Buck 110 users

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  1. ponchomatt

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    Saw a couple posts recently and it got me curious as to just how many buck 110 users we have here? I recently got nostalgic and picked one up. I’ve never owned one before but my father and grandfather had always swore by them as a good companion knife.
    I’m really digging the 110 and was wondering how much love is out there for it...
    Here’s a pic of mine beside my grandpas knife that my dad got after grandpa passed 240A72FE-5390-4270-AE09-E973C1FE759E.jpeg
     
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    They are great knives! I actually got one as part of a GAW recently and it was my first. When I was a kid I recall having a buck similar to the 110 but with plastic handles. For a folding knife I prefer a thinner knife with a pocket clip, but the 110 just feels really nice to use.
     
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    Watch posts from 1972 Woodsman. He has one or two on the Buck 110. Very nostalgic, very relevant.
     
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    Love my 110. Buck makes great knives in general.
     
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    I picked up a buck 110 a while ago for similar reason,
    its a 110 why not?
    nice knife but personally not my type of knife, fairly large and heavy for a folder and not a fan of the clip point.
    been sitting in my box of other knives I don't use
     
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    I absolutely love the 110.
    If I remember, I will post pics of it "in use" tomorrow.

    A classic.
    A worker.
    A beauty.

    What else could you want?
     
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    Got a beauty but not as old as your grandpa's knife although looks very similar, I bought mine brand new for 35 bucks when I turned 20, there is a chart somewhere that explains exactly when and where your buck was made by translating the little marks on the blade next to the 110, I thought I had a copy but currently can't find it
     
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    I used one in the Navy in the 70's, it caught heck! I have a couple now, I love the drop point.
     
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    The 110 is one of my favorite knives of all time, I use mine daily, and if it was suddenly gone, I would have another before days-end.
     
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    My old locky, just took the pics after your thread sent me on a crusade through my kit to find it, thanks :mad::p:D

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    These marks

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    I have had one since I was 15 years old. Loved that knife. I did send it back to Buck a while ago to have a new blade put on. Still carry it in the woods from time to time.
     
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    I'll be interested in checking back in with this thread...I love the shape, I love the tradition, but good gravy what a heavy, blocky knife to walk around with all day. I've got a drop point in s30v that's a millstone around my neck; I won't sell it, because it's iconic, and I don't use it, because it's a brick.

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    The Buck 110 is an American knife icon.
     
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    Great knife, and that hollow ground edge is a razor blade.

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    I found him on YouTube just the other day. Very cool listening to his stories
     
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    It’s awesome how much love there is for the 110. Definitely down for some action pics. I will contribute some this weekend when I’m off work.
     
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    I just go the new automatic one.
     
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    56C6ED24-F52E-41D2-A6B5-77351575E0BF.jpeg Aluminum frame S30V.
     
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    I've had one around since the mid 80s, when everyone had to have one. It's heavy, but it still feels right on my belt. I only wear the thing once a week or so any more since my Benchmade fits in my pocket much better.
     
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    My have used a 110 for years. I do find it too big and heavy to carry around now but I use a 110LT, which is much lighter and the same size.

    I tend to carry a Spyderco, Benchmade, Steel Will, Manly or ZT if I carry a folder, but I still have a couple of 110’s (that I will never sell) and a bunch of other Bucks (102, 103, 119, 546, 286, 392, 55, 340, etc.).

    Buck may not use the latest supersteel and have most modern designs but they are rock solid knives and the company stands behind their product. :dblthumb:
     
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    IMG_20181219_161239.jpg My newer 110 lt.. And my 2 dot I've rounded the edges on and wore the case out. Gave a older one to @highlander . I've had one since mid 70s no pic I wore it completely out carrying it to work everyday. There heavy but still the best folder for the money .
     
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    I bought my first 110 in the early '70s. It went MIA in '04 so I acquired a new one in '15. I still have that one. I rarely carry it because it's so damn heavy:mad:!
    Dom.........
     
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    When I was younger The Duke Boys carried Buck 110’s. Every teenager/twenty something boy had to have a 110 because of that show. I bought my first one at a pawn shop.
    Bryan felt sorry for me after I told him my 110 was in the glove box of a truck I sold...so he gifted me an older one. Later on we traded on a mid-80’s 110. Hands down, in my opinion Buck 110’s are one of the best big folders ever manufactured.
     
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    Yep, the Dukes were responsible for mine too.
     
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    I've heard that from several people and agree it is a bit heavy for pocket carry. The 110LT is much lighter and I have one but prefer the feel of my older 426.
     
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    I resisted buying one for years because my father had one, and we were far from close. Finally bought one and was glad I did. Great knife at a very reasonable price.
     
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    This one called my name from across the flea market. Got it for 10 bucks! It was made in 1989 and I think it's 420 stainless. I like the finger grooves! IMG_20181219_182044.jpg
     
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    Another 110 fan here!
     

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    image.jpeg I got my first 110 in 1972 while in high school. I've carried one darn near everyday since, and it feels strange without that weight riding on my belt.
     
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    I have the 110's little brother, the 112. I find the weight in my pocket to be reassuring. It screams, "overbuilt, tough, and proudly made in the USA." :)
     
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    I’ve even done some light batoning with mine...
     
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    I like knives so I have many knives. Truth be told, a Buck 110, Fiskars hatchet and bow saw will do about everything you need for around $100. If all you want is a tool set, this is hard to beat.

    The 110 has been battle tested over the years and many great hunters and trappers love them. I also like the Case Large folding 2 blade Hunter. You can substitute it in for the 110 and you would do just fine.


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    For shear feel in the hand, the Buck 110 is about as good as it gets. I have a 110 and a 112. I have to admit I don't carry them as much as I used to because of the weight.
     
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    Love that pic Huey
     
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    Not a 110, but my 112 that gets carried all the time. My 110 is used for long hikes, not edc.
     

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    The 110 was my dads skinning knife when I was growing up. It was my first good skinning knife as well.
     
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    How do you like that add on thumb stud?
     
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    I am a big fan of the 112. You just summed it up perfectly.
     
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    I carry a 110 in my RTV for ‘opening mail’. :14:

    I have had my 112 since about 78. The model has a dot on each side, so I think that is about right.
     
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    I guess I’ve gotten used to “heavy”.
    Buck 110 is 7.2 oz. 112 is 6.5 oz. and a SAK Champ is 6.5 oz. just saying.
     
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    I’d like to buy a crossdraw sheath for mine. I’ve seen them and think they’re kinda handy. I’m not sure about retention with the weight.
     
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    While it is a little bulky in the sheath, I love it. Brings the classic right up 2019, imo.
     
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    If It's good enough for Bo and Luke, it's good enough for me. Thanks for the post.
     
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    I guess now all we need is some more action pics. Myself included :8:
     
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    I got a cross draw sheath for my 110 on ebay and I love it just search for buck 110 sheaths and you will find one. I've had 3 bucks the current one is my third the other 2 one got lost the other got taken.
     
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    Buck 110 from 1973 by all estimation based upon marks. A Christmas Wish List gift this year from @chasntuna and a nearly constant companion since it was received! I also have a newer one with cocobolo handles but really like the older style.


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    I was amazed at the suttle changes they made over time when I compared mine to my grandpas. Slimmed up and rounded the body, changed the blade shape slightly... all really neat
     
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