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Buck 185 Buckmaster Lite Survival knife is 12-11/16" overall and near mint. It has not been sharpened. It is marked BUCK 185< U.S.A. PAT. PEND., which means it is an early model before the Patent was issued and may have been made in 1986. It comes with sheath which is also marked PAT. PEND., sharpening stone and leg tie. The solid handle has a series of holes to make the knife lighter and separations for the fingers (finger groves). There are two depressions near the hole on the far left side of the handle as seen in the close up photo that may be cuts in the black soft handle but they are not loose or in anyway coming off the knife. The back side is mint. There are some very small rub marks on the blade from putting the knife inside the sheath. The sheath also has several small rub marks. The sheath can be put on a belt or lashed down with the other tie down slots. As you may know there where less of this model made than the other Buckmaster model 184. This model 185 Buckmaster is much lighter than the Buckmaster model 184. But only in weight not in strength. This knife is 18 to 21 years old.

Joe Houser
Director of Consumer relations Buck Knives Inc.
Buck Collectors club Administrator and member #123

The Buck Model 185 was not made very long and discontinued in 1989. According to Joe Houser at Buck Knives there where only about 6000 made from 1986 to 1989. Joe said "1986 we made 4000. We only made another 2000 before dropping it from the line in 1989".

Below is from original copy included with the BuckMaster's:
Note! Because of the vitally important locking action feature of BuckMaster's unique GripTite sheath, the blade will show marks as you take the knife in and out. NO DAMAGE IS DONE TO THE BLADE; but if desired, these marks may be removed with any good metal polish, such as Flitz".


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Buck 185 Buckmaster Lite Survival knife is 12-11/16" overall and near mint with marks from sheath. S-00028 Sold

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