Some of that versatility is delivered by the blade shape.A low-slung, sharkish clip point, it leverages its length to great effect.
I can suggest better cutters, better locks, better fit and finish, all at or around the same price and all considerably lighter.Buck is a company with a proud history, and the 110 is central to that history.But where the weight really kills the 110, of course, is in carry.There is no better way to learn about the advantages of lightweight knives than to spend a little time with a Buck 110. My 110 came with a leather sheath, the traditional carry method for this knife, but I find that to be impractical for day-to-day suburban life, so my 110 rode in the back pocket. you’re going to notice this thing wherever you have it.You expect these things to feel right on a classic, and they do. If I don’t sound particularly disappointed it’s probably because it’s the level of QC I’ve come to expect from Buck – which is itself the worst kind of condemnation.
If Buck is going to continue to espouse the virtues of stateside production, I really would like to see them recognize the level of competition out there and up their game.There’s nothing unpleasant about this while holding the knife, but in use it means you lose so much control for finer work.A shame, considering the surprising competency of this nearly 4” in delicate tasks.No history of the folding pocket knife is complete without the Buck 110 Folding Hunter.It is arguably the first modern folder, in ethos if not in design.The gleaming brass bolsters and wooden scales have been copied by dozens and dozens of manufacturers over the years.