Idaho Beckons a Golden State Warrior

Departing knife maker C.J. Buck says California's business climate is like not being able to trust the ground under your feet

Any hunter who has bought a Buck knife has come across the testimonial by co-founder Al Buck that accompanies every purchase and hails God as the company's senior partner. Given the Biblical reference, C.J. Buck, the current president, must have felt a little like Moses as he grappled with the tough decision to quit San Diego, where Buck Knives has been based for more than 50 years, and relocate to Post Falls, Idaho (see BW Online, 11/21/03, "California's State of Uncertainty").

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