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50th Anniversary Buck Model 110 Folding Hunter

Written by Tactical Response Staff

The classic 110 Folding Hunter has been transformed this year in celebration of its 50th anniversary. The famous features of the Model 110 remain, such as the Macassar Ebony Dymondwood handle and heavy brass bolsters. This commemorative version, which will be included on all Model 110s for 2014, features an anniversary medallion on the handle and custom blade stamp denoting 50 years.

The 50th Anniversary Edition is available in two versions, one with the classic smooth handle and the other with subtle finger grooves. The Model 110FG (finger grooved) has been in production since 1982-1983.



110 Folding Hunter - 50th Anniversary Edition!





The classic 110 Folding Hunter has been transformed this year in celebration of its 50th anniversary. The famous features of the 110 remain, such as the Macassar Ebony Dymondwood handle and brass bolsters. This commemorative version, which will be included on all Model 110?s for 2014, features an anniversary medallion on the handle and custom blade stamp denoting 50 years.



Made in the USA



Made in the USA

Buck Knives are the most famous of all American-made folding knives. Buck invented the first “folding hunting knife.” All such knives came to be called a “buck knife” no matter what the make. Buck Knives are well known by hunters and outdoorsmen for their quality, edge-holding, and price competitiveness.

Buck Knives are the best known; however, for one knife, the Model 110 Folding Hunter—the first production folding knife with a locking blade…one of the most imitated folding knives in history.

In 1963, Al Buck, the son of Hoyt Buck, the founder of the company, designed the Model 110 Folding Hunter with it unique lock-back design. The Model 110 was conceived and designed in 1963, but the development extended into 1964. That is why some of the 50th Year commemorative knives bear “1963-2013” markings and some bear “1964-2014” markings.

Buck Knives is spreading the 50th Anniversary over two years—limited-edition collectibles in the 2013 calendar year and production commemorative versions for their 50th year of production.

The Model 110 lockblade literally revolutionized the knife industry. The big folder put Buck Knives at the top of the industry, just exactly like the Model T did for Ford. Ford made 15 million Model T cars, and Buck has made 15 million Model 110 knives produced since 1964…and counting.

Buck Knives is now headed by third and fourth generations of this famous knifemaking family. Chuck Buck is the Chairman and his son, CJ Buck is the CEO and President.

The Buck 110 uses a 3.75-inch, clip-point blade with a nail-nick opening device. Before 1981, the specialty heat-treated stainless-steel used was 440C. From 1981 to 1992, the blade steel was stainless 425M. Buck has used 420HC stainless steel since 1993. These three alloys are virtually identical in field performance.

Compared to most police-oriented tactical folders, the Buck 110 is very heavy. Weighing 7.2 ounces, many modern folders tip the scales at half that. The real drawbacks for patrol or tactical use, of course, are the lack of a thumb opening device and a pocket clip.

That said, definitely get one of the 50th Anniversary knives. They are relatively inexpensive, and a must-have for any knife enthusiast. For patrol use, the Buck knife of choice is their awesome 847 Vantage Force Pro. It uses an S30V blade with a thumb hole and roughened G10 handles.

Buck’s entry into the hard-core, hard-use tactical market continues. Watch the pages of Tactical Response for a hands-on review of Buck’s new true, tactical folderthe 830 Marksman with the handle-back Strong Lock System. After 50 years, Buck Knives has once again introduced a unique way to lock the blade open. 

Published in Tactical Response, Mar/Apr 2014

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