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A must read for any Buck 110 owners

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A must read for any Buck 110 owners
on: April 04, 2022, 02:29:55 PM
I just wanted to share a link on the History of the Buck 110 Hunter..

It is full of  pictures of the different Variations as the 110 evolved, and has a lot of good information on them.

http://historyofthe110.com/
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Re: A must read for any Buck 110 owners
Reply #1 on: April 04, 2022, 02:49:16 PM
Excellent read!!  Thank you!


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Re: A must read for any Buck 110 owners
Reply #2 on: April 04, 2022, 02:57:14 PM
Great resource !    :like:


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Re: A must read for any Buck 110 owners
Reply #3 on: April 04, 2022, 03:01:55 PM
Excellent read!!  Thank you!


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Re: A must read for any Buck 110 owners
Reply #4 on: April 04, 2022, 03:02:16 PM


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Re: A must read for any Buck 110 owners
Reply #5 on: April 04, 2022, 03:50:19 PM
Very cool, thanks for posting. I love my 110.


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Re: A must read for any Buck 110 owners
Reply #6 on: April 04, 2022, 06:39:16 PM
Very cool, thanks for posting. I love my 110.

You are welcome! :cheers:


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Re: A must read for any Buck 110 owners
Reply #7 on: April 04, 2022, 06:57:39 PM
I thought I might ad why I have a fondness for the Buck 110:

The following explains how the Buck 110 changed the knife industry.

In the 1960's the main US knife manufacturers were Buck, Case, Schrade Walden Cutlery Corporation (a division of the Imperial Knife Associated Companies), Kabar, Camillus, and Western. There was no such thing as Cold Steel, Spyderco, Benchmade, Strider,Chris Reeve Knives, CRKT, etc.

In 1964 when Buck introduced the 110 Folding Hunter most knives sold from about $2.00 to about $6.00, (in 1964 Federal minimum wage was $1.25 an hour), so when Buck introduced knives starting at $16.00 many people said no one would buy them, but they used 440C stainless hardened to a Rockwell hardness of 58 to 60 RC which no one else was offering and they offered a lifetime warranty.

The Folding Hunter was originally designed as a knife that was solid like a fixed blade, but would give the horseman and hunter a knife he could carry safely when riding on horseback or in a vehicle. There is some danger with a fixed blade, if you fall on it regardless of the sheath design.

Buck envisioned it as a knife that would mainly be used by hunters just during hunting season each year, but the public saw the utility of it for EDC use and it caught on rapidly and soon it was common to see a Buck 110 on the belt of the average working man.

It became the best selling knife in the world and was the most copied at that time. In 1964,they shipped 255 of them. In 1965, they shipped 2,500, and in 1966, 10,000, and it just kept growing from there. In the first 13 years they sold over 2 1/4 million Buck 110's.

Buck's warranty and use of a higher grade steel raised the bar for the other companies, and they ended up improving their products as a result. Owning a Buck knife meant holding a piece of quality craftsmanship built to last.

While it was not the first lockback knife,the Buck Folding Hunter is the knife that blazed the trail for all the other lockbacks that followed it. It is the knife that made it popular to carry a lockback for EDC.

And that is why there is a fond place in my heart for the Buck 110.
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Re: A must read for any Buck 110 owners
Reply #8 on: April 05, 2022, 05:24:06 AM
A valuable resource; hopefully I'll put it to good use someday. Thanks for sharing it!
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Re: A must read for any Buck 110 owners
Reply #9 on: April 05, 2022, 02:34:24 PM
A valuable resource; hopefully I'll put it to good use someday. Thanks for sharing it!

You are welcome! :cheers:


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Re: A must read for any Buck 110 owners
Reply #10 on: April 06, 2022, 07:51:41 AM
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Re: A must read for any Buck 110 owners
Reply #12 on: April 06, 2022, 04:59:03 PM
A valuable resource; hopefully I'll put it to good use someday. Thanks for sharing it!

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Re: A must read for any Buck 110 owners
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Re: A must read for any Buck 110 owners
Reply #14 on: April 17, 2022, 10:25:44 AM
Very good  :like:
Thanks for sharing it with us Vicman  :cheers:


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Re: A must read for any Buck 110 owners
Reply #15 on: April 17, 2022, 03:56:01 PM
Very good  :like:
Thanks for sharing it with us Vicman  :cheers:

Thank you McStitchy! :cheers:

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Re: A must read for any Buck 110 owners
Reply #16 on: April 17, 2022, 04:04:49 PM
Buck 110 was one of the first quality knives I owed.  Holding a 110 you know you are holding a knife that'll do what its intended to do and then some.   


Edit to add.  Just had a look at the link  :hatsoff:.  Well done and worth the time to look at.  Thank you. 
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Re: A must read for any Buck 110 owners
Reply #17 on: April 17, 2022, 04:08:43 PM
Just saw this thread! Thanks, VICMAN.  :tu:  :like:


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Re: A must read for any Buck 110 owners
Reply #18 on: April 17, 2022, 08:11:53 PM
Buck 110 was one of the first quality knives I owed.  Holding a 110 you know you are holding a knife that'll do what its intended to do and then some.   


Edit to add.  Just had a look at the link  :hatsoff:.  Well done and worth the time to look at.  Thank you.

 :iagree:

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Re: A must read for any Buck 110 owners
Reply #19 on: April 17, 2022, 08:12:49 PM
Just saw this thread! Thanks, VICMAN.  :tu:  :like:

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Re: A must read for any Buck 110 owners
Reply #20 on: June 20, 2022, 03:35:45 PM
Still one of my all time favorite knives! Love the 110 :like: :like:
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Re: A must read for any Buck 110 owners
Reply #21 on: June 20, 2022, 08:09:10 PM
Still one of my all time favorite knives! Love the 110 :like: :like:

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Re: A must read for any Buck 110 owners
Reply #22 on: August 21, 2022, 03:40:57 AM
 :like:  Great read there.
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Re: A must read for any Buck 110 owners
Reply #23 on: October 12, 2022, 03:59:39 PM
:like:  Great read there.

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Re: A must read for any Buck 110 owners
Reply #24 on: October 12, 2022, 04:27:10 PM
Good info there.
Back when I was a kid ANY lockback knife was called a BUCK. I had many lockbacks before I got my first real BUCK.
Thanks for sharing.
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Re: A must read for any Buck 110 owners
Reply #25 on: October 13, 2022, 07:48:02 PM
Good info there.
Back when I was a kid ANY lockback knife was called a BUCK. I had many lockbacks before I got my first real BUCK.
Thanks for sharing.



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Re: A must read for any Buck 110 owners
Reply #26 on: October 18, 2022, 01:30:34 AM
Had a 112 Ranger for years in the US Coast Guard, a 110 @1977 too with my initials carved in the brass by an old Senior Chief. I don't take either out, I fear them being confiscated........
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Re: A must read for any Buck 110 owners
Reply #27 on: October 23, 2022, 01:45:02 AM
Had a 112 Ranger for years in the US Coast Guard, a 110 @1977 too with my initials carved in the brass by an old Senior Chief. I don't take either out, I fear them being confiscated........

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Re: A must read for any Buck 110 owners
Reply #28 on: August 24, 2023, 04:09:55 AM
I love the two I have still, my first was about 1975 .


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Re: A must read for any Buck 110 owners
Reply #29 on: August 30, 2023, 02:17:25 AM
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