I wanted a new pocket knife. I know, I have a bunch… but I’ve carried all of them and they have lint on them now. You know what I mean? That and they are mostly all “Tactical” of some sort. Well, one of my favorites has been a Buck Avid Select. The problem it has is that it feels too delicate for hard work. It’s a great knife and wicked sharp… but I want something a little more tough. This thin Buck though has made me look at other Buck knives and I kinda kept coming back to the classic 110 Folding Hunter. The Buck 110 is what really started the folding knife as being an acceptable outdoorsman’s knife. The lock mechanism, the clip point blade, and a good size made it great knife for all around use.
I’ve had and used Buck 110’s in the past… but I had never bought one of my very own. Found, been given, yes… but I have never gone out to get my own. So I think I will, and I think the Buck 110 will be great as it always is.
Unfortunately its 7 ounces. That’s a bit too heavy. I wanted that blade, but in a lighter knife. I found it. The Buck 110 Ecolite. This is the 110 blade, with their “Paperstone” for a handle instead of brass and wood. It’s 4 ounces. Perfect. The only thing I wish it had was a pocket clip… and I wish they had a version of the 110 with their BOSS heat treated steel. But I can live with what it is. It’s on order now, so we’ll see it when we get it in. Oh, yeah, one more thing… I got it in Red. Traditional, yet not so much.