Buck 119 Classic Hunting Knife Review – Well….Sort Of

Buck 119 Classic Hunting Knife Review – Well….Sort Of

The Buck 119 is a true American classic hunting knife. This is probably what your grandfather meant when he said “sheath knife”. And they are still Made in the USA! Get one here: https://amzn.to/2sIRfCL

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  1. Rising 888 Phoenix 333 on May 28, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    It’s a full stick tang.

  2. 2010chingonoutdoorsman on May 28, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    Another great video about a very functional & gorgeous knife. I’ve been using my buck 119 for about 30 years and I have battoned the living daylights out of mine with no problems. She’s getting old but she still works great. Thanks again Brian. – Marco

  3. DL Wood on May 28, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    The Buck 119 was THE knife that all of us scouts wanted back in the early ’70’s. We didn’t know anything about tangs or exotic steels, it just looked cool 🙂 I finally got one and used it for many years. A classic.

  4. Jared Gore on May 28, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    If you decide to give her away look me up!;) gorgeous blade and awesome review!!

  5. denrizza on May 28, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    I think some people are forgetting the fact that this is a hunting knife. NOT a survival knife in the modern definition. Can you use it in a survival situation? Yes. Is the best for this? No. Especially with modern designs as well.

  6. Moku Nui on May 28, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    That’s wierd that this video is only 2 months ago and yet the 119 I’m looking at on Amazon is a full tang. Is this a different 119?

  7. Scott Hill on May 28, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    Like my Buck 119 but actually use my little Buck 102 far more. Can’t go wrong with either or a good ol’ Buck 110.

  8. Nick Casolino on May 28, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    Hi Brian, I have a Buck 119 and yes, I would trust it with my life. It’s not like that Bk -2. You give it a couple of bangs and the knife breaks on you. It’s a very robust knife. It can handle batoning. For a rat tail tang knife, it does everything that a full tang does. I was raised with this knife. 😃

  9. James Cooper on May 28, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    I believe the "+" symbol after the "119" is a date code of manufacture. Also, I believe the knife IS a tang through handle knife. You just dont see the tang sandwiched in the handle. That handle is NOT coming loose but I agree with your decision not to baton with it. That is reserved for a life or death survival situation, which, if you think about it, could very well be something a hunter might find himself in.

  10. Dan O on May 28, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    The handle is not wood and the blade is too wide, that might be perfect for Rambo knife, or a killing knife, but useless for gutting game

  11. Evan Smith on May 28, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    This is a full tang knife, check out the manufacturing video.

  12. 357 bullfrog on May 28, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    Give it to me. I love them 119s but I want a wood handled one. It’s purty

  13. 本多克美 on May 28, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    119 is really Great Knife, I think so,too.

  14. J White on May 28, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    I have a 38 year old Buck 119 that still goes hunting with me. It has cleaned everything from whitetail deer down to sunfish.

  15. James Swick on May 28, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    My first good knife
    Begged for it for Christmas in the early 80s and "Santa" brought it. It has been a great knife

  16. Kerry Sumners on May 28, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    Love my Buck knifes! I have the black handled 119 and a 110 that is on my side whenever I hunt. BTW, the plus sign is the year it was made. Go to the buck website to see when it was produced.

  17. Grosvenor88 on May 28, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    do you find the grip too smooth?

  18. Beyond it all. on May 28, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    Great review Brian. However, I feel I should just help you right a little. Imperial is the old version of measurement, metric is the newer version. Don’t take my word for it, ask professor Google if you’d like. Unfortunately, United States, Myanmar and Liberia are still stuck in the yesteryears of the 1960’s. The rest of the world moved forward 51 years ago. Other than that, I think you’re gear reviews are great. Keep it up…

  19. Fish on May 28, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    My toilet clogged and I was looking up a way to fix it. I found a video called "How to Unclog a Toilet in 11 Seconds!" by "Basic Plumbing Repair". Imagine my surprise when I realized that one of my favorite knife guys was gonna teach me how to fix my toilet. Small world. Now I just have to hope it works.

