Buck knives, the most famous American-made knives, known and respected worldwide for their high quality, for blades that hold an edge, and for the Lifetime Guarantee that backs them up. Buck Knives made their first Buck knife in 1902, it was a young Kansas blacksmith apprentice named Hoyt Buck who used his imagination to find a new, better way to temper steel so it would hold an edge much longer. Today, the fast-growing company is headed by the third and fourth generations of this famous knife-making family: Chuck Buck, Chairman of the Board; and his son, CJ Buck, President and CEO. Under their guidance, the company's standard of excellence in quality and craftsmanship remains strong. Buck knives continue to emphasize product development as integral to the progress of the company and serving the needs of its customers.