We will miss you Chuck.
If you are an outdoorsman of any kind, you probably own a few Buck Knives, or at the very least know exactly what a Buck knife is. It's a brand name that resonates with anyone who has ever been on the hunt for a good knife. Established in 1902, they have been making a name for themselves for over a century.
Sadly, the Chairman of Buck Knives, Chuck Buck, passed away last Friday at the age of 78 due to congestive heart failure.
Here is a little history of Chuck taken from the Buck Knives website:
Chuck is the son of Al Buck and grandson of Buck Knives founder, Hoyt Buck. From a young age,he worked his way up through the company serving as President and CEO for many years, before handing over the reins to his son, CJ. Chuck now serves as Chairman of the Board. "My grandfather, Hoyt Buck and my dad, Al Buck founded this company on a simple premise, to make a better knife. Our longtime, best-selling knives reflect that tradition. But we also recognize the importance of keeping pace with changing times. As we look to the future, you can be assured that the same attention to quality, performance and craftsmanship will continue. I spent a lot of my time traveling the USA to various events, meeting our customers. It is fun to hear the stories of how you received your Buck Knife. I can always tell when a knife is pulled out, the blade is sharpened to almost nothing, the handle has dings from years of use and your face lights up at the memory of the first time you used your knife - that your knife has been your friend. I also enjoy your letters so please keep sending them to me.
Our condolences to the Buck family for their loss.
Chuck will be missed by outdoorsmen everywhere.