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Winner...And Still Heavyweight Champion...The Venerable Buck 110

Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by Blues, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    With the discussion of the workmanlike 301 recently and my offline conversations with 300Bucks, I thought it might be a good time to reintroduce the heavyweight champ as it were.

    Standing 4 7/8" and weighing in at a massive 7 3/8 ounces, the venerable Buck 110 still appears ready to take on all comers aspiring to take the crown.

    My only example is this (late 90's as I recall) version which was assembled with a Master Series BG-42 blade, Frenchwood (laminated) scales and polished nickel silver bolsters. Probably (to this day) the sharpest production knife out of the box I've ever received:

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    Feel free to share images of your own version of the king of beasts.
     
  2. crbauhs

    crbauhs

    Dec 2, 2007
    My oh my Elliot that is a nice 110. Wish I had my Cabellas here to share with ya'll.
     
  3. 555

    555 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2007
    Blues,What a Great looking knife. :thumbup:

    The Buck 110 is a Classic.
    One of my all time favorite frames.
     
  4. TwoDogs

    TwoDogs

    492
    Oct 9, 2008
    Saaweeet! Now that's nice!

    You're right, can't beat the 110, everyone should have at least one!
     
  5. Steel Talon

    Steel Talon

    366
    Mar 10, 2009
    Love mine ,I have 2 my first I bought in 1970,The second I recieved as a gift in 1992. You should attach a poll to the thread. **Do you have a 110?
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  6. ohen cepel

    ohen cepel Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    It's one of my favs also! Never really thought about it weighing almost 1/2lb though. Never really noticed the weight.

    Really an American classic, and a great value today starting at under $40.
     
  7. CL01

    CL01

    Apr 19, 2007
    A knife I definitely need to get. Although I think if I do, I'd like it to be with some upgrades.

    That sure is a sweet looking 110, though.
     
  8. 338375

    338375

    Nov 4, 2006
    The 110 is a great knife...Well made, very durable and reasonably priced. Not to mention probably one of the most copied designs there is..
    I had one with the BG-42 and a few early 110's, but I never got use to wearing a sheath so they moved on to new homes...

    I did keep one earlier 110 FG and a 112 though. Sorry no pics to add, I went through a couple days ago and cleaned out all my files of stuff I didn't own anymore :(

    BTW I like the green on yours :thumbup:

    EDIT: I went back through my pics and found a couple of my Buck custom shop 112's. Being the 110's little brother, didn't think you would mind.

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  9. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    I wish I had known. I have a spare daypack or two I could've sent you. ;):p


    Not at all. :thumbup:
     
  10. 338375

    338375

    Nov 4, 2006
    :D:thumbup:

    I'm curious to see how many pages your thread goes to, once the boys over in the Buck s/f get wind of this :D They have lots of pics
     
  11. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    Well, I kinda figured that might happen but then we're about inclusivity and not exclusivity I figger. ;):cool::thumbup:

    (I only ask that we keep the images and posts in line and true to the character of the Traditional Forum)
     
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  12. powernoodle

    powernoodle Power Member Gold Member Platinum Member

    Jul 21, 2004
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    Beater 110, as part of urban survival package.
     
  13. KeithAM

    KeithAM

    Dec 15, 2003
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    Not very vintage but I'll include it anyway:

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  14. moonwilson

    moonwilson

    Aug 10, 2006
    "Heavyweight" is an understatement- those things are boat anchors. :D I have a couple 110s, but they never venture out of the house. I appreciate the design and the historic nature of the 110, but they're just big, bulky and heavy for my taste.

    Edit: Okay, I lied. I had one here in my office sitting in my desk.:eek: So this one HAS ventured out of the house. *picks it up to feel the weight* Yup. That's a hefty beast all right. I keep this one around in case I need to club a seal or something. :p
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    If I want to carry something that heavy around, I prefer a fixed blade.
     
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  15. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    I feel the same way about a lot of GEC offerings but I can appreciate 'em nonetheless. ;) (Sometimes big and overbuilt can be a good thing I suppose.)
     
  16. moonwilson

    moonwilson

    Aug 10, 2006
    Touche', good sir! To each his own- viva la difference! :thumbup::D
     
  17. jackknife

    jackknife Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2004
    I don't know if I'd class the buck 110 as a heavyweight. Maybe a sumo class!:D
     
  18. Plumberdv

    Plumberdv

    Sep 26, 2008
    How ever they are classified, they are my favorites. I have over 100 of them right now. Here's a heavy weight. It's an Alaskan Guide with the emblem removed from the blade and mammoth tooth handles added.

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  19. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    How 'bout the anti-peanut? :p

    One thing that comes to mind, however, is that like the Russell "Barlow" and other knives that have become standard bearers over the years, the 110 has probably done more cutting and dirty jobs and been carried by more workingmen, cops, park/forest rangers, carpenters, roofers, hunters and outdoorsmen than most any knife I can think of. I think the proof has been in the sales and the myriad copies over the years.

    I also agree that for me personally it's not a knife for EDC though I wouldn't hesitate to rely upon it for virtually any task in or around my home or afield in the mountains.
     
  20. Plumberdv

    Plumberdv

    Sep 26, 2008
    I carry one on my belt probably 90% of the time. It really depends on where I am or where I'm going.

    Funny thing is, I've never even considered the weight of it as a handcap. I truthfully just never notice it when its on me.
     

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