We have mixed feelings about the custom knife builder over on the Buck knives site. On one hand, you can design a pocket blade from several patterns and fit it with a ton of ready-made options and have it shipped right to you. On the other hand, you’re paying more than full retail for a product on the expensive side of whimsy in the first place.
Using the custom builder, I pieced together a knife I’ve always wanted from Buck, a 500 series lockback with a polished blade, cherry wood handle, and nickel bolsters. I even threw in engraving for an extra $7 for a total of $79. Add to that shipping, and I can’t have it for at least 4-6 weeks. It’s the knife I’ve always wanted for a 500 series of similar build material (stag or horn double the price in all cases), but with a lot of wait time.
Props to Buck for giving you the option, but for now I think I’ll just go out and sharpen the blade I’ve got.
Custom Knife Builder [Buck Knives]