Finally, the lightweight Buck 110 that I've been wanting for 20 years!

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  1. CaliforniaCanuck

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    Finally! A regular buck 110 with zytel handles, no stupid cutouts, scallops or grooves. Just regular checkered light weight version of the original.

    I have been wanting this version of the 110 for over 20 years. I know it's not high tech or anything fancy but that is what I like about the 110.

    It's made in the USA.


    Update:

    My order came today and I think Buck finally got this one right!

    The lock-up is good! This was my biggest concern from Buck because all the 110's I've handled in the last 10 years had a lot of blade play. This one has a very minimal hint of play but so minor that I think most people wouldn't even feel it. I'm 100% satisfied with it!

    It came with a nylon pouch which I don't really like but I already have a fairly new leather pouch so I'll use it instead.

    Here it is,


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  2. x39

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    Thanks @CaliforniaCanuck , I'll definitely be picking one or two of those up. I have a few of the Bucklite 426 model from years ago, but like you prefer the more plain handle.
     
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    I have one of the early buck lite 112s.
    Don’t carry it because it was a gift from my mother. (She asked what I wanted)

    When will these hit the market?
     
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    Crap. Now I need a new 110.
     
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    At 2.1 ounces weight and approximately 25 dollars cost it should be a winner. The only concern might be an overall closed length that is a bit long for normal pocket carry.:41: 4.875 inches closed length with a 3.75 inch blade.
     
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    Dang good price on it also. joe
     
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    The handle heavy feel has been my biggest complaint about the 110. Removing the brass and wood scales and replacing them with the nylon scales, it should feel just right.
     
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    As far as weight this would be an improvement for daily carry, but I didn't mind the weight on the regular one, but it's more of a belt knife and I'm used to things on my belt. Wouldn't mind one of these but would miss the looks of the original.
     
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    Hey the price point is at $24.95, that’s not that bad. Especially for a USA made knife.
     
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    A search found an aluminum handled 110 but it's $70ish.

    I think I'll preorder one of these zytel 110's!
     
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    Had one of the grey buck kites and gifted it to a friend
    May have to pick one of these up , thanks
     
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    I'm going to shoot for the stars and wish for a drop point version. :4:
     
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    Beware the Buck Custom site . . .
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. I to love the 110 but think its heavier than it needs to be. This might be a good subject for my obsessive modding practice...
     
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    First thing I thought of. :D
     
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    I thought the same thing at first but I could live with a clip point.
     
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    Yep, for sure.
     
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    I have the buck nano in my long distance backpacking gear.
     
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    Dude! You waited too long! I bought a buck lite back way back in 77 or 78, come to think of it it does have the finger grooves! My bad.
     
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    The Bucklite 426.....

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    OH...WOW...Just WOW.

    I know what $25 or so bucks of my money is going to go for.
     
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    I used to have the bucklite version of the 112 and after it was discontinued I broke the tip!

    I have the 560 titanium version of the 110 but I don't use it. Maybe I just don't like finger grooves!
     
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    Buck made the 110 & 112 in the Eco-lite (I think that was the name) versions with those "paper stone" handles in red & green & maybe another color. Those were so nice (& light, though certainly not under 3 oz.), I thought they'd be around for quite a while -- I couldn't believe they were discontinued (& of course now they're quite collectible). If I'd known this was going to happen, I'd have bought a few more so that I could use one of each while the others appreciated in value...

    But it really seems that their low price & light weight were the necessary pieces to the puzzle that, when added with their usefulness, meant a high value for the money. And I really liked the aesthetics, the solid earth tones... Under $30, as I recall. I really wish Buck would bring the paper stone versions of these knives back, but with more colors to choose from.
     
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    They screwed up the handle by adding the scallops. Don’t mess with the shape, just make it lighter!!
     
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    I’m trying really hard not to buy any knives in 2018!


    This is making that VERY tough!
     
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    It sounds like you regard this as a problem. I don’t understand! Lol
     
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    You only need this one.
     
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    I agree completely! I managed to acquire a 112 Ecolite recently (below) and it's everything I hoped it would be. I wish Buck would bring back this material. I've made a few knife handles myself using Paperstone and it's a great material.

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    I have a real light weight buck 110 with Titanium but they were very pricey years ago and don't know if they even make them anymore, it was a gift by my late best friend Kenton.

    This knife looks promising and at a decent price too.

    A buck 110 was my first fine knife when they hit the market.

    Pretty much top of the line back then, still a great and capable knife.

    Larry
     
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    @Bax 40...that's the 560 @CaliforniaCanuck said he wasn't fond of. I have one and carried it for years. I really liked it!! But alas, it's been retired to the big ol' box of sharp steel that just sits and waits for me to rediscover why I liked the stuff in the first place!! :cool:

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    Had they kept the full handle thickness along the bottom I think it would have been better, and added some checkering for a positive grip. After holding that one I didn’t like it.

    This new 110 one has checkering, normal handle thickness, and it’s lightweight. The only thing better would be if they used Cold Steels could locking system.
     
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    Have you seen the copper&clad.com site? They have a bunch of drop point 110's and 112's for sale.
     
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    Thanks, wasn't aware of that, I'll definitely check it out.
     
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    Hey, I got notice that my pre-order shipped! :):)
     
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    now if it just came with the S30V steel, I'd buy one.
     
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    I expect these will be a big seller at Wal-Mart.
     
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    I just ordered one
    Thanks guys Im glad this is not an AA meeting.
    My name is Kid Couteau and I am a blade addict
     
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    If they made it in scandi it would be THE bushcraft folder....I wonder if they even know the bushcraft market exists:-/
     
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    I hope this does not come out the wrong way.

    I think folks were using Buck 110's for bush-craft long before the term bush-craft was there. :)
     
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    Sure they do. They make American made knives and Scandi aint American. :)
     
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    Exactly. Just about very old man, outdoorsman, and every Boyscout master I knew growing up had a 110.
     
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    I do hope they follow it up with a 112 drop point . :D
     
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    Wouldn’t it be interesting if wearing a Buck 110 sheath became normal again instead of the pocket clip carry?
     
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    Yeah, back in the '70s it seems like everyone I knew was carrying a 110 on their belt. If I have to go where a fixed blade might raise eyebrows, I usually have a 110 on my belt instead.
     
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    I usually wear a 110 on my belt when I am not at work.
     
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    I remember that. Just about every man had one. And us kids were always wishing we had one. They were the coolest folder ever. Back then no one thought anything negative about someone wearing one on their belt either. It was normal. How times have changed.
     
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    I’d like this twice if I could.
     
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    There I did it for you :)
     
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    I just got mine out of the mailbox. It has a very nice edge on it , no fit & finish issues, and is unbelievably light. Might have to get some more for gifts. GREAT deal!
     

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