1964 - 1986
110 FOLDING HUNTER
A photographic history by Michael DF Lowe



... with appreciative contributions from
Vern Taylor, George Stinzel, and Joe Houser


First Version Second Version Third Version Fourth Version Fifth Version Sixth Version Seventh Version







Variation One (V1V1) 1964 - 1965
Blade Stud: 1 visible on left bolster only.  ~  Butt Studs: 2 visible on left bolster only.
Inlay Pins: 2 tiny, brass.  ~  Rocker Rivet: Brass, no head.
 ~  GS:V1T1




Variation Two (V1V2) Pre-1967
Blade Stud: 1 visible on left bolster only.  ~  Butt Studs: 2 visible on left bolster only.
Inlay Pins: 2 tiny, brass.  ~  Rocker Rivet: Brass, no head.  ~  GS:V1T2
The BUCK logo is etched instead of stamped.






Variation One (V2V1) Pre-1967
Blade Stud: 1 visible on left bolster only.  ~  Butt Studs: 2 visible on left bolster only.
Inlay Pins: 2 tiny, brass.  ~  Rocker Rivet: Brass, no head.  ~  GS:V1T3





Variation Two (V2V2) Pre-1967
Blade Rivet: 1 visible on both bolsters.  ~  Butt Studs: 2 visible on left bolster only.
Inlay Pins: 2 tiny, brass.  ~  Rocker Rivet: Brass, no head.  ~  GS:V1T3




Variation Three (V2V3) 1967
Blade Rivet: 1 visible on both bolsters.  ~  Butt Studs: 2 visible on left bolster only.
Inlay Pins: 2 tiny, brass.  ~  Rocker Rivet: Brass, no head.
 ~  GS:V1T3
Spine stamp has a dot after the BUCK* logo.







Variation One (V3V1) 1967
Blade Rivet: 1 visible on both bolsters.  ~  Butt Studs: 2 visible on left bolster only.
Inlay Pins: 2 tiny, brass.  ~  Rocker Rivet: Brass, no head.  ~  GS:V2T1
Tang stamp has a dot after the BUCK* logo.




Variation Two (V3V2) 1967
Blade Rivet: 1 visible on both bolsters.  ~  Butt Studs: 2 visible on left bolster only.
Inlay Pins: 2 tiny, brass.  ~  Rocker Rivet: Brass, no head.  ~  GS:V2T2




Variation Three (V3V3) 1967
Blade Rivet: 1 visible on both bolsters.  ~  Butt Studs: 2 visible on left bolster only.
Inlay Pins: 2 tiny, brass.  ~  Rocker Rivet: Brass, no head.  ~  GS:V2T3




Variation Four (V3V4) 1968 - 1970
Blade Rivet: 1 visible on both bolsters.  ~  Butt Studs: 2 visible on left bolster only.
Inlay Pins: None.  ~  Rocker Rivet: Brass, no head.  ~  GS:V2T4




Variation Five (V3V5) 1968 - 1970
Blade Rivet: 1 visible on both bolsters.  ~  Butt Studs/Rivet: 3 visible on left bolster, 1 on right bolster.
Inlay Pins: 2 tiny, brass.  ~  Rocker Rivet: Brass, no head.




Variation Six (V3V6) 1968 - 1970
Blade Rivet: 1 visible on both bolsters.  ~  Butt Rivet: 1 visible on both bolsters.
Inlay Pins: 2 tiny, brass.  ~  Rocker Rivet: Brass, no head.




Variation Seven (V3V7) 1968 - 1970
Blade Rivet: 1 visible on both bolsters.  ~  Butt Rivet: 1 visible on both bolsters.
Inlay Rivets: 2 standard sized, brass.  ~  Rocker Rivet: Brass, no head.




Variation Eight (V3V8) 1968 - 1970
Blade Rivet: 1 visible on both bolsters.  ~  Butt Rivets: 2 visible on both bolsters.
Inlay Pins: 2 tiny, brass.  ~  Rocker Rivet: Brass, may be headed.




Variation Nine (V3V9) 1968 - 1970
Blade Rivet: 1 visible on both bolsters.  ~  Butt Rivets: 2 visible on both bolsters.
Inlay Pins: 2 tiny, brass.  ~  Rocker Rivet: Brass, may be headed.  ~  GS:V2T5




Variation Ten (V3V10) 1968 - 1970
Blade Rivet: 1 visible on both bolsters.  ~  Butt Rivets: 2 visible on both bolsters.
Inlay Pins: None.  ~  Rocker Rivet: Brass, may be headed.







