Retro Knives – Buck 110 Folding Hunter
Author: JW's BulletsNBlades
the buck 110 is the quintessential retro knife imo.
Had one in boy scouts back in the 80s and eventually lost it. Bought another one about 15 years ago . Just ordered a nylon sheath for it. Great classic folder !!
Buck knives are exceptional. They are quality 420-440c stainless and heat treated by Bos to perfection. My father carried one of these 110’s every day of his life. Not a bad knife.
my favorite classic knife, i bought one around 78 for 19 bucks with sheath.
they come with the finger grooves now. broke the tip off, rounded it off and kept using it for years, finally tried to throw it at a tree, and missed, never found it in the woods.
still use the sheath. almost 40 years
The 110 is a great knife. I’ve had one for a long time. Before Sal Glesser at Spyderco came out with the pocket clip the Buck 110 was the most carried knife in the USA.
I want a buck 110 but the cheapest one i can get costs $110 i dont think its worth it.
Nice man. Just did a video about a week ago on the 110 … I finally just got one. nice job
I’ve had one or more of these 110’s most my whole life and they always serve me well here on my cattle operation!!!
A Lovely classic knife
I’ve had mine since 2008 & it’s still in working condition, never failed in any way. I recently ordered the one with a 5160 carbon steel blade & I’m really liking the toughness, edge retention & ease of sharpening it, + the natural patina it developed on the blade & brass.
I just bought a 110 from the 1974 to 1980 era and I didn’t really think I would like it but, as soon as I unwrapped it and held it in my hand I realized what I had been missing. I love this knife! I’ve seen one a thousand times but I had never held one in my hand until last week. It will stay with me as long as I live!
great video, classic blade!!
I need to get this. My current Buck 110 is the automatic conversion. I highly recommend the auto version if you can find it.
I’ve collected three so far. The last one I picked up was an eBay find for $20 with leather sheath. I got the knife and cleaned it up and it literally is a brand new knife. People buy them and they eventually end up on eBay reasonably cheap and often like new. Welcome to the Buck 110 family!
The mini version of the Buck 110 was the first nice knife I ever bought when I was a kid back in the 80’s. I still have it. The 110 is really a beautiful knife. I really need to get one.
Hi, I’m a 59 year old hunter/fisherman/trapper/outdoorsman, and I’ve been a Meatcutter/butcher all my life, because my Dad is also a meatcutter/butcher, and he started teaching me young. I just wanted to give you an idea of my knife experience, so maybe it’ll carry a little weight when I discuss the venerable BUCK 110. I spent my early adult years in the United States Navy, and I would venture to say at least 8 out of 10 sailors who carried a belt knife, carried either the 110, or it’s little brother, the 112. They’re just a well made knife, made specifically for hard usage, and it will take it. You said you thought that Buck had changed steels in the 53 years this knife has been in production, but you might want to check on that, because I’m not positive, but I can’t really think of a time when it wasn’t 420HC. It’s a difficult steel to first put a good edge on, but after you do finally get it shaving sharp, it will hold that edge for a long time, with a minor amount of touch up on a steel, or a strop. When you do have to go back to the stones, it won’t take nearly as long to bring that edge back up. BTW, for a good working edge on this blade, I highly recommend that you go no less than 25° per side. Any less than that can make this brittle blade susceptible to chipping. But have no fear, if you ever break this blade, and want it replaced, BUCK will do it for a nominal fee, I think it’s $10 -15.00. My personal Buck 110 was made in 1986, and it’s an awesome hunting knife. I actually like the newer models, because they beveled all the edges making it more comfortable to wield. Most BUCK knives are made in the USA, but not all, and their sheaths are usually imported. I just bought myself a BUCK 119 Brahma this last year for my birthday, and was a little disappointed to find that the sheath was made in China. Come on BUCK, you can’t get good sheaths made in America?? Whatever… All in all, great knives, that really take the abuse, and keep on coming, I highly recommend any American made BUCK. But I also have lock back, knives made by Schrade, Uncle Henry, and Kershaw, that are also great knives for hunting, camping, or just a good everyday user. 😉
I have this shit. Had no idea what it was called
The lack of a pocket clip is the only reason i don’t carry one today. I remember working on a fence and using the bottom bolster to break off rusted and crooked nails. Would never trust any of my current folders to do that.
Love that knife as classic as good knife…
Simple but beautiful knife!
Cant beat a classic.
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