15 February 2011


In what is surely not news to any of you who have tried to buy one lately, the Buck Iceman is no longer made by the Buck Knives company.

I recently lost my Buck Iceman (my favorite Bear Grylls knife to date), and set about to find a replacement. Everyone was sold out, listing it as back ordered, or redirecting the old links to Gerbers and Titanium Pros. A quick call to the Buck Knives company today taught me a few things:

  • The CEO's name of Buck Knives is Chuck Buck.
  • The Buck Iceman was last offered in their 2008 catalog
  • Buck Knives doesn't offer a newer version.
The closest knife Buck makes is the Bones. It has a camo tanto blade as opposed to a black matte clip blade, and the handle is aerated, but it's still all metal with a good heft. I did some digging and found some dealers with the Buck Iceman still for sale. I'm sure you can, too. But I'd snap them up while you can. In fact, I bought two of 'em today.