Buck Knives adds new CEO

Buck Knives is proud to welcome aboard Jon Greeley as our new CFO! Jon brings over 25 years of experience across multiple industries to help lead our financial, accounting, and IT teams. Recent winner of the 2021 CFO of the Year award from the Portland Business Journal and Marine Corps veteran, Jon’s passion for people, family, and the outdoors fits in perfectly with the Buck Knives lifestyle. Welcome Jon!

Buck Knives History: How a Young CJ Buck Lost the Original 112 Ranger Prototype – The Buck Journal

A great story by CJ Buck and the lost proto… a must read if you like Buck Knives or just like a good story

Buck Knives History: How a Young CJ Buck Lost the Original 112 Ranger Prototype – The Buck Journal
— Read on www.buckknives.com/blog/buck-knives-history-how-a-young-cj-buck-lost-the-original-112-ranger-prototype/

Buck Knives Announce new Marketing Manager

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Buck Knives Welcomes New Marketing Manager

Ryan McGinnis joins premiere knife maker

Post Falls, ID – Stepping into the position of Marketing Manager, Buck Knives is pleased to welcome Ryan McGinnis. As a key member of the Marketing Team, McGinnis will provide strategic oversight and aid in driving a consistent and cohesive brand experience for Buck Knives. McGinnis will be responsible for consumer and trade marketing programs, creative and content development, new product launches, and supporting Buck Knives’ omni-channel sales strategy. With extensive knowledge of the marketing and branding experience, McGinnis will further develop and strengthen Buck Knives’ voice and vision through strategic execution of brand efforts, marketing plans, and deliverables.

McGinnis spent over eight years in the knife industry, serving in several marketing roles at Benchmade Knife Company. During his time at Benchmade, McGinnis created and managed marketing and sales materials and programs, including producing and executing branding strategies. Most recently, McGinnis was the Marketing Director of the Redmond Chamber of Commerce and CVB, where he was responsible for the direction and development of all marketing activities for the Redmond Chamber.

“We are extremely excited to have Ryan come on board with Buck Knives,” said Chris Bourassa, Director of Marketing and Product Development. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from within the cutlery industry, has an exceptional marketing mindset, and a creative drive that will no doubt highlight Buck’s authentic story. His ability to craft compelling brand campaigns and leverage our storied history will serve as a great asset toward our plans for growth and market share expansion.”

“I am excited to be joining the team at Buck Knives and to tell the story of this amazing brand. I’ve always had a passion for the knife industry and the people who use, work, and benefit from cutting tools. Buck’s amazing generational history and passion for crafting knives the right way are truly unique in the industry, and I look forward to sharing them with the world,” said McGinnis.

About Buck Knives:

Behind every Buck knife is over 100 years of experience and craftsmanship. The very best materials and state-of-the-art technology are used to create knives that meet the exacting demands expected of a high quality knife. Buck stands behind every knife made with their famous Forever Warranty.

Buck QuickFire

By Steve Hanner

This Buck QuickFire comes in two color options that I can sure relate to… Black or Blue.  When I am out working for 14 to 16 hours I sometimes come in black and blue from something!  The hazards might be due to directing a falling tree closer to the desired direction or convincing one of the animals to slide into the corral but no matter, my blue Buck QuickFire was with me every step of the way.

Other than color one of the first things you notice about this knife is the fast opening capability of the QuickFire. This assisted-opening knife comes with ASAP Technology®. According to Buck the reason for the QuickFires’ fast release is found in dual springs used to provide an easy and safe blade release. The end result is easy and fast one handed opening. So many times during the day’s chores I need a knife and I need it quickly to accomplish something and this Buck knife is indeed a QuickFire  knife.

The Buck QuickFire is a lockback knife. The locking mechanism is along the back of the knife. The lock holds the blade securely, with no wiggle or blade play. Press down on the lock and the blade is easily disengaged allowing for a one handed close . In addition the knife is equipped with right and left hand thumb stud to assist opening. The steel in this blade is 420C and is an attractive drop point design. The blade length is 2 3/4. The hardened steel results in a Rockwell Hardness of RC58. Buck knives steel is  made up of alloys combined with chromium steel that is very corrosion resistant. The QuickFire blade held an edge as I went about daily chores and after much use re-sharpens very easily.

The knife has a stainless steel pocket clip and is designed to be carried blade tip down. In addition the Buck QuickFire has a lock that secures the blade and acts as a safety in the open or closed blade position. With this lock in the closed position the blade absolutely will not open in your pocket.The thermoplastic handle of the QuickFire has a sculpted design that gives the knife a unique look and provides a solid grip. The QuickFire also has steel liners that add to the strength and overall quality and weight of the knife The overall size of the knife in the open position is over seven inches and is perfect size for opening bags of range cubes or chicken feed. A lanyard hole is designed right into the back of the knife and blends perfectly with the overall look of the knife.


The knife was designed by Buck Knives own in house design team with Mark McLean. Originally the knife made its debut as the 288 Catapult and was offered in a silver gray. In this redesigned, relaunched and renamed version, the Buck QuickFire has been widely acclaimed.


The Buck QuickFire is a hard working knife and has been my go to EDC (Every Day Carry)for nearly two months. It never failed to perform. Opening and closing the knife is consistently easy to do. The pocket clip keeps the knife ready and is not too tight or too loose, placing just enough pressure to hold it securely in my pocket.

The QuickFire is Made in the USA and Buck’s Forever Warranty applies.

To purchase:

Smoky Mountain Knife Works

http://www.smkw.com

1-800-251-9306