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Buck 110 Knife Review | Buck Folding Hunter Knife

Buck 110BRS KnifeBuck Knives is one of the premium knife makers based in Idaho. It started as a small family business, out of Hoyt Buck’s passion, and now has transformed into a very famous trademark in the knife industry. Buck Knives have invented many techniques that can be seen in common knives these days.

Buck Knives strives to keep the company’s standards by not compromising on quality, even after incorporating various technologies and methods in making a knife. That’s the reason why Buck knives stand apart from other Knife manufacturers. In addition to the supreme quality knives, they also give a forever warranty on their knives.

Buck is the only company to offer such a reliable and assuring warranty for its products. Other manufacturers give only limited warranty or lifetime warranty for select knives. Buck Knives have marked its unshakable place in the knife industry. Mostly sought by hunters, adventurers, professionals, and knife enthusiasts for their collection, give or take – Buck Knives is the most loved knife brand out there!

After Buck Knives officially got incorporated, the company rolled a unique folding hunting knife with a rigid locking mechanism. The knife’s design was something new and different when it was released. It became a huge hit that more than 15 million of these knives have now been sold worldwide.

Also, it is the most duplicated design of all time, numerous manufacturers started to copy the design and produce the same knife. But as always, Buck’s quality was unmatched till now.

This knife was none other than the famous “Buck Model 110 Folding Hunter”, following the same design and features we have Buck 110BRS (Brass Straight Blade) which does the same wonder that got started nearly 50 years back. The Knife is pretty much the same when compared to Buck 110FG in terms of size but with plain design. The Brass Straight Blade differentiates it from the 110FG and the price differs as well.

Buck 110BRS Knife Specs

Blade Length 3.75inches (9.5cm)
Knife Overall Length  8.625inches (21.90cm)
Knife Length When Closed 4.87inches (12.37cm)
Total Weight 7.2ounces (205gm)
Materials Used in The Blade 420HC Stainless Steel with Natural Wood-Grain Handle.

The Blade

Like most of the Buck knives, this knife comes with standard 420 Higher Carbon Stainless Steel. This is a pretty good steel for regular work and everyday utility. The chemical composition makes it robust enough to bear maximum abuse. The blade also got a fair amount of edge retention and stability.

Sharpening of this Clip point blade is easy and provides a clean experience while cutting, slicing, and chopping. The Clip point makes piercing smooth and powerful. With the right amount of belly, the blade can exert the right amount of pressure while in action. The blade is razor sharp out of the box and has a small portion of thumb stand near the handle, for extra gripping and support. This blade is proven to last in all kinds of environments, be it dry or wet, and we loved it.

The Handle

The Buck Model 110 Folding Hunter was so famous for its ergonomic stylish handle in 1962, the same happens even now the handle is the most attractive part of this knife. The handle is made out of polished brass bolsters with natural wood grain, these bolsters give a premium look when coupled with the wood grain.

Buck has used this same concept for a few other knives and all of them are equally famous and sought after. The handle by default comes with 4 rivets in the wood-grain and no finger grooves. The polished handle ages beautifully, and it rarely wears out, if it does then a forever warranty kicks in.

The handle is strong enough and gives maximum comfort while using. When closed, the knife is small and compact making its way into our pocket or pouch with ease. The weight of the handle is perfect making this knife, the best EDC option.

The Locking mechanism

Buck specializes in manufacturing the best lock back mechanism in the market, they also pioneered it. This folding hunter comes with a nail notch lock-back mechanism that gives a smooth opening of the blade and locks it firmly in position. The blade never had any play during all activities, ensuring the style was maintained. This locking mechanism is very similar to the Smith & Wesson CH0014 tactical folding knife.

Pros & Cons

The ergonomic design, made in the USA with utmost quality, and Buck’s forever warranty kick in as pros for this knife. The sharpness of the knife is the main feature, it will slice through the toughest leather. It is the best-selling knife on Amazon so you know you will be getting the best EDC knife.
However, this knife is not as good as the old classic Buck 110, the blade is wobbly when extended and another minor problem is with the sheath, users have reported.

Final Verdict

This knife was designed to hold up the legacy of the classic Buck 110, in my point of view, it does a fair amount of justice to it, although could have improved in a few places. And to celebrate the 50th year anniversary of Buck 110, all the knives manufactured in the year 2014 come with an emblem on the handle that says “1964 50 years”. This knife for quality and performance became one of our best picks.

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