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I've been eyeing the Buck 110, for many months now. My first knife I ever had, was a fairly decent buck 110 knockoff, I still have it, and it takes a decent edge. I Purchased the Buck 110 today, after weeks of saving change. I counted it up today, and realised I had enough! My mother asked me if I wanted to go to wal-mart, to go get a new mop with her (Don't worry, I made sure its US made. :D). I of course said yes. Afterwhich I asked if we could go to Gander mountain, to look around. I eyed the knife I have been dreaming of for months. I had the clerk take it out of the glass, I purchased it, than away we drove. I have not fully tested this knife to my outdoors standars yet, but have tried some basic things with it, such as carving, and splitting wood.

On first enspection I liked the buck 110. A very large folder (A preference of mine.) And a very heavy knife folded up. I opened the blade, the lock hit loudly into place, making the loud "Thud" of Lockback knives. This knife is a very heavy folder. I like the Sheath that came with the knife, but intend to make a more tradional, handmade knife sheath for it. Most stories I hear about this knife, are about fathers, giving their sons theese knives over 30 years ago. :D:)
 

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Bucks are fine blades. Treat it well and it will take care of you. That 110 can do just about anything from dressing fish and animals to self defense. I chose a gerber gator over the buck 110 only because I prefer the handle contour and bead blasted blade.
 
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I Purchased the Buck 110 today, after weeks of saving change. I counted it up today, and realised I had enough
Dude , you live in new york , you'll get 20 to life if the catch ya with that !!!

I remember the day I got my 110 , fall of 78 , had that thing for 25 years before it got stolen ....................went thru 3 sheaths . Wore it to school everyday for 4 years .

Enjoy !!!
 
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Dude , you live in new york , you'll get 20 to life if the catch ya with that !!!

I remember the day I got my 110 , fall of 78 , had that thing for 25 years before it got stolen ....................went thru 3 sheaths . Wore it to school everyday for 4 years .

Enjoy !!!
Hehe, as you said I live in Newyork.... I'ts a bit to big to carry to school. XD I usually don't have one there, but when I do (Usually plan to go fishing afterschool, a huge trout river a 5 minute walk away, I stash my poles under a bridge in the I-beams.) I usually have my little 2" folding case. Its a sturdy knife, I plan to never loose it. :D
 

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Bought one at wally world not to long ago carry it every day.
+1 on the hand made sheath.The nylon one that mine came with is already starting to wear out.
 

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Congrats,

I bought my 1st 110 in 1976. I inspected several at the hardware store and chose mine based on the wood grain and a tight lockup. I still have it today and it is well used but very functional. I have gutted and skinned many deer with that thing and whittled many fuzz sticks for fires.

15 years ago I bought another in a pawnshop for $13 but no sheath. That one I use for hard use doing chores and construction. I also have the newer more lighter more rounded version I bought new about 5 years ago. They are great knives.

Check out the 112 it is nice too.
 

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The Buck 110 is one of the great commercial knives a very practical folder for the outdoorsperson. I have a couple and while I carry around town something else the The Bucks are in a tool box with other knives for Bugging out to the retreat.
 

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I've been eyeing the Buck 110, for many months now. My first knife I ever had, was a fairly decent buck 110 knockoff, I still have it, and it takes a decent edge. I Purchased the Buck 110 today, after weeks of saving change. I counted it up today, and realised I had enough! My mother asked me if I wanted to go to wal-mart, to go get a new mop with her (Don't worry, I made sure its US made. :D). I of course said yes. Afterwhich I asked if we could go to Gander mountain, to look around. I eyed the knife I have been dreaming of for months. I had the clerk take it out of the glass, I purchased it, than away we drove. I have not fully tested this knife to my outdoors standars yet, but have tried some basic things with it, such as carving, and splitting wood.

On first enspection I liked the buck 110. A very large folder (A preference of mine.) And a very heavy knife folded up. I opened the blade, the lock hit loudly into place, making the loud "Thud" of Lockback knives. This knife is a very heavy folder. I like the Sheath that came with the knife, but intend to make a more tradional, handmade knife sheath for it. Most stories I hear about this knife, are about fathers, giving their sons theese knives over 30 years ago. :D:)
As you know, I have a very large collection of knives. One of the first knives I ever bought was a Buck 110. It got lost or stolen along the way so I bought another one. It, too, got lost or stolen. So I bought a third one. Of all of my knives (over 70) I use my Buck 110 more than all the others combined. I like the way it fits at my side, I like how sturdy it is in the open position (no wobbling like other folding knives can sometimes do), it feels good in my hand, it's easy to sharpen, and it holds an edge for a very long time. You made a very good investment. I believe that the 110 is still made in the USA. Congratuations.
 

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The steel is so hard they are difficult to sharpen, but they will definitely hold up!
If you have a good diamond stone, it sharpens quickly and easily. I have the DMT coarse, fine, and very fine stones. My Buck is razor sharp in 5 minutes.
 

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A good knife for sure. Good looking, too. Classic style and worth well more than the going rate.

Has anyone else seen these with broken tips? My brothers broke the tips off them constantly working around horses. Don't know what they were doing with them, but it's possible their horses were smarter than they were. I chose a Gerber Gator when the time rolled around, which is not near as pretty knife, but it's lasted me. I chose it after my cousin managed not to break one through four years at Bragg. Still would like to have the 110. If it only came with a pocket clip....
 

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I have other knives that look pretty much new how many years later, from disuse but the buck 110 and 112 i have, I wore out the sheaths and are both in replacement sheaths and plenty worn looking now as are the knives. Ive had them since the 70s.
 

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I've been eyeing the Buck 110, for many months now. My first knife I ever had, was a fairly decent buck 110 knockoff, I still have it, and it takes a decent edge.
Was the knockoff a G96? I have one - still a great knife. I have had mine and the Buck 110's since the late 70's.
 

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Congrats OP I too just bought my first 110, got it at a fleamarket and it's 1989 vintage. Funny thing is in the 80's I couldn't afford one because I had a young family so I carried a WW knockoff.
 

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"Most stories I hear about this knife, are about fathers, giving their sons theese knives over 30 years ago. "

Correct, you are. My 110 was purchased in 1979 & passed down to my Son sharper & smother than the day I bought it.
HIS son is now 6 months old & I fully expect him to enjoy using it as well when it's his turn.

BTW, I replaced it with an ild 112 "Ranger" I found in the junk bik at the local gun shop. Dull, scuffed, & with the tip broken off, the clerk simply gave it to me.
Quick mail in return to Buck produced a newly sharpened, refurbished fully functional pretty knife with a new tip reground with postage being my only expense.
Expect this one to last another 30 years as well.
Great choice, Son ! ! !
 
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