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 back in 1993. Since that day it has always served me well and it's still in great shape. It's been with me on several missions. Served me in Bosnia, Surinam, Afghanistan and many different exercises all over the world. It became a part of me!
This is my first real knife and it is a beauty. The overall finish is beautiful and the blade is very sharp. The knife feels like it was made for my hand. the included sheath is also very nicely made and obviously designed and made to protect the knife. Highly recommended.
To the Canadian that says he paid $300. Cdn. For Buck #119 special. Sorry to hear. I paid $48. Cdn. for mine at Wal-mart in Salmon Arm, BC. But, this knife is worth it. Hunting, fishing, work, this is excellent carry. Buck knows heat treatment is at least equal to, if not more important than steel type. Guys pay all kinds of money for 'custom' knives of various high-end quality steels. And time after time, in numerous you-tube video tests these expensive custom knives fail to out perform Buck. Won't find a better knife, regardless of price.
I've owned and still own hundreds of knives as well as make my own. I can honestly say I can't buy the materials, let alone justify the man hours it takes to produce a knife of this quality
I've had this knife for a little and love it. I havent got a chance to try it yet but love look and feel
I bought mine at the base exchange in '87, paid a lot less than what they're asking now, just found it in a storage box that may have been packed twenty years ago, thinking that I would pass it on to my son but then I might want to take it with me, great knife for everything if you like a fixed blade, worth every dime
I bought this knife from my local hardware store in Southern Michigan in 1986. It traveled to Alaska with me that Spring to work in a cannery. In November of 86, we were in Northern Michigan hunting deer. It went with me to Canada to hunt black bear, Wyoming for pronghorn, to Texas for aoudad, mouflon, and Corsican sheep, to Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee for whitetail, and back to Michigan for thirty years of deer seasons. It sits next to me on my desk in Northwestern Oklahoma as I write this in 2016, and in December we will head to Northern Minnesota for the next chapter in life. It has been my constant companion for thirty years and has never disappointed me. It looks as good today as it did when I bought it in 1986, I wish I could say the same about myself.
I have had my Buck 119 Special (cocobola handle) for many years. I have never been disappointed with it. In fact, I am always pleasantly surprised with how well it holds an edge and performs on any task I put it to. I own a lot of knives (that I love) including other large knives from Buck, Ka-Bar and OKC, but this is the knife that is always in my pack or on my belt.
I am a new proud owner of the 119 Special,I'm sure it will serve me well.Like all Buck Knifes.
I bought one shortly after Boot Camp in 1976 have had one with me ever since. Have had 3 gave 1 to my Son and the other grew legs my last one I have had for the last 20 years. I have had many Knives Most are too big for the job. this one has all come in just right. I have One more to give to a young friend of mine and one more for my grand son when he is old enough not to get hurt with it because it hold a great edge better than any Knife I have had. I took my Knife all Over the Western Pacific and then some. Great Knife never let me down.
I have had mine since the mid 1970s. It's as much a part of me as my bow or my rifle. Mine has skinned out a lot of deer over the years. I use a crock stick on the blade and it's ready to clean some more deer.
Ho sempre sognato questo coltello e sono contento dell'acquisto oltre alla qualità del prodotto, mi piace anche lo stile la forma ed il materiale. Translated: "I've always dreamed of this knife and I'm happy with the purchase in addition to the quality of the product, I also like the style the shape and the material."
I was looking for something a little bigger than the 102. Not that there's anything wrong with the 102, it's just a little on the small end. I've used it for 18 yrs. I definitely found a larger knife with the 119. It's a monster compared to the 102. Probably not the first choice for field dressing Indiana whitetail. But that's fine by me. It's a USA made Buck so not only will I find a purpose for it but it will last longer than I will.
This knife is awesome, it's balanced very well. It feels so comfortable and natural in your hand. I love my new 119 BUCK knife!!!
I bought this knife so I could take it with me camping, the blade seemed decent and all but I never got that far.....3 days of wearing it on my belt around the house. The cheap Mexican made sheath popped at the top button. If I cant even wear the thing at home, how can I trust it to preform at all in the field. Returned to Walmart Immediately.
