Outdoors: Buck celebrates 50th anniversary of iconic blade

Updated Aug 14, 2014

Fifty years ago, Hoyt Buck created a knife that would become a staple in the pocket, backpack or tackle box of millions of outdoors lover.

In 1964, the Buck Knife Company introduced its 110 Folding Hunter. was introduced. The slim, folding design changed the knife world and established Buck as a top brand.

It became popular not just for its design but also because Buck’s new locking mechanism held the blade in place while working on any task. That made it work like a fixed-blade knife, and when down could be folded and stowed easily

To celebrate the knife’s popularity, Buck just released an anniversary edition 110 Folding Hunter 50th Anniversary Edition. It features hardwood handles, brass bolsters, and a 3-3/4” 420HC stainless steel blade. An anniversary medallion on the handle and a custom blade stamp commemorate the anniversary.

The commemorative knife is available from Buck for $73.