Buck Appoints Industry Veteran as International Sales Manager

Buck Knives has brought on Lindsey Phelps as their new International Sales Manager. Phelps brings more than a decade of experience in the knife world to the table.

Phelps’s role will be multifaceted, with an emphasis on developing growth opportunities abroad and domestically. “She will outline action plans pertaining to sales, marketing and distribution strategies, and travel to key markets to coordinate with Buck’s international partners,” the company states. Phelps will also continue to develop the company’s internal logistics with the end goal being improved efficiency across the board for end users, wherever they may be.

For many US-based customers, Buck is one of the iconic American knife companies. The 110 Folding Hunter remains their most iconic and well-loved knife, but it heads up an extensive catalog of traditional knives, fixed blades, modern folders, and more. This range ensures that Buck’s fame extends far and wide, with a thriving international demand for their products. “Buck Knives has been exporting for over forty years and has a high level of brand awareness in global markets,” Buck’s Mike Silverberg, VP of Sales, explains. “[Phelps’s] ability to forge strong relationships will serve as a great asset towards supporting our overseas customers and executing our plans for growth.”

Lindsey Phelps

Lindsey Phelps

Before joining Post Falls, Idaho-based Buck, Phelps spent 12 years working at CRKT, as International Sales Manager as well as several other roles. “I’m thrilled to join Buck Knives and be part of an exceptionally talented team,” Phelps says. “Exploring new opportunities in international markets on behalf of such an iconic brand is exciting.”

In speaking to KnifeNews Phelps weighed in on Buck’s particular advantages in a crowded knife market. “Buck’s greatest strength in the knife world today is the fact that the majority of our products are made in the USA, which has a huge appeal domestically and internationally,” she tells us. Moreover, after more than 100 years in the business, Buck enjoys great flexibility and adaptability as the industry shifts and changes. Phelps tells us that she intends to make the most of this flexibility as she digs into her new job. “We have the ability to make changes quickly, if needed, which helps us be fluid in an ever evolving market.”

Knife featured in image: Buck 110 Folding Hunter