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.
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.