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Title: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: AHB on February 12, 2011, 12:06:35 PM
Thanks to Jmora I recently added this Stainless Bnib 360 to my collection...  8)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_62BM8mgZsqk/TVZoHn3WpmI/AAAAAAAAGlU/j1R5H3B_zEY/s640/DSC07358.JPG)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: Grant Lamontagne on February 12, 2011, 02:17:09 PM
Sweet!

I had a black one but sold it (and kicking myself for doing so!) and then managed to get a stainless one to replace it.  It's not bnib, but it's still a great tool!  I'd love to see Buck re-introduce this tool.

Def
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: David on February 12, 2011, 06:14:17 PM
Nice BuckTool Allan.    :tu:    I been eye ballin them Bucks for around a year now but have not pressed the trigger on one yet.   :D
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: Nikos on February 12, 2011, 07:18:46 PM
Nice one mate. :tu: The BuckTool was the first tool -- and actually the first thing in general --  I had tried to buy off of the internet. Paid via bank transfer and never actually received it. This was all back in '96-'97 but I still get a bit jumpy every time I see a pic of it... :-\
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: MultiMat on February 13, 2011, 03:06:23 AM
So Allan how do you like the spaghetti handles & shrunken drivers  :think: :P :D :D :D.

Yep I wish Buck would get back into the MT market, proper plier MT market that is , as much a I 'like'  ::) :D the X-Tract range the pliers are some what ornamental  :D :D.

Welcome to the flexi stubby driver MT Club Allan   :D :D
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: AHB on February 13, 2011, 06:52:05 AM
I had a black one but sold it (and kicking myself for doing so!)
Funny you should mention it, I have this Nib BO 360 on the way shortly..  ;) :D

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_62BM8mgZsqk/TVdweVVP16I/AAAAAAAAGmI/KOuXI2Pd04E/s640/%21CDgvo%28%21B2k%7E%24%28KGrHqZ%2C%21l%21Ez%2BzlYbw9BNO1lKh4sw%7E%7E_3.jpg)


And there's gotta be more Buck pics out there, so post 'em if you got 'em..

Matt... :pok:  :pok:
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: WH867 on February 13, 2011, 08:57:39 AM
 :multi:
(http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu305/horsehunter64/102_4985.jpg)
(http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu305/horsehunter64/102_4543.jpg)
(http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu305/horsehunter64/100_5286.jpg)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: AHB on February 13, 2011, 09:14:03 AM
Thanks Dennis, very kewl pics..  8) 8)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: MultiMat on February 13, 2011, 09:21:41 AM
I had a black one but sold it (and kicking myself for doing so!)
Funny you should mention it, I have this Nib BO 360 on the way shortly..  ;) :D

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_62BM8mgZsqk/TVdweVVP16I/AAAAAAAAGmI/KOuXI2Pd04E/s640/%21CDgvo%28%21B2k%7E%24%28KGrHqZ%2C%21l%21Ez%2BzlYbw9BNO1lKh4sw%7E%7E_3.jpg)


And there's gotta be more Buck pics out there, so post 'em if you got 'em..

Matt... :pok:  :pok:

I think I just have a beat up 360 , a wee one & a XTract  :think: :think:
I will have a hunt & try to take some pics on my next day off  ::) :D :D :D.

Dennis do you still have that HD Buck  :think: :think: :D :D :D
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: WH867 on February 13, 2011, 09:25:05 AM
b]
  Dennis do you still have that HD Buck  :think: :think: :D :D :D


Yes, still have it :)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: David on February 13, 2011, 03:52:31 PM
 8) Bucks Dennis. You guys are going to have prowling ebay looking for Bucks.   :D
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: J-sews on February 13, 2011, 06:15:25 PM
Sweet!

I had a black one but sold it (and kicking myself for doing so!) and then managed to get a stainless one to replace it.  It's not bnib, but it's still a great tool!  I'd love to see Buck re-introduce this tool.

Def
Ugh. Your toes should be worn to bloody stumps by now then. ;)

Here's a fine pair. :) The one on the left is just passing through....


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/jooliesews/Bobbys/Black360s.jpg)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: Dr. Bahn on February 14, 2011, 07:57:16 PM
I tried to make some pics of my Bucktool with my mobile phone but all of them came out too crappy to post them!  ::) :D Oh well, there are already a lot of good pics in this thread so I guess it doesn´t matter that much...

Today I have handled it the first time again since at least 12 years and I have to say that I really like the look of it. I also like the small signs on its handle which show which tools are in which handle. And if I remember right it was one of the first mt with a lock release button. But this is already all I like... Mine has got a fully serrated and a partially serrated blade which is imo a very "unhappy" combination. A plain and fully serrated blade or only a half serrated blade and a file or saw would have been much better. This said, it neither has a file nor a saw. Instead it has a lot of single flat screwdrivers plus two 3D Phillips screwdrivers. Some of them could have been integrated into a can or bottle opener like SOG or Victorniox do it. Other than that, all tools of my Bucktool have some play and if I squeeze the open handles while using the pliers, they touch each other in the middle easily. Imo the whole tool is just not really thought out and feels way to flimsy...

Being a collector, it is nice to have one but I will never ever edc it for sure!!


Sorry for my bad english and I hope you got my points!  :D



Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: J-sews on February 15, 2011, 04:18:39 AM
- "A plain and fully serrated blade or only a half serrated blade and a file or saw would have been much better"   agreed :salute:
- "Instead it has a lot of single flat screwdrivers plus two 3D Phillips screwdrivers"  agreed :salute:
- "Some of them could have been integrated into a can or bottle opener like SOG or Victorniox do it"  agreed :salute:
- "all tools of my Bucktool have some play"  agreed :salute:
- "if I squeeze the open handles while using the pliers, they touch each other in the middle easily"  agreed :salute:
- "Imo the whole tool is just not really thought out and feels way to flimsy..."  agreed :salute:


- "Being a collector, it is nice to have one but I will never ever edc it for sure!!"  AGREED! :D
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on February 15, 2011, 05:13:00 AM
 "Nice tools"  AHB  :tu: Wow more Buck tools! This is a real treat for me. I like seeing other Buck tools in peoples collections. You guys have some nice Buck tools. I posted a picture of some of my Buck tools in another thread so I won't hijack this one with mine. Nice Harley Tool WH867
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: MultiMat on February 15, 2011, 05:25:05 AM
"Nice tools"  AHB  :tu: Wow more Buck tools! This is a real treat for me. I like seeing other Buck tools in peoples collections. You guys have some nice Buck tools. I posted a picture of some of my Buck tools in another thread so I won't hijack this one with mine. Nice Harley Tool WH867

NAAHHH mate post em again  :pok: :pok: :pok:
I would not mind seeing your rare Buck Birds again  :pok: :D :D :D
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on February 15, 2011, 07:14:43 AM
Here are some of mine:
Black 360 -  Titainium Nitride 1 of 7 Signed by CJ BUCK - Camo - Stainless
Mini Buck 350 - Black Mini Buck

(http://gallery.multitool.org/var/resizes/BuckTool-collection/360BUCKTOOLBLACK-TITAINIUM-REGULAR-CAMO_zps45d0d0d1.jpg?m=1410876489)

(http://gallery.multitool.org/var/resizes/BuckTool-collection/P10409312_zps175c5f45.jpg?m=1410876489)

Model# 360-355-350
(http://gallery.multitool.org/var/resizes/BuckTool-collection/360355350BUCKTOOL_zps12466a64.jpg?m=1410876489)
(http://gallery.multitool.org/var/resizes/BuckTool-collection/360350355BUCKTOOLS_zpsa7bb8754.jpg?m=1410876489)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: MultiMat on February 15, 2011, 07:34:51 AM
 :cheers: :cheers: Longbow I reckon your TiNi/gold Buck is the pick of the bunch for me  8) 8) 8).
It is hard to have a BuckTool thread & not have your ones included  :D :D.

OK I better go get some pics of my run of the mill Bucks  :( :( :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: AHB on February 15, 2011, 05:13:58 PM
Just what we've been waiting for Longbow.  :D  :tu: Amazing lineup.    8) 8)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on February 15, 2011, 07:09:19 PM
The TiNi Bucktools were given as gifts to the seven people who got the Bucktool project started. All seven people also got a custom made leather sheath for their tool. I got this tool from one of my friends who got it from CJ Buck CEO of Buck Knives (CJ Buck engraved his signature and wrote a COA). My friend  is doing a very detailed book on the history of the Buck Master knife, he is funding the book by selling Buck memorabilia. I guess it is good to have good friends.

BTW the book should be out within the next few months.

(http://gallery.multitool.org/var/resizes/BuckTool-collection/360Ti4_zps0a6a3c2e.jpg?m=1410971933)

(http://gallery.multitool.org/var/resizes/BuckTool-collection/P1040924_zpsa4057f67.jpg?m=1410971934)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: Gareth on February 15, 2011, 11:58:00 PM
Sweet!

I had a black one but sold it (and kicking myself for doing so!) and then managed to get a stainless one to replace it.  It's not bnib, but it's still a great tool!  I'd love to see Buck re-introduce this tool.

Def
Ugh. Your toes should be worn to bloody stumps by now then. ;)

Here's a fine pair. :) The one on the left is just passing through....


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/jooliesews/Bobbys/Black360s.jpg)

Anyone else wondering which hand Bob's using to hold the camera? :think:

 :o



@The_Longbow.  That TiNi has to be one of the most exclsive multi's out there, you're a lucky guy. :tu:
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: J-sews on February 16, 2011, 02:01:49 AM
Anyone else wondering which hand Bob's using to hold the camera? :think:

 :o

Mmmph holing it wiff my teeff!
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: J-sews on February 16, 2011, 02:07:32 AM
The TiNi Bucktools were given as gifts to the seven people who got the Bucktool project started....


