Favorite folding hunter?

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Lesbaer1911, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. Lesbaer1911

    Lesbaer1911

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    Jul 26, 2016
    I can't decide between the case CV folding hunter or the boker 2020, suggestions? Alternative?

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  2. Old Hunter

    Old Hunter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Both of those are essentially the same knife - just two different manufacturers offering good knives at similar pricing. Are you going to skin and butcher game with it? If so blade thickness may be something to check - the Case has some pretty stout blades, not sure about the Boker, but would guess so as well. You may also want to consider a large lock-back such as a Case Hammerhead or Buck 110 Folding Hunter. OH
     
  3. hawaiianhawk

    hawaiianhawk

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    Dec 25, 2009
    I don't have the exact Boker model you're asking about, but I do have the stainless (440C) lockback version of the folding hunter. I like this knife very much; it's my "day-off" knife that goes on my belt pretty much whenever I'm not at work. It's about the same size and the blade is of very similar thickness to a Buck 110.

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    The handle is much thicker because of the two locking mechanisms (the second blade is a saw blade), and of course the stag is very classy.

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    The knife comes with a nice leather sheath that rides tighter to the belt than a Buck sheath. Some may not care for the styling but I don't have an issue with it. If you can find one of the Boker knives at a good price, I say jump on it. Such a blade won't disappoint you.
     
  4. Lesbaer1911

    Lesbaer1911

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    Jul 26, 2016
    I have tons of custom fixed blades but I'm just not a fan of carrying one on my belt or neck while hunting so that's why I'd like to move to a folding hunter, this knife would be used primarily for field dressing and would be worn any time I'm in the woods(every other week) for any other needs I might have, lost 2 nice pocket knives falling out of pockets, belt sheath folder it is

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  5. afishhunter

    afishhunter Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 21, 2014
    That I own would be a Buck 110 followed by the Schrade 7OT and 6OT. The Uncle Henry LB7 is nice, too. I gifted the one I had to a friend that needed a good knife
     
  6. Lesbaer1911

    Lesbaer1911

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    Jul 26, 2016
    I really like the buck 110 but I really prefer carbon steel

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  7. SadSappySucker

    SadSappySucker

    Jul 20, 2014
    Did someone say Buck 110 in carbon?
    I carry this one pretty much everyday. It is in 5160. It is a special run they did. You can find them by searching "buck 110 5160". I believe they still have them available.
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  8. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I prefer carbon steel too but I love the buck 110 so much that I'm fine with it being stainless, especially since its such a great steel.
    If you're looking for a folding hunter, then there's no reason to look any further than the original 😉
     
  9. Lesbaer1911

    Lesbaer1911

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    Jul 26, 2016
    Sounds like I need a 110

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  10. boy&hisdogs

    boy&hisdogs

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    Dec 9, 2015
    You can get the Buck 110 in S30V and get the best of both worlds. Plus a lock. Usually when people insist on a locking knife, I counter with "If you NEED a lock then you're using it wrong" but for such a large, heavy duty knife like that I think a lockback is appropriate, and just seems right.
     
  11. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Yup, sounds like it 😉
     
  12. tbmurphy

    tbmurphy

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    Jan 5, 2017
    I was in the same boat as the OP. I didn't have a knife for dressing game. Luckily a brand new 110 for $25 solved that. It's not been used yet but it's the original and should stand the test of time.

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  13. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    I only have a couple. I would say that my Boker 2020 is very well made. F/F is excellent. I can't speak to price/value, as mine was a gift from my in-laws, so has more value to me.

    Also have a Colt Hunter. Not quite the Boker, but for under $30, I'd call it excellent for the price paid. But never really done any cutting with it, but pretty much have an idea of its edge retention from other knives in same series. Shorter life, but easy to bring back.

    No 110 at the moment, but do have a Schrade LB7. F/F isn't perfect, but like the Colt, pretty decent bang for the "un" Buck.

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  14. Captain O

    Captain O Banned BANNED

    Apr 14, 2015
    How about a Buck 110 in S30V? This can be provided by Buck with 4-6 week wait... but well worth it!
     
  15. Rockon75

    Rockon75 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2008
    I'd sure wish I knew how many deer this knife has field dressed and how many fish the thin blade filleted. Due to it's production era, my Great-Grandfather must have bought it later in life. Then my Grandfather inherited it and used it. Then my father served as a custodian, until he gifted it to me. As much as my Grandfather, and from the stories, my great grandfather hunted, it must have taken care of game for quite a while. My dad has the same variety but a Kabar. Seems like a very popular pattern for the hunters in my Pennsylvanian family.

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  16. BP_

    BP_ Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2015
    I'm going to agree and say the Buck 110 Folding Hunter, as I believe it is called. Can't really beat it for the buck ;)
     
  17. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    I don't hunt, but I have on more than one occasion spoke of just how special the 110 is to me.

    It's been the work knife if choice for my dad going on 40 years. It's proven to me that it really is one of the best hard use practical knives out there. Some of the stuff my old man does with his 110 would make a knife knut cringe. Cutting plastic drain tile while dragging the edge through the dirt, scraping, making small holes, digging the mud out of his boots before he gets into his truck.

    The thing is, the next day that 110 is clean and sharp even if it has earned a few more beauty marks. He doesn't abuse it, but a 110 on his hip gets USED.

    Now, that is how he treats his work knife. He keeps a pristine 110 on his hip in a custom leather sheath I made him when he's out and about.

    It's funny, I don't carry a 110 often. Truth be told, I either carry a slim slip joint or a higher end "super steel" flipper (I prefer a one handed work knife". However, just yesterday I came across a 50th Anniversary 110 in my knife drawer I bought for a song when Academy was clearancing them out. My fifth pocket of my jeans is just perfect for a 110. The ebony dymondwood scales are a nice touch.

    The 110 is a heavy and, dare I say it, somewhat archaic knife. But like all of us lucky to last so long, "dated" should be a term we get used to hearing as "better" things come along. For me, even if it is just for nostalgic reasons, the 110 will always be the knife I think of when I think of the word "hunter", and, more importantly, "dad".
     
  18. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    The Queen #39 pattern two-blade folding hunter comes with their great D2 steel. Worth a look.
     
  19. VCM3

    VCM3 Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Oct 26, 2005
    This was a knife that came through here once,for re location. I could not help to think how amazing it was,the massive bone slabs and stout thinly ground blade. If you could find one like that,you'd be getting something that might become your favorite




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  20. winchester73

    winchester73

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    Jan 6, 2008
    I would have to say a Case cv folding hunter; also a USA Schrade Old Timer folding hunter is a great knife they are carbon steel and the Chinese are stainless.). Try to find one in the "open stock" knife as the jigged delrin is better looking I think than Schrades brown/tan saw cut delrin handles.
     

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