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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Produced 1967 through 1969 while first located in the Federal Boulevard factory in San Diego, California.
In late 1969, production was moved to the newly built North Magnolia Avenue factory
in El Cajon, California.


The version identifier is the integrated brass spring holder, cast as part of the right frame butt and
bolster and visible by a very thin off-centered line. The variation is identified by the inverted
BUCK logo stamped on the left side blade tang and the bolster stud/rivet locations listed
below each knife.  The 'USA' was added to the logo stamp in late 1967
for export sales going to Canada.


The frames were cast in brass. The satin finished clip point blade is made of 440C
hand-rolled steel. The inlays are Macassar Ebony imported from Indonesia.

Federal Boulevard Factory



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.


1/8" x 1/4" integral assembly studs in right frame spring holder.  ~  Integral brass spring holder in right frame.
1/4" integral brass blade pivot bushing, now with a 1/8" x 1/2" pass-thru rivet.  ~  Independent steel spring.



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




1966 - 1969

1966 - 1969

1966 - 1968
San Diego Paper Box Co.  ~  2 pieces, 1-1/2" tall


1966 - 1969

1964 -   Angeles Souvenir
Los Angeles, CA
- 1967
1967 - Atchison Leather
Atchison, KS
- 1969


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.


Shedua Variation (V3V7S) 1968 - 1970
African Shedua wood was used in place of Macassar Ebony for a limited time.





There is no such wood called Sequa or Segua on the planet.
The actual wood used by Buck Knives, for a limited time, is called Shedua.



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.



Shedua Variation (V3V8S) 1968 - 1970
African Shedua wood was used in place of Macassar Ebony for a limited time.




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.




1968 - 1969
San Diego Paper Box Co.  ~  2 pieces, 2" tall
Same color and feel as 1964 - 1968 box.  Boxes are shaped and glued, not folded.




1969 - 1972  (PO Box 1267)
1969 - 1972  (PO Box 1267)



The 'Use & Care' inserts, as shown above, are printed with the new PO Box address that was
established to facilitate a smooth transfer of mail service over the course of relocating to
the newly built factory at 1717 North Magnolia Avenue in El Cajon, California.


After settling in at the North Magnolia location, the inserts were subsequently printed with
the 1717 North Magnolia address change. Shortly thereafter, they returned to using the
PO Box address, as shown further below in the 1972-1973 dated inserts, and continued
to make use of the PO Box address for the remainder of their time in California.



1969 - 1970
Standard Paper Box Corp, Los Angeles  ~  2 pieces, 2" tall
Tan glossy surface w/simulated texture on the exterior and matching tray.

1969 - 1972  (1717 North Magnolia)

1969 - 1972  (1717 North Magnolia)


 
1967 - Atchison Leather
Atchison, KS
- 1969
1969 - Buck Leather Shop - 1972 +

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








Produced 1970 through 1972 while located in the North Magnolia Avenue factory in El Cajon, California.

The version identifier is the 1/8" brass steel spring holder located between the frames butt end
bolsters. The variation is identified by the two-line inverted BUCK logo stamped on the left
side blade tang and the bolster rivet locations listed below each knife.


These frames were the first forged in brass. The satin finished clip point blade is made of
440C hand-rolled steel. The inlays are Macassar Ebony imported from Indonesia.

North Magnolia Boulevard Factory



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


Shedua Variation (V4V2S) 1970 - 1972
African Shedua wood was used in place of Macassar Ebony for a limited time.




=>

Warning insert was changed to Attention
A change made in preference of a less ominous word.




1970 - 1972
San Diego Paper Box Co.  ~  2 pieces, 2" tall
Creme glossy surface w/simulated texture on the exterior and a white glossy interior tray.


1972 - 1973  (First Date Code 3-72)

1972  (Line #5 capitalized and text added to right margin)



 
1969 - Buck Leather Shop - 1972 +
** All dates are approximate.  There were no specific records kept before date codes. **








Produced 1970 through 1980 while located in the North Magnolia Avenue factory in El Cajon, California.

The version identifier is the 1/8" stainless steel spring holder located between the frames butt end
bolsters. The variation is initially identified by the inverted two-line BUCK logo stamped on the left
side blade tang, the 110 model number makes its first appearance with the addition of a third line in
1972.
Further version identification is made with the bolster rivet locations listed below each knife.

The frames were forged in brass until 1974, and with the first 'Two Dot' model, the frames are now
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.

North Magnolia Boulevard Factory



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




1972 - 1977
San Diego Paper Box Co.  ~  2 pieces, 2" tall
Creme matte surface w/simulated texture on the exterior and a white matte interior tray.

1972 - 1973  (First Date Code 4-4-72)



1973 - 1976  (1/73)

 
1972 -  Buck Leather Shop  - 1976



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




1976 - 1977  (10/76)

1976 - 1977  (10/76)

The Al Buck inserts began in 1976



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.


Shedua Variation Nine (V5V9S) 1977 - 1980
African Shedua wood was used in place of Macassar Ebony for a limited time.




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

1977 - 1978  (4/77)

1977 - 1978  (4/77)




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

1978  (4/78)
1978  (SH-309)
1978 - 1980  (6/78)
 


1978  (4/78)

1978  (4/78)
1978  (SH-304)
1979 - 1980  (12/78)

   
1976 -  Buck Leather Shop  - 1980 +



Literature ID Codes

As you will discover, there are no specific years printed on some of the different literature distributed by
Buck over the last 15 years.
In the early 1980s, the different paper inserts placed inside Buck Knife boxes,
along with the consumer guide pamphlets and catalogs found at retail locations, started displaying a code
number from the
marketing department for the printers. It was generally found on the front bottom left
or right
corner of the single-sided paper, and on the reverse side of pamphlets, as well as the back
cover of catalogs, again, in the bottom left or right corners.

In the images below, you will find a breakdown of the codes to help identify the item you have in hand.


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








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... 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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