Dating buck 119 hunting knife
The second knife I ever owned (after a Victorinox Tinker) was a dismal Pakistani knockoff of the Buck 110 because I couldn’t afford the real thing.
More than 30 years later I finally treated myself to the original, and I really shouldn’t have waited so long.
After a heat treatment from industry legend Paul Bos, however, that ho-hum 420HC punches well above its weight and performs like a higher-priced supersteel with a hardness of HRC 58-60.
It there’s a weakness to the Buck 110’s blade