Holding an Edge – A Guide to Sixty Years of Buck Factory Production Knives
by Larry Oden
Whether you are new to collecting Buck knives or a seasoned veteran, this book has plenty to offer anyone interested in factory production models from Buck Knives. Brimming over with an excess of 140 color pictures as well as an abundance of Buck sales brochures, charts and other related items, Holding An Edge contains a plethora of dating tips as well as explanations pertaining to the myriad of construction alterations and tang stamp changes collectors find inherent to Buck knives. While there is a heavy emphasis on Buck’s original factory models from the 1960s, several later popular knives are also addressed. You will appreciate the book’s many interesting stories and historical model background anecdotes so expect to enjoy the first reading and be ready to return often.
The book’s twenty-three chapters include:
- Original Buck Factory Production Fixed Blades
- Combination Knife Sets
- 106 Hunter’s Axe
- 122 Nemo / 124 Frontiersman
- 110 Folding Hunter
- 112 Ranger
- 401 Kalinga / 402 Akonua
- 500 Series Lock-backs
- Separate chapters on 300 and 700 Series Pocketknives
- The Message in the Box
- Plus ten additional informative chapters including two specific sections addressing Buck Sheaths and Dating Buck Knives.
Time will demonstrate the value of Holding An Edge as a trusted reference source. With both the right background and the right credentials, Larry Oden is the right person with the right knowledge to finally write the book so many have wanted for so long.
The book is a hard cover, 8 1/2 x 11 inches, 187 pages. It has over 140 color pictures and an abundance of historical Buck Knives’ ads, sales brochures, charts and related items.
Books can be ordered directly from the author using this Holding an Edge Order Form.