It there’s a weakness to the Buck 110’s blade design, it’s the thin and rather delicate tip.
There are a lot of old 110s out there that have been hand-ground down to 3.5″ after their tips snapped off.
The Buck 110 is affordable for an American-made knife, and the low-cost nylon sheath is part of the math that makes that possible.
I know that nylon has a lot of advantages: it’s lighter, thinner, more durable, easier to clean, dries more quickly, etc.
Ergonomics The Buck 110 is not a small knife, and it really fills average-sized hands like mine.
The grip is nearly 5″ long by 5/8″ thick, and 3/4″ wide at its narrowest point.
Few knives are as iconic as the Buck 110 Folding Hunter.
Its design is so elegant and timeless that it seems like it’s been around forever, while still feeling contemporary at the same time.
It requires a lot of leverage to open the blade against this spring pressure, and this is why the nail nick is so far forward on the blade.Hard statistics are scarce, of course, but the Buck 110 has probably field-dressed more game than any other single knife of the last half-century.The second knife I ever owned (after a Victorinox Tinker) was a dismal Pakistani knockoff of the Buck 110 because I couldn’t afford the real thing.Open-topped leather sheaths like this custom basketweave are popular, along with cowboy-style loop holsters.Testing The 110 did quite well on the cardboard edge-retention test, cleanly slicing through 87 linear feet of corrugated box cardboard before it started to crush and plow through it.Other knife makers have learned from the Buck 110’s history.