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Buck 110 Folding Hunter

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
photo: Buck 110 Folding Hunter folding knife

This folding knife has been around for a long time. Not to many have lasted as long as this one. 

This knife has a classic shape and classic looks. The brass and wood make for a lot of eye appeal. Folded up it comes in around 4 inches. The blade has a nice point to it, it goes by different names, clip, pointer, drop point, etc.  The blade is stainless, which seems to be the standard for store bought knives now.  

The wood handle feels good in your hand when it is cold out. Unlike a plastic or metal handles. The carry sheath is well made and fits on the belt nicely. It keeps it handy on your belt instead of searching the camp or pack.

Buck knives carry a lifetime warranty, nothing but praise for that.

These knives do not come as sharp as they could be. They don't hold the best edge for long periods of time until you do some dressing to it. If you have good oil or water stones to work with you can put a really nice edge on it, which will change everything about this knife as it comes out of the package. 

I would call this knife a utility style knife. Cutting rope, makeing shaving for fire, light duty work, etc. It is not an axe. I watched a man destory one and got angry about its quality because he could not chop off small limbs with it.  It is not in the class with a Leek either,  but I don't think it was designed to be.

If you want to have a nice carry knife for yard work, simple camp work, this will do. The price makes it hard to beat. It is better than average for folding knives and lasts a long time with care.

THE classic folding hunting knife. Big, bold, beautiful.


  • Well made
  • Super sharp out of box
  • Timeless design


  • Weight
  • Bulk
  • Cheap sheath

I hesitated to list any cons, because if you buy one of these 110 folders, you should know its specs—it is no little folder to clean your nails with. It's a big, hefty hunting folder.

The brass on dark wood bolster/handle scales is pure classic lines, and the blade comes shaving sharp. Absolutely no wobble in the blade. 

My only real complaint is the sheath Buck includes (the black leather one) is junk. But custom sheath makers abound for this knife. You can get a beautiful one on e-bay for $25.

For a $50 investment, this knife will be handed down to your children, assuming nobody totally abuses it.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $50

This is probably the most replicated model in the world, but nothing comes even close to the real deal.


  • Lock back locks tight
  • Very stable
  • Big enough to do anything


  • There was a warning on the packaging stating the material(s) used in this particular knife, according to California legislation or something, have some cancer generating elements in it

I do not know what they had used in the manufactoring process causing harm to human health, but the knife is superbly made. Very dependable, I say this because I had friends utilizing it for years, sharpness is great; I will see how it will retain the edge.

Still very reasonably priced. Thick leather sheet is sturdy. What else one asks from a knife. I am very pleased to have it.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $34

I have had this knife for over 30 years and it is always with me in woods. I have used it for everything from preparing wood for tinder and kindling to field dressing whitetail. It is without a doubt the best utility knife I have ever owned.


  • Durability
  • Locking mechanism


  • Doesn't hold edge

Great locking mechanism, when the blade is locked you are safe. The wood handle is much better than plastic or metal handles when it is cold. This knife needs a lot of work to get it sharp, they do not seem to hold an edge. The best stone for them is an Arkansas whetstone and use a good honing oil.

Overall, I would trust my life with this knife.

Source: received it as a personal gift

This is the only knife you will ever need. My GO-TO Knife.


  • Smooth
  • Keeps a great edge
  • Easy to sharpen


  • None

This is the only cutting,  debone, skinning game knife you will ever need. It fits in the palm of your hand. Very smooth to handle. Blade length is perfect in the sense it will not hinder your hand movement when you're reaching deep inside to handle tricky removable linings while dressing out and skinning game.

Durable and well constructed, it's my GO-TO knife. I have a Cutco and other knifes and I never use them anymore. Keeping a good sharp edge is easy when resharping and it keeps a great edge. When I'm really busy during a guide season, I borrow the one my father has, just to keep two good and sharp and ready for anything.

Source: received it as a personal gift

For a knife you depend on in the woods, this is your go-to blade. Solid, sharp, and rugged, this knife will help you notch for a shelter, skin for food, or start a fire.


  • Sturdy
  • Easy to sharpen and stay sharp
  • Looks great


  • Tip may be a little weak
  • A little pricey, but not to bad

This knife works well in all regards. The lock is solid, blade is sharp, and the entire mechanism works flawlessly. Construction is very good.

I have used this knife for over 20 years, and compared to my Case, Gerber, and Schrade, it outdoes them all.


I have cut through 3/4 inch rubber belt in a coal yard with ease.

Source: received it as a personal gift

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Price Current Retail: $64.99-$99.99
Historic Range: $29.99-$99.99
Reviewers Paid: $34.00-$50.00
Weight 7.2 oz / 205 g
Blade Thickness .12 in
Blade Length 3.75 in / 9.5 cm
Blade Shape clip
Handle cherrywood
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