As of 2015, shoppers can buy Buck Knives online via BuckKnives.com, KnifeCenter.com and Amazon.com. The Buck Knives website also allows customers to create and design a custom knife online.
The first Buck Knife was produced in 1902 by Hoyt Buck, a young Kansas blacksmith. He wanted to find a steel tempering solution that would enable a knife to hold its edge a longer amount of time before dulling. Buck fulfilled his mission by using a worn-out file blade as the raw material. Buck made each knife by hand and opened the family's first shop, H.H. Buck and Son, in 1945 in San Diego, California.