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Monday, 11 October 2021

All The Knife You’ll Ever Need… Bumpy Roads Edition


All the knife you’ll ever need…


When I first got into the outdoor game I thought I wanted a big Rambo knife. But for most hunting and camping chores that little Buck knife is just the ticket. I had one, and loaned it to a friend who lost it.  I have all kinds of knives now… but my Dad gave me that one. When I was a kid the family gave me the business for liking icky guns and thought I was a potential murdering psycho because I wanted to hunt. Pop always stayed silent during those little family storms. Mom shat a brick when I turned 14 and a .22 and the knife showed up under the tree. Both are long gone now, the knife probably rusting in a snow drift somewhere, and the .22 traded away. 

Life is a bumpy road, and if you’re not careful the truly important things can tossed from the cart to fall in the weeds beside the road, never to be seen again.

11 comments:

  1. That knife appears to be a 110 model. I've heard some soldiers carrying them as a back-up knife. The Hell's Angels reportedly endorse the knife as well, lol.

    Buck makes a decent knife. I have quite a few of my 'firstest ever' knives and firearms, a Buck 422 Bucklite that cleaned out my 1st deer one of these.

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  2. Always found the Buck 110 a bit of an anvil for pocket carry. You really need a holster for it. Schrade makes one about half as big with silver nickle bolsters and cherry scales called the LB5 that is just the perfect pocket knife.

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  3. When I was on active duty in the 1980's, lots of soldiers wore a 110 folding hunter on their belt. I always wanted one, but was too poor to afford it. A couple years ago, I finally got myself one, then I found out that there is a factory switch blade automatic, so I got one of those too. Life is good!

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  4. I have one of those. He's right, a bit heavy for the pocket, and I have an aftermarket holster for it.

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  5. For actual hunting, however, I have a fixed-blade Knives of Alaska Elk Hunter with an orange handle. When gutting a deer in the snow, in the dark, via flashlight, I have set aside a black handled knife and been unable to find it again--once I didn't find it until the spring thaw. Also, a folding blade always gets animal grease and fat into the mechanism and the blade housing and it is impossible to get it all out again. A fixed blade is much easier to clean.

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    1. And, no matter what happens, a straight or fixed blade will never fold up and injure your fingers.

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    2. If you care for the knife carefully, and the kid you give it to does too and so on… your great grand kids will be using it…

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  6. 40 years on, still have the first shotgun (brand-new Sears single shot 20 gauge, courtesy of Mom) and first .22 (Remington Fieldmaster pump). Don't see a lot of use anymore, but a lot of memories pop up when I hold them.

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    1. She must have been one smart lady, MM. it is my conviction that the best scattergun to start the noobs on is the 20 gauge, not the 12. Far as I am concerned it will do anything in the field a 12 bore will, without the recoil and punishment.

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  7. I bought a Buck 110 49 years ago - at that time, it came with a belt sheath that was made of good leather. I wore out two of those sheaths so far and am now on the third.

    I have other knives, but this one I will admit is special to me - it was used on virtually every animal I killed in the US - I did not take it on overseas hunts as I was never really sure of the legalities and did not want to take a chance on having it "confiscated" or stolen for that matter.

    I have never actually had any trouble getting mine clean after using it to clean or butcher an animal.

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  8. I like the 11ke the Buck 110, pictured above. I actually have six (!) of them in various forms (yup, confirmed knifeaholic). Some the classic wood and brass bolsters as pictured above. One with a CARBON steel blade (BOS 5160). A pair of finger grip handled. Even one custom stag handled model from Buck's Custom Shop. Buck even manufactures a very lightweight nylon handled version of this knife (low price too !). Buck knows a good thing and has a good thing going with it.

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