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.
I bought my 119 in 1977. I used it on many hunts and dressed out my share of deer with it. I used it to skin Rattle snakes, a few rabbits, rockchucks and I don,t know how many fish... I had the misfortune of losing it to a vehicle prowl theft one night back in about 97. I have missed that knife and its incredible ability to hold an edge. I'll get another, right after I get a Frontiersman!
I went through some old boxes a few weeks back and came across my broken (tip) Buck Knife neatly tucked in its sheath. This knife broke back in 1993 (I was 17 yrs old) and seeing it brought back some awesome memories of my teenage years and of the moment it broke. At any rate, I found it in an old box as we were going through items to donate and my wife actually thought it was "no good" since it was broken and was ready to toss it!! I looked up their website and saw that it had a lifetime warranty. I sent it in for repair and just received it back today...and it came back looking as beautiful as the day I broke it back in 1993! I never realized what a treasure I had until this...I know from this day forward, Buck Knives have earned my loyalty from here on out and I will continue to tell everyone I know and come across about this wonderful story that continues to this day! This particular knife and tale will continue to be passed down the line... Thank you to everyone at Buck Knives for what you do and for making a PHENOMENAL product that you stand behind. Oscar P.
Great knife. Holds an edge very well. Used it from everything from Elk to Flounder. Great all-round fixed blade. I live on the Oregon Coast, so its got wet with salty water and fresh. Lots of use in lots of conditions, still good as ever. I have a lot of knives, the 119 my 112, and a fillet knife are always most used. Probably don't need another.
I bought my Model 119 just prior to going to Vietnam in 1967. I was a Combat Infantryman and brought it over in my duffle bag. I carried this terrific knife every day for 12 months. The knife served me well, doing everything I ever asked of it. An excellent product for the money. Today the knife shows some wear and the sheath is a little shabby but it's still in great shape. A number of people in my Army unit wanted to buy it from me but I turned them all down. I'll give it to my son when I die.
Found two of these from 1997 in my great uncle's old farmhouse. After some cleaning and sharpening, looked like new. Good, tough knives that will never fail or give out. Long live American knives!
I first got a 110 and loved it, now I bought a119 to hunt with what a great knife, holds a good edge and beautiful to look at, you just can't beat em.
My brother got it 9 years ago and he just gave it to me. It is still in great condition. And overall I just love this blade.
I recieved this knife from one of my Wifes ex boyfriends in 1987. But that is another short story. He gave the 119 to me as a house warming gift. We had put together maps of the area for hunting Moose. I had stuck the knife away for many years. I sharpened the blade two months ago. I will take with me on all the Bear and Moose hunts here in Alaska.
I've owned a Buck 119 since 1977, and this knife went from utility , hunting to kitchen knife as a bachelor . I've had a few newer ones and passed them on to family and close friends . I just picked up another pair on eBay for a deal , only one had a sheath . By chance another seller had a pair for $20 ! Now I have a regular kitchen set . My Buck is going back into the field . Plus I have two spares in top shape , save for some minor scratches . These "imperfections" don't hamper the sharpness or use of the blades . My Buck collection is steadily growing ! I got a 120 General recently , I haven't seen those since the 80s ! I also have some collector Bucks , the Xchanger , the early and late titanium handle 110 style knives , all in mint condition . I lost the boxes due to water damage during a fire in 95-97 ? Anyway keep up the awesome quality and easy warranty service !
I will judge this knife based solely on my direct experience of over 20 yrs of reliability and usefulness. Most of the time my trusty 119 sits in my truck or frequently in my tool box... always safely tucked away in the original leather sheath. It has seen years of action while camping, moving, shooting, hiking, backpacking, and more. It has been dropped, thrown, soaked, pounded, sliced, diced, shared and everything else you would expect to do with a larger-sized quality knife. This is still my go-to knife when I need to get something done. From cutting rope to slicing a small wire, to cutting open a box or minor wood chipping, it is there and it is reliable. If you want to judge a knife based on fancy packaging, gimmicky sheaths, bright colors, national advertising, or paid big-name actors then go ahead and buy some other knife. If you judge your knife by the one you instantly and instinctively grab for whenever duty calls then THIS IS YOUR KNIFE. One more thing, after 20 years, my knife has taken quite a beating yet the blade is sharp and as strong as when it was new. It is slightly scratched and battle-scarred but it is still a thing of beauty and, to me, a piece of "working" art.