Variation One (V4V1) 1970 - 1972
Blade Rivet: 1 visible on both bolsters.  ~  Butt Rivets: 2 visible on both bolsters.
Inlay Pins: 2 tiny or small headed, brass.  ~  Rocker Rivet: Brass, may be headed.  ~  GS:V3T1




Buckarta Sample (Black Micarta) 1970 - 1972




Variation Two (V4V2) 1970 - 1972
Blade Rivet: 1 visible on both bolsters.  ~  Butt Rivets: 2 visible on both bolsters.
Inlay Pins: 2 tiny or small headed, brass.  ~  Rocker Rivet: Stainless steel, headed.  ~  GS:V3T2







Variation One (V5V1) 1970 - 1972
Blade Rivet: 1 visible on both bolsters.  ~  Butt Rivets: 2 visible on both bolsters.
Inlay Pins: 2 tiny, brass.  ~  Rocker Rivet: Stainless steel, headed.  ~  GS:V3T3




Variation Two (V5V2) 1972
Blade Rivet: 1 visible on both bolsters.  ~  Butt Rivets: 2 visible on both bolsters.
Inlay Pins: 2 tiny, brass.  ~  Rocker Rivet: Stainless steel, headed.  ~  GS:V3T5



Variation Three (V5V3) 1972 - 1974
Blade Rivet: 1 visible on both bolsters.  ~  Butt Rivets: 2 visible on both bolsters.
Inlay Pins: 2 small headed, brass.  ~  Rocker Rivet: Stainless steel, headed.  ~  GS:V3T4




Variation Four (V5V4) 1974
Blade Rivet: 1 visible on both bolsters.  ~  Butt Rivets: 2 visible on both bolsters.
Inlay Pins: 2 small headed, brass.  ~  Rocker Rivet: Stainless steel, headed.

V3/V4 grind plunge line with a V5 kick.




Variation Five (V5V5) 1974
Blade Rivet: 1 visible on both bolsters.  ~  Butt Rivets: 2 visible on both bolsters.
Inlay Rivets: 2 small headed, brass.  ~  Rocker Rivet: Stainless steel, headed.  ~  GS:V4T1




Variation Six (V5V6) 1974 - 1977
Blade Rivet: 1 visible on both bolsters.  ~  Butt Rivets: 2 visible on both bolsters.
Inlay Rivets: 4 small headed, brass.  ~  Rocker Rivet: Stainless steel, headed.  ~  GS:V4T2




Variation Seven (V5V7) 1974 - 1977
Blade Rivet: 1 visible on both bolsters.  ~  Butt Rivets: 2 visible on both bolsters.
Inlay Pins: 3 small headed, brass.  ~  Rocker Rivet: Stainless steel, headed.  ~  GS:V4T3




Variation Eight (V5V8) 1977 - 1980
Blade Rivet: 1 visible on both bolsters.  ~  Butt Rivets: 2 visible on both bolsters.
Inlay Rivets: 3 large headed, brass.  ~  Rocker Rivet: Stainless steel, headed.  ~  GS:V4T4



Variation Nine (V5V9) 1977 - 1980
Blade Rivet: 1 visible on both bolsters.  ~  Butt Rivets: 2 visible on both bolsters.
Inlay Rivets: 3 large headed, brass.  ~  Rocker Rivet: Stainless steel, headed.

Elongated BUCK logo.  ~  Butt end inlay rivets nearer to centerline.







Variation One (V6V1) 1980 - 1981
GS:V4T5







Variation One (V7V1) 1981 - 1983
Squared bolsters most common, but can be found with modest radius edge.  ~  GS:V4T6





Hunter-Grooved (V7FG) 1982 - 1986
We see the first offering of the 110FG on the 1982 dealer catalog order forms, but not shown in the catalog.
The 1983 catalog has the first appearance of finger-grooved production models.

If you happen to have a 110 Hunter-Grooved with a date code matching one of the following four
knives, please drop me an email, as I would appreciate seeing it, so I can share here if they exist.




Variation Two (V7V2) 1982 - 1986
Modest to prominent radius edge on bolsters and handles.  ~  GS:V4T7




Variation Three (V7V3) 1985 - 1986
Prominent radius edge on bolsters and handles, identical to that on todays 110s. 




Complete Knife Kit (110 #149) 1985 - 1986
110 Buck Knife with sheath, 3-oz bottle Buck Honing Oil, and two sharpening stones.

WANTED FOR PURCHASE



First Production Date Coding

110< Variation One (86V1) 1986
110< stamp has Serif Font




110< Variation Two (86V2) 1986
110< stamp has Sans Serif Font







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