Buck 110 BRS Folding Hunting Knife Review

Buck 110 Folding Hunter

In 1963 Al Buck designed a revolutionary lockblade knife.  The idea was to make a folding knife for outdoorsmen that didn't want to carry a fixed blade knife.  The result was the Buck 110 Folding Hunter.  It was an instant success.

Over 50 years later, the 110 Hunter is still a popular hunting knife for those that don't want a fixed knife blade.​  It's a great combination of the great features of a folder with the reliability of a fixed knife blade.  If you want a folder then this is probably the best hunting knife for you.

Buck Knives still makes the 110 Folding Hunter in the USA.  It also continues to be one of the best selling knives in America.  Let's take a look at some of the features of this knife that has made it a great hunting knife for over 5 decades.​

Blade Length, Blade Thickness, and Knife Weight

  • 3 3/4" Blade Length
  • 4 7/8" Closed Length
  • .120" Blade Thickness - Basically 1/8" Thick
  • Weighs 7.2 ounces

What Comes in the Box?

Buck 110 Belt

Blade Design Advantages & Disadvantages

Clip Point Design - The clip point makes it great for detailed work and cutting in tighter areas.  This clip point also makes for a sharper tip.  The only disadvantage is the tip isn't as strong as what you would find on a drop point knife.​

The Buck 110 is a folder so i'ts probably not going to handle the big butchering chores like a bigger fixed blade might.  However, it will have no problems dressing a deer in the field.  Where it really shines is on small game where you just don't need a bigger knife.​

This knife has a lockback locking mechanism.  The blade locks open automatically when fully opened.  To release you simply depress the rocker on the top of the handles while closing with the other hand.  This means it takes two hands to close this folder where some folders are one handed.​

Blade Material

Buck 110 50th Anniversary

420HC Steel Blade - 420HC is Buck Knives' standard stainless steel blade material.  It provides good corrosion resistance while providing good wear resistance.  420HC is also very strong and durable.  This is the same steel that Buck uses on their 119 Special.

Handle (Scales) Material

Macassar Ebony Dymondwood - Wood handles is exactly what you would expect from a knife that has been in production for over 50 years.  The Buck 110 Hunter doesn't disappoint here either with these nice looking handles.  The dymondwood is finished off with polished brass bolsters.  

Knife Sheath

Buck 110 Sheath

Leather Sheath - The Buck 110 Folder could just be slipped in your pocket but Buck has been nice enough to include a great sheath for it instead.  The black genuine leather sheath has a snap closure and is embossed with Buck Knives.  This makes it a great addition to carry on your side while you are on that hunt.

Warranty

Buck's Forever Warranty - Buck Knives will replace this knife forever.  Yes, forever.  If there is ever a defect in the knife, just send it back to their Post Falls, Idaho plant. They will repair or replace it for free.

If you damaged the knife yourself, Buck will give you a one time 50% discount off MRSP on any standard knife on their site.​  They will also replace a folding knife blade like the 110 Hunter for $10 if you manage to break one and it wasn't a manufacturing defect.

  • Folding Hunting Knife
  • Clip Point Design
  • 420HC Steel Blade
  • Nice Leather Sheath
  • Buck Knives' Forever Warranty
  • Not as strong as a fixed blade

Final Thoughts

If you are looking for a folding hunting knife then I'd go with the Buck 110 BRS Folding Hunting knife.  It's not hard to see why it's still so popular after 50 years in production.   Buck continues to make this knife in the USA to the standards they set decades ago.

The Buck 110 has all the features that you want out of a folder while still providing the durability and strength that you need a in good hunting knife.  Because of that, this knife continues to be one of the best hunting knives.​