Buck Vintage 503ELK Folding Knife 2.375" Satin Blade, Elk Antler Handles - Signed by Chuck Buck - 9560

Part #: BU503ELK | Buck Knives


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BU503ELK: Vault Find Vintage 503ELK Folding Knife

Buck Knives

KnifeCenter has come into a limited number of vintage Buck knives that contain a serious amount of history. These would be considered a vault find for us since they were made in 2003 and have never been removed from their boxes...until now. They were made in the old Buck factory located in El Cajon, CA before Buck's move to Idaho in late 2004. Each knife features the hand engraved signature of the late Chuck Buck and the date of "03". This is your chance to own a piece of American knife history that is surely never to be seen again.

The Buck 503 pattern is decades old and is a perfect size for in-the-pocket carry. The 2.375" 420HC blade is the classic drop point shape you've come to expect with a nail nick to assist you in opening it. The handles feature polished nickel-silver bolsters and frames inlaid with genuine elk antler, which is different on every model and may show slight variations or signs of age, but each one is a real beauty. They feature the traditional lockback mechanism which was pioneered by Buck in the 1960s and built with the quality you've come to expect from American-made Buck knives. Don't miss out on your chance at this rare piece of history that we are extremely pleased to be able to offer to you.


  • Handle color and thickness varies from piece to piece
  • Elk antler is a natural material and may show some signs of aging
  • Hand engraved signature of Chuck Buck dated '03


  • Blade Length: 2.375"
  • Cutting Edge: 2.0"
  • Closed Length: 3.375"
  • Overall Length: 5.75"
  • Blade Material: 420HC Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.082"
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Handle Material: Elk Antler
  • Liner/Bolster Material: Nickel Silver
  • Backspring Material: Stainless Steel
  • Locking Mechanism: Lockback
  • Weight: 1.8 oz.
  • Made in the USA
Lockback The lockback system has been used for many decades. It can usually be found on the knife spine and it provides a strong lockup that will wear well.
Made in USA
Made in USA This product is USA born and raised.
Bone Handles
Bone Handles One of the most common natural materials used in knife making, bone handles are usually textured to provide grip and can be dyed almost any color.


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