I grew up in a hunting and fishing family. I have always used a model 119 for all my needs while I was hunting or fishing. I would not want to use any other knife. I would highly recommend this knife.
I got my first 119 years ago . I still have it tho the tang broke and it meant so much to me I had it welded and re handled in stag. It doesn't have the balance it did but I still call it ol faithfull.
I just got my 119 special in the mail and I can't seem to put it away. I never write reviews for anything online but felt this knife warranted a great review. Made in USA, great feel, great quality. It is everything that it should be and more. Thank you Buck!
I bought this knife in 1974 when I joined the Army. I served in the airborne infantry and Special Forces and had this knife on my side everyday. I took it all around the world and still use it today. The sheath wore out before the knife.
I got my first 119 on a hunting trip in Idaho in 1974. I used it for hunting, fishing, and nursery work until it was stolen recently. It was by far the best knife I ever handled, so I bought a replacement for mine and one for my son. This is a knife that holds a great edge, is easy to sharpen, and is very tough. You can't go wrong with this knife. Unconditionally recommended.
Be careful there art some very good looking 119 fakes goin around the have been in circulation for about 10 years i know because i bought 3 fakes and i now own 2 real buck. the fakes came in one of those hard as hell to open plastic containers that hang on a rack i bought it from a #mart store for what i thought was such a steel 39.99 msrp couldnt believe my eyes even bought 2 \also came with nyon sheats these knives ended yo comeing loose at the finger guard and the bottom piece which i fixed later the tangs brok from what i would call normal use for a knife that size thare was no warrenty markings on the purcahse containers and i was un aware at th point of buck lifetime warrenty ne way i brought both of them to a reputable dealer and he showed me rite off that they were fakes and how to recognize them there are certain markings that are engraved after the number of the knife on the bottom of the blade they are not always the same either they change over time or per knife im not really sure but i know not to buy any 30 or 50 $ 119's cuurently in 2014-15 the real mark is a backward c with a dot in the middle 5 years ago i was fooled by a right pointing arrow after 119 fake from china even the way it was engraved was cheaper he showed me side by side and i felt taken because they really looked absolutley fantastic and held a ok edge after much work,be sure to buy from a reputable dealer
My wife just bought this for me a few days ago. Right off the bat I loved the way it looked and felt! Beautiful well balanced and razor sharp right out of the box! I've owned many knives over the years from Winchester to Smith and Wesson to Browning to Gerber and hands down this is the best I've ever owned! Buck you have earned a customer for life!!!
This knife is a quality product with a perfect feel gripping it and the people at Buck who sharpen them are true craftsmen. This knife is sharp ! The first tiime I used it I had a old pair of jeans to use for rags and was amazed at the ease the Buck sliced through those heavy jeans. It is really good to know quality is still out there.
The Buck 119 is the best knife i have (and i have a lot) in my opinion. It holds a edge for a long time. I use it for camping, hunting, fishing and just work around the property. I would recommend this to anyone that wants a knife that you will have for the rest of your life.
This knife isn't gimmicky, it's not super tactical, but it will always get the job done. This is a knife that will always be by your side, waiting to serve you in every way. It's simple, but it's perfect. I know this will be something I pass on to my children, and to my children's children. I will soon be going into the Marine Corps, and my 119 Special is going with me. I know I can rely on it.
This knife may seem big but it gets job done and is great for gutting and skinning
I own and have owned countless blades over the years for fishing, hunting, outdoors. I always have a Buck 119 in the mix as its just a true work of American industrial art in my opinion. Its sharper than any of my blades out of the box and takes an edge on my Arkansas Stone that could shave a wild boar! I love it the best of all my blades and if the SHTF in this world? Well..the 119 will be my trusty companion...without doubt! It has no flaws in my opinion and will stand as a beautiful artifact of our culture thousands of years from now just as flint spear heads do for us now.
