Buck 110 Auto Elite Folding Knife, “Wow, that knife is sweet daddy!”

Tom reviews the Buck 110 Auto Elite Push Button Pocket Knife

Buck 110 Auto
Buck 110 Auto

While at the SHOT Show, I set up a meeting to discuss Buck Knives’ new products this year. Later, I had dinner with them to discuss their new product line further.

One big ticket item is always their 110 Auto Elite knife.

I wrote a Product Review a couple of months ago on Buck’s famous 110 folders, which in my mind was the first real folding lock blade, and put Buck Knives on the map. Now they’re taken it a step further and evolved it into an Auto folder.

Buck 110 Auto Elite Push Button Pocket Knife

I get paid good money to write full articles, but on this one, I could sum it up with my youngest daughter’s comments when I opened the box and showed her the new Buck 110 Auto Elite knife I’d just received.

“Wow, that knife is sweet daddy!” Kinda my feelings and I’m sure will be yours once you’ve handled it.

In product reviews, I’m supposed to point out the good and the bad features. So far, after handling it for two days and sleeping with it last night, I can only point out good features. It has the stout, heavy feel of the original 110 and comes with a stoutly built leather sheath that you’ve grown accustomed to receiving with a Buck knife.

One thing different that you’ll notice right away as compared to the old 110, on the 110 Auto, they’ve used black G10 for the handle with a rough surface, which aids in gripping in wet conditions (I doused it in water to test). Secondly, instead of the brass-colored bolsters, this one has nickel-silver bolsters, which I think look nice with the black handle. I think it makes for a nice-looking knife.

The blade is made out of advanced steel, S30V, which contains carbon as well as high amounts of Chromium, Molybdenum, and Vanadium, which combine to aid in good edge retention, high ductility, and corrosion resistance. It is double-tempered to reach a Rockwell hardness of Rc59.5-61.

Buck cautions on their website that it is extremely difficult to sharpen but I’m going to be totally surprised if I can’t sharpen mine on my Smith’s Fine Diamond stone. We’ll see.

Buck 110 Auto Elite Push Button Pocket KnifeBuck 110 Auto Elite Push Button Pocket Knife
Buck 110 Auto Elite Push Button Pocket Knife

Above I said I couldn’t find a fault with it, I guess being honest though the only thing that worries me about carrying it, which is something I fear with all auto knives is that it may get hit and open in my pocket. (Refer to a previous article covering Stockman knives and cutting bull calves).

But what makes me comfortable about carrying this one is that it comes with a sheath. That will protect me. Plus, even if I got hit hard enough to open it, it’d still stay shut because it’s in the sheath.

As we close, check out the 110 Auto Elite. I think you’ll like it. And as normal we’ll close with the Specs and a touch of restrictions.

Buck 110 Auto Elite Push Button Pocket Knife SPECS:

**Please Note: The sale of the 110 Auto is subject to restriction by the laws of many states and territories in the United States and by Federal law. Federal law also restricts the interstate shipment of these knives except to certain customers. The federal restrictions are described in 18 U.S.C. § 1716(9) (as amended) and 15 U.S.C. §§ 1242, 1243 and 1244 (as amended).

This knife is prohibited under the Criminal Code of Canada, Part 3 Firearms and other Weapons, Section 84 and cannot be shipped into Canada.

  • BLADE LENGTH: 3 3/4″ (9.5 cm)
  • WEIGHT: 7.3 oz
  • HANDLE: G10 with brushed nickel silver bolsters
  • CARRY SYSTEM: Sheath
  • ORIGIN: Made in the USA

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About Tom Claycomb

Tom Claycomb has been an avid hunter/fisherman throughout his life as well as an outdoors writer with outdoor columns in the magazine Hunt Alaska, Bass Pro Shops, Bowhunter.net and freelances for numerous magazines and newspapers. “To properly skin your animal, you will need a sharp knife. I have an e-article on Amazon Kindle titled Knife Sharpening for $.99 if you’re having trouble.”

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