Where are Buck Knives made? In the USA? Overseas in China? How do I tell?

We get asked a lot “What do you have made in the USA?” We love that question and are happy to support domestic production with our Made in USA gifts and promotional items.

Custom engraved Buck Knives are one of many items and brands we carry that are proudly made in USA.

Where are Buck Knives made?

Many Buck Knives are made in their Idaho plant, and some Buck Knives are made overseas – so the answer depends on which knife. Here’s a list of where each knife is made.
How do you tell which Buck knives are made in the USA, which ones are made in China? If you already own a Buck Knife, there is a small “usa” or “china” stamped on the blade near the handle.

How many Buck Knives are made in China vs USA?

Update in 2019: Today, Buck makes 85% of their knives in Idaho, USA, and 15% overseas, up 5% from prior year. In actual numbers, that is 192 items made in USA and 29 items made overseas. They continue to work hard to bring more and more production to the United States.

Here’s our handy list, with many of the common Buck Knife models. This is not a comprehensive list, but may get you started. Wondering about a knife not here? Send us an email and we’ll let you know.

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Remember that any Buck Knife carries with it Buck’s famous Forever Warranty, and we find that Buck Knives made in China still have superb quality and durability.



Do you have any additions, corrections to this list? Post in the comments below! What is your experience with Buck knives made in the USA vs. knives made in China?

16 thoughts on “Where are Buck Knives made? In the USA? Overseas in China? How do I tell?”

    1. Good question Nathan!
      You can find the limited edition knives on Buck’s website. If you find one you like, and you want it customized, you can send it to us to engrave.
      Good luck!

  1. The Buck Mayo Cutback BU174 is stamped ‘China’ as well. I notice that all Buck promo pics of knives made in China do NOT show the side of the knife with the ‘China’ stamp.

  2. The Buck Frontiersman 124 is made in the USA. Unfortunately, I’ve found the Buck knives made in China to be every bit as good, if not better, than the USA made knives. I only buy Chinese models that Buck doesn’t make in America. I would gladly pay double for the same knife were it American made.

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