The machine inserts three brass fastening pins, also called dowels, that hold the frame of the knife together, Bond says.The knife maker already is benefiting from the results of the student project, Alvarado says. Buck & Son in 1947 in partnership with his son Al, the Buck Knife Co. Distinct markings on the blade can help owners easily discern the age of their Buck knife.
to fasten the handle assembly together, while simultaneously attaching the knife blade in two of its popular models.
The student project also improves the process for switching out parts of the pin inserter, depending on which model is being produced, Bond says.
Buck has been making knives for over 100 years, and they continue to improve every year.
The craftsmanship on a Buck knife is excellent, and they are also dedicated to using the very best materials and state-of-the-art technology to create high-quality knives.
The team completed the project earlier this month when it delivered the re-engineered control system for the pin inserter two days before the students graduated from the university.
"This is our capstone design project through the University of Idaho," Bond says, a native of Vale, Ore.
If a model number is inscribed, the knife would have been made after 1973 but before 1986.
Consultation with a knife expert can yield clues based on rivet placement and other minute details to pinpoint the exact year of manufacture.
In all, the company has sold 13 million Buck 110s, Alvarado says.
"The 110 has carried us for almost 50 years," Alvarado says.
Well ,thats the story on this one The Stream is someplace in the Addirondack Mountain in New York state Cool. Not a lot of their later stuf though mainly because I don't like most of them. At one Shot Show I talked to a salesman and complained about some inconsistencies in quality. ) and I ended up purchasing that cool little Woodsman from oldblinddog above (Thanks again sir! Buck makes a pretty cool sheath knife, they take some time to get their edge, but once there, it stays sharp with a little bit of maintenance.