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.
Serial number of my Frontiersman is 124 I like it, it is beautiful to look and it is good to use.
I have owned two 124's. My first I gave away as a gift to a hunting guide in Idaho in 1982. I bought another 124 in 1985 and I have carried it ever since on deer and elk hunts. I love the balance, the edge it holds, and the general utility it provides me as a hunter. Whenever someone sees this knife they want to hold it and admire it. I think this knife is one of Buck's finest products and I carry it with pride.
I have owned, used and loved Buck knives for a number of years and this has surpassed them all to become my favorite Buck! This 2015 dated knife is build like a tank. Full exposed tang with pinned micarta handle scales. The aluminum pommel and hand guard are well polished to mate up with the micarta scales perfectly. The edge is incredibly sharp. The grind is nice and even. The handle is a bit square for my taste, but has not been uncomfortable while cutting. The entire knife is just a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. The leather sheath is very nice but slightly thicker leather should be used on the belt loop. This knife is almost to handsome to use out doors....almost. I wish this knife would go into regular production. I definitely need another. Just an all around amazing knife. Thank you, Buck, for producing such an incredible outdoor knife!
I received my Buck Frontiersman knife about 2 weeks ago from my brother from another mother. I used it to split wood and to simply baton small branches off. I love it. Durable and sharp. I wanted it as soon as I laid my eyes upon it. I will pass it down to one of my boys.
This one heck of a knife. I've seen many buck knives but not one this good. Overall its the most handy knife I've ever owned
I bought mine in Norfolk, Va. when I was stationed on the U.S.S. Independence in 1967 before heading out to the Mediterranean Sea. I worked on the flightdeck in V-1 division and carried it with me everywhere. When we got back I was transferred to Mayport, Florida and had to spend a few days in the base hospital due to an infection I'd gotten in a cut on my hand during a pilot rescue previous to my transfer. I came close to losing part of my hand but it turned out OK. After release from the base hospital I was in a barracks while waiting for the U.S.S. Shangri-La to pull in to pick a few of us up before setting out for Viet Nam. To make this already long story short, some scumbag stole it out of my locker while I was on liberty. I was way beyond pissed !
I bought my 124 Frontiersman's when I was 13 years old in L.A. California. I bought it with money I earned cutting lawns. I paid $39.95 for it at a local sportsman shop. I have carried it on every trip into the woods and it has never failed to be up for any task I have put it to. I have always respected it as a tool and never abused it. It will be given to my step son when I am no longer able to go out and use it. Thank you Mr. Buck for being part of my youth and adulthood.
Please use a different Company to make the Buck 124 sheath I like the old style and also Just like the Buck 120 sheath. It is not made as well as the older 124 sheaths and like the 120 sheaths as well. It has a hard plastic insert and is more pointed at the end. Love the knife but the sheath is not so loved. Thanks you.
I have owned three 110 and a Path finder. I destroyed the blade on the first two 110's doing roadside repairs to my car so I did not feel right sending them in to take advantage of the best warranty in the business. Were else would I go looking for a straight blade? My Frontiersman is on the way.
thats all i have to say.
I just bought my 124 and I have to say this is the nicest looking knife I have ever bought from Buck. And that says a lot because I have an incredible 112 from the 70s that is nice but this one is the best. Nice work Buck.
Sorry for my poor English. Got mine 124 in mid 80'. It was used. At that time the new one had the wood and rounded handle, but was too expensive for an high school student. Mine was an older model, bigger black phenolic squared handle, with a thong hole in the pommel. Used for years heavy chores in winter mountain trips. Performed very well and was always been easy to sharpen. Now it is a collection piece, for me, but I am planning to get another one. Size, weight, cutting power perfect for me. I am happy for the reintroduction of this iconic model.