Ive owned a buck 110 since 1977 and just recently bought the Buck 119 Special. The workmanship and strength of these knives is amazing. They're a joy to own. I'd trust my life to them.
I Just gave my sons two custom made Buck 110s for Christmas. They love them and the quality could not be better. Buck even paid for the overnight delivery to ensure we got them on time. Customer service was excellent! I just ordered two more custom 110s (one for a friend and one for myself) I'm proud to buy from Buck Knife, just like Harley Davidson, Henry Rifle, Apple and Smith and Wesson - it's a great American company!
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!!!
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
This is a picture perfect knife that every hunter or outdoorsman must have.
This knife is the best knife I have ever owned. I've beat the living cap out of it working on the farm and it's still going strong. If you want a high quality knife for hunting and hard everyday work than get this knife.
I bought this knife when i was 16 and five years later its just as sharp as the day i bought it. Through endless camping trips, hikes, vacations and road trips this was the one knife that stayed by my side. Light duty, heavy duty, no matter what it was that i needed a sharp blade for this one was always right by my side. This knife is the one knife ill be able to pass down with confidence to my son! You can't go wrong
I received this knife for a birthday present and it was definitely my best gift that year. I have used it to skin multiple deer and one elk. It is my first knife made in America so it's no wonder that it is my favorite one yet! Thank you Buck!
I used this knife on the farm all the time it keeps its edge. I was helping someone cut pvc piping and I used this knife. I have had my knife for 6-7 months and Ian happy with it
I'm a outdoors / hunting / fishing guy. i got this knife brand new for Christmas and wow what knife. Haven't had to sharpen it yet. Can use for anything. the point is great for precision work. Buck I Love You. Life Time Customer Here
As a retired Air Commando (Special Operator in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia 67-72) I have an intimate appreciation for a fine quality knife. Thank you, one and all, who have contributed to the production of this magnificent knife. My 119 is a thing of beauty and an amalgamation of utility and art. It speaks eloquently of the pride and Spirit resident in Buck craftsmen. You produce one of the few remaining things of sterling quality still made in America. I owe my life to this knife and it is a treasure.
I bought my fitst Buck 119 in 1966 or 67, and its still my go to sheath knife. Through the years it has had a lot of use on everything from turkeys to moose. The blade is very hard and nearly impossible to sharpen properly with anything but a diamond hone...but the upside is that it holds an edge a long time when cutting very tough stuff like heavy rope and hog hide. There are many fine custom knives being made out of a variety of exotic types of steel, but from my extensive experience with this particular knife, I do not think it is possible to find a better quality general hunting knife anywhere, regardless of price.
The knife is perfect BUT after all shipping cost the knife cost me 300$ canadian dollars..... maybe 150$ more than amazon.ca price ... seriously I think it's steal at this price ( 100$ shpping for 1.5lbs) -_-. I will never encourage to buy directly from buck knive web site for canadian customer its so frustrating because I have 10 of buck knife in my collection .... grrrrrr
After looking at the website I decided on the 119. The price is a little stiff on the website. I went to Walmart and purchased mine for $50. Best money I ever spent. The knife was made with pride. I can't find any flaw on it as I have tried. Can't wait to get out and use it and test it. If it performs anywhere as good as it looks it will be the best night I've ever had. Good job buck Pat your employees on the back. You're still making quality knives.
About 30 years ago I was given an original buck 119. I have used it to skin multiple deer and used it for many other uses. I recently special ordered 2 buck 119 knives for my daughters with the iron wood grips and custom ingraving. These knives were shipped to my house in just a few days and the workmanship is as good as the day I got my knife. They are absolutely beautiful knives. My daughters are hunters and they loved the knives. Hopefully thier knives give them the same satisfaction that mine has given me. I proud to say I have a american made buck knife and so do my kids. Thank you Buck for making quality products that last forever.
This was a special purchase for me after taking a tour of the Buck Knife factory in ID. Great tour by the way. This knife has a WOW factor of 10 on a scale of 10. Whenever it comes out of the sheath during hunting season, my son knows this will be his someday. I have other knives--mostly Buck-- but none I love more than this beauty.