So chances are one or two went to the folks at Splane Design (http://web.me.com/macameneti/Splane_Design_Webpage/Portfolio/Pages/Product_Design.html#2)? :)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/jooliesews/Bobbys/SplaneDesign.jpg)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: WH867 on February 16, 2011, 03:13:24 AM
(http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu305/horsehunter64/102_4990.jpg)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: Pacu on February 16, 2011, 03:19:49 AM
great pics everyone

@THE_LONGBOW      that engraved TiNi buck is fantastic. Great collector piece. :drool:
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: MultiMat on February 16, 2011, 02:18:04 PM
The BuckTool with the pocket clip would be a nice catch  :dd: :dd: :D

OK my modest set of Buck MT's
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/multimat426/Buck%20multis/S6305360-1.jpg)
Xtract at top , 360 middle & the wee 350 bottom. I gotta say the Xtract & 350's sheaths are nicely done  8) 8). My used 360 did not come with a sheath sadly.

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/multimat426/Buck%20multis/S6305361-1.jpg)
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/multimat426/Buck%20multis/S6305363-1.jpg)
I think the way Buck made the 360 & 350 designs so close in appearance was REALLY clever 8).Leatherman did something similar with the Skeletool & CS.

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/multimat426/Buck%20multis/S6305367-1.jpg)
2 Phillips head drivers  :o :o , a bit on the stubby side  ::) :D :D
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/multimat426/Buck%20multis/S6305366-1.jpg)
Serrated blade & combi blade  ??? ???, more stubby drivers.
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/multimat426/Buck%20multis/S6305365-1.jpg)
Comparing the 360's larger driver with a LM Core  :D.

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/multimat426/Buck%20multis/S6305368-1.jpg)
The Bucktool 350 looks a similar size too a LM Squirt P4  :think: :think:
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/multimat426/Buck%20multis/S6305369-1.jpg)
The Squirt is a LOT more solid the 350 almost feels toy like in comparison  :think:
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/multimat426/Buck%20multis/S6305371-1.jpg)
Look at the Buck's cap lifter  :ahhh :ahhh :D :D
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/multimat426/Buck%20multis/S6305373-1.jpg)
Scissors are tiny & the tweezers are actually worse than the LM Micra's  :o :o :o :o :D

Now do I like my BuckTools , hell yeh  :D :D , as collector pieces  ;) :D :D. If I used the 360 & 350 I am almost certain I would break them  :( :(. It is a real shame Buck abandoned the plier based MT market as I reckon they would of made improvements & got there in the end  :think: :think:.


Leatherman have changed their corporate slogan , maybe it could be applied too BuckTools  :think: :think:
BUCKTOOL NOW YOUR READY.... TOO COLLECT  :P :D :D
 

Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: J-sews on February 17, 2011, 02:55:41 AM
Hehe :D :D



Great comparison pics too Mat! :tu:


Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: Chako on February 17, 2011, 06:09:08 AM
(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Leather%20Projects/IMG_0705small-1.jpg)


(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Leather%20Projects/IMG_0713small.jpg)

 :salute:
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: J-sews on February 18, 2011, 04:12:28 AM
Great shots as per usual Chako!! :multi:
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: Chako on February 18, 2011, 04:35:25 AM
Thanks.

Some of the previous subjects are just  :drool: worthy.  :D
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: J-sews on February 18, 2011, 01:47:44 PM
Gracias! :)



On a different note; I wonder when exactly Buck changed the plier head, and why? :think:


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/jooliesews/Bobbys/buckhead.jpg)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: AHB on February 25, 2011, 07:41:20 PM
On a different note; I wonder when exactly Buck changed the plier head, and why? :think:
Maybe to support the plier on the handle when twisting..?  :think:
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: J-sews on February 26, 2011, 03:08:39 AM
On a different note; I wonder when exactly Buck changed the plier head, and why? :think:
Maybe to support the plier on the handle when twisting..?  :think:

That's what I thought too, but.......then I realized the one with the bigger cast bracing (nearest to the camera) came first! :think: :think: :think:
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: MultiMat on February 26, 2011, 03:17:51 AM
On a different note; I wonder when exactly Buck changed the plier head, and why? :think:
Maybe to support the plier on the handle when twisting..?  :think:

That's what I thought too, but.......then I realized the one with the bigger cast bracing (nearest to the camera) came first! :think: :think: :think:
:o :o ??? ??? ???. Cost savings  :think: ::) ::) ::) ::).
"Hell the handles are all flexible , we might as well make the pliers flexi too "  :P :D :D
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: WH867 on February 26, 2011, 04:35:29 AM
It looks like the early version should be stronger with the extra bracing on the head but the newer style seems to have less flex in the handles, at least on the ones I have
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: AHB on February 26, 2011, 03:00:06 PM
That is weird alright...  :think:
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: AHB on May 08, 2011, 04:27:08 PM
I just stumbled upon this brand new Camo Buck 360, so that'll be my birthday present for myself later this week.  :ahhh :ahhh :mail:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_62BM8mgZsqk/TcaXQEssWwI/AAAAAAAAG5k/UWCeLwTA2C8/s800/73903130_05042011222917_2143_3.jpg)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: J-sews on May 08, 2011, 08:59:49 PM
Suh-WEET!! 8) 8)



:think: Hey, didn't you just get a birthday present for yourself last week? ???

 :D :D
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: AHB on May 08, 2011, 09:10:00 PM
Suh-WEET!! 8) 8)



:think: Hey, didn't you just get a birthday present for yourself last week? ???

 :D :D
But this is the late birthday present for myself.. :D
There's a big difference..   :pok: :pok:
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: J-sews on May 08, 2011, 09:25:17 PM
Excellent point my good man!! :salute: :D
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: edcgear on May 08, 2011, 09:36:21 PM
Woow, those plier based Buck's looks COOL  :multi: :multi:  :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu:

Too bad I can't find them here...
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: scrappy on May 09, 2011, 05:42:09 PM
I did not notice the plier difference. I will have to look at mine.
I bid on another tool clip last night but gave up at 77 dollars with shipping so the other guy got it for a dollar more.
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: J-sews on May 12, 2011, 04:43:58 AM
I did not notice the plier difference. I will have to look at mine.
I bid on another tool clip last night but gave up at 77 dollars with shipping so the other guy got it for a dollar more.

Bummer. :( Hopefully there will be another one along soon. :-\
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on May 12, 2011, 04:46:45 AM
Very nice birthday present AHB. Those are getting harder to find. Is it a user or collection piece? Nice picture also.
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: AHB on May 12, 2011, 06:02:59 AM
Very nice birthday present AHB. Those are getting harder to find. Is it a user or collection piece? Nice picture also.
This one will rest safely on the shelf along with my other two BuckTools.. :)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: scrappy on May 12, 2011, 04:49:44 PM
Use it!
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: AHB on May 12, 2011, 07:13:52 PM
Arrived today..
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_62BM8mgZsqk/TcwUSQ7izsI/AAAAAAAAG64/5Fxu0pW0SDE/s400/DSC07780.JPG)(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_62BM8mgZsqk/TcwUXvmPb0I/AAAAAAAAG68/kQWbrsi_Ejw/s400/DSC07782.JPG)

And the entire Buck "Collection"..  :)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_62BM8mgZsqk/TcwUMytvSoI/AAAAAAAAG60/DmW6WDEGSFY/s800/DSC07777.JPG)


Use it!
Not likely..  :D
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: David on May 12, 2011, 07:47:08 PM
  :o    8)     8)     8)     :tu:     :D
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: scrappy on May 12, 2011, 11:15:22 PM
That is beautiful
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: J-sews on May 13, 2011, 02:42:31 AM
Sweet set you have there Allan! :multi:


Are you finding any other differences between the early made one (your black one) and the later ones? :)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: AHB on May 15, 2011, 07:58:10 PM
Are you finding any other differences between the early made one (your black one) and the later ones? :)
Nope, they do seem quite alike.. :)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: Tsquare on June 22, 2011, 04:50:05 AM
I have one of the bucklite tools with the nylon sheath and it is very similar in size to the original leatherman.  a neat little tool indeed.
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: Bruce909 on July 18, 2011, 08:53:10 AM
I noticed that there was not a Bucktool with the pocket clip picture in this thread and I got real lucky and found one last week.  I have not got it cleaned up yet but here is the picture of it when it arrived.  Does anyone know the correct model number...360-CL?

Bruce

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l615/bmarian12/Buckclip.jpg)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: AHB on July 18, 2011, 09:27:38 AM
No idea what model it is, but it sure is nice.  :tu: :multi:
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on July 18, 2011, 11:48:23 PM
I noticed that there was not a Bucktool with the pocket clip picture in this thread and I got real lucky and found one last week.  I have not got it cleaned up yet but here is the picture of it when it arrived.  Does anyone know the correct model number...360-CL?

Bruce

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l615/bmarian12/Buckclip.jpg)

Well i see who has been bidding against me!! :o Just Kiddiing. According to my list of Buck Tools your assumption is correct the model number is "360CL" nice score  :D  Did you enjoy Boise? Boise is my old home town.
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: joebw on July 19, 2011, 12:37:00 AM
Hi,

I think the Bucktool 360 with the belt clip is model #B36O-BC.

