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#121983 - 10/30/14 01:06 PM Buck 110 Folding Hunter ***
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I've owned and used a Buck 112 Ranger since 1973. Love that knife. Two weeks ago, I decided it was time to step up to the 110 - yes, it took me 41 years. I didn't want to rush into it. grin Anyway, I finally found one in new condition in the vintage I wanted, which was harder than I expected.

Ebony wood scales, square frame, 440C blade, California made, circa 1977. The thing locks open like a vault.



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#121984 - 10/30/14 06:19 PM Re: Buck 110 Folding Hunter [Re: TAH]
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Tom

Great looking knife. The Buck has peaked my interest. I hope I don't wait 41 years to make up my mind. But like you, I probably won't rush into it.
I am a Schrade collector, but only have a 8 or so. But I carry a LB7 most days. To me it is one tough knife, as I assume the 110 is.
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#121985 - 10/30/14 08:00 PM Re: Buck 110 Folding Hunter [Re: TAH]
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Love the 110.... I picked up one in a trade at Blade Show this year that had been converted to an auto. It's has great snap on the open and as you say Tom, locks up tight!
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#121986 - 10/30/14 08:03 PM Re: Buck 110 Folding Hunter [Re: TAH]
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I think 1977 is about when I bought mine.
Sweet knife; many fond memories using it for of all sorts of work and outdoor adventures over the years.
I recently acquired a Buck 55 which is a 1/2 - 2/3 size version of the 110. It makes a nice 'gentleman's knife'.


Edited by pyronaute (11/01/14 07:26 PM)
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#121987 - 10/30/14 08:40 PM Re: Buck 110 Folding Hunter [Re: pyronaute]
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The Buck 110 is a timeless classic.
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#121988 - 10/30/14 09:06 PM Re: Buck 110 Folding Hunter [Re: TAH]
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A Classic Beauty!
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#121989 - 10/30/14 09:33 PM Re: Buck 110 Folding Hunter [Re: TonyLaPetri]
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The 110 I had didn't have Ebony scales, but I now wish that it had had them. That looks awesome!
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#121991 - 10/31/14 10:12 AM Re: Buck 110 Folding Hunter [Re: Robert Frey]
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Originally Posted By: Robert Frey
The 110 I had didn't have Ebony scales, but I now wish that it had had them.


Rob, how old is your 110? Ebony was used from the mid 60s to 1994 and it varied greatly in color and pattern. After 1994, Buck switched to laminated Obeechee wood due to the rising cost of ebony. Blade steels were:

1964-1981: 440C
1982-1992: 425M
1993-Present: 420HC

Thanks for the comments everyone. I figured that I wasn't the only one who appreciates this American cutlery icon. As stated in another thread, like Randall, these Buck knives are fun to date. I know this one is from 1977 because of the 2 dot stamp (.110.) and the three "small head" brass pins. There were four variations of the 110 in the 70s and those changes have been well documented.

Not my knives, but here is a photo of the four variations that took place. Note the number of brass pins and head size.


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#121996 - 10/31/14 08:44 PM Re: Buck 110 Folding Hunter [Re: TAH]
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This is my 110+, I don't think these were Ebony, they used to look browner.






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#121997 - 10/31/14 09:08 PM Re: Buck 110 Folding Hunter [Re: Robert Frey]
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Here's a pretty cool variation on the 110. A Bucklite 442. I got it sometime in the mid 80s. It has been carried and used and still remains tight with a solid lockup.


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