RIP Chuck Buck

by Woodsbum

Well, it appears that another legend has passed away. Chuck Buck was the grandson of the Buck Knives Company founder Hoyt Buck. It appears that he passed away Friday evening (Feb 6th, 2015). I saw the notification on Buck’s Facebook page.

“It is with heavy hearts that we regret to inform everyone that we have lost a legend. Chuck Buck, Chairman of Buck Knives, passed away Friday evening. He was an industry icon and friend to all. Please keep his family in your prayers.”

Here is what Buck has about Chuck on their company website:

Chuck is the son of Al Buck and grandson of Buck Knives founder, Hoyt Buck. From a young age,he worked his way up through the company serving as President and CEO for many years, before handing over the reins to his son, CJ. Chuck now serves as Chairman of the Board. 

“My grandfather, Hoyt Buck and my dad, Al Buck founded this company on a simple premise, to make a better knife. Our longtime, best-selling knives reflect that tradition. But we also recognize the importance of keeping pace with changing times. As we look to the future, you can be assured that the same attention to quality, performance and craftsmanship will continue.
I spent a lot of my time traveling the USA to various events, meeting our customers. It is fun to hear the stories of how you received your Buck Knife. I can always tell when a knife is pulled out, the blade is sharpened to almost nothing, the handle has dings from years of use 
and your face lights up at the memory of the first time you used your knife – that your knife has been your friend. I also enjoy your letters so please keep sending them to me.”

– Chuck Buck, Chairman”

I grew up with Buck and Gerber knives as the “go to” tool for any cutting job. My children’s first hunting knives were Buck and my wife got a Buck 119 as part of a Valentine’s Day package one year. Even though I have moved to more expensive and custom knives over the last several years, Buck knives will always be a part of our family’s outdoor history. 

My heart and prayers go out to the Buck family.

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