Best - Joe
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: David on November 07, 2011, 06:05:17 PM
Arrived today.
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: AHB on November 07, 2011, 06:55:47 PM
Arrived today.
8) 8)
Nice pouch too..  :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: badwolf on November 07, 2011, 06:57:24 PM
Excellent pics all round :tu: these ooze quality :drool: another MT I've not seen, liking the 355 model :gimme: What are the side bits for on the 360 :think:
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: AHB on November 07, 2011, 07:01:23 PM
What are the side bits for on the 360 :think:
Those are the locks. :)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: badwolf on November 07, 2011, 07:19:54 PM
Thank you Allan :salute: The 355 model is that non locking then :think: if so it will have to go on my 'really need it must have at all costs and in place of more important things list' kinda in to my non locking MT's at the mo and being in the UK, just like to carry and use my MT's :D
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on November 08, 2011, 06:58:55 AM
Thank you Allan :salute: The 355 model is that non locking then :think: if so it will have to go on my 'really need it must have at all costs and in place of more important things list' kinda in to my non locking MT's at the mo and being in the UK, just like to carry and use my MT's :D

The 355 BuckLite Tool and the 350 MiniBuck Tool are non locking. The 360 BuckTool is the only BuckTool that the implements lock. Other than color variations (350 MiniBuck Tool came in Black Oxide) these tool only came with the implements shown.

355 BuckLite Tool
(http://gallery.multitool.org/var/resizes/BuckTool-collection/BuckLite3551_zps4e850337.jpg?m=1410971933)

(http://gallery.multitool.org/var/resizes/BuckTool-collection/BuckLite3552_zps92165a54.jpg?m=1410971933)

350 MiniBuck Tool
(http://gallery.multitool.org/var/resizes/BuckTool-collection/350MiniBuckTool3_zpsc55a1915.jpg?m=1410971932)

(http://gallery.multitool.org/var/resizes/BuckTool-collection/350MiniBuckTool2_zpse3bdf43d.jpg?m=1410971932)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: Grant Lamontagne on November 08, 2011, 02:02:41 PM
I love the BuckTool, and I would love to see it return- if anyone from Buck is reading this, BRING BACK THE BUCKTOOL, even if it is only a special run or limited release.

What makes the BuckTool special?  Simple- it's innovative.  When it came out during what I like to think of as the First Golden Age Of Multitools, a period in which everyone recognized the brilliance of the plier based tool Tim Leatherman had released and struggled to make thier own version, everyone was trying to solve the problems defined by the PST.  The biggest issue was the exposed sheet metal edges, and the race was on to find a way around that- Schrade rotated the handles 90 degrees, Bear rotated them 180 degrees, SOG rotated the hinges 90 degrees or added awkward flaps and Gerber developed the sliding head plier concept.  I think Buck's answer incorporated the best of these ideas by having the handles fold sideways, but opposite to eachother.

Was it another silly gimmick?  I say no, because it allowed the convenience of opening the pliers one handed like the butterfly styled PST although without the rough edges.  It allowed for a hand friendly ergonomic handle without the added bulk of the ST-1.  The plier head wouldn't fold sideways during use like the ParaTool, and it didn't have extra pieces thrown in to try and cover it's own shortcomings like the Powerlock.  The mechanism didn't waste as much space as the sliding mechanism on the Multiplier, and as if all that wasn't enough, it incorporated a very smooth, effective non-obtrusive lock mechanism- something that Schrade and Bear didn't manage to do, and most other companies like Leatherman and SOG showed how unimaginative they were by using an existing rocker type lock.

There were some drawbacks though- some of the stubby screwdrivers were a bit of a pain, the three sided phillips was a bit odd and if twisted the right way the plier head would start to fold, but how many of these other companies got it right the first time around?

Given that this design is almost 20 years old, imagine what 20 years of development and inoovation would have brought us today had Buck not killed the line and moved to China?  Now with Buck bringing much of their line back in house, I think it's high time we saw an updated, USA made version of the 360.

Def
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: AimlessWanderer on November 08, 2011, 03:40:42 PM
I got an unused 360 recently, and it's certainly an interesting concept. The pliers are mechanically weaker than "conventional" multitools due to the way the heads are affixed to the handles and the orientation of the sheet metal at that point. As for the drivers and 3 winged Phillips, I don't feel they are much worse than a lot of multitools currently available - I'm thinking Gerber's 2.5D Phillips and the stubby drivers on the Juice line.

At this stage I'm undecided whether this tool is one I should put into use, or pass on unused for someone to keep as a safe queen. It's quirky - but I've yet to decide whther it's quirky in the right way or the wrong way for me personally - and for me it's a user or a loser

I'd like to see Buck have another shot at the plier based multitool market and be as innovative as before - although people generally expect a pliers based tool of this size to have heavier duty pliers than Buck offered previously. The X-Tract was another innovative tool which didnt fit my needs - big locking knife (not the best start for us Brits) and (again) lightweight pliers didn't tick my boxes, but it was fun to try out for a while. Alternatively if Victorinox won't bring out a line to rival the Juice, maybe Buck could  :think: At least we know they'd do something different with the challenge and be prepared to start with a blank canvas, and I do respect Buck for that
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: David on November 08, 2011, 05:06:18 PM
Grant you bring up some good points buddy. One thing I`ve noticed and I been guilty of myself at times is that we some times pass judgement about these older tools without considering the times in which they were developed. The BuckTool I got yesterday is a later production  one I think and it has a regular Phillips driver not three sided and a lanyard attachment instead of the smaller Phillips driver. I`ve should have two more in of eariler production in a day or two so will post some comparision pics later.   :)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: scrappy on November 08, 2011, 07:46:17 PM
Nice score David
They are behind the times and.not my edc but for their time they were innovative. And the quality is great. Very sharp blades
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: badwolf on November 08, 2011, 08:05:48 PM
Thanks Longbow for posting those pics, I'm rather interested in getting a 355, its on the list now. thanks Grant for that interesting read. As I said, these really do ooze quality, I didn't realise how old they wear :think: would also like to see these remade, very nice MT :tu: 50ft-trad if you decide to pass it on please PM as I'd like to see and try one of these even though its a locking one as I too like use or lose :multi:
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on November 09, 2011, 02:17:16 AM
I have discussed the BuckTool with a Buck Knives employee. One of the reasons the BT was discontinued is that Buck had to pay "royalties" on the design of the BT, and it became cost prohibitive to continue producing the BT and stay competitive in the Multitool market. During the time the BT was manufactured the market was being flooded with new Multitools and Buck Knives felt it could no longer compete with other manufacturers. I really doubt Buck would ever do another Multitool run, as I understand it that when Buck Knives run out of warranty  parts for the tools that will be the end. I know they have very few parts left for the tools now.
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: Gareth on November 09, 2011, 10:58:32 PM
Very interesting. :)  Any idea who they were paying the royalties too?
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: Ombudsman on November 09, 2011, 11:30:22 PM
Very interesting. :)  Any idea who they were paying the royalties too?

Brett P Seber from SeberTech (now IDL Tools) and a bunch of guys according to the patent:

http://www.google.com/patents?id=M-4IAAAAEBAJ&printsec=abstract#v=onepage&q&f=false (http://www.google.com/patents?id=M-4IAAAAEBAJ&printsec=abstract#v=onepage&q&f=false)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: Gareth on November 09, 2011, 11:55:20 PM
cheers Ombudsman.  :cheers:
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: David on November 10, 2011, 12:59:11 AM
Here are a few comparision pics of some differences in the BuckTool. In descending order the first pic shows the plier head differences pointed out by Bob earlier in this thread. From left to right the second pic shows the older plier head is a little beefer looking.
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: David on November 10, 2011, 01:08:11 AM
The third pic shows the newer BuckTool ( bottom tool ) has a different tool set. The Phillips is four sided not three. The small Phillips is replaced by a lanyard attachment. From right to left the the fourth pic shows the two different sheaths the BuckTool 360 came with.
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: David on November 10, 2011, 01:15:08 AM
One other thing I noticed about the later produced BuckTool 360 is the handles are stouter and dont flex as much as the earlier examples. At least with the one I have.   :)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: J-sews on November 10, 2011, 04:25:45 AM
One other thing I noticed about the later produced BuckTool 360 is the handles are stouter and dont flex as much as the earlier examples. At least with the one I have.   :)


Can you tell what change made them stouter David?  (I'm on the road right now and can't look myself)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: David on November 10, 2011, 05:24:46 AM
One other thing I noticed about the later produced BuckTool 360 is the handles are stouter and dont flex as much as the earlier examples. At least with the one I have.   :)


Can you tell what change made them stouter David?  (I'm on the road right now and can't look myself)

Bob, I cant really see a change that would make them stouter. Maybe its just the way this one got put together.   :shrug:
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: Bruce909 on November 10, 2011, 05:28:15 AM
Very interesting. :)  Any idea who they were paying the royalties too?

Brett P Seber from SeberTech (now IDL Tools) and a bunch of guys according to the patent:

http://www.google.com/patents?id=M-4IAAAAEBAJ&printsec=abstract#v=onepage&q&f=false (http://www.google.com/patents?id=M-4IAAAAEBAJ&printsec=abstract#v=onepage&q&f=false)

I'm betting that all the people listed in the patent application had (have) agreements with the Assignee Buck Knives, Inc.  Brett Seber is probably one of casualties of Buck Knives moving North...actually a casualty of the Workers Compensation problems that drove Buck from Southern California.  Many of the former Buck employees did not follow the company to Idaho.  Not that you could blame them.

When I spoke to Buck Knives about getting one of my Bucktools fixed they said they did not have the lock component but if I sent it in they would see what they could do.  I asked why they quit making the Bucktool and I was told that they were stopped by Leatherman because of a patent issue.  Makes sense since Leatherman, Frazer and Collins are all listed in the patent document. 

