Buck 110 Slim Select Folding Hunter 3.75" Plain Blade, Black GFN Handles, Deep Carry Pocket Clip - 11878


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BU0110BKS1: 110 Slim Folding Hunter Select, Black
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Buck's industry-leading Folding Hunter design is now available in EDC form and priced accordingly. Based on overwhelming customer demand, the 110 Slim was developed as a modern solution for an everyday carry version of the 110 Folding Hunter. Featuring colorful, slim profiles, a deep carry pocket clip, and one-hand opening design, customers now have the long-awaited 110 with a clip at a competitive price.

A colorful EDC based on an American classic, the 110 Folding Hunter, the 110 Slim possesses the same traditional features but sports a more modern look. The deep carry pocket clip is added based on the overwhelming customer demand and allows for quick and easy access in any situation. With easy one-handed opening, the 420HC stainless steel blade provides supreme edge retention and is finished with Buck's Advanced Edge2x Blade Technology. To decrease the weight and thickness, the heavy bolster and handles are replaced with lightweight molded nylon while still maintaining the same quality and rigidity of the original 110.

420HC Steel
This is Buck's standard blade material because it approaches the wear resistance of high carbon alloys while delivering the corrosion resistance of chromium stainless steels. Add our exclusive heat-treat process and you have a very user-friendly combination of superior corrosion resistance with excellent strength for wear resistance and durability. You also have a blade that is easy to resharpen. For best performance, we harden to a Rockwell hardness of Rc 58.

Clip Point Blade
The crescent tip makes the blade thinner with a sharper point. This shape provides good control for detail work and cutting in tight places. It is also well suited for intentional punctures like new holes in your belt, etc. While the point of the blade is effective for detail work, it's not as strong as the thicker points on drop points and skinners.

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  • Easy one-hand opening 
  • Durable yet thinner construction
  • Lockback design for safe use
  • Removable, reversible deep carry stainless steel pocket clip
  • Cryogenically treated blade for great edge retention
  • Advanced Edge2x blade technology
  • Forever Warranty
  • Product Level: Select Level
  • Blade Length: 3.75" (9.5 cm)
  • Closed Length: 4.875" (12.4 cm)
  • Overall Length: 8.625" (21.9 cm)
  • Blade Material: 420HC Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.120"
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
  • Blade Style: Clip Point
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Handle Material: Glass Filled Nylon, Black
  • Pocket Clip: Stainless Steel (Tip-Up, Right/Left Carry)
  • Weight: 2.8 oz. (80.0 g)
  • Dual Thumb Studs
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 033753147456

