On these and several other products, Buck Knives uses no other means of attaching the two pieces together: There is no adhesive, only the two or three rivets inserted and rolled by the Milford riveter.
Founded in 1902, Buck
Knives Inc. (Post Falls, ID) manufactures a wide range of knives, including
everything from kitchen cutlery to hunting knives and knives used by members of
the U.S. military.
For more than 35 years, the company has employed a number of Milford riveters
from Orbitform Group (Jackson, MI) for attaching wood inlays to the metal
handles of its traditional folding knives, like its model 110 Folding Hunter
and the 300 series of multi-blade pocket knives.
According to Bill Keys, director of lean
manufacturing and engineering at Buck Knives, the “Milfords,” as they are
called, offer the best combination of speed, versatility and attachment
strength for these types of handles.
Currently, Buck Knives has a dozen Milford riveting machines that are used for
riveting the handles on approximately 250,000 knives per year-that’s over a
million rivets processed by the Milfords annually.
“The ‘forever warranty’ on Buck knives includes the handle as well as the
blade,” Keys says. “Therefore, we rely on the Milford rivets to keep the handle
together essentially forever. This is no small requirement given the use many
Buck knives are subject to.”
For more on riveting, call 800-957-4838 or visitwww.orbitform.com.