Bruce
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: David on November 22, 2011, 06:49:27 AM
Latest BuckTools 360 w/clip, 355, 350.
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: MultiMat on November 22, 2011, 08:07:29 AM
David that pocket clip Buck is a great pick up mate  8) 8) 8) , you do not see many for sale.
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: David on November 22, 2011, 08:54:25 AM
Mat I`m surprised I won that pocket clip 360. I guess the big dogs were napping.   :D  I really do like the BuckLite if it wasn`t a NIB I`d be carrying that tool.  The MiniBuck is well, mini. Smaller than I thought it would be. Still kinda  8) tool.
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on November 23, 2011, 02:38:21 AM
Mat I`m surprised I won that pocket clip 360. I guess the big dogs were napping.   :D  I really do like the BuckLite if it wasn`t a NIB I`d be carrying that tool.  The MiniBuck is well, mini. Smaller than I thought it would be. Still kinda  8) tool.

I watched the 360 clip but I already had one so I let it go. If you watch you can pick up a 355 Bucklite tool for under $20. I got a new Bucklite tool for $20 shipped in September. If they go low I will bid on them so watch out. >:D
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: J-sews on November 24, 2011, 02:43:41 AM
Congrats at finally landing the 360CL David! :cheers: I know you've been after one for awhile. :)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: AHB on November 24, 2011, 06:44:08 AM
Congrats at finally landing the 360CL David! :cheers: I know you've been after one for awhile. :)
+1  :tu:
I still need to get those three myself..  :)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on December 11, 2011, 11:52:57 PM
Another 360 BuckTool checked off of the list. I picked this one up while fishing on the Bay

360 BuuckTool 5 Notch Wire Stripper

(http://gallery.multitool.org/var/resizes/BuckTool-collection/360BuckTool5notchfile8_zpsc0a55e9e.jpg?m=1410999656)

(http://gallery.multitool.org/var/resizes/BuckTool-collection/360BuckTool5notchfile7_zpse6370002.jpg?m=1410999658)

(http://gallery.multitool.org/var/resizes/BuckTool-collection/360BuckToolBlemish3_zpsf63f10b5.jpg?m=1410999657)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: badwolf on December 12, 2011, 12:37:23 AM
 :drool: :drool: :drool: that's one uber 8) blade :tu:
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: J-sews on December 12, 2011, 01:24:49 AM
Nice! :multi:  So what 360 models are you still hoping to get?
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on December 12, 2011, 05:16:18 AM
Nice! :multi:  So what 360 models are you still hoping to get?

The one that I feel will round out my collection is a 360 Harley Davidson with bit set. I have only seen pictures of this one. The tool has Harley Davidson etched on the handle.
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: David on December 12, 2011, 06:35:12 AM
Nice score LB.   :tu:    I passed on one of those earlier today as I was afer another tool.   :)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: David on December 24, 2011, 11:23:07 PM
Bucktool 360 w/file.    :)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: J-sews on December 25, 2011, 01:13:46 AM
Another nice one David :salute:



Here's a Harley Davidson one, just to taunt The_Longbow with ;)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/jooliesews/Bobbys/BuckTool360HarleyDavidsonb.jpg)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: David on December 25, 2011, 01:46:06 AM
Bob that BT HD sure is    8)    :tu:    Nice pic also.    :)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on December 25, 2011, 01:49:13 AM
David very nice 360FL  :tu:  How many different models of 360's do you have?

J-sews that is just evil! >:D  Some day I will have one of those!
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: David on December 25, 2011, 02:05:18 AM
LB I`ve the 360, 360CL and 360FL. Of the regular 360s I`ve got two with different tool sets. So I guess I`ve got four different ones at the moment. I looking for one with the file you just got and a camo one. I just missed a camo one this week it went much higher than I thought it would.   :)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on December 25, 2011, 02:16:56 AM
Yes the camo 360 went high especially since it did not look in very good condition. They seem to sell high around the holidays more competition.. So far I have came up with 8 different standard factory models, with 3 Special production or Prototype.
Thanks
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: J-sews on December 25, 2011, 05:24:44 PM
Yes the camo 360 went high especially since it did not look in very good condition. They seem to sell high around the holidays more competition.. So far I have came up with 8 different standard factory models, with 3 Special production or Prototype.
Thanks


Can you share your list with us Longbow? :)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: AHB on December 25, 2011, 05:28:21 PM
Can you share your list with us Longbow? :)
+1  :tu:
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: David on December 25, 2011, 05:44:40 PM
Can you share your list with us Longbow? :)
+1  :tu:

Yes please!    :)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: David on December 25, 2011, 05:58:27 PM
It appears some of the eariler Bucktool knife blades had no nail nicks.   
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on December 25, 2011, 07:55:59 PM
Well this my list and accuracy is questionable.

360 BuckTool no nail nicks (no holes to open blades) first year production.
360 BuckTool with nail nicks
360CM Camo handle
360BKB Black Oxide coating
360FL File with 1 wire stripper notch
360  file with 5 wire stripper notches
360CL pocket clip
360WM  Workman  with lanyard loop
360 Harley Davidson Etch with bit set

Special Projects

360 Titainium Nitride (gold) coating
360  BCCI First Run Serialized
360 "Buck" Etch Logo only 2 Prototype made

Other BuckTool

355 BuckLite Tool
355  BuckLite Tool with advertising etch

350 Mini  BuckTool
350 Mini BuckTool  Black oxide coating

If any one would like to see a picture of one of these let me know. Any additional info would be appreciated!
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on December 25, 2011, 08:04:15 PM
360 BuckTool with "Buck" Etch
 This was a factory experiment done as a cover up. How ever as you can see it did not work.

(http://gallery.multitool.org/var/resizes/BuckTool-collection/360ETCH1OF21_zps6cd297d5.jpg?m=1410999658)

(http://gallery.multitool.org/var/resizes/BuckTool-collection/360ETCH1OF22_zpsc7d7a7c9.jpg?m=1410999658)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: J-sews on December 25, 2011, 11:33:25 PM
360 BuckTool with "Buck" Etch
 This was a factory experiment done as a cover up. How ever as you can see it did not work.

(http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq340/THE_LONGBOW/360ETCH1OF23.jpg)

(http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq340/THE_LONGBOW/360ETCH1OF21.jpg)

Interesting variation - I've never seen that one before. :salute: What exactly were they trying to cover up?
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: David on December 26, 2011, 12:20:02 AM
Thank you LB! I`d like to see a pic of the 360 Workman. I`m wondering if the 360 I`ve got with a lanyard, awl and 4 sided Phillips is a Workman?
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on December 26, 2011, 12:22:32 AM
Unfortunately I was told they were not sure of why these two were done like this.
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on December 26, 2011, 12:44:50 AM
Thank you LB! I`d like to see a pic of the 360 Workman. I`m wondering if the 360 I`ve got with a lanyard, awl and 4 sided Phillips is a Workman?

I see a typo in my list  :-[

The 360WM  Workman is the file with 5 wire strippers
360WM file replaces drop point blade, Awl replaces can/bottle opener

360 with lanyard is The "Standard 360" from the year 2000.
The 360 with lanyard has a Serrated Sheepsfoot blade a can opener and a Phillips screw driver.
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on December 26, 2011, 12:48:55 AM
Well this my list and accuracy is questionable.

360 BuckTool no nail nicks (no holes to open blades) first year production.
360 BuckTool with nail nicks
360CM Camo handle
360BKB Black Oxide coating
360FL File with 1 wire stripper notch
360WM Workman file with 5 wire stripper notches
360CL pocket clip
360  with lanyard loop
360 Harley Davidson Etch with bit set

Special Projects

360 Titainium Nitride (gold) coating
360  BCCI First Run Serialized
360 "Buck" Etch Logo only 2 Prototype made

Other BuckTool

355 BuckLite Tool
355  BuckLite Tool with advertising etch

350 Mini  BuckTool
350 Mini BuckTool  Black oxide coating

If any one would like to see a picture of one of these let me know. Any additional info would be appreciated!
I had to change the 360WM and the 360 Lanyard as they were posted wrong in the first list.
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: David on December 26, 2011, 12:49:49 AM
Thank you for your information LB it is greatly appreciated!    :tu:     :)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: J-sews on December 27, 2011, 12:53:22 AM
Here's another one for your list LB: :)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/jooliesews/Bobbys/BuckLiteTool355FirstProductionRun.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/jooliesews/Bobbys/FPRc.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/jooliesews/Bobbys/FPRa.jpg)


It's a First Production Run BuckLite tool, serial number 078 of 300. (sorry for the poor photos) The engraving is rather small, and doesn't show very well through the blister package. :-\
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on December 27, 2011, 01:37:14 AM
Very NICE J-sews I have not see one of the First Production Run BuckLites. I do have a BuckLite in the Clam Pack but it is not a First Run. So I guess this starts another quest. Thanks for the pictures and info. I will add it to the List.
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: J-sews on December 27, 2011, 01:40:39 AM
I'll let you know if I see another LB :salute:



Hmmm, I wonder if they did a first production run MiniBuck? :think:
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: David on December 27, 2011, 02:00:30 AM
That`s a  8) one Bob!    :tu:    :)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on December 27, 2011, 04:27:29 AM
I'll let you know if I see another LB :salute:



Hmmm, I wonder if they did a first production run MiniBuck? :think:

Thanks for the Heads Up if you see a 355.
I am researching to see if I can find more info if there was a first run 350 Mini BuckTool.
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on December 31, 2011, 05:05:13 AM
Well I finally got lucky "Thanks to David"  ;) I changed my search and found a Harley Davidson BuckTool.  :tu: 

(http://gallery.multitool.org/var/resizes/BuckTool-collection/360BuckToolHD7_zpsd301d016.jpg?m=1411137486)

(http://gallery.multitool.org/var/resizes/BuckTool-collection/360BuckToolHD4_zps6c528641.jpg?m=1411137486)

(http://gallery.multitool.org/var/resizes/BuckTool-collection/P1060803HD5_zpsb5edc0f2.jpg?m=1411137486)

(http://gallery.multitool.org/var/resizes/BuckTool-collection/360BuckToolHD1_zps4abfc3e5.jpg?m=1411137484)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on December 31, 2011, 06:00:52 AM
I found this story in an old BCCI Newsletter. I found it interesting.
Quoted from BCCI NewsLetter May 1998

"Special Projects
Top Brands BuckTool and BuckLite Tool - No Logo
The drop point side of the handle will not have the Buck logo.
Top Brands does premium products in which they apply other
companies logo's to our products. There is no way to know who
will be ordering from Top Brands so just keep your eyes open
and if you see a BuckTool with another company's logo on the
one side, you will now know why. Approximate quantities will
be 3500 BuckLite tools and 4000 BuckTools".


