SIGforum.com    Main Page  Hop To Forum Categories  The Essential Edge    Disappointed With NEW Buck 501 Squire

Moderators: parabellum
Go
New
Find
Notify
Tools
Reply
  
Disappointed With NEW Buck 501 Squire Login/Join 
Member
Picture of Hobbs
posted
Last week on 7/2, ordered a Buck 501 Squire [0501BKSDLT-B CAT 12334 02/07/2019] from DLT Trading.

Received the knife today 7/6. Fast shipping even with the holiday. And the price ($84.95) was Awesome for S35VN steel and Linen Micarta !!! However, I'm quite disappointed with the fit and finish of this Buck 501 Squire.

With blade closed, there is SO much blade play, the knife actually in the heck RATTLES when shaken. The blade moves so much side to side it would strike the liners were it not for the fact the blade is hollow ground.

Oh, and the back spring is flush with the handle and the blade locks up pretty tight (insignificant play) when open, but the handle is proud of the back spring at the tang when closed. These things I can live with. The knife isn't a one off museum piece intended as a locker queen after all ... BUT ... the blade play when closed is a whole 'nother thing. I have dozens of pocket knives and NEVER seen anything like this ... RATTLES when closes ?!?!?! WTF Buck

So I contacted a Buck Warranty Representative by phone and she advised I email warranty@buckknives.com for a shipping label and instructions.

So I just did just that and am awaiting a reply before returning this knife to the Buck mother ship. THEN and AFTER they get it ... 4-6 week wait before I get it back. Shoot

(There is no blade discoloration ... lighting)

 
Posts: 4029 | Location: Bathing in the stream of consciousness ~~~ | Registered: July 06, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of Hobbs
posted Hide Post
Buck promptly replied to my email earlier this evening with a UPS return label. Fast response. Off to the UPS store in the morning. Guess I'll update this thread in a month to a month and a half with Buck warranty repair experience.

Goodbye 501 Squire. Have fun in Post Falls, Idaho

 
Posts: 4029 | Location: Bathing in the stream of consciousness ~~~ | Registered: July 06, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
I love the upgraded steel and micarta on that model. It reminds me of my first knife which was a Buck Duke model. I'm sure that Buck will do you right!
 
Posts: 1677 | Location: CO | Registered: October 12, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
I’ve got that exact knife. Except mine is nearly 40 years old. Lol. Good knife.
 
Posts: 2891 | Registered: June 18, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of ruger357
posted Hide Post
Buck is a great company and knife. They will take care of you. I assume this knife is made in the USA.


-----------------------------------------

Roll Tide!

Glock Certified Armorer
NRA Certified Firearms Instructor
 
Posts: 7141 | Location: Hoover, AL | Registered: November 06, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
  Powered by Social Strata  
 

SIGforum.com    Main Page  Hop To Forum Categories  The Essential Edge    Disappointed With NEW Buck 501 Squire

© SIGforum 2020