The lockback system has been used for many decades. It can usually be found on the knife spine and it provides a strong lockup that will wear well.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Buck 110 Slim Select Folding Hunter 3.75" Plain Blade, Black GFN Handles, Deep Carry Pocket Clip5.000 (2 reviews)
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Buck 110 Slim Select Folding Hunter 3.75" Plain Blade, Black GFN Handles, Deep Carry Pocket Clip
5 out of 5
Pros: Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Ease of Opening, None
High quality except for pressed together thumbstud.
It really is slim. And light. And the pocket clip is really "deep carry". Centered blade (when closed), no problem with enough torsion to close a slightly opened blade. No blade wiggle up and down or side to side. Quality: no burr at tip of blade; free hanging paper slicing sharpness, uniform sharpness along the entire edge; well-finished satin blade, handle seems stiffer and better quality than the years-ago "more nylon" "less fiberglass reinforced" American made budget Buck knives, now good quality but just a little off Spyderco FRN and Cold Steel Grivory. Due to thinness compared to the thicker 110 LT edition, it is possible to pinch the sides in a little but not disturbingly so. Compared to the LT, the end of the handle (away from blade) is riveted not glued, with a classy looking highly polished steel spacer and not one but two rivets. Clip is nicely designed and finished and is reversible side to side but not top to bottom; the unused screw holes on the other side of the handle have their own screws in them to keep debris out, and all four screw holes (2 each side) are metal lined for longevity and have anti-loosen glue on the screw tips. All 4 screws same length unlike some of my Cold Steel. Only poor design issue is the pressed together thumbstud - if yours is loose, don't try to screw it tight, pound it or Vice Grip squeeze together - because it is press fitted not screwed together. I'm ok with that if Buck tightens up their design or materials, since the thumbstud doesn['t have to be flipped over for lefties. Next, Buck needs to tighten up the tolerances to get rid of wiggle in the 110 LT and in the classics. Can't be flicked open, well finished on the parts I can see that rub together, but simply not smooth opening.
Buck 110 Slim Select Folding Hunter 3.75" Plain Blade, Black GFN Handles, Deep Carry Pocket Clip
5 out of 5
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: Lock Type, None
Been waiting decades for a true "slim" 110
The negative: this may be a design issue or a minor production defect, but if the blade is pulled out from the handle by no more than a quarter of an inch, there isn't enough lockback spring pressure to reclose the blade when you release it; it won't spring back into the handle. No similar problems on a slew of LT 110's I've ordered. With normal closing and/or wider opening, tension is plenty to reclose the blade. Just be aware, and this happened to me once, that if you accidentally open the blade in your pocket from stuff moving around and catching on the thumbstud, there might not be enough tension to reclose it and you might get nicked - but this should never be a problem if you use the pocket clip and position the knife blade against the pocket seam (hence pay attention to clipping location, and move the pocket clip to the other side of the handle if necessary).The huge positives: this is super super light, lighter than the recent LT. It satisfies all the YouTube complaints levelled against the FRN handled LT 110 - why doesn't the LT have a clip, why doesn't the LT have thumbstuds, why isn't the LT thinner, why is there a little blade wiggle.In short: thumbstuds YES, thinner YES, deep carry clip YES.In addition, on my sample Slim 110, the lock up is TIGHT. Zero side to side wiggle, zero up and down wiggle.The clip is truly outstanding, the deepest "deep carry" I've seen; non abrasive on clothing; snug but not impossible to pull out. This nestles nicely is my shirt pocket. I prefer tip down carry so there is no chance of accidentally "wave" opening the knife on withdrawal, your preference may be the opposite (this is probably how the "Wave" by Emerson was discovered). The clip can be moved to the other side of the handle, but not from end to end.Recommended clip positions depends on your choice of left or right pocket carry, front or back. The trick is to position the clip so that in your preferred carry location, the blade will be on the pocket seam, keeping the blade securely in the handle even if that area is struck.This is a narrow profile blade and in stress situations the ball of my thumb usually hits the edge as I press down too hard to keep the blade moving. For edc use this is not an issue with any of my knives. If this were carried for self-defense, the area where your thumb might land and slice you should probably be taped over - with 3.75" of blade there is still a lot of edge left for utility chores.Not that this is recommended as the first choice for self-defense, since the lockback notch isn't deep. On one of my plastic handled Bucklites, it was way too easy to spine whack the blade into releasing. I think partially because the lockback notch isn't very deep, and the notch is "rounded" towards the top.This might conceivably close on your hand if you try to push it through something hard. I'd feel much safer with a frame lock or Tri Ad lockback.But then (a) the original Buck 110 was designed for dressing deer and other game, and the lockback mechanism is more than safe enough for that intended use; and (b) safe folding knives with tactical capability are actually a very recent development (I only put frame locks and Tri Ad in the "tactically capable" category, sorry but leaf spring/liner lock knifes can bend the leaf spring).On the other hand this is a great utility knife, essentially the "American Opinel". If you look at knife sizes in a working kitchen, this is barely long enough to be a decent paring knife; most 3" and below lockbacks fail this simple test (looking at you, Delica).I probably don't need to discuss all the uses folks have found for the classic nickle bolstered 110. If you could do it with the original 110 you can do it with this, plus you don't need a sheath and this is so light even a shirt pocket will support it. The LT, only a little heavier, is a better choice for extended field dressing since the handle is much thicker - original sized - and hence easier on the hand.BTW not only is this handle much, much thinner than the original 110 and lightweight LT 100 - Buck went so far as to skeletonize the inside of each handle - you can see little vertical "girders" with rectangular cutouts along the inside.Where the Slim excels over most "tac utility" folders is (1) easy of carry thanks to the great clip (non abrasive, firm but not ridiculous); (2) that great Buck 420HC with its superior heat treatment (tough edge, paper cutting sharp out of the box, easy re-sharpening); (3) the 3.75" blade, very useful size; and "cheaper than Asia but made in America" pricing.Compared to the old Bucklite and Paperstone versions, this Slim 110 is a revelation.I checked this blade against the blade in my LT. It is 1/8" sharper, and the angle of the unsharpened stock near the body is different. It amazes me that Buck actually redesigned some details of the classic blade for this model.
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