 
No more information in any newsletters as to other names etched on BuckTools that Top Brand did so be on the LOOK OUT for these.

I did find on a list where there may be some (about 50) BuckTools done for the NRA  (National Rifle Association) these were etched/pad stamped by Buck Knives.
I also found a run of 2250/360's and 500/355's done for DU (Ducks Unlimited) by Buck.
The information indicates that Buck etched/pad stamped some tools on the "knife blade" and some on the "handle". If you find or have one of these let me know and I will try to find a quantity and year they were made.

As I find more special BuckTool projects I will post the information.
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: David on December 31, 2011, 06:29:28 AM
 :o  That is a nice HD BT LB. Glad you finally got one.   :tu:   Thanks for the info on the Special Projects. I sure would like to find a NRA 360. I`ve got a NRA-ILA 350.    :)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on December 31, 2011, 05:58:29 PM
:o  That is a nice HD BT LB. Glad you finally got one.   :tu:   Thanks for the info on the Special Projects. I sure would like to find a NRA 360. I`ve got a NRA-ILA 350.    :)

I found your 350 NRA-ILA on the Special Projects list for the year 2000. The Buck stock number is "350SP4".  How ever it does not give a quantity or any other information. And the logo was pad stamped at Buck.
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: David on December 31, 2011, 06:09:02 PM

:o  That is a nice HD BT LB. Glad you finally got one.   :tu:   Thanks for the info on the Special Projects. I sure would like to find a NRA 360. I`ve got a NRA-ILA 350.    :)

I found your 350 NRA-ILA on the Special Projects list for the year 2000. The Buck stock number is "350SP4".  How ever it does not give a quantity or any other information. And the logo was pad stamped at Buck.



Thank you LB!   :tu:   I`ll write that info down so I dont forget it.    :)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: J-sews on December 31, 2011, 06:49:26 PM
Congrats on finally getting the Harley Buck LB! :cheers: Great photos of it too. :)



The BCCI information is helpful too, thanks. A thought though.....I can understand Buck producing a few thousand tools with no "Buck" logo so they could be rebranded for other companies, but what about the bit driver extension? Did they make those special just for the Harley version? It doesn't seem like they would tool up and make an accessory like that in such a small quantity..? :think:
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: badwolf on December 31, 2011, 07:15:45 PM
Really like these Buck tools, hopefully be posting some pics in the near future :tu:
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: AimlessWanderer on January 10, 2012, 02:29:04 AM
The Bucktool actually bucked a trend for me - pun intended!

I consider myself to be a tool user rather than a collector, even if I have got a growing assortment to choose from. I have tools I use regularly, tools I use occasionally and tools I haven't needed to use yet - but I'm just waiting my moment. I don't consider any of my tools to be safe queens, and I certainly don't collect as an investment. I use my Mini, my Toolclip V2, Swissgrip, Mini Bear Jaws and several other tools which for many have been confined to exhibition and discussion pieces.

On top of all those I also have a Bucktool ... and it doesn't fit into any of the usage classifications.

Everything else that I've not seen as a user has now left me - Sideclip, pulse, x-tract, mini-grip ... none of those worked for me as users, so they've moved on to new homes and most importantly, I've not regretted moving any of them on.

Again, the Bucktool is different. It is a tool which I cannot see as being part of the rota or can identify a specific delegated arena for as I do with many of my tools, yet it is one which I do not want to part with. I've been tempted to offer it up for trade or sale more than once, but when I get it out of the sheath ... all of a sudden I don't want to anymore. Maybe I will at some point, but for now I'm sure even I with my strict "tools are for using" philosophy can allow myself one "collector's piece". It's not like it's valuable or special in any way other than it's wonderful quirkiness.

At least if I only have one such tool I can still say I'm not a collector ... by definition a collection should be plural  :D

Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: J-sews on January 28, 2012, 05:16:31 AM
Can't recall if I've posted this letter before, but this thread seems like a worthwhile place for it :)



(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/jooliesews/Bobbys/BuckToolletterofauthentication.jpg)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: David on January 28, 2012, 05:24:45 AM
That some good intel Bob. Thanks for posting it.   :salute:    :)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on January 28, 2012, 06:43:15 AM
Thanks J-sews for posting that letter. It is so helpful to me as I have got very limited info from Buck. It seems no one at the factory knows much of the history on the BuckTool, so I am trying to glean as much info as I can, and this is the best place I can find for info.
Thanks All of you for helping me in my quest.
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: AHB on April 28, 2012, 08:12:51 AM
This Minibuck arrived during the week, so I just need to get my hands on a Bucklite now.. :)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7NX43Wgho2Y/T5uJq78s9ZI/AAAAAAAAHos/VT_DXoQgr4U/s640/Billede%2520005.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-CAJ5N5n3DIo/T5uJr1jFakI/AAAAAAAAHo0/LQVv5tUqdl8/s640/Billede%2520007.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-xwzafLvy37Q/T5uJs241ZVI/AAAAAAAAHo4/ou2Jr9D0qYw/s640/Billede%2520008.jpg)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: David on April 28, 2012, 09:30:41 AM
 8)    :tu:     Nice pics of the little Bucktool.    :)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: Chako on April 28, 2012, 12:57:24 PM
There will always be another one to get your hands on Allan.  :D

Great photos of the little guy in the family.  :tu:
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on April 28, 2012, 04:22:38 PM
Cool tool AHB  8) Glad you got the Mini Buck
Hope you find a BuckLite soon they seem to be hard to find right now.
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: sergemaster on May 12, 2012, 12:06:21 AM
Amici,
Just how well did the Bucktool perform at tasks? Although I never did handle or use one, they do remind me of the old SOG Paratools that are still in use today.

Cheers,
Serge
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: JimShockz on May 19, 2012, 05:21:46 PM
8)    :tu:     Nice pics of the little Bucktool.    :)

A little item,would not leave home without it,like the american express card :D

-JH
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: WH867 on June 19, 2012, 09:45:45 PM
Twin Harley Bucks.  Different size logos so not quite identical  :shrug:  8)
(http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu305/horsehunter64/531e2b8c.jpg)
(http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu305/horsehunter64/c7426403.jpg)
Title: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: AHB on June 19, 2012, 09:47:33 PM
Nice ones Dennis.. :drool:


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on June 20, 2012, 02:13:50 AM
Nice score. Those are hard to find. Interesting that the logos are are different sizes. May be they were done different years. Unfortunately there is no way to tell what years they were made, at least not that I know of. Thanks for showing.
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: J-sews on June 20, 2012, 03:56:14 AM
Great pair you got there Dennis! 8)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: David on June 20, 2012, 08:28:23 AM
Reckon that is a great good haul there Dennis!   8)    :tu:    :)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: AHB on June 20, 2012, 06:20:43 PM
At long last, thanks to Saz, here's my latest addition...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HctsTDnDirg/T-H3aVvAlPI/AAAAAAAAHu4/gRgG0X92hKM/s640/DSC09237.JPG)


(Gimme a poke if you ever get tired of one of those HD tools, will ya Dennis..)   ;)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on June 21, 2012, 03:40:22 AM
AHB
 Nice BuckLite!! Is that the paperwork from the BuckLite? It looks like the proper paper work.
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: David on June 21, 2012, 06:05:49 AM
Nice one Allan!
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: J-sews on June 22, 2012, 04:51:33 AM
Ooooh, very nice Allan! 8) So how is your entire Buck collection coming along? Any more that you are still on the lookout for? :)




Random question: I wonder why Buck never did a black oxide BuckLite? ??? They did the 360 and 350 in BO, but not the 355..? :-\
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: AHB on June 23, 2012, 08:13:02 AM
AHB
 Nice BuckLite!! Is that the paperwork from the BuckLite? It looks like the proper paper work.
Thanks..  :tu: Yes, it's the original papers..

Ooooh, very nice Allan! 8) So how is your entire Buck collection coming along? Any more that you are still on the lookout for? :)
Here's my line-up so far, I still need a Harley Davidson 360, BO Mini Buck 350 and of course one of those darn nice TiNi 360..  :)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jLUgRxuXzrc/T-Vc7BHZtGI/AAAAAAAAHvQ/SLZbZckLFoM/s800/DSC09284.JPG)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: J-sews on June 23, 2012, 01:30:07 PM
Sweet! :tu: Yeah, those BO Mini Buck's don't come along very often (although when they do the price usually isn't very high) I'll keep an eye out for you. :)


As regards the Harley version...seems like I read recently about a member here who has TWO of them... :think: ;) :D
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on February 21, 2013, 06:54:03 AM
I have been adding to my BuckTool display. As usual every time I get a new tool I notice a new variation.
 Buck came out in their 2000 catalog with the 360 BuckTool with a lanyard loop as the standard model. The previous 1996 through 1999 standard 360 had a #2 Phillips in place of the lanyard loop. The 2000 catalog also had the new model 360CM camo BuckTool.
 I have had a 360CM camo for some time now,I recently got a good buy on another 360CM. I got to looking at the 2 of them and I noticed one has a lanyard loop the other has the 2D Phillips. The 2000 Buck catalog show the 360CM as having a lanyard loop. Both of the handles are stamped with the Phillips icon.