Ive been collecting knives for years and all I can say is I've been happier with my Buck knives I've recently acquired than 90 percent of what I've got from the other big name manufacturers I've payed 4 to 5 times as much ... I honestly think Buck needs to charge more for there blade so the knife world will take them more seriously ......I believe you get what you pay for in life but Buck is the acception to the rule....I luv my 119 ... Thanks guys!
This knife is, like the everything guy, the everything knife. It's the knife every knife wants to be like, and every man (and woman!) wants to be with. It can do everything you could ever wish for. I got mine like new on craigslist for a mere 30 bucks (pun intended). From spitting firewood for kindling to skinning wild game, this knife is the one knife I will always trust for everything.
I've owned my Buck 119 for about a year and like it very much. However, it has one flaw which fortunately is correctable by the owner. The handle is simply too slick, especially when hands are cold or when the handle gets wet. I added some, non-skid self-adhesive strips, the kind used on stairs, and now the handle is fine. It seems to me that Buck could easily correct this by roughing up the handle surface a little.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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
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.
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!!
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!!
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.
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.
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.
What a great knife! Great feel and balance. I love the quality that was put into it.
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.
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.
Love the history of this knife. Stays sharp and easy to resharpen. Its a buck what is there to say
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.
One of my dad's friends died when is was 10. we helped to clean out his house. While in the attic (my job cause I was small enough to get up there) I found a combat harness with this knife strapped to it. The sheath was toast but the knife was pristine. It was so sharp in fact I sliced through the sheath drawing it. I begged my dad to let me have it and after he asked his friends family they said yes. Ok that said I still have this knife. I am 15 now and I want to find the original version of the sheath. Can you help? Thank you.
I bought the Buck 119, and it is one of the best knives I have ever owned. I use it for hunting, fishing, camping, and around the farm. No doubt, this is the only knife you'll ever need.
I bought this knife about a month ago for camping and instantly fell in love with it. It is weighted very well and super tough. Thank you Buck for a great knife.
I received this for Christmas last year with my name engraved on the blade this is a great knife and great for almost any task from carving to skinning I Carry it on my belt everytime I enter the woods it is a great addition to any hunting pack !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I received this knife with my name engraved on the blade as a Christmas present last year it is a strong knife in its construction great at all tasks from skinning to carving .I love the fact that it's so light .I carry it every time I'm in the woods it makes a great addition to anyones hunting pack!!!!
Let me start by saying knives are a hobby of mine. I grew up calling any hunting knife a "Buck Knife". I have bought some serious knives over the years: Microtech, Boker, and Benchmade, just to name a few, and I FINALLY got around to ordering a Buck while deployed. Now, all these knives are amazing in their own rights, but I was always looking for that perfect knife. One that is simple, strong and beautiful. One I wouldn't mind actually using. One that I wouldn't mind beating the heck out of. The Buck fits the bill. It's solid as a rock, and unlike some of the "designer" knives, it begs to be used. It's beauty is in its simplicity as a working tool. There's nothing sadder that a tool gone unused for its intended duty. There was one curiosity on the one I received, though. The band nearest the pommel is brown, not black! Don't know if this was a manufacturing mishap, or a materials variation, but I intend to keep it. It has character. I was, however, wondering if there was an explanation. I look forward to using this knife. There's a reason rednecks like me have been calling all hunting knives "Buck Knives" for years. Also, thank you, Buck Family for keeping your production in the USA. Cheap at twice the price.
Collecting knives 40+ years,this BUCK 119 is already one of my favorite!
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
I have had this knife since 2011, and I have used it countless times. Sharpening is quick and easy. Overall very good knife
I HAVE OWNED THIS KNIFE SINCE 2002,THE QUALITY IS EXCELLENT,IT STILL LOOKS BEAUTIFUL.....