Here’s a folding knife that I really like, from a company that I really like. The 722 Spitfire from Buck. To me, Buck is much like what Ruger was to me… a Company that I just ignored and for the most part, just didn’t care for all that much, with only a few individual exceptions on specific products. But now, Ruger is smashing Home Runs with most every swing and I just love watching them get better and better. Buck is the same way. I am a fan of the 110 series, as I’ve said before… and a fan of their Vantage knives… And now they have this. The Spitfire. Que up the Knife Snobbery… they are going to hate this one… But I like it.
The Spitfire comes with some color options, but I like the all natural clear anodized look on this one. It’s a Lock Back, using Buck’s classic lock mechanism that we’re all familiar with. An oddly shaped thumb hole, that looks odd, but works well enough for it’s purpose. Continue reading Buck 722 Spitfire: Thumbs Up on this one.
This is one of my very favorite knives in the whole wide world. The Buck 110 is all of America, made into a folding knife. It’s NASCAR, Apple Pie, Pump Action Shotguns, and ZZ TOP all rolled in together. Continue reading Buck 110 Ecolite
To me, my Carry Knife is just as important, if not more so, than my Carry Gun. Because I USE my carry knife for all kinds of things… even things in a manner not recommended by the manufacturer.
Here’s four of my favorites. More importantly, these knives are the ones that are most special to me.
Continue reading Four of my Favorite Folding Blades +1
Remember me talking about this knife… like back in the Spring? Well the order I put in for one never showed up so I did a One Click order on Amazon.com and bam. I finally have it in my ogerish paws.
The Buck 110 Folding Hunter is the lock-blade knife that legitimized folding knives for any serious use. It wasn’t the first, but it was at the time the best. Good sized clip point blade, good steel, and a solid lock that just flat out works. It was the Folder to have for years.
Now the Buck 110 is still popular among the Outdoorsmen, but the Tactical community looks askance at it. It is heavy. It is shiny. It doesn’t have a pocket clip, assisted opening mechanism, or any gadget or do-dad to make it tacticool. It’s simply a knife. And that’s what I like about it.
The Ecolite version (I got the green one – don’t be shocked) fixes two of the 110’s major complaints from the Tactical Guys. It’s not shiny and its not heavy. I do wish it had a pocket clip, but I can live without it. I mean, don’t we have enough pockets and pouches and things we can carry it in? If not, it comes with its own. It’s nylon and black and can be worn vertically or horizontally. It’s a little off the beaten path for those that want to be Contractor Cool, but it’s worth looking at. Why? I’m seeing the Buck 110 as being the edged equivalent of the 1911. It’s a pioneer and its still every bit as good now as it was back in the day. In fact, the day is far from over for both of these classics.
The 110 Ecolite is sporting handles made of what Buck is called Paperstone. It’s a strong compound material that looks handsome, and really does keep the knife light. It might, I dare say, it even makes the knife more useful, as one is going to be less prone to leave the at home and use something else. And don’t think it’s too large. That’s crap. Your cell phone is probably the size of four of these knives.
I really like the knife. Wish I had it a lot sooner.
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. Continue reading Going Classic… kinda