Standard 360 with lanyard loop from the year 2000 catalog.

(http://gallery.multitool.org/var/resizes/BuckTool-collection/360Lanyard1_zps2c9e0010.jpg?m=1411400697)

360CM camo variation with Phillips #2 and with  Lanyard loop

(http://gallery.multitool.org/var/resizes/BuckTool-collection/360BTCAMO7s_zpscdf0c5eb.jpg?m=1411400697)

(http://gallery.multitool.org/var/resizes/BuckTool-collection/360BTCAMO5s_zps0451ef32.jpg?m=1411400698)

(http://gallery.multitool.org/var/resizes/BuckTool-collection/360BTCAMO4s_zps90d28c24.jpg?m=1411400692)

Phillips with Phillips icon.

(http://gallery.multitool.org/var/resizes/BuckTool-collection/360CAMO2s_zps427d9e8a.jpg?m=1411400694)

Lanyard loop with Phillips icon.

(http://gallery.multitool.org/var/resizes/BuckTool-collection/360CAMO1s_zps3c5209b4.jpg?m=1411400697)

My latest acquisition a 360CM in a blister pack. This is the first i have seen of this variation of blister pack. My other 360CM came in boxes.

(http://gallery.multitool.org/var/resizes/BuckTool-collection/360BTCAMOBP2s_zps8f6cc564.jpg?m=1411400697)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: J-sews on February 22, 2013, 05:37:05 AM
New in the blister pack! :o Looks like you got another nice one TL :tu:  I'll check mine when I get back home and see if it has the phillips, or the lanyard loop.
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: David on February 22, 2013, 06:07:08 AM
Longbow, your amazing collection continues to get better!     8)    :tu:     :)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on February 23, 2013, 06:12:51 AM
Thanks for the comments.  ;)

I also got a couple of Mini BuckTools I will post later.
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: AHB on February 23, 2013, 08:07:59 AM
As David said, you get some great stuff, I look forward seeing the minis.. 8)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: gregozedobe on May 14, 2014, 02:31:52 PM
Necrothread revival  :)

I have been buying a few different BuckTool 360's recently (with/without nail slots, files, H-D, DLC etc) so I thought I should have a closer look at the one I've had for a while, so I did.  I think I may have a different variant:

This one has conventional nail nicks in both CE and SE blades (ie LM style, not the usual BuckTool slots that go all the way through the blades in the later ones, nor the total absence of anything in the earlier versions).  It has the old style pliers with the extra lug that touches the handles when open.  These nail nicks look totally professional as if that's how the blades were made originally (definitely not a crude home brew modification).

Has anyone else ever seen a BuckTool 360 with regular nail nicks (not slots) ?
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on May 15, 2014, 05:48:51 AM
Thanks for the wake up message gregozedobe. Been gone awhile as the mother board in my computer died so I have to use other computers. What a pain and some of my info is gone. Plus some thing happened to my PhotoBucket and all my pictures seem to be missing. Hope to get a new computer soon.
The 360 BuckTools with crescent ground Nail Nicks were made for LL Bean. LL Bean customers said they liked the BuckTool how ever they complained the blades were to hard to open with no Nail Nicks so Buck ground crescent Nail Nicks into the blades to fill the order. After that order the new BuckTools had the "hole" nail nick. Not sure of the quantity made but it is a low number. Ironically I caught one recently on the bay, after 4 years of fishing.
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: gregozedobe on May 15, 2014, 06:10:53 AM
Welcome back  :tu:  :cheers:

And thanks for the LL Bean info ( a fount of knowledge about BuckTools as usual  :salute:  )

I thought it amusing that I've only just started to collect 360 variants and I had a rare one all along  :D

Any others I should keep an eye out for ? (besides the ones in your helpful list)

Get that new computer organised and don't be a stranger   :)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: tosh on May 15, 2014, 06:01:44 PM
Welcome back Longbow  :tu:
Its been a while.

Any new additions??  :drool:

As for me... I'm still searching for the 360 variations namely B/O & Camo. They are getting harder to find, especially here in the UK!!
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: gregozedobe on May 15, 2014, 06:23:34 PM
As for me... I'm still searching for the 360 variations namely B/O & Camo. They are getting harder to find, especially here in the UK!!

Looking at my black Bucktool 360 I'm inclined to think the black finish is actually DLC not BO (DLC seems smoother and harder/more durable).

Camo 360's are definitely in short supply, but the black 360's seem a little more common (but still expensive) on ebay.com.
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: J-sews on May 16, 2014, 04:38:37 AM
Thanks for the wake up message gregozedobe. Been gone awhile as the mother board in my computer died so I have to use other computers. What a pain and some of my info is gone. Plus some thing happened to my PhotoBucket and all my pictures seem to be missing. Hope to get a new computer soon.
The 360 BuckTools with crescent ground Nail Nicks were made for LL Bean. LL Bean customers said they liked the BuckTool how ever they complained the blades were to hard to open with no Nail Nicks so Buck ground crescent Nail Nicks into the blades to fill the order. After that order the new BuckTools had the "hole" nail nick. Not sure of the quantity made but it is a low number. Ironically I caught one recently on the bay, after 4 years of fishing.

Thanks for the info Mark, I was not aware of that. :salute: Hope you get computerized again soon! :tu:
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: David on May 16, 2014, 06:59:27 AM
Good to see you again LB! Hope you get up and running soon.    :tu:
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: enki_ck on May 16, 2014, 04:49:10 PM
Thanks for the wake up message gregozedobe. Been gone awhile as the mother board in my computer died so I have to use other computers. What a pain and some of my info is gone. Plus some thing happened to my PhotoBucket and all my pictures seem to be missing. Hope to get a new computer soon.
The 360 BuckTools with crescent ground Nail Nicks were made for LL Bean. LL Bean customers said they liked the BuckTool how ever they complained the blades were to hard to open with no Nail Nicks so Buck ground crescent Nail Nicks into the blades to fill the order. After that order the new BuckTools had the "hole" nail nick. Not sure of the quantity made but it is a low number. Ironically I caught one recently on the bay, after 4 years of fishing.


:woohoo:

Glad to see you back online. :cheers: I noticed the missing pictures some time ago and was jut checking when you last logged in two days ago. I was getting worried. Hope you'll manage to figure out the problem with the Photobucket pics and manage to retreave the pictures from your old computer. If it was the motherboard that died, then just adding the old hard dick drive in the new computer should get you access to the old files no problem. :cheers:

If you'll have problems getting access to them, just ask here in the forum, we have a few computer techs here who would gladly help you out. :tu:
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on May 18, 2014, 05:20:49 AM
Here is a sample of the 360 BuckTool with Crescent Nail Nick made for LL Bean.

(http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq340/THE_LONGBOW/P1090133_zpsd7dce75c.jpg)

(http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq340/THE_LONGBOW/P1090132_zps47d38a40.jpg)

(http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq340/THE_LONGBOW/P1090131_zps07329135.jpg)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: David on May 18, 2014, 05:23:48 AM
Thank you for the pics LB!
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: gregozedobe on May 18, 2014, 08:20:49 AM
Here is a sample of the 360 BuckTool with Crescent Nail Nick made for LL Bean.
That's them, thanks for the photos LB
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: gregozedobe on September 12, 2014, 02:51:24 AM
Today I finally snagged a Buck 360WM (5 notch file, same as the Harley-Davidson branded version, and SE Sheepsfoot blade).  I've been looking for one of these for a while, but they don't seem to come up for sale very often.  I think (hope ?) that completes my set of regular production 360's.  :D
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on September 14, 2014, 02:43:33 AM
gregozedobe
Glad to see you got one you were looking for. As I have not gone back through this thread, so not sure if this list is already posted. I have a list I have assembled with most BuckTool models.
I have not added any to my collection lately. I found an odd 360 on Ebay but lost the bid Oh well.
The list of significant Buck models:

360 BuckTool Variation 1 NO Nail Nicks 1996
360 BuckTool Variation 2 Nail nicks added 1997
360 BuckTool Variation 3 lanyard loop replaces 1 Phillips driver 2000
360WM Workman 5 notch (wire strippers)
360BK (black oxide finish)
360CM (Advantage camo finish)
360CL (with belt clip)
360FL (with file blade, two variations) 1 notch & 5 notch
360HD Harley Davidson w/tool set
355 BuckLite
350 MiniBuck
350BK (MiniBuck, with black oxide finish)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on September 14, 2014, 06:42:32 AM
All of my pictures were lost from my PhotoBucket account. So I have started reloading my pictures and I will start posting them on here.

(http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab62/bucktool360/P1040929_zpsb0d0bc1a.jpg) (http://s850.photobucket.com/user/bucktool360/media/P1040929_zpsb0d0bc1a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: enki_ck on September 14, 2014, 12:14:25 PM
All of my pictures were lost from my PhotoBucket account. So I have started reloading my pictures and I will start posting them on here.

