The Buck 110, At Your Service,
At The Push Of A Button
By Pat Covert
The iconic Buck 110, after more than 50 years of production, is the benchmark of factory folding knives. Many millions have been sold since its release and it is the most copied folder design ever. Over the years automatic conversions of the 110 have popped up on the aftermarket by individuals who specialized in such. Now, with relaxed laws in automatic or “push button” folding knives, Buck Knives has stepped forward with their factory version.
At first glance it looks just like your old friend, the 110 Folding Hunter., with a nicely curved 4.5-inch handle and a blade lock on the lower rear. The original 110’s shiny retro brass bolsters, Ebony Dymondwood scales and stainless steel liners are all present and accounted for. The storied 3.75-inch 420HC satin-finish stainless steel clip point blade is straight out of the history books. Look a bit closer, however, and you’ll notice a small, rounded, somewhat triangular button midway on the upper handle. That’s where the fun begins. Push down the button (carefully keeping your digits clear of the blade opening in the frame) and the 110 Auto’s blade flies out and locks with maximum authority. It is then you realize this ain’t Grandaddy’s old Buck 110.
You can teach an old Buck new tricks and this new iteration does it in spades. The Buck 110 Auto, like its predecessor, is delivered with a snap top, leather belt sheath. Be sure to check your local and state laws before buying and carrying this bundle of joy. Laws on automatics have become more relaxed in recent years but it never hurts to make sure you’re street legal in your locale.
MAKER: Buck Knives,
660 S. Lochsa St.,
Post Falls, ID 83854,
Steel type: 420HC satin finish stainless steel
Blade length: 3.75 inches
Overall length: 8.6 inches
Weight: 7.0 ounces
Handle: Brass, stainless steel and Ebony Dymondwood
Carry: Black leather belt sheath