First of all, Buck should be lauded for staying in the USA and not moving all their production to China or Pakistan, although they had to move to America’s version of a poor third world economy: Idaho. However, some of their junk does come from overseas. Buck makes the 110 Hunter, one of the first lockback folders and a classic remembered fondly by many Vietnam vets who preferred them over their big Kabar fixed blades. The Buck/Strider collaborations were pretty decent (although not as cool as the Strider/Kershaws) but basically, as I said earlier, I don’t think the Navy vets are out that much. Buck makes mostly cheap knifes using CMC technology to machine cut and grind cheap steels. If these were hand ground knives using high grade carbon or stainless steels that might be different. I used to collect knives and know a few things. So don’t argue with me if you’re just going to be a senseless booster. If you have something intelligent to say I might respond/TUBOB.
Related: Citizens react to Navy rule: Rear admirals, generals have received special Buck Knives in the past/Marc Stewart, Coeur d’Alene Press