(http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab62/bucktool360/P1040929_zpsb0d0bc1a.jpg) (http://s850.photobucket.com/user/bucktool360/media/P1040929_zpsb0d0bc1a.jpg.html)

If you need help with adding the pics to relevant threads with broken IMG links, let me know. You can send me the links per PM and I'll add them in the correct place. :salute:
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: gregozedobe on September 14, 2014, 12:52:11 PM
gregozedobe
Glad to see you got one you were looking for. As I have not gone back through this thread, so not sure if this list is already posted. I have a list I have assembled with most BuckTool models.
I have not added any to my collection lately. I found an odd 360 on Ebay but lost the bid Oh well.
The list of significant Buck models:

360 BuckTool Variation 1 NO Nail Nicks 1996
360 BuckTool Variation 2 Nail nicks added 1997
360 BuckTool Variation 3 lanyard loop replaces 1 Phillips driver 2000
360WM Workman 5 notch (wire strippers)
360BK (black oxide finish)
360CM (Advantage camo finish)
360CL (with belt clip)
360FL (with file blade, two variations) 1 notch & 5 notch
360HD Harley Davidson w/tool set
355 BuckLite
350 MiniBuck
350BK (MiniBuck, with black oxide finish)

TLB, thanks for the list.  :tu:  :salute: 

After reading it I now have some questions of the resident MTo Bucktool guru  ;) 

Q1 What is the difference(s) between the 360WM and the 360FL with 5 notches ?

Q2 Is your 360BK black oxide(BO) or Diamond-Like Coating(DLC) ?  Mine definitely feels more like DLC than BO

Q3  Do you class the First Production Run (FPR) 360 and 355 as regular production tools ?  I sort of think they are  ???
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on September 14, 2014, 10:07:00 PM
Thanks enki_ck
I will do that so the pictures can be put in the proper place. I still am unsure what happened to my PhotoBucket account.

gregozedobe

What is the difference(s) between the 360WM and the 360FL with 5 notches
 The 360WM Workman/Harley Davidson have 5 wire strippers. The 360FL has 1 wire stripper. The list below is off on that point, I need to be careful when I copy and paste.

Is your 360BK black oxide(BO) or Diamond-Like Coating(DLC) ?  Mine definitely feels more like DLC than BO
 The 360BK is listed as having Black Oxide coating. I think with handling it may get polished some to give it a smoother appearance. I have Buck knives with DLC and it is definitely a higher gloss finish than my 360BK

Do you class the First Production Run (FPR) 360 and 355 as regular production tools ?  I sort of think they are
 Buck made a numbered run of 400 FPR 360's and 300 FPR numbered 355's that were engraved as such. These were done for the BCCI (Buck Collectors Club)

Can you post a picture of your 360BK so I can see the finish?
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: JAfromMn on September 15, 2014, 04:36:45 AM
I just found my old buck tool in a box of winter stuff I drug out.

It's got a broken plane blade.


I'd like to get it fixed but I doubt buck will still have parts.
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on September 15, 2014, 06:59:33 AM
I just found my old buck tool in a box of winter stuff I drug out.

It's got a broken plane blade.


I'd like to get it fixed but I doubt buck will still have parts.

Yes the BuckTool parts are gone. If you send it in you would most likely get an X-Tract as a replacement.
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: Pacu on August 23, 2016, 10:27:37 PM
bumpity bump.. :D

2 for $10..i couldn't pass up. Buck Model 355 and 360. They appeared to be coated in cosmoline when i bought them. I'm still in the clean up phase of the tools but thought i'd share. No rust, tools looks to be in good shape. I found these on the app site Letgo. I recommend it for finding cheap multis and knives. I'm gonna let these soak for a bit in Pacu's secret cosmoline remover followed by tool lube for a couple days and go after them with a nylon brush/ pipe cleaners.

(http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk74/leatherxman/Mobile%20Uploads/20160823_150428_zpsftgtseob.jpg) (http://s277.photobucket.com/user/leatherxman/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160823_150428_zpsftgtseob.jpg.html)

(http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk74/leatherxman/Mobile%20Uploads/20160823_150340_zpse0nsno7r.jpg) (http://s277.photobucket.com/user/leatherxman/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160823_150340_zpse0nsno7r.jpg.html)

(http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk74/leatherxman/Mobile%20Uploads/20160823_150307_zps3bz9xegp.jpg) (http://s277.photobucket.com/user/leatherxman/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160823_150307_zps3bz9xegp.jpg.html)

(http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk74/leatherxman/Mobile%20Uploads/20160823_150307_zps3bz9xegp.jpg) (http://s277.photobucket.com/user/leatherxman/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160823_150307_zps3bz9xegp.jpg.html)



Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: AHB on August 24, 2016, 05:53:02 AM
Nice score..  :ahhh :tu:
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: gregozedobe on March 30, 2017, 12:45:04 PM
I just won an unusual Buck 360 on ebay.  I bought it because it has a nail nick on the serrated blade (this was usually only on the LL Bean version), but the combo blade has the nail slot (as per later production 360's).  Seeing as these MTs have rivets, not screws I'm guessing this was made after the LL Bean run was finished, but the factory still had some serrated blades with nail nicks left over, so in the spirit of "waste not, want not" they used them up with regular slotted combo blades.

I had a bit of competition for this one, presumably from a fellow Buck collector, and I was wondering if it was anyone on here ?  (no hard feelings over the price I paid, just curious)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on April 02, 2017, 01:25:29 AM
gregozedobe

Glad to see you out bid me on that.  ;)  I was hoping who ever won it had an idea what they were getting. I think your evaluation is correct on the way it was made. The only other idea was it may have been sent back for warranty work. What ever the case, if you ever want to part with it let me know. Again nice score and please post pictures here when you get it.   :tu:
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: pa_strunk on May 11, 2017, 03:55:44 AM
Ok, I have a few of these BuckTools and have always wondered the purpose behind a 1/3 Serrated Blade paired with a fully serrated blade. Any thoughts?
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: gregozedobe on May 11, 2017, 08:49:06 AM
Ok, I have a few of these BuckTools and have always wondered the purpose behind a 1/3 Serrated Blade paired with a fully serrated blade. Any thoughts?

I could never figure that out myself.  Maybe the designer had a surplus of combo blades to be used up, and they never got around to changing the design ?
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: Yadda on August 07, 2017, 08:21:35 PM
I just added a Buck Minitool 350 to my collection.  Much smaller than I expected.  I'm disappointed because it is extremely loose,  so it isn't a very good pocket tool.  On the other hand I am impressed with the quality of this diminutive multi tool. 
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: gerleatherberman on August 18, 2017, 05:56:38 AM
Got me a BuckTool now and I really like it. Unfortunately it would not suit my personal work needs, so it will be a shelf queen. It is nearly perfect, with just a 1/64th" bit of pitting inside a handle. Tools are unused and the tool is tight. Blades are untouched and razor sharp. It has the two three sided phillips. Tools are well made and the non clumping is awesome with the locking system and half stops.
This is a tool every MT collector should have at least one of..IMO. After seeing the smallish size of this 360, I will stick with it being my only BuckTool though(I like mid size and HD MTs the best). The 350 & 355 must be tiny, huh? They cost more than the 360 too(I paid $33 for my 360)! :o
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: gregozedobe on August 18, 2017, 03:38:22 PM
The 355 isn't a great deal smaller than the 360, but as Yadda says the 350 is very, very small (and way too many of them have loose plier/handle pivots - it must be a design flaw).
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: gerleatherberman on August 18, 2017, 10:20:41 PM
The rivets can be crushed in a press to fix that, but only if someone is actually going to use their tool. It will cause a cosmetic issue, though acceptable and small,  to press the rivets tighter.
I use the press at work to tighten plier heads at work when they get loose and the cutters fail. A minor blemish is a small price for a daily user tool to function well. :cheers:
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: pa_strunk on August 19, 2017, 11:08:54 PM
What do you guys think about a badge for BuckTool enthusiats?
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: Yadda on March 26, 2018, 04:48:15 AM
My Buck family pics.
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 26, 2018, 07:09:57 AM
My Buck family pics.
Nice! :like:
Even though I said I wouldn't seek out the 355 & 350, I bought one of each.  :ahhh
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: CeHo on March 26, 2018, 08:00:16 PM
I love the BuckTools - but not so easy to find in Germany...
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: ReamerPunch on April 13, 2018, 07:58:34 AM
Does anyone have an idea about the dots on the pliers where the plierstop springs go into? (second pic)
One side has four dots, the other has five, in the arrangement of dice sides. :think:

(https://i.imgur.com/yJ15Nti.jpg?1)
(https://i.imgur.com/RZGGKoS.jpg?1)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on April 25, 2018, 06:08:14 AM
ReamerPunch nice BuckTool. It is nice you have a box and paper work. Would you mind posting a picture of the open tool so I can tell what variation you have.

I find it interesting how after many years of collecting BuckTools, you discover something I have never noticed before. I looked at my BuckTools and found 1, 2,3,4,5 and 6 dot tools. My first guess is a date code, as the evolution of the tool seems to coincide with the number of dots. The number of dots differ on all tools I have from one side of the head to the other. Like 2 dots one side the other 3 dots. So this may have aided in assembly.  I will be in contact with Buck to see if any one can give me an answer. I will try this weekend to post pictures of the dot variation I have.
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: gerleatherberman on April 25, 2018, 06:33:38 AM
Hey Longbow,
I don't know if this is helpful or not, but my 360 doesn't have any dots.
Pics with 355 and 350. And 360 & 355 with tools out.

On a side note: finally have one of each. :woohoo:

Nice find on the NIB BuckTool, Reamerpunch!
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: ReamerPunch on April 25, 2018, 10:48:55 AM
ReamerPunch nice BuckTool. It is nice you have a box and paper work. Would you mind posting a picture of the open tool so I can tell what variation you have.

I find it interesting how after many years of collecting BuckTools, you discover something I have never noticed before. I looked at my BuckTools and found 1, 2,3,4,5 and 6 dot tools. My first guess is a date code, as the evolution of the tool seems to coincide with the number of dots. The number of dots differ on all tools I have from one side of the head to the other. Like 2 dots one side the other 3 dots. So this may have aided in assembly.  I will be in contact with Buck to see if any one can give me an answer. I will try this weekend to post pictures of the dot variation I have.