  20. johngalt857 on May 28, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    If they make a full-tang tactical version, maybe you can silver-tongue Buck out of one to do the BORT. Thanks!

  21. Joe Sanders on May 28, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    I’ve had a 75th Anniversary 119 for about 3 years now, and I can’t bring myself to use it. I should probably buy another plain 119 to use.

  22. 동무 on May 28, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    Is phenolic handle is better? or cocobolo?

  23. Jon LeGros on May 28, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    Phenolic is brittle in the cold. Will snap. I’ve engraved on real phenolic and it snapped just taking the tape off.

  24. INDIAN PREPPER 24*7 on May 28, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Yes , You can donate this knife to me .

  25. Martin Townes on May 28, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Just bought one.

  26. Josh Gossett on May 28, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    Georgia! Im in Toccoa where are you located?

  27. Poultry Pickins on May 28, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    I have this knife with a brass finger guard and pommel and it is gorgeous. Was a christmas present. It is a full tang and I expect many years of use out of it. I may get a plastic handled one to beat on a little more though, because this one is awful pretty .😏

  28. Nickolas Bruh on May 28, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    Lol it’s a 50 dollar knife. Beat it up

  29. Norbert Buckshot on May 28, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    My favorite knife is a buck 119 with some modifications making it better for carving, even fine carving. The knife just works. I’d also add you CAN baton safely with it BUT…not large knotty logs. Stick with ones a couple inches. He’s right…it’s NOT for survival batoning if that’s all you have.

  30. Kenneth Speed on May 28, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    I have a 119 with a stag handle and I feel the same way about it as you do about yours with the cocobolo handle.

  31. Polymathic Perturbations on May 28, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    That’s birch not cocobolo.

  32. Jason G on May 28, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    Absolutely nothing wrong with battoning your knife… if it’s the right kind of knife!Why do you think 1095 steel is heart and soul of good knives for many years. That’s why My Esse6 is my go to blade when I’m deep into the back country

  33. Edwin Henry on May 28, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    I have had mine since 1992

  34. Michael Vinsonhaler on May 28, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    My first knife was a buck folding knife. It had three blades

  35. Rudy Bischof on May 28, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    If you want to see what the tang on this knife looks like go to the Buck website, go to the Custom Shop where you will find the 119. There are several choices for blade finishes, handle materials, and two choices for pommels. The 119 shown as an example will change with the selected changes. Change the blade and a new blade rotates in, and as it does (if you look quick) you will see the tang with it’s hole in the end (the black blade shows it best). Changing the handle will show that the tang goes completely through the handle. into the pommel. The most telling is the pommel change where you see the tang protruding from the end of the handle with it’s hole. The tang is riveted or pinned through the pommel (closely examine the sides of the pommel and you will see the pin). The 119 tang is not a rat tail or a stick or any other kind of push tang. It is a half tang which means that the tang is half the width of the blade and goes all the way through the handle. So, even though it is not full tang in the classic sense of the word, it is a very strong knife. My 119 was my companion through my 14 years as a Scoutmaster, and most all of my backpacking adventures, and served me excellently. I have batoned with it on occasion with no ill effects, but then I’m a “Nessmuk” man and always have a hand axe. You know I’d be more than willing to bet that “Ole George” (“the father of bushcraft”) never batoned that odd looking knife of his either. I enjoy your channel, keep up the good work!

  36. Maurice Smith on May 28, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    Correction on the 119 rat tail Tang it’s to it’s fullest polished pin it’s the closest to be considered a full Tang

  37. Vence McAdams on May 28, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    Should have been a 10 second review. Look at this purdy knife. ; )

  38. Ward Travis on May 28, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    Nice video. The Buck 124 is full tang so you could beat up on it but it is real pretty too. Nice knives all.

