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Buck’s PakLite Knives Become a Recommended Product

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Buck PakLite knife used to skin this Idaho black bear without resharpening the edge.

  Three skeletal knives in the PakLite series are recommended based on their use on a late April-early May, 2010,  black bear hunt near Kellogg, Idaho, which followed a visit to Buck’s new Post Falls factory.  The bear were not cooperative. Cold weather which included snow and 50- mph winds kept them from baits at higher elevations.  On the sixth day after relocating to a lower area, an average-size black bear came it. I passed on this one, thinking that one of his larger relatives would appear. None did. 

  The following day no bear came to the bait during daylight hours. The same average-size black bear returned on the eighth day, and I took it with a lucky (and not recommended) brain shot with a crossbow after the arrow was deflected off a limb. The hunt video is available on an older post, and an 8-minute version is on YouTube at  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSbemqFJTjQ.

   I liked the knives and appreciated that they were made in the U.S. using the same steel as some other Buck knives and subjected to the same heat-treatment process to give them a hard, sharp edge.  Serious thought had also gone into the handle design; something typically lacking in skeletal knives. 

Buck's PakLite knives include a gun hook (top), skinner and cape knife (bottom) for doing delicate work around the horns and skull.

 I am pleased to award them Backyard Deer Hunting’s seal of approval. 

 A video featuring my endorsement has been posted on the Recommended Products blog. To view the video click on the first entry on the blogroll on the right-hand-side of this page.  A “Guerrilla Ad” endorsing the knives is on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drEw1kTr4-c&layer_token=5008701e4adb15ff.

 

  The knives were furnished by the manufacturer.

Written by hoveysmith

May 14, 2010 at 7:54 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Looks like those tools are very easy to clean. While I’m not much of a bear hunter – one of the problems I’ve had in buck season is all the gunk that collects in traditional buck knives.

    Hunt Buck With Bow

    May 14, 2010 at 4:11 pm

  2. […] Buck’s PakLite Knives Become a Recommended Product (May 14, 2010) […]

  3. I love made in the us products. Nice post. Thanks for sharing.

    Brandon buck knives

    April 24, 2013 at 2:57 pm


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