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    I'm in the market for a new Buck 110 Folding Hunter .... the more I read, the more confused I get .... OK, no surprise there .... I've owned and heavily used 2 Buck 110 Folding Hunter knives .... the first used to the point where I had to send it back to Buck for a new blade ... that 110 has been given to one of our sons to keep for our oldest grandson .... we now have a second grandson on the way and his father will be given the one I use now .... in looking for a new one, I've found some are made from 5160 BOS Carbon Steel https://www.amazon.com/Buck-Knives-C...folding+hunter.... some are made from 420HC (HC = High Carbon ???) steel https://www.amazon.com/Buck-Knives-F...%2Bhunter&th=1.... info as to which is best would be appreciated
    Jim
    '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
    '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
    '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
    '04 Sea Pro 180DC
    '17 Elio reserved

  • #2
    more than you want to know http://www.nationalsurvivalcenter.com/kncost.html
    Ron Norton
    Katy, TX
    2012 Tiffin Allegro Bus 40QBP
    2017 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited

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    • #3
      OK, say what you will about this, but I'm a fan of the older knives. The last couple of Bucks I've bought came off eBay (both new/unused) where the sellers will spec the vintage of the item. Maybe it's just me, but the older ones seem to have a harder steel, more effort to sharpen, but will stay sharp through more use.
      Clayton & Gayle
      2007 SB Mobile Scout/Titan 34BWKS LX, Mor/ryde Suspension & Pin Box
      2008 F-350 SD Lariat 6.4L PSD, TorqueShift w/Tow Cmd, 3.73 LS, SRW
      Super Cab, Long Bed, Firestone Ride-Rites & a 20k Reese Pro Hitch

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      • #4
        I thought you were banned from all sharp objects
        Frank and Janet Henn
        Traveling with Hoover and Rainbow the Wonder dogs and Now with Sunshine the rescue Schnauzer
        2008 CrossRoads Cruiser CF32BL Pushing a 2007 Dodge 2500 CDT with a six speed Automaticsigpic
        out of Brandon Mississippi

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        • #5
          Oh forgot to mention, I still prefer the 112 Ranger for pocket carry. However the two 110s in the camper for kitchen use can't be out done.
          Clayton & Gayle
          2007 SB Mobile Scout/Titan 34BWKS LX, Mor/ryde Suspension & Pin Box
          2008 F-350 SD Lariat 6.4L PSD, TorqueShift w/Tow Cmd, 3.73 LS, SRW
          Super Cab, Long Bed, Firestone Ride-Rites & a 20k Reese Pro Hitch

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          • #6
            Originally posted by texaspsdx View Post
            link appreciated .... it appears that they are both excellent choices but with Buck giving a lifetime guarantee, they would have to be
            Jim
            '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
            '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
            '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
            '04 Sea Pro 180DC
            '17 Elio reserved

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            • #7
              On our last trip out west we stopped in Boise and toured the Cris Reeve knife factory. They make beautiful knives you can open with one hand but I just couldn't justify the high cost.I then looked at many manufacturers on line , all of which claim to be made with the best steel. Since I had carried a Spyderco Ladybug in my pocket for about 40 years (I used it to open boxes when I worked) I ended up replacing my worn out ladybug with a new Manbug. It is nearly identical, main difference is the hole in the blade is larger and is easier to open with my thumb. It works well for me, stays in the bottom of my pocket with a few nickles and dimes and I can easily open it one handed while holding whatever I need to cut with my left hand. I can't kill a bear with it, or skin a deer, but the one I got has a serrated blade and will cut darn near anything.
              Amazon.com : 400467 Spyderco Manbug black FRN PlainEdge : Hunting Fixed Blade Knives : Sports & Outdoors
              Bobbi, Don, and Vinny & Kaiser
              2018 Fleetwood Discovery LXE
              Previously:
              2007 Sunnybrook 33CKTS
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              • #8
                interesting knife .... I'd seen them but know little to nothing about them .... historically, for me, a Buck 110 was a working knife that was also used processing game .... I literally used and sharpened the first one so often that Buck replaced the blade .... back when we ran a catering business where we cooked whole hogs, my 110 was a most valuable asset .... in recent years I use it heavily when grilling both at home and on the road .... its certainly not a pocket knife, it is a good fit for what I need
                Jim
                '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
                '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
                '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
                '04 Sea Pro 180DC
                '17 Elio reserved

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                • #9
                  I knew the manbug was not for you, but since you probably carry your Buck on your belt this Chris Reeve Nayala might interest you. It would trim up those South Dakota steaks with ease.
                  Nyala: A Modern Take on a Classic Skinner
                  Bobbi, Don, and Vinny & Kaiser
                  2018 Fleetwood Discovery LXE
                  Previously:
                  2007 Sunnybrook 33CKTS
                  [SIGPIC]

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                  • #10
                    interesting knives, enjoyed looking at them .... I doubt that anyone will be surprised at the pocketknife I carry .... its a 40+ year old, Old Timer .... not fancy to be sure .... for me its comfortable
                    Jim
                    '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
                    '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
                    '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
                    '04 Sea Pro 180DC
                    '17 Elio reserved

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                    • #11
                      I would go with very high carbon steel personally.
                      Its just hard to get any longer.
                      Here is a list of a few.


                      http://americansworking.com/listing-category/knives/
                      No Jap crap here.
                      Lee & Mamie http://www.youtube.com/v/4FrGxO2Fn_Msigpic
                      Buy American, The Job You Save May Be Your Own
                      04 - 2500 Chevy CC Silverado - D/A
                      07 - Tahoe LTZ w/tow package,
                      16K Pullrite Super Slide
                      2006 Excel 30RSO
                      All Made In the U.S.A.

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                      • #12
                        interesting link .... thanks for posting it .... based on reading the links in this thread, I believe my other 110's were made 420HC so I decided to give their 5160 BOS Carbon Steel a try .... it should be here tomorrow .... looking forward to seeing if I can tell any difference
                        Jim
                        '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
                        '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
                        '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
                        '04 Sea Pro 180DC
                        '17 Elio reserved

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by staggerlee View Post
                          I would go with very high carbon steel personally.
                          Its just hard to get any longer.

                          ever watch Forged In Fire on the History Channel ....https://www.myrvtalk.com/forum/rv-li...forged-in-fire.... I really enjoy watching them custom make blades of all types
                          Jim
                          '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
                          '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
                          '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
                          '04 Sea Pro 180DC
                          '17 Elio reserved

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                          • #14
                            Yes they have a time limit though.
                            I find it very interesting to watch how it was done like the old smithy's.
                            I can almost smell the coal burning.
                            Lee & Mamie http://www.youtube.com/v/4FrGxO2Fn_Msigpic
                            Buy American, The Job You Save May Be Your Own
                            04 - 2500 Chevy CC Silverado - D/A
                            07 - Tahoe LTZ w/tow package,
                            16K Pullrite Super Slide
                            2006 Excel 30RSO
                            All Made In the U.S.A.

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                            • #15
                              new 110 arrived a few minutes ago .... not bad, ordered Friday afternoon, delivered Sunday morning .... in the pictures below, its pretty easy to tell the new from the old .... any apparent difference is size is some sort of optical illusion .... the blade of the old one is slightly smaller from having been sharpened .... about the only difference I can tell in the sheaths is the stamp .... in all other regards the appear identical .... the knife is clearly stamped made in the USA, a tag on the sheath indicates it was made in Mexico .... the new one will be up to use for the first time tonight, it will be used to get some SD steaks ready for the grill
                              Jim
                              '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
                              '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
                              '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
                              '04 Sea Pro 180DC
                              '17 Elio reserved

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