Growing up my dad was always in the hardware store getting supply's for work, bringing me along. I was 8 years old when I spotted the Buck behind the case. 20 years later I finally broke down and bought the one that was behind the glass. It truly is a knife worth owning. Lord willing, It will be my field knife for at least 20 years to come and I will be able to pass it down to my child. Thank you all at Buck Knife for a wonderful product.
great knife nice edge and has not lost it
Awesome Knife! I absolutely love all of the black phenolic handle knives and have several of most of them in my collection. I would love to see the line expanded even further with a thin fillet knife and a phenolic handled Frontiersman would be just awesome. I just love those knives.
I got it today for my 21 birthday and I'm in love with this blade! Excellent craftmanship and dedication on the made of this one from the buck family, 100% recommended!
I own the Buck 119, not to mention many other Bucks- all exceptional cutters. All well designed, efficient tools and made to work. One other reviewer (Tim, 8th review from top) stated it very well that the heat treatment- both hardening and tempering- makes the cutting edge exceptional, not just the steel type and I agree with that. You do it right: great materials and commitment to the work. You recently serviced an old 112 Ranger for me from 1972- the 'Spa Treatment' you called it- a new blade and general clean-up. WOW, really a restoration job. Great products and Great service. Keep up the good work! Thank you.
I can understand why this knife has been around so long. If it isn't broke don't fix it! Great American standard to which others try to follow...
This is my first Buck knife and it surely won't be my last. This review is just an unboxing review so in six months or so I will place another on how it's held up. Beautiful knife, excellent craftsmanship, hair shaving sharp edge, and a note that let me know there is a company that still keeps God in their business. Only con I have is a sheath with a "made in mexico" sticker on it. (Sheath only, not the blade.)
I got this knife when I turned 15, and promptly took it on a moose hunt that fall. After bagging a bull, I pulled my knife off my hip, and it was immediately met by a "Nice knife" by one of our buddies. Did a number on the moose too. Well built, comes razor sharp and stays that way through quite a bit of use. Bucks heat treat is incredible. When it does dull, the edge geometry takes a bit of getting used to to sharpen on a stone, but after that it sharpens up nice and quick. The belt loop broke off the top river on the sheath during a deer hunt, but a bit of sewing and it works fine now. I'll be keeping this one forever.
The first time I had a Buck knife given to me was when I was about 11 / 12 years old and my best friend was haveing a pool party ANYWAY His Father owned a old hunting and fishing bait shop way up in the mountains by Big Bear park and his Father left his HUGE safe open and he handed all 7 of us kids a buck 110 from the bottom of the safe that's where he kept the knife stock for the store in there!!! I have been a Major collector ever since!
Sadly I must report my 119 Special brass and cocobolo was stolen in 2002 & I've been missing my favorite knife which was a xmas gift. I'm unabe to afford a new one anymore but, I want any prospective buyer know, This is truly an heirloom quality knife you will treasure a lifetime and pass down to a son, daughter or grandchild. I used mine for deer hunting and miss it dearly every time I field dress a deer. It's funny, I was just telling a friend yesterday about my knife then I get this email. I was 42 when someone stole my favorite knife & 57 know. If I could afford $136 I would definitely purchase this beautiful 75th anniversary edition and I highly recommend you get yourself or a loved one this top quality heirloom piece of history. Thank you Buck knives for a wonderful product and HAPPY 75th ANNEVERSARY
I have carried this knife on the Pacific Crest Trial for years and it serves me well. It's keen blade holds an edge. Carries comfortably and always there when I need it.
After 12 years I can safely say that my 2004 Buck 119 is one of the all-time favorite knives in my collection. I bought it as a teenager with my summer savings and have used it for years. It's whittled tent pegs, gutted deer, scraped hides, cleaned fish, sliced onions, trimmed rope, removed splinters, and hacked down 5 feet of mesquite shrub. It was my go-to knife for a month in the Alaskan bush. I've modified the handles and drilled lanyard holes and carried it for hundreds of hours. This is a terrific knife. I have let a lot of knives go over the years but this one is staying right here with me.
