MISSOULA, Mont.-A knife represents a hunter's commitment to utilize the harvest. This timeless truth is the foundation of a new partnership between Buck Knives and the Boone and Crockett Club.
Together the two partners have introduced a new Boone and Crockett Classics Series of seven knives honoring heroes of conservation, and Buck is donating a portion of each sale to support the Club's work advancing fair-chase hunting ethics, big-game management and wildlife conservation.
"This collection is a tribute to America's conservation movement, which began with hunters and still depends on hunters to this day. That's a real source of pride for us, as are the many Boone and Crockett Club members who've helped shape every facet of conservation for over 120 years. We're grateful that Buck is helping us honor these traditions with this knife series," said Keith Balfourd, director of marketing for the Club.
"Like the Boone and Crockett Club, Buck is committed to helping protect America's wildlife resources and hunting heritage, and this partnership gives us a great way to honor that commitment," said C.J. Buck, president of Buck Knives.
The first knife in the series commemorates the Club's founder, Theodore Roosevelt. The Model 905 T. Roosevelt is a dramatic fixed-blade featuring Roosevelt and an outdoor scene acid-etched in 24 karat gold and black on the 6-7/8" mirror-polished clip blade. The ironwood handle is inlaid with a bronze Boone and Crockett medallion, and has a nickel silver guard. Overall, the knife is 12-3/4" long and weighs 16.9 oz. Only 250 will be made. Each comes with a serialized certificate of authenticity and walnut display case.
The Club's namesake heroes, Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone, are also commemorated.
The 923 Davy Crockett has a 4-1/2" drop-point blade featuring an acid-etched image of Crockett. The curly maple handle is inlaid with a bronze Boone and Crockett medallion. Overall, it's 9-1/4" long and weighs 10.1 oz. A total of 500 will be made. Each comes with a serialized certificate of authenticity and a walnut stand for display.
Daniel Boone is honored with a 12-1/2" Bowie knife with a classic scene etched in black on the 8-1/8" clip blade. The Model 916 has a stag handle, nickel silver guard and a stainless steel pommel inlaid with a Boone and Crockett medallion. It weighs 9.6 oz. A total of 500 will be made. Each comes with a serialized certificate of authenticity and a walnut stand.
The series also includes four smaller knives, each customized for the Boone and Crockett Club.
The 525 Boone and Crockett Gent is a classic slimline pocketknife. This compact 2-3/4" lockblade has a 1-7/8" drop-point blade and weighs only one ounce. The Club logo and motto are laser-engraved on one side of the brushed stainless steel handle. The other side is ideal for engraving and makes a nice gift.
The famous Buck 110 Folding Hunter has been customized in three versions, described below. Each comes with a brown distressed-leather sheath and has a 3-3/4" drop-point blade made of 420HC stainless steel. Closed, they are 4-7/8" long and weigh 6.3 oz. Each comes with a serialized certificate of authenticity. Only 500 of each will be made. For the collector who can't decide which one to choose, all three come as a set in a wood display box.
The "Fair Chase" model has a brass bolster and redwood burl handle, inlaid with a bronze Boone and Crockett medallion. "Hunt Fair Chase" is engraved on the handle. The "Conservation Success" model has a box elder burlwood handle to stage the inlaid medallion, and the blade carries the slogan "Job Well Done; Managed Conservation." The third model is a "National Parks" tribute, with a maple burlwood handle and inlaid bronze medallion. Etched on the blade: "National Parks; America's Playground." The Boone and Crockett Classics Series was introduced at the 2009 SHOT Show.
About the Boone and Crockett Club; Founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887, the Boone and Crockett Club promotes guardianship and visionary management of big game and associated wildlife in North America. The Club maintains the highest standards of fair-chase sportsmanship and habitat stewardship. Member accomplishments include protecting Yellowstone and establishing Glacier and Denali national parks, founding the National Forest Service, National Park Service and National Wildlife Refuge System, fostering the Pittman-Robertson and Lacey Acts, creating the Federal Duck Stamp program, and developing the cornerstones of modern game laws. The Boone and Crockett Club is headquartered in Missoula, Mont. For details, visit www.booneandcrockettclub.com.
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