Here’s a nice little tribute piece about the Buck 110 folder.

I’ve always loved Buck knives — pretty much of any type or description — and I sometimes wonder why I don’t own more than one, a Buck 500 Gent (now called the “Duke”), which has been a constant companion for over forty years.

That 110 is calling me — drop point blade, ebony grip plus brass caps… what’s not to like?

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  1. Before purchasing a 110, visit the Buck website and take a look at the customizing options available for that knife as well as your Duke. One can choose blade steels, handle materials, frame material (brass or nickle silver), sheaths, and engraving. They end up costing more, of course, but you end up with a knife that might suit you better than off-the-shelf.

  2. I’ve owned and carried a Buck 112 daily since about 1974 when I first encountered them at the Rod and Gun club on the US army base in Wildflecken, Germany. I currently own several and have given maybe 10 or so away as gifts over the years.

    About 10 years ago, while doing something stupid, I broke the point off a 112. I contacted Buck and was told that for $10 (at that time) if I sent the broken 112 to them they will completely renovate it and send if back to me, shipping included. So I did and they did.

    Took about a month to get that 112 back and man. It looked brand new, came in a new cardboard box and even included a new black leather sheath which I didn’t send them the old one. I did not make note of the blade engraving on the one I sent so I don’t if the one they sent me was the old one or a brand new one.

    Regardless, I was very impressed with the service and have bought a few more Buck products since and tout them to friends, family, and others.

    My normal carry when I go off the reservation is my Gerber Fast Draw clipped inside my right front pocket and my unsheathed Buck 112 vertically next to my wallet in my right ass pocket. Comfort food that is always utilitarian.

  3. Have a well worn grand-pappy of that 110 and belt holder that I wore everywhere in the 70’s and forward. Even when flying within the US. Sharp as fuck, were it not for the curve, could probably shave with it.

    Put it away after the country went mad which happened to coincide with my peak business travel era. Sad state of affairs. Only bonus is I retired prior to the Covidiocy taking over. BTW, hope everyone here is of the “no mas” mindset over the obvious attempt to bring that back. No-Farkin’-Way-Jose am I going to put up with that sh*t going forward.

  4. I bought a Camillus copy of that knife in the early 90s and promptly lost it. So far daily knife carry is a Victorinox SAK Hunter model variation and a Benchmade mini Griptillian


  5. Although my EDC is a Spyderco Delica, I managed to find a brand new fixed blade version of the Buck 110 at a knife shop near me a few months ago. What a beauty! And talk about sharp, I’ve never had a blade with an edge that keen in my life.

  6. The Buck folders were the best thing around until modern knives were invented. A pocket knife with a pocket clip and thumb stud/hole is much more useful, never mind having substantially better blade steel and weighing 1/3 as much. Any Benchmade or Spyderco will provide much better service. Even a Fudd should be able to recognize that progress has been made in knife technology since the 1970s. Visit any well stocked knife store and handle a few Benchmade Axis lock knives; an old Buck just doesn’t compare.

    1. I just wonder whether Benchmade will ever sell as many of their Axis knives as Buck has the 110…

      1. the Buck 110 came out in 1964 I believe and has been a hot seller ever since. Medusa is right though. The thumb stud/hole for easier opening and the clip for easier carry and fast deployment are incredible improvements.

        Still nothing wrong with a Buck 110


  7. When I was in my young teens, I took it into my head to give my father a Buck folding hunter. It was the first present I had given him using my own money, rather than depending on mom to get it in my name. It was that experience that taught me how much FUN it can be to give somebody a present they didn’t expect but love.

    My father used that knife every day of his life. Mostly, admittedly, for opening mail and boxes, but the FEEL of the good tool was something he enjoyed Avery time he picked it up.

    When he passed, it came to me. I’ve used it, off and on, for years. And in good time I will give it to my nephew. I just recently gave the same nephew his first pocket knife (with his mother’s permission).

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