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



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


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Up to late 1980, production was still taking place at the North Magnolia Avenue factory in El Cajon, California.
Production later moved to the new Weld Boulevard factory in El Cajon, California in August 1980.

The version identifier remains the 1/8" stainless steel spring holder located between the frames butt end
bolsters.  A modification inserting a new bushing to the blade pivot point brought on the inclusion of a
third dot to the tang logo. The version is further identified by the three-line BUCK 110 logo stamped
on the left side blade tang with one dot located to the left of the 110 and two dots on the right.

 
The frames were sintered with powdered brass. The satin finished clip point blade is made of 440C

hand-rolled steel. The inlays are Macassar Ebony imported from Indonesia.

Weld Boulevard Factory



Variation One (V6V1) 1980 - 1981
GS:V4T5




1977 - 1980
San Diego Paper Box Co.  ~  1 piece clamshell, 2" tall


1980 - 1981 (1/80)
1981 - 1985  (4/81)




 


1980 -  Buck Leather Shop  - 1986

Changed to 'Chairman' after June 1979 and used throughout the early-to-mid 1980s

** All dates are approximate.  There were no specific records kept before date codes. **








Produced about 1981 through 1986 while located in the Weld Boulevard factory in El Cajon, California.

The version identifier remains the 1/8" stainless steel spring holder located between the frames
butt end bolsters
. The version is further identified by the three-line BUCK 110 logo stamped
on the left side blade tang with two dots located to the left of the 110 and two dots on the right.


The frames were sintered with powdered brass. The satin finished clip point blade is now made
of 425M
hand-rolled steel. The inlays are Macassar Ebony imported from Indonesia.

Weld Boulevard Factory



Variation One (V7V1) 1981 - 1982
Squared bolsters most common, but can be found with modest radius edge.  ~  GS:V4T6



Variation Two (V7V2) 1982 - 1985
Modest to prominent radius edge on bolsters and handles.  ~  GS:V4T7




1977 - 1980
San Diego Paper Box Co.  ~  1 piece clamshell, 2" tall
1980 - 1984
San Diego Paper Box Co.  ~  1 piece clamshell, 2" tall

 



1981 - 1985  (4/81)
1980 -  Buck Leather Shop  - 1986 +
Used throughout the mid-to-late 1980s



Whittler's Kit #143  1982 - 1986 +












Hunter-Grooved (V7V2FG) 1982 - 1985
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.




Variation Three (V7V3) 1985 - 1986
Prominent radius edge on bolsters and handles, identical to that on today's 110s.
The 110 stamp will have a Serif Font and the four dots may appear very faint.


If you happen to have a 110 Hunter-Grooved with a date code matching the V7V3, please
drop me an email, as I would appreciate seeing it, so I can share here if they exist.




1982 - 1984
San Diego Paper Box Co.  ~  1 piece clamshell, 2" tall
1984 - 1986 +
San Diego Paper Box Co.  ~  1 piece clamshell, 2" tall

If you happen to have a NEW 110 Hunter-Grooved box matching the regular 110 version below,
please drop me an email, as I would appreciate seeing it, so I can share here if they exist.


1984 - 1986 +
San Diego Paper Box Co.  ~  1 piece clamshell, 2" tall



Bucklite III 426

Version 1 Variation 1 (BLV1V1) 1984 - 1987
Blade: Drop-point, 425M.  ~  Blade Rivet: Brass, headed, with brass bushing.
Butt Rivets: Brass, headed.  ~  Rocker Rivet: Stainless steel, headed.
Includes a camouflage nylon velcro sheath.



Version 1 Variation 2 (BLV1V2) 1984 - 1987
Blade: Clip-point, 425M.  ~  Blade Rivet: Brass, headed, with brass bushing.
Butt Rivets: Brass, headed.  ~  Rocker Rivet: Stainless steel, headed.
Includes a brown trimmed tan colored nylon velcro sheath.







1981 - 1985  (4/81)
 




1985 - 1986  (7/85)








 

 



The Buck Knives logoed tissue wrapping paper shows up around 1985.

1980 -  Buck Leather Shop  - 1986  + 1982 -  Buck Leather Shop for 110FG  - 1986  + 1984 -  Bucklite Sheath  - 1986  +






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














 

** All dates are approximate.  There were no specific records kept before date codes. **








First Production Date Coding



110< Variation One (86V1) 1986
110< stamp will have a Serif Font


If you happen to have a 110 Hunter-Grooved with a date code matching either one of these two '86
models, please drop me an email, as I would appreciate seeing it, so I can share here if they exist.




110< Hunter-Grooved (86FG) 1986
110< stamp will have a Serif Font




110< Variation Two (86V2) 1986
110< stamp will have a Sans Serif Font




1984 - 1986 +
San Diego Paper Box Co.  ~  1 piece clamshell, 2" tall.
Paper inserts are the same as those below Version Seven.


1980 -  Buck Leather Shop  - 1986  + 1982 -  Buck Leather Shop for 110FG  - 1986  +



In use prior to 1991




Schrodinger's 110 1987
If you know the thought experiment of 'Schrodinger's Cat', this is the same paradox. This packaging began
to show up on store racks in early 1987. I had purchased one that the packaging was badly damaged on.
Upon removing the knife, I found it to have the date code stamp for 1986 (86V2). So, with leaving this
knife in the package for now, we do not know if this 110 is a 1986 or another year.

** All dates are approximate.  There were no specific records kept before date codes. **








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SPECIAL THANKS

... to Vern Taylor, George Stinzel, and Joe Houser for their previous
sharing of 110 information that further inspired my own collecting.

Thanks as well to all the fellow collectors who have been asking for this
source of information, which brought me to create this webpage.






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