Reviewed 10/07/2011 by DANN
-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for Greater than 1 year
I've had this knife for roughly 18 years. It was my father's. He got it in 1978. It was given to me as a replacement knife for the one my dad broke.
Given the width of this knife I believe the knife should be thicker. Though it does provide adequate strength and durability as it survived boy scouts and all all the other abuse a teenage can inflict.
It have lost more than 1/8" off the edge over the year due to sharpening from both my dad and myself. Though it does retain the longest razor edge of all the various Buck knives I've owned over the years.
The handle is very heavy and very thick in comparison to the blade. The wood finish wore off long before I got out of puberty and the brass has started to turn green. The steel has yet to show even a hint of rust even after 32 years.
The lock is still good. But it does get dirty. I now just put it in the dishwasher to clean it all out, but I pull it out before the dry cycle.
Mine has the original black leather sheath. it is still in great condition and though it shows signs of age, it is still very durable and strong.
Personally I still find this knife to be very heavy for its size. It has been joked that if need be the knife can be used as a knife, hammer or club. I replaced the knife due to its thickness and weight, not due to its performance.
Comment by Rod reyes 10/08/2016
I have an old buck 110 like yours i bought it in new jersey on 1980. till now It looks like brand new i never use it. Now its on my locker as souvenir.
Comment by MATT 03/02/2013
I HAVE A OLD 110 MADE IN 1974/1980 ERA WITH 440C STEEL BACK IN SUMMER OF 1999 I TRADED A BRAND NEW 110 TO A FRIEND TO GET THE OLDER ONE WITH 440C STEEL USED IT WHEN I FIRST STARTED HUNTING IN 2006 USED IT ON SQUIRRL THAT YEAR. THEN IN 2007 I USED IT SQUIRRL HUNTING AND USED IT ON MY VERY FIRST DEER THAT YEAR. NOW HERE IT IS 2013 I ORDERED A NEW 110 AND GOT IT ON 1/21/13 AND HAVE CARRIED IT EVERYDAY SINCE THEN. MY NEW ONE IS 420 HC STEEL AND WILL GET LIKE A RAZOR BOUGHT IT TO REPLACE MY 110 FROM 1974/1980 ERA SO I CAN KEEP IT PUT UP BUT STILL CARRY IT ONCE IN A WHILE I CAN GET THE 440C AND THE 420 HC LIKE A RAZOR BLADE. ABOUT SIXTEEN YEARS AGO MY NEIGHBOR GAVE ME ANTIQUE SHARPENING STONS THAT CAME OFF THE FARM HE GREW UP ON. THESE STONE'S ARE OVER 100 YEARS OLD ALOT OF THEM ARE THE OLD STRAIGHT RAZOR HONE'S ALONG WITH SOME OLDER WHET STONES AND SOME OLDER SHARPENING STONE'S AS WELL EVEN A FEW OLD ARKANSAS STONE'S AS WELL THEY GET A KNIFE RAZOR SHARP "BUCK BRAND"