Wednesday, February 25, 2015

R.I.P. Chuck Buck

The Outdoor Industry has Lost a Legend. The Buck family, the Buck Knives company and millions of outdoors lovers have lost a very special man with the passing of Charles T. (Chuck) Buck. Chuck was a man of deep faith and an outstanding business leader. He was influential in Buck Knives’ considerable growth. The company, which started out in a wooden lean-to, has now grown to a 128,000 square foot building, employing more than 300 people in Post Falls, Idaho. Chuck handed over the business to son, CJ in 1999 but remained active as Chairman of the Board.

Chuck was such a friendly, gregarious gentleman that people meeting him for the first time went away feeling they had been friends for years. It really did not matter who they were, they were important to him. He loved to travel all over America with his wife of 56 years, Lori, visiting with customers to hear what knife users liked and signed countless Buck knives at many retail events. He was a great example of what true kindness really is and leaves us with many joyous memories.