The Buck 124 was originally designed in 1966 as a dive combat knife called the Nemo. The model then went into production in 1967 and was offered with either a dive sheath (NEMO) or a leather sheath (FRONTIERSMAN). The knife was the same and has remained so to this day.
In the 1960s about 300 examples were produced and they had black phenolic handles with white Teflon spacers. Then in the 1970s it had a fluctuating production, with very poor sales numbers, until in '73 it was offered with a "Buckarta" (Micarta) handle and began to find favor with the public, with over 10000 examples sold until the early 1980s. Until 1983 model production remained high, and in 1984 a version of the FRONTIERSMAN with a Pakkawood handle was introduced; the 1984 version did not have the patent logos engraved, the 1985 version had the patent engravings, and from 1986 the knife began to have the production date engraved on the blade.
Therefore, our proposed model is from 1984.
Knife withdrawn from private collection - Classic Buck model dating from 1984, first series with wooden handle - Overall in very good condition, with no particular noticeable marks, with a few small scratches on aluminum guard and pommel - Scabbard in excellent condition - Original factory sharpening, but underperforming - Lacking box and certificates - Checked and certified by our in-house laboratory.
Intended Use: Hunting / Utility / Multirole / Collection
Type of production: Industrial
Country of manufacture: USA
Blade: full tang, 425M stainless steel
Blade finish: satin-finished
Blade length: 159mm.
Blade thickness: 4.5mm.
Total length: 300mm.
Sheath: black leather
Notes: knife withdrawn from private collection, 1984 specimen, overall in very good condition
|Country of production||Usa|
|Blade Tip||Clip point|
|Blade thickness||4,5 mm|
|Blade Finish||None (Satin / Stonewashed)|
|Materials and Finishes||7,5|