Jeffery Martin, a Security Officer, has been collecting knives since he was 13 years old.
The Iconic Buck Knife
The term “Buck Knife” is used to describe any of hundreds of different kinds of pocket knives that have a certain look. However; the original Buck Knife was the Buck 110 Folding Hunter.
It was created, for hunters, in 1963. It was thought that a sturdy folding knife would be more convenient for hunters to carry; rather than a large fixed blade knife.
Over 50 years later, the Buck Knife is still as popular as ever; especially among the blue collar working men here in Texas. I see at least one Buck Knife every day at work. (I am an in-house Security/Personal Protection Officer for a heavy equipment company.)
I own one myself; and if you don’t have one, I can almost guarantee you know someone that does.
I got mine as a Christmas present from my Grandmother, about 8 years ago. I carried it on my duty belt for several years, until the sheath got so worn that it no longer looked professional to have it on my belt; and I traded it in for a tacticool SOG, with a pocket clip.
Al Buck, the creator of the Model 110, made one hell of a knife; when he created this one. I have put it through some terrible, terrible, things; that no knife should have to go through……
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- I have used it to force open a locked trailer home door. (work related)
- I have used it to pry open the top of a car door; so that I could use a coat hanger to unlock it.
- I have even used it to shave a couple of inches out of a door frame; so that the door would shut better.
All of that prying, cutting, and various other tasks the knife was never meant to do; and it still looks and works great.
Just in case you have been living under a rock, and have never seen a buck 110; I will give you a description.
It is BIG. (Almost 5 inches long, closed, and containing a .12 inch thick clip point blade; with an overall length of 3 and ¾ inches)
It is HEAVY. (Weighing in at 7.2oz)
It is SEXY. (Dymondwood handles, brass ends, and a genuine leather sheath.)
Last, but not least; it is AFFORDABLE. (Approximately $35 on Amazon Prime)
The Buck 110 is built to last, right here in the good ole US of A; and comes with a lifetime warranty. As you can see from the pictures; mine has handled my abusive tendencies just fine. Even if it did not come with a lifetime warranty, they are so affordable, you could easily replace it; if you managed to damage it.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.