Best Traditional Pocket Knife

The Best Folding Knife Of (Probably) All Time

Look… If you don’t have a Buck 110 and you call yourself a knife collector… you aren’t. The 110 is probably the most classic traditional folding knife ever made. Thousands of these have been sold for years upon years and they continue to sell to this day. If you don’t have a Buck 110 by now, just go buy one. This is one of those knives that you will own for a lifetime and just won’t seem to break, no matter how much torture you put it through.

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Buck is pretty much the inventor of the clip point blade. Through the years the 110 has managed to stay relevant because of how useful it is. The blade itself is made from a 420 High Carbon stainless steel, which has excellent corrosion resistance, strength, and surprisingly impressive edge retention. The clip point of the knife allows for a very sharp controllable point, which is great for slicing, piercing, and any kind of detailing work.

Solid Lock Up

The 110 uses a lockback lock design, which allows for a solid lock up. While I personally would have liked to see a thumbstud to assist with the opening of the knife, this is a traditional pocket knife.

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Instead, a nail notch is used, making this knife about as traditional as you can get. I clip my nails super short, so I haven’t been a huge fan of nail notches, but that is the price you pay for getting a traditional design.

The Buck 110 – A Traditional Pocket Knife And American Icon

This knife features brass bolsters and a classic walnut handle. For over 50 years this knife has been being produced, and and still sells just as well as it did on day one. Knife collectors and knife enthusiasts alike both seem to love this knife.

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I personally love this knife myself, and carry it on me at least once a week. No matter how many beatings I seem to give this knife, it remains to just keep on working. I strop it up every once in a while, but I have owned mine for over 13 years and have never stone-sharpened it once. If you don’t have a 110 in your arsenal yet, stop playing around and go get one today.