A Photo Gallery Review of Buck’s Latest Version of Their Iconic Folder
Buck has released more versions of the 110 Hunter than I can keep track of. This popular knife is a cornerstone product that built the brand and a large part of the America’s nostalgic EDC and outdoor culture.
Until recently we have mostly ignored the regular release of Buck 110 variations in favor of Buck’s more modern models. However, the 110 Hunter Sport grabbed our attention immediately with its OD green handle scales, S30V steel blade and deep carry pocket clip. Initially is was the overall aesthetic of the knife that convinced us to pull the trigger, but it has proved to be a practical design upgrade, and a welcome addition to our every day carry rotation.
Ben started a twenty year commercial photography career after a blurry stint in the navy. He spent a lot of time losing and breaking knives and other EDC gear on location shoots before starting Nothing But Knives. He has reviewed and tested hundreds of both outdoor and kitchen knives over the course of the last six years, and he was mostly sober while testing and reviewing.
6 thoughts on “Buck 110 Hunter Sport Photo Tour And Review”
Can the thumb stud be removed
I am sure it is possible, but I don’t believe they were designed to be removed.
My 110 sport is extremely hard to open or close. What can I do to make this easier. I don’t want to send it back. It takes 2 hands. I’ve never had to ever break in a lock blade knife before. So this one is extremely tight. I’ve worked it back & forth with silicone spray many many times/not getting any easier!
That is weird. We have purchased two 110 Hunter Sports hers at NBK, and one was a little harder to open than the other, but neither were really stiff. You may want to try adjusting the pivot with a torx driver to see if that helps. If not you may want to contact Buck. They are really good about replacing flawed knives.
Besides loosening up the pivot screw, I would lay off the silicone spray. Most of those will eat away at the innerworkings of the knife overtime, despite what the can might tell you. Get some mineral oil in a dropper or a Q-tip, apply it around the tang or pivot area, and work it in that way. It doesn’t take much.