Bought this knife in 1976 ! All I can say is buy this knife after all these. Years it looks and works just like when I purchased it. It was on a whim that I did so but I do not regret one bit ! It was 100.00 back then but who would of thought that after all these years the knife is still perfect!!! Message to anyone that is thinking of buying a knife as far as I am concerned for function use and plain old American knifes there's only one name BUCK many thanks to the Buck family for producing a simple quality time tested piece of Americana the only problem with this knife is who am I going to leave it to when I pass away as it will with basic proper care last forever Thank again for producing such quality knifes
If "Chuck Buck" would like to out do himself, just offer the Frontiersman, as a Custom Knife.
My dear wife bought me a Frontiersman sometime in the 1970's and I have loved the knife ever since. Mine has the Rosewood (?) handles and is the best knife of its size I have ever owned and I've owned many others. Perhaps the best feature is the beautiful, sturdy leather sheath. I can't stand the plastic sheaths everyone else is using. Please keep it available, it is time to own another one.
I bought the Frontiersman in Germany just before I went to Vietnam. And it performed very well in the jungle and out of it. Bought another one so I could keep the "old" one "safe" and prevent others from using it. It is a very strong knife; keeps sharp for a long time and has never given me any problems. It is an excellent blade.
I bought my #124 as a substitute for the kbar. At the time I purchased this knife, I was deploying to Operation Desert Shied/Storm with the Marine Corps. This knife was used for several purposes: chopping tool, hammer and general cutting but it's primary use was as a defensive weapon in close quarter combat. Fortunately, I never had to use it for anything other than the strongest cutting tool I have ever used. (It almost replaces a small hatchet.) I had to drill a hole in the bottom of the sheath to attach it to my H harness. I still have the knife and it is now a part of my bug-out bag. My only suggestion would be to make and sell a hard sheath. Using the leather sheath can allow the blade to penetrate the sheath if enough force is applied to the point of the blade. An example would be when having to fall to the ground to avoid incoming rounds. Keep up the good work and don't lower the quality of your knives. They aren't toys but are being used for survival. I'm planning to purchase a shorter blade to wear on a gun belt when not wearing a pack. I also have a #110 that is at least 30 years old. I guess your marketing dept won't like the fact that your knives last a lifetime. In today's marketplace, quality has been replaced with built-in replacement life. Oh, I would like to see you market a good machette for cutting down small brush/vines. Semper Fi.
I got mine in early 80's and loved it ever since. Was lost in a B&E in '08 and I cried (really). Found it was out of production and cried some more. I looked everywhere and found a used one on E-Bay. It was beat up but Buck took it in and the knife looks like new. I am so proud of that knife and the quality work Buck did in restoring an abused beauty. It is a one of a kind and should stay in production for the generations to come.
I won my Frontiersman in 1982 my first year in the army. I carried it as part of my field gear my entire career including Desert Storm. I still carry this knife today and when I pass on I'll carry it and my Fav 1911 Gold Cup to my grave.
excellent couteau qui sert à tout je le posséde depuis 1977 j' aime la marque buck
I bought my 124 Frontier at a yard sale in Alaska for $20.00. It had been sharpened only once. I couldn't believe my good fortune. That was back in the early 80's. I have used it on moose, elk, deer and bear. It has caught the eye of my Father, Brother and Sons. Now all of us have one in our collection, and we use it every year. This was the first Buck knife I owned and I will never part with it. As Crocodile Dundee said, "Nah, this is a knife!"
I bought my Frontiersman in Alexandria (VA) in July 1979, while visiting the States. It was a faithful companion throughout my entire military career and it travelled the world with me. It is now, still in mint condition, back to its original hunting purpose.
I bought this knife in 1997 when I was in San Diego when I was in the U.S. Navy. This knife has preform very well in the tasks I've thrown at it. I've recently given it to my son who has admired this knife for a very long time. He has always cleaned and sharpened it for me. The knife has a really good edge and always will.
I have a Frontiersman #124 that I bought over 25 years ago. I reason I am submitting this review is that my knife has a highly polished wooden grip and a brown scabbard. Wonderful knife that I have kept in the box. To pretty to use.