“The Buck knife” is a well-known tag line that represents folding knives that are known as one of the best pocket knife manufacturers. To reach that place, revolutionizing the knife industry Buck Knives have come a long way. Started nearly a century ago by the Buck family member Hoyt Buck, the company took its true ethereal form only in 1947 after opening the “H.H Buck & Son.”
Teamed as a family, they made the best handmade knives, which were expensive. Only after the death of Hoyt Buck, the company started to muster up the production and marketed in much larger scale. Hoyt’s experience of being the apprentice of a blacksmith since when he was ten years old and made his first knife at 13. With his comeback from the US Navy, Hoyt started to make quality knives, which were hard to find those days. Following his legacy, the Buck Knife has created enormous waves in the knife industry. Their un-patented features and designs are what is now extensively found in all folding knives, such as the Spyderco Endura 4.
Buck 110FG Folding Hunter Knife, specs!
Blade length: is 3.75inches (9.5cm).
Knife Overall Length: is 8.625inches (21.90cm).
Knife length when closed: is 4.87inches (12.37cm).
Total Weight: is 7.2ounces (205gm).
Materials used: Macassar Ebony Dymondwood and 420HC Stainless Steel.
Buck 110FG falls in the line of the word-famous “Buck Model 110 Folding Hunter”. After couple of years of their incorporation, Buck knives decided to take the next step in making knives. In 1963, Buck knife came up with a new folding knife that can be used for hunting, with a significant point blade, a strong locking mechanism. The Buck Model 110 became one of the popular knife ever made in history. Since its launch, the company has sold over 15 million of those. Currently the Buck 110 line is upgraded to use 420HC Stainless Steel and comes with variety of option to choose the handle from. The design of this knife is one of the most copied pattern everywhere.
Buck 110FG comes with 420HC Stainless Steel as default. This steel with higher carbon content gives the required wear resistance along with the corrosion resistance as that of a chromium steel. The steel is heat-treated by Buck to give a user friendly blade that can be sharpened easily and endure for long. The blade is wickedly sharp when it arrives, and doesn’t get blunt after abuse. The blade’s nose is designed in way to assist the knife in many situations and purposes, the curvy tip is sharp enough to pierce through any flesh. The blade comes with a thumb resting portion in the bottom end to give the user even more comfort while play. With no extra gimmicks in the blade, the Buck logo with the term “USA” is engraved in the blade.
The handle is elegant part of this knife with such smooth finish. The handle is made of Macassar Ebony Dymondwood coupled with Brass bolsters as default. The rivets in the wood gives the grip needed while holding the knife. The finger grooves in the bottom part ensures that the stay stays in our hand during use, giving better traction. The knife looks perfect when the blade is closed. It can be carried in pocket anywhere or used as an EDC too. The Buck 110FG manufactured in the year 2014 receives an extra attention, the company has included an anniversary medallion which read “1964 50 Years” on the handle, celebrating 50 years success of Buck 110 Folding knives. These are Special Edition knives.
The Locking Mechanism
The Buck uses a sturdy locking mechanism that works like charm when the blade is open, ready for play. The mechanism is really a perfection for the blade that narrow. The thumb rest in the blade gives an extra support, should the lock fail. But the lock never fails. We found it similar to the Gerber LMF II Infantry Knife.
Our verdict on the Buck 110FG Folding Hunter Knife
This knife without any question is the most awesome knife anyone can have, the legacy it holds and Bucks craftsmanship puts this knife in other dimension. The Knife was made completely in USA, so there is no defects in terms of quality. The leather Sheath was comfortable enough to carry the knife. And as usual Buck knives, gives its customer a Standard Lifetime warranty. What else do we need? This knife is definitely a best buy.