Surprisingly heavy, 5 inch blade, well balanced, sharper than sharp, sheath is high quality. I got the gold and wood one idk if that makes a difference. Pros EVERYTHING Cons NOTHING
There are very good reasons this knife has been in production since 1955. Buck is the best knife company I know of, and I've dealt with all the major ones. Extremely high value with unparalleled service. I own many great blades, including antiques, customs and semi-customs. I'm not aware of anything that beats Buck in performance for the money value. The service and USA production are icing on the cake.
It is razor sharp. It is a beautiful knife functions great
Absolutely the finest in workmanship. I've owned many Buck knives over the years, from small pocket, hunting to commercial fishing... proud to hold, honored to sheath.
My first encounter with the 119 was as a kid in the 70s. My uncle owned a farm in Eastern Kansas and carried one in his truck or on his person nearly everywhere he went. He used it for just about everything. It lasted him a very long time, and is still in use many years after he has been gone. Now I've got my own. And I love this knife. This is already my belt knife of choice. I've teamed it up with my 110 and 301 folders. Not a whole lot I can't accomplish with these 3 on hand.
For a 75 years you would think they would use S30V steel if they did I would get one
I've had my special for a good 30+ years and its never let me down.
My father bought a 119 for me for Christmas when I was 17. I have been carrying it for deer hunting every year since! Love my 119! I WILL be purchasing the 75th anniversary model just to have it!
This knife holds its edge through all conditions and I adore it.
Folks I grew up with "Case" being the knife of men. Well with age comes wisdom. I'll own NOTHING but a Buck knife the rest of my life and my son and fellow buddies will also enjoy a buck knife. What a wonderful Christmas gift.
No doubt this 119 would be a terrific companion on hunting or camping trips, but because it is such a magnificent knife, a work of art - almost a fine sculpture, this one is being displayed as a treasure in my display case, rather than used as a tool. It came shaving sharp out of the box, everything fits precisely, it has balance and heft. It bears all the qualities for which Buck knives are deservedly famous.
I found if i hang it high on my suspenders and let it hang down slightly in my left armpit area is out of the way. I really appreciate carrying a larger size knife now. Try it you'll like it!
My step dad's dad bought this knife in the 70s passed it down to him and now to me and I just love this knife.
I HAVE OWNED THIS KNIFE SINCE 2002,THE QUALITY IS EXCELLENT,IT STILL LOOKS BEAUTIFUL.....
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.
I have had this knife since 2011, and I have used it countless times. Sharpening is quick and easy. Overall very good knife
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.
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.
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).
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 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.
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.
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.
Collecting knives 40+ years,this BUCK 119 is already one of my favorite!
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.
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!!!!
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.
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.
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.
What a great knife! Great feel and balance. I love the quality that was put into it.
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.
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.
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'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'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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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!
I have been an outdoorsman my entire life and grew up hunting with my father, a Penobscot Indian, in the mountains of Maine. My grandfather gave me my 119 when I was 15 years old along with my great grandfather's Model 94 Winchester. I've used this knife on so many applications and in multiple countries. I've used it hunting, trapping, fishing, camping, hiking, as a personal defense carry item in gun free zones and more. The knife has never failed and after years of ownership I resharpened it with a Buck diamond sharpener. I can literally shave with this knife. Beautiful, strong and classic in every way. In my opinion it's the greatest survival/hunting/trapping/guide knife made.
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.
This knife may seem big but it gets job done and is great for gutting and skinning
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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'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.
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 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 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 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'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 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.
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 was lucky enough to come across the original 119. I can't say exactly what year it was made, bit it was before anyone on the "How old is my knife chart". The seller nor I had any clue what we were selling/buying, other then it was had a COA Signed by Charles Buck and was the stag handle limited to 60. I only learned of its rareness and value afterwards. With the original box, original sheath, COA, Buck knife warranty, and, get this, the blade NEVER even been edged. It looks like it just came off the shelf, no exaggeration. I would of never guessed it to be so old. I'm looking to sale this knife. (Lifetime warranty is blank ready for a new owner) Like I said with the value of this knife only a die hard collector can appreciate the beautiful handmade "Art" the Buck family put they're blood and sweat into this absolute revaluation in the knife industry. Josh Clipson. email@example.com