I've mentioned in the past that one of the first knives I ever used was a Buck 110 Folding Hunter that belonged to my dad. During a recent visit, I asked if he still had it, and lo and behold: he did. This knife (pictured below) brings back fond childhood memories for me, and given the model's popularity, I'm sure many of you have similar experiences. It's a classic American design that's arguably as iconic as a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers or a 1969 Camaro.
Earlier this year, Buck Knives announced a new 110 Auto push-button version of this design, and the company has just announced another variant — but this time, it's not a folder at all.
The new Buck Knives 101 Hunter is a fixed-blade version of the 110 design. CEO and Chairman CJ Buck said that “many customers have requested a fixed blade version of the 110 over the years,” so the company decided to fulfill those requests with this knife.
Buck's 101 Hunter features a full-tang construction for maximum strength, and retains the simple but functional clip-point design seen on its predecessor. The blade is 3.75 inches of 420HC steel, and overall weight is 5.1 ounces (about 30% less than the 110 folder).
This knife also features Macassar Ebony Dymondwood flanked by brass on the handle, though there's only a front brass bolster on this model, as opposed to the dual bolsters on the folder. A black leather sheath is included with each knife.
As you'd expect from Buck, it's made in the USA. MSRP is $100. For more information on the Buck Knives 101 Hunter, go to BuckKnives.com or check out the video below.