Buck 110 Review – The Reliable Folding Hunter

Written By John VanDerLaan 

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For this Buck 110 review we are going to take an in depth look and the knife that propelled the Buck Knives company to the top of the best knife manufacturers in the world.

The Buck 110 is a knife that you can hand down for generations.

I used this knife for years to field dress and skin deer and elk.

We encourage you to support Buck Knives by buying direct from this great American company!

The Buck 110 Folding Hunter was introduced in 1963 by Al Buck in order to meet demand for a folding hunting knife that would lock open and provide the same strength as a fixed blade knife.

The Buck 110 quickly became the hottest knife in the hunting knife industry.

Buck knives have sold millions of Buck 110 Folding Hunters.

So many in fact, that the Buck 110 has become an icon and the standard by which all other folding knives are measured.

The Buck 110 is our Editor's Choice for the Best Deer Hunting Knife for the money.

Not because the Buck 110 is inexpensive, but because it is the last hunting knife that you will need to buy and you can hand it down to future generations.

Buck 110 Review of Quality

Buck Knives 110 Folding Hunter
Buck 110 Folding Hunter Quality 95/100

The quality of the Buck 110 Folding Hunter is legendary.

All Buck Knives are made in the USA and come with Buck's Forever Lifetime Warranty

The handle is made from Buck's Dymondwood with brass bolsters.

The blade is made from 42OHC steel, known for it's edge holding ability, and the crescent tip  makes it a perfect knife for detail work.

The lock back design of the 110 provides unparalleled strength and stability. 

The Buck 110 comes with a genuine leather sheath that snaps closed and can be carried on your belt.

Buck 110 Review of Design and Functionality

Using The Lockback Mechanism on The Buck 110
Design and Functionality 95/100

There is little doubt that the design of the Buck 110 took the deer hunting knife world by storm back in 1963.

The buck 110 was designed for strength and stability in a folding knife.

The 110 was the first deer hunting knife that I ever owned and it just feels perfect in your hand.

The buck 110 is small enough to easily field dress a deer and strong enough to skin, quarter and debone large game.

It is easy to sharpen using the best hunting knife sharpener you can afford.

Add in the legendary Buck quality that you can hand down for generations, and you have the best deer hunting knife for the money on the market today.

We encourage you to support Buck Knives by buying direct from this great American company!


  • Legendary Buck Quality.
  • 420 High Carbon Steel blade holds an edge very well
  • Bucks original loc back design provides the strength of a fixed blade in a folding knife
  • Perfect size for easy carry either in your pocket or in the leather sheath.
  • Made in the USA
  • Buck Forever Lifetime Warranty


  • Doesn't have a gutting blade like the Outdoor Edge Razor Pro.
  • While it does hold an edge very well, it still needs to be resharpened after use.

Buck 110 Folding Hunter Specs

Holding The Buck 110 Knife
  • Knife Blade: 3 3/4" (9.5 cm)
  • Folded Length: 4-7/8"
  • Overall: 8.0” / 20.3 cm
  • Blade: 420 High Carbon Steel
  • Handle: Dymondwood
  • Sheath: Genuine Leather
  • Weight: 8oz

The legendary quality of Buck Knives needs no introduction and we hope that we have done this knife justice in the Buck 110 review.

If you are looking for a deer hunting knife that you can carry for the rest of your life and hand down to your children, then the Buck 110 is the knife for you.

The Buck 110 Folding Hunter wholly deserves the Editor's Choice for best deer hunting knife for the money and once you get one in your hands, you will be part of the Buck family.

We encourage you to support Buck Knives by buying direct from this great American company!

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John VanDerLaan

John VanDerLaan is the managing editor here at DeerHuntingGuide.net. He oversees a team of editors, writers and pro staff that are subject matter experts in hunting and hunting gear. John's expertise includes thoroughly testing all types of hunting gear, as well as hunting all over the U.S. and Canada. While his hunting expertise includes game birds, small game and large game, his favorite game animal is the whitetail deer and he loves to share the knowledge that he has gained over 40 years of chasing the wily whitetail with both archery gear and firearms. John is an active member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America.

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