and bought two for myself and they were razor sharp right out of the package. I doubt that I will ever have to buy another 119 as long as I live. Thank you for a very well made knife.

RATING: 5
NAME: Kyle Begin
AGE: 15
Hands down amazing

I have had this knife since 2011, and I have used it countless times. Sharpening is quick and easy. Overall very good knife

RATING: 5
NAME: Mike R.
AGE: 31
Holds a special place

Me and my grandfather use to go into the local sporting goods store (mom & pop shop) all the time when I was a kid and admire this knife, but I was always told "you're too young to have this, wait till you're older." Then as I got older I received a Buck Light for my 12th birthday and although I loved it, it wasn't the 119. My grandfather then passed away in 2008 and I would go into the local chain sporting goods store and admire the 119 by myself, feeling like something was missing or not right. I couldn't bring myself to buy it. Then, for my 30th birthday, without any prior knowledge of the story I just told, my wife's father hands me my very own Buck 119. Damn near brought a tear to my eye at the dinner table. This knife always has, and always will hold a very special place with me. I look forward to buying one for my son when that day comes, and my boy won't hear "you're too young for that". Thanks Buck for the great knife as well as the great memories.

RATING: 5
NAME: Nick
AGE: 19
HANDS DOWN BEST KNIFE

This is the best knife i have ever owned. yes the BEST. i have some cold steel, ag russel, puma, gerber, camillus and some older knives but none have the quality or toughness like the Buck 119 Special. i carry it every where i go whether that be deep in the canadian forests or to go grocery shopping. if you want a good beautiful, tough knife that will last through all circumstances, the Buck 119 is the knife of choice. Thanks to the Buck family.

RATING: 5
NAME: David Van Buren
AGE: 60
Exceptional materials and workmanship + classic design

I just received my Special Cocobola version two days ago. There are actually ONLY good things to say about this stunner. Fit & finish are easily on par with some of the world's best 6" classic hinting knives. Sheath quality and design are also superb. Couple the product with its no nonsense Forever Warranty and these become an extremely compelling value even at the full list price. I cannot imagine any man or woman not loving everything about this knife. NOTE: My father gave me my first Buck knife ~45 years ago and I still have it ("Personal" #118).

RATING: 5
NAME: Bill Cesan
AGE: 57
Saved my life

Great awesome knife. I found myself sliding on rocks to a 50+ foot drop to certain death into the ocean. Nothing was stopping my slide. My hands were getting all chewed up from the pebbles acting like marbles encouraging my slide. Near the last moment, I reached over with my right hand to my left hip and pulled my 119 out and stuck it into a slab of rock. It stuck. I slowly worked my way back to the top using the 119 to assist in that effort. When I got to the top, I inspected the blade expecting the tip to be gone and all scratched up. Amazingly, the only damage was the sheath got all beat up but the tip was unaffected. No scratches on the knife itself. Thank you for making this high quality Buck knife. Bill C

RATING: 5
NAME: Chris McKinney
AGE: 43
Unequal standards

I just bought this 119, had one when I was a kid. Just as the last one did, this knife feels like a life saver in your hand. Built to last forever! I want to get the general style next. I am proud to own this American made knife.

RATING: 5
NAME: Roger Williams
AGE: 47
Autographed 119

I have a 100th anniversary edition model 119 with Chuck Buck autograph engraved on blade. I love this knife,best one I've ever owned. No need to buy another knife ever.

RATING: 5
NAME: Kenneth(Doc) Baird Sr.
AGE: 60
The Most Beautiful Knife in my Collection

As a long time knife collector/thrower/survivalist/veteran, the Buck 119 stands as the most beautiful knife I own today. I own over 100 knives of many qualities and makers. They all have their purpose, their duty and story. This knife is gorgeous, and defines the highest quality I've ever seen. Knowing God is the underlying motivation for the quality of these knives explains everything. Much Thanks for a heirloom quality knife, TY for the family welcome.

