Buck Knives has added renowned survival instructor Ron Hood to their growing Pro Staff, bringing new focus on a key aspect of the knife market. This new agreement also will incorporate Hood’s skills as a knife designer, working with Buck in the development of new survival/tactical knives.
Hood is famous for his training techniques, as he has taught courses at UCLA, and has produced and published numerous award winning survival training videos. He has been featured on many TV shows and assisted with the training that goes on behind the Man vs. Wild TV show on Discovery Channel. He also has taught many military operatives the skills they need to survive in harsh outdoor conditions, based on first-hand knowledge and skills from his days in the Military Intelligence Community while in the Army Security Agency.
Buck’s Pro Staff consists of several well-respected outdoorsmen and women active in hunting, fishing and survival, where they use Buck knives to test and publicize Buck product. Valuable feedback from these Pro Staffers enables Buck to continue to bring the most innovative products to market, according to CJ Buck, president.
“It is quite the honor to be part of the Buck team,” said Hood. “I’ve always been a huge fan of Buck Knives and have carried one for the better part of my life. I bought my first Buck when I returned from Vietnam in 1967. From that point, I’ve always recommended a Buck to my students.”