Buck Knives has added a variety of new knives to its 2021 lineup, including upgraded models of its classic fixed blade hunting knives, along with some new assisted opening folders and new EDC knives. There’s also a new bolster lock auto.
Buck Knives Pro 100 Series Fixed Blades
The classic 100 Series hunting knives, including the famous 119 Special, received a serious upgrade with the addition S35VN steel and OD green canvas Micarta handles. The 102 Buck Woodsman, 103 Skinner, 105 Pathfinder, 119 Special and 120 General are now offered with this Pro Level upgrade. These knives are made in the U.S. Suggested retail prices will range from $160-$250. These models should be available in March.
“This collection of knives has proven to be the bedrock of our product line for the past 50-80 years, proving the designs are functionally efficient and aesthetically timeless,” said Chris Bourassa, director of marketing and product development for Buck Knives. “To further maximize performance and responding to customer demand, we endeavored to provide the best of both worlds in this upgrade with premium steel and a resiliently attractive Micarta handle to create the next generation of classics.”
New Assisted And Automatic Opening Paradigms
Buck Knives’ Shift Mechanism bolster locking technology is being reintroduced on the new 590 Paradigm assisted opening folder and 591 Paradigm Shift automatic. Each Paradigm is redesigned with sleek lines, superior S35VN blades, G10 handles and Cerakote-coated bolsters. Available in black or brown, each model is made in the U.S. The suggested retail prices will be $225 and $250, respectively, for the assisted openers and autos. These too should be available in March.
Buck Knives Budgie Framelock
The 417 Budgie framelocks feature a stout, two-inch S35VN blade and G10 handles. This small EDC is packed with big features, including a large thumb hole for easy opening, a lanyard loop, belt clip and two color offerings. The Budgie is made in the U.S. and will have an MSRP of $100. It’s expected to be available in March.
Buck Knives New EDC Folders Available Now
Buck Knives has some new EDC folders that are available now. These new EDC’s mix in modern, high-tech designs with appealing price points. New ball bearing flippers include the 251 Langford with G10 handles and sleek profile; the 259 Haxby, a smooth, contoured knife with carbon fiber handles; and the 256 Decatur in either a wood or G10 handle.
The 254 Odessa is an all stainless steel framelock while the 252 Trunk is Buck’s first cleaver knife. The Trunk is available in black or tan G10. Each of these models feature 7Cr steel. These folders are imported and will range in price from a suggested $30 to $54. For more information, go to www.BuckKnives.com.