RATING: 5
NAME: MAJOR DAVE PLUNKETT, USA, Ret.
AGE: 60
AWESOME KNIFE

Collecting knives 40+ years,this BUCK 119 is already one of my favorite!

RATING: 5
NAME: David Kalanick
AGE: 54
Big Game Knife

Got a Moose this year and seen this knife in action by a fellow hunter who helped me break down the animal. Until then I used my Buck 112 for most animals and fish. This knife extended my reach, something appreciated when you got a 120 lb. hind quarter coming off. We where sharpening, sharing and getting it done. I bought my own a week later and is always on my side in the woods or on the water. Great balance and perfect size for deer and steelhead too.

RATING: 5
NAME: mark laswell
AGE: 38
119

I've had mine for several years and put it threw the mill. Since buying my 119 buck is the only knives I will own. There quality standard has God in it. How can that get any better.

RATING: 5
NAME: Zachary Neer
AGE: 25
Best knife ever

My dad has had this knife for many years and it has been through hell. One year while hunting my dad lost it. The next year I found it a half mile away from where we had been hunting the previous year. It looked like a coon had chewed up the sheath, but beside that not a thing was wrong with the knife.

RATING: 5
NAME: Brian Webb
AGE: 53
Bucks Only

I have owned my Buck 119 25 years. It is on my hip in the mountains with me and on my PFV in the ocean. I have literally killed deer with it and sharks. It is my go to knife.

RATING: 5
NAME: Randy
AGE: 31
Great knife!

What a great knife! Great feel and balance. I love the quality that was put into it.

RATING: 5
NAME: Niklas
AGE: 32
Exactly my knife

Got it in 92 from my father on our first trip to the US. I use it for hunting since 16 years now. Stopped some wild boar with it. It is a part of my gear I can always rely on. I really love the quality and durability of this knife.

RATING: 5
NAME: Ananimus
AGE: 13
Great Knife!

I love this knife! It's really sturdy, hefty, and amazingly crafted. This knife has been pushed to the limit and in all conditions and still holds an edge like it was brand new. It still looks brand new too. Not to mention it skins and guts deer beautifully.

RATING: 5
NAME: Andy
AGE: 49
A great knife

I bought this knife 35 years ago and when I broke the tip last year cleaning my sons first deer with him, Buck reshaped and sharpened the blade - no charge, no questions asked.

RATING: 5
NAME: Lorenzo
AGE: 27
Hands down the best knife ever!!!

I've owned my 119 Buck since I was 15, and I've used it a lot!! I'm 27 now and the knife is still in great condition and still looks great!!

RATING: 5
NAME: Lorenzo
AGE: 27
Hands down the best knife ever!!!

I've owned my 119 Buck since I was 15, and I've used it a lot!! I'm 27 now and the knife is still in great condition and still looks great!!

RATING: 5
NAME: augie mauer
AGE: 67
buck 119

I've carried a 119 for years!! Its never failed to do the job. In fact as my grandsons began hunting, they receive one from me. It's a given.

RATING: 5
NAME: Brock davis
AGE: 16
Love it

Just got it today and it's razor sharp out of the box. It is very good quality and craftsmanship. I expect great things out of it

RATING: 5
NAME: Stephen
AGE: 38
Great Knife

My dad has owned one of these for at least 20 years. I got mine as a surprise birthday present. I've already put it to work, and I couldn't be happier.

RATING: 5
NAME: Pete
AGE: 45
Special is Special

I ave had a Special close at hand since I was 12..Replaced only when given away to someone in need or lost due to circumstances or carelessness..For the Money one of the best fixed blades going no matter what the application..If Glare is a concern some Gun Blue or Spray paint can fix that..Travelling? No Problem? Leave yours at Home 99 percent Chance that you will find one in 5 minutes at just about any Sporting Goods Store..

RATING: 5
NAME: Colin
AGE: 16
First and best

My dad purchased this knife for me a few years back as my first hunting knife and it is by far the best I have had the privilege to carry in the field. It comes extremely sharp, and holds an edge for a long time. I have skinned lots of small game and big game with ease using this knife, and I hope to carry it for a very long time.