Thanks, I only have it thanks to Aloha. Massive thanks to him.
I'm out of daylight, so I'll take pictures tomorrow.  :cheers:
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: ReamerPunch on April 26, 2018, 10:20:59 AM
My first is probably the 360 BuckTool Variation 1 NO Nail Nicks 1996

No dots on this side.
(https://i.imgur.com/0Mh7wew.jpg?1)

One dot on this side.
(https://i.imgur.com/NOGHbWf.jpg?1)

No nail nicks
(https://i.imgur.com/JhdtBy0.jpg?1)

Handle-stop on pliers.
(https://i.imgur.com/Lmr9Bk2.jpg)

My NIB BuckTool is a 360FL - with file - 1 notch.

Four dots.
(https://i.imgur.com/eYzAurN.jpg?1)

Five dots on the other side.
(https://i.imgur.com/PbhW4ja.jpg?1)

File with one notch.
(https://i.imgur.com/zZJ7ZTB.jpg?1)

Handle stop on pliers.
(https://i.imgur.com/C5D0RP8.jpg?1)

Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on May 09, 2018, 03:56:14 AM
Been awhile but have a minute to reply.

ReamerPunch Nice tools as I see your tools seem to show older tools seem to have less dots. Your first tool would be a 1996. the other a 1997. These dates come from when the tool appeared in the Buck Knives catalog.

 I got an email from Buck Knives historian. I will quote it here.

" As with a lot of molded components, it’s common for the mold maker to add an identifying mark to the mold so that they will know which mold that particular part came from. If, for instance, we started to get a lot of out of tolerance jaws from the supplier, they would look to see if they were all from the same cavity. If they all had 5 dots, the mold maker knew he had a problem with that mold cavity. ( If you ever take apart something that is cast or molded plastic, you will likely see either a number, or some type of symbol. ) I believe the Buck Tool had a 6 cavity mold and that would explain the 1 to 6 dots found."

That being said I did notice some correlation between the older models and the number of dots. Here are a couple of tools with dots.

1996 First Production (no nail nicks)

(https://i.imgur.com/vwVKmSN.jpg)
Side 1
(https://i.imgur.com/XXz64pG.jpg)
Side 2
(https://i.imgur.com/KOi4hdR.jpg)



Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: Peyote on June 03, 2018, 12:25:16 AM
Wow?!  I've never noticed the dots before.  My 360CL has 5 & 6 dots.  My 355 has 2 dots on both sides but on the opposite side compared to the 360.  I need a magnifying glass if I hope to see anything on my 350.

I'm very jealous of your collection Long Bow.
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: Boonies on August 29, 2018, 10:59:15 PM
Just found what I believe is a “Workman” version of the 360 Bucktool.  Similar to the Harley Davidson set except that the awl replaced the can opener on the Workman and one of the Phillips drivers on the Harley.  Has a nail nick slot in the file too.

Looks like the bit set from the Harley tool will not work on this one (or any other 360 that I can tell).  It will work on a 355 though.  Go figure.......this Workman also has a fully serrated blade instead of the combo blade on the Harley....... :cheers:
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: gerleatherberman on October 16, 2018, 05:08:50 PM
Added Buck X-Tracts 730, 731, & 735 to my little Buck stable. :)
(http://i.imgur.com/GrSLlsT.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/8WANu2U.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/bVVtyvs.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/TvFyveU.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/JwepDxp.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/2AzFiOb.jpg)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: gregozedobe on October 17, 2018, 02:10:16 AM
 :tu:
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: gerleatherberman on October 17, 2018, 03:14:07 AM
:tu:
Thank you, gregozedobe! Just need the 732 LED model and I will call it quits on buying anymore X-Tract models.  :)
The LED 732 seems a rare bird though.  :ahhh
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: gregozedobe on October 18, 2018, 06:35:58 AM
:tu:
Thank you, gregozedobe! Just need the 732 LED model and I will call it quits on buying anymore X-Tract models.  :)
The LED 732 seems a rare bird though.  :ahhh

I must admit I never got into collecting the X-Tract MTs.  There does seem to be a few different variants.  I even have a no-name copy.

If you want some hard to find Buck MTs that will keep you amused (searching) for a while, try looking for the coloured Navigator 753 MTs (buck made quite a few pre-production samples, but never went to full scale production).  NB  These are strictly shelf queen material, they weren't resolved/developed well enough to be an EDC (IMO).

http://wiki.multitool.org/tiki-index.php?page=Navigator+753
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: gerleatherberman on October 18, 2018, 07:44:35 AM
Thanks for the recommendation. :cheers:

Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: CeHo on November 16, 2018, 07:41:21 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/GcfBNMK.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/URLcMrk.jpg)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: ThePeacent on November 16, 2018, 07:44:38 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/GcfBNMK.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/URLcMrk.jpg)

lovely tools...and sheath! Looks so odd and cool (both) :like:
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: CeHo on November 16, 2018, 07:46:23 PM
Many thanks  :tu:
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: gerleatherberman on November 16, 2018, 09:44:47 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/GcfBNMK.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/URLcMrk.jpg)
Very nice acquisitions, CeHo! :like:

Some more of those quintessential MT collectables. :cheers:
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: CeHo on November 16, 2018, 09:54:06 PM
Thanks my friend 👍

I love the MiniBuck
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: gerleatherberman on November 16, 2018, 10:53:18 PM
Thanks my friend 👍

I love the MiniBuck
:hatsoff:

Indeed. The 350 is soo strange, to the point it is charming. Not the most practical though. The 360 is my personal favorite, because of the locking tools. Quite an innovative system for the era they were designed.
My Mini is in great shape, except someone broke the driver tip off of the bottle opener. If I were a bit more into keychain tools, I'd spend the money for a better example, but those things are expensive. :ahhh
I am very impressed that you found one NIB. Beautiful. :like:
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: CeHo on November 16, 2018, 11:44:19 PM
You’re right- I sad it and I thought three things:
1. what a beauty with this sheaths
2. it’s a strange little Tool
3. buy it

 :cheers:
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: gregozedobe on November 17, 2018, 01:47:53 AM

Nice Buck MTs.   :tu:

I like the black 360, there a several different variants around of the 360, but none are very common.

The mini-buck is so small and delicate it is almost like they said to themselves - How small can we make a Buck MT that folds like the bigger ones ?
Unfortunately once they have been used a bit many of these littlies get very loose/floppy in the mechanism that folds out the pliers  :'(
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: gerleatherberman on November 17, 2018, 05:08:11 AM
You’re right- I sad it and I thought three things:
1. what a beauty with this sheaths
2. it’s a strange little Tool
3. buy it

 :cheers:
:cheers:


Nice Buck MTs.   :tu:

I like the black 360, there a several different variants around of the 360, but none are very common.

The mini-buck is so small and delicate it is almost like they said to themselves - How small can we make a Buck MT that folds like the bigger ones ?
Unfortunately once they have been used a bit many of these littlies get very loose/floppy in the mechanism that folds out the pliers  :'(
Indeed. :iagree:
Sadly the reason a good example it tough to find.  :ahhh
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on November 29, 2018, 08:22:11 PM
First I would like to say NICE BuckTools every one that has posted above. Great collection of X Tracts gerleatherberman.
I recently received one of my Grail BuckTools, it has the Phillips screwdriver icon reversed on the handle.
I have watched Ebay for many years searching for this 360 BuckTool, a week ago one came up for bid and I won it.
So onto my dilemma.
As you can see by the picture the icons are reversed.

(https://i.imgur.com/ObytsuL.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/TivXgOT.jpg)

Well the reverse side of the BuckTool has First Production Run engraved on it.

(https://i.imgur.com/E0sXFCJ.jpg)

 I have 2, first production run BuckTools that are still sealed in the original clam pack that I never opened. Have I had one of these reverse icons for years and didn't know it? Are all First Production BuckTools reverse icon? I do not want to open them to find out. I can only see the First Production side in the clam pack. So if any of you with 360 First Production Run tools could look and see if yours has reverse icon I would appreciate it. If yours are sealed please "do not open" them.

(https://i.imgur.com/wlHgFwk.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7doSQBh.jpg)





Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: gerleatherberman on November 29, 2018, 08:31:42 PM
Thank you, Longbow! :cheers:

And great find, with the reversed phillips, along with those sealed BTs.  :dd:

Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: gregozedobe on November 30, 2018, 06:33:01 AM
So if any of you with 360 First Production Run tools could look and see if yours has reverse icon I would appreciate it. If yours are sealed please "do not open" them.

OK.  Both of my 360 FPR's are opened, so I had a look for you.  Both of mine are different to yours, they are the same as the other early 360's I looked at ie they have the small philips icon in the 3rd spot and the large philips icon in the 4th position (which accurately reflects the positions of the actual tools).  One is number 034 (of 400) and the other is 087, so were labelled either side of yours (but that doesn't mean the actual build sequence was bracketing your # 075)

I think you can safely assume your "reversed philips icons" 360 is indeed a truly rare bird  :salute:  :tu:     Are the tools reversed as well ?  (somehow I doubt it)
Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on December 03, 2018, 04:06:51 AM
Thanks for the info gregozedobe, that answers my question with out opening my sealed packs. The tools are in the correct order in the handle.
 According to the Buck information I have there were under 2000  of these reverse icons made, but not sure exact numbers. I think the number is way less than that. There were around 2000 Harley Davidson BuckTools made and they are not too difficult to find.

Title: Re: BuckTool collectors unite.
Post by: THE_LONGBOW on December 03, 2018, 04:07:09 AM
Another 360 BuckTool I picked up recently.
Budweiser (a USA beer) etched, most likely a salesman sample.

(https://i.imgur.com/EUWiGqJ.jpg)