Buck 185 Knife

03/26/04

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PLEASE NOTE!


I am moving all of the Buck-185 and Buckmaster information that was on this website to a new website with the hope that I can get more people to participate. Please visit the new:

Buckmaster LT Knife Forum CLICK HERE!!!

I will be moving all of the Buck-184 and Buck-185 materials as well as some other stuff to the new site as soon as I get time...

Please visit Buck-184.com

I need to keep this page up for some time while I hope that the other page will get found and remembered by people that are interested in the Buckmaster and other survival knives that I hope to include there!

Also, I have been asked a hundred times or more if I am selling Buckmaster knives. Please understand these have not been made for years as described in the history link above and the only knives that you will ever find are those that others own and are willing to sell. I normally look at eBAY to find exceptional versions of this knife and following are some that are available at this time!


I am looking for additional information about the Buck 185 Buckmaster LT Buck Catalog #879.

At this point I understand from Joe Houser, Buck Collectors Club Administrator, that the Buckmaster LT was first introduced in April 1986 and should be stamped:

 

BUCK
185<
U.S.A.
PAT. PEND

These knives were made from 1986 through 1989 with a total of about 6000 units made. Stamping is unclear although it is likely that all 6000 were stamped the same way.

The knife with the green and black camo coating is one of about six pieces that Buck made up to test a teflon coating on the blades.  It did not hold up well to the scabbard springs and Buck did not go any further with this concept.

I would like to hear from anybody that additional information or can advise if they own a knife with different markings. If you contact me, I will try to add the details here!

Quarterbore's Credits:  I would like to thank Bill Porter for providing the photos of the knives shown on this page!

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