We consider this the absolute best blade steel available, and it is made in America. S30V contains carbon as well as high amounts of Chromium, Molybdenum and Vanadium. This steel combines fantastic edge retention and high ductility combined with corrosion resistance. Double-tempered - it can be hardened to a Rockwell hardness of Rc 59.5-61. However, it is difficult to resharpen yourself, but we do offer sharpening services for a nominal fee.
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.
My husband loves it. Most beautiful knife we've ever owned. Two suggestions... would love it better with a brushed silver bolster, and the engraving is too low. Needs to be up to the right, as you look at the blade. This knife will definitely be used and we would like the engraving to still be there when we pass it down to our grandchildren. Still 5 stars because it's so awesome.
Just received my one of a kind custome made 110 Buck Knife and I absolutely love it! I didn't think anything could replace my previous standard 110 because it had sentimental value. Well, this far surpasses that one and now I get to make new memories with a knife made just for me. Thanks Buck! You are truly a last breed for original and genuine products made right here in America!
so far the best nice knifeI have ever owned
I really, really, really wanted this knife to be as good as I wanted it to be - and it almost is... BUT my only complaint, really, is cosmetic. Fit is great. Finish... notsomuch. The first one I bought I ordered w/ a S30V blade, Walnut scales, brass bolsters, no rivets - and the quality of the walnut scales and the finish of them was, how to put it, noticeably shabby. Hard to explain - but the grain didn't seem to run the whole length of the 3" scale and there were "ashy" spots in the finish color. Not acceptable, in my mind, for a "custom shop" knife. Okay. Can't return it. Gave it to the father-in-law for Christmas. He loved it. Bam. Not a total waste - Let's try again. Ordered another immediately - everything the same except this time with Cherrywood scales and added rivets - figuring maybe the folks at Buck were working with an iffy batch of Walnut. AGAIN - patchy, splotchy finish work on the wood - some areas of the scales seemed to be over-saturated with stain, others lacking- On 3" scales!!!! AND the stain itself was much lighter and brighter red in person than the beautiful deep red you see on the website. Again- unacceptable to me. Now, before you jump all over me, I know all wood is unique, and certain pieces may have "character" - but if you're making a semi-custom knife, take some pride and choose the choice pieces - establish a standard and take the hit on the wood that doesn't make the grade, THEN finish those pieces that DO make the grade consistently for the best possible product. Not rocket science. Just pride and craftsmanship - which seem to be lacking in the custom shop. I collect knives. Cheap. Expensive. In-between. I love 'em. I think I have pretty good taste in them. Whenever I do decide to shell out more than, say, $50 for a knife - I expect at least an attempt at top-notch quality. I didn't get it here. Twice. I wanted a 110 because I was hunting with my wife's grandpa and saw his 50 yr old 110 that he's used to dress countless deer- it's a genuine, battle-scarred piece of American folk art. I wanted one instantly, desperately, so I thought I'd splurge on an heirloom quality example... but maybe I should just wait till they take the stupid anniversary medallion off the scales of the production model and buy one from Walmart -or hope that my wife's grandpa passes his down to me. Guess I gotta decide who else I like enough to give a $110 knife away to... I don't think I'm gonna get burned a 3rd time.
WOW! What a beautiful piece work this knife is. My 110 F G is nickel, water buffalo & polished stainless. Any person who admires quantity and craftsmanship would be proud to own a knife from Bucks custom shop.
I received a Buck 110 for my 8th birthday in 1964. I've had 3 since then - all "base models". I ordered a 50th anniversary in November and I was very disappointed with the quality of the piece. I'm sure Mr. Buck will make it right. As this was intended to be my last buck so I decided on a custom. 320 blade is the mostimportant upgrade. Nickel bolsters, magnificent polished Stag grip with finger cutouts, no rivets and , yes, a monogram. (movie star knife). It is the nicest blade I've ever had in my hand - period.
absolutely perfect, and very impressive craftsmanship. mine is elk, brass, mirror polished blade. The elk inlays that Buck used are perfectly matched, and quite fat. The fit, finish, and action of the knife are perfect as well. And as always, the blade is excellent. You get a far superior product from the custom shop, in comparison to factory knives. Definetly worth the money! Buck's customer service and management are second to none too!! Thanks Buck, keep up the great work!
Fit and finish is above and beyond their off-the-shelf stuff, truly excellent. Amazed that they showed up in under the 4-6 week lead time. Will be spending more money soon. You won't regret a Buck Custom. I ordered 2 110 models and could not be happier. Love the little boxes they come in with gold string- nice touch!
I ordered my Buck 110 in Nickel with 30v Serrated Blade, Finger Groove Ram Scales with Rivets. Buck's quality, fit and finish exceeded my expectation in all respects. The blade is razor sharp with a pleasant sounding snap to the lockup when opened. I'm delighted I ordered the Ram Scales as they give the 110 a sophisticated, classic old world look. This is without a doubt the best looking knife I have purchased. I've used my 110 as a practical everyday carry knife for the past year. The knife remains sharp and as tight as the day received. The Buck 110 is a true Heirloom quality product that will be cherished for generations.
I just got my custom 110 with finger grooves, bone handle and S30V blade. The best folder ever has never been better.
Just recieved knife. Fantasic and looking to many years service out of it.
The 110 is a great knife already and being able to customize it is just a dream come true. I have one already that the Mrs got as a gift. It came with flawless Koa wood that looks like it is on fire in the sunlight. The bolsters were mirror polished and the edge was very obviously hand sharpened to shaving sharp status. This is how you do a custom knife!
have been using a 110 since 1969. a while back i purchased a Buck/Mayo #172 but wasn't 100% happy with the grind on it. i ran into Chck Buck at a knife show. he offered to replace it, no questions asked. he then personally picked one out for me and it was indeed perfect! it doesn't get any better than that!!!!!
a beauty with the feel of just right
Perfection....feels like a part of my hand. As smooth and clean in top notch quality as you can get!!!
Awesome knife,would highly recommend
I have an old 110 that was given to me by my father. Use it almost everyday, and I dont use it lightly, I use it to split wood, chop small trees, and a hammer sometimes. I buy a knife for work and this lived up to its name. I since have purchased numerous buck knifes.