From BUCK Knives via Ammoland:
POST FALLS, Idaho -(Ammoland.com)- Buck Knives Inc., leader in sports cutlery, announces the closing of its popular 75th anniversary edition 119 Special. As of December 31st 2017, the standard Phenolic or Cocobolo-handled 119 Special will replace the 75th anniversary 119 Special.
“The 75th anniversary of the 119 Special has been a resounding success for Buck Knives,” said Chris Bourassa, Director of North American Sales for Buck Knives. “Many of our retailers have experienced a near doubling of growth in year over year sales on this model.”
Making its initial introduction in a one man shop, the first 119 Specials were hand made by Buck Knives founder, Hoyt Buck, and later by his son Al Buck. Gaining fame during WWII, the original 119 Specials were designed by Hoyt for U.S. soldiers and crafted using surplus files and recycled airplane canopies. The 119 has come a long way since then, but the initial design has withstood the test of time.
“My great grandfather was always seeking the perfect balance between clean lines and functionality,” said CJ Buck, CEO & Chairman for Buck Knives. “He achieved that with the 119, which remains a fan favorite 75 years later.”
Like the original 119 Special, the anniversary edition features a 6” clip, 420HC steel blade, genuine leather sheath and is available in black phenolic or cocobolo. This version features a 75th anniversary medallion.
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About Buck Knives:
Behind every Buck knife is over 100 years of experience and craftsmanship. The very best materials and state-of-the-art technology are used to create knives that meet the exacting demands expected of a high-quality knife. Buck stands behind every knife made with their famous Forever Warranty.