POST FALLS-Buck family, friends and the community are invited to take part in a piece of Buck history. April 15, 2014 at 3pm, the Buck factory will be visited by artist, Tim Buck, as he will be a part of a special hanging and unveiling of a photo he painted of his grandfather, Hoyt Buck holding one of the early Buck Knives.
Hoyt Buck began producing knives for servicemen during World War II in the basement of his church. Shortly after, he moved to California and began H.H. Buck & Son in 1947. Hoyt's son, Al Buck, revolutionized the knife industry in 1964 with his introduction of the Model 110 Folding Hunter, one of the most imitated knives in the industry.
"This is a very special moment for us," said Chuck Buck. "Many people have contributed to the success of Buck Knives. If it weren't for my Grandfather's passion to build a better knife, Buck Knives would not be where it is today. It will be an honor and privilege to have such a beautiful photo of Hoyt in our factory."
Hoyt Buck passed away in 1949 at the age of 59, leaving the business to Al. As a 4-generation family-owned business, Buck Knives understands the importance of quality, reliability, and traditions. Throughout the years, Buck Knives has been passed down to the current Chairman, Chuck Buck, and now CJ Buck, President of Buck Knives.
"This is a big year for us. We are celebrating 50 years of the 110 Folding Hunter, the knife that paved the way for the company's success. This would not have been possible without my Great Grandfather's hard work, dedication, and perseverance." Said CJ Buck "This is a wonderful opportunity to commemorate an individual who worked so tirelessly to build a company built on old-fashioned values and integrity."