  39. Christi Ned on May 28, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    would you just look at that !

  40. captain fragger on May 28, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    I have the 75 year one with the black handle. Two of them actually. They were my dad’s knives. One of them I have wrapped in leather chords treated to repel water. And I can tell you if you think that knife is comfortable try it with soft leather cord. It’s like a Cadillac. My hands are big enough because I’m a big guy that it looks like a 4-inch knife in someone else’s hand. I have used it for about everything and never had any trouble. And as far as I know there are no scratches on it. It doesn’t exactly scratch unless you try to scratch it. You just wide the sap off the blade and you’re good to go. I carry it as a belt knife. But I also have a more of a Bushcraft knife I carry all my utility bill. Because I like to always have a backup. If I’m comfortable in Camp and have my belt hanging up and my haversack hanging somewhere I still have a knife in hands reach for whatever comes up. I have looked at the diagram of the buck knife and it claims The Ting goes all the way back to the butt piece. Better than 3/4 of the handle. But I have never taken it apart or broken it. so who knows. I know it’s a beauty and it’s not going to fall out of that Sheaf even if I tumble down the side of a hill and ended up on my head.

  41. House Vollmer on May 28, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    The nickel bolsters on cocobolo is usually 5160 just like brass on phenolic is 5160 that’s why it was $100 on Amazon cause these are usually like 65-70 in coconolo

  42. peter pilek on May 28, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    Hello Guys.
    This one knife Buck119 COCONBOLO from still 420HC is not to bad!!! I have from this company 4.knife, and it’s these knife, Buck 119 COCONBOLO, Buck 119 – 75, and a Buck Alfa folding, and Buck Kalinga from production 2008 -10. And I missing only Buck Kalinga folding from production 2008 – 10!!!
    Otherwise, Now I prefer knife from Sprain company Nieto.Which made knife from still Molidbilen-Vanadium, or 14600, D2, Elmex, or Solingen, Stainlees steel.
    Buck 119 COCONBOLO inside the leather case, ARE TO MUCH SHAKE,or wiggle-jounce!!! So a world famous company, can not made normally produce a leather case??? In which the knife would not shake and was solid!!! And what about it gentleman designer from Buck company??? What do you thinking about this leather case for BUCK 119????
    Momentarily i holding cca 15.each knife from company BUCK, and Nieto, Solingen.
    Good luck guys.

  43. Maurice Smith on May 28, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    I’ve been a woods man and knife collector for over 60 years remember the knife you have with you at the time is your survival knife I’ve seen many so called survival knives out there expensive junks many broken buy bottoning with them like mad men Knives we’re not ment for that kind of use bring a hachet if you feel you will or might be in that situation I have many 119 buck knives in use they are full Tang rat style they have been pined at the end hidden very well a great kinfe The only drawback is the handle can get slick when gutting or cleaning game I use non slip grip tape on the handle of my 119 and 120 buck knives enough said GOD BLESS

  44. OnTheRiver66 on May 28, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    Buck used to make their blades very hard (the old cutting a nail in half ads), but complaints about the difficulty in sharpening them led to Buck producing knives with a hardness more like other outdoor knives. I have drooled over Buck knives in hardware stores since I was a kid 60 years ago. I loved this video.

  45. Michael Mercier on May 28, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    Never saw a 119 with a brown handle. I am on like my fifth one since the 80’s…

  46. Jim Fraser on May 28, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    I have a pristine 110 2 dot and a 2010 Buck 119. Afraid to use these classics. Never been used and I guess I’ll buy the current models instead. Fishing trip in the spring so I’ll pony up for the new stuff.

  47. TheRidge27 on May 28, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    WD-40 removes fatwood resin and leaves a little lubrication on the blade…

  48. Plutot Crever on May 28, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    I got two Buck 119s with custom sheaths. They are full tang and its not a rat tail tang but a fairly large tang soldered to the pommel. Very sturdy and won’t fail unless you try to chop down a tree. These knives come from a very strange and different parallel universe called "The 1940s" when men were dying in the wilderness like flies since they didn’t know how to baton, never heard of G10 and didn’t wear paracord bracelets. It was a massacre. Poor guys with their oiled wool and their hatchets.

  49. Nick Miller on May 28, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    I got 2 buck 120s. I love em

  50. David Giles on May 28, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    That’s not a + symbol on the ricasso – it’s the Buck date stamp. The stamp on that example means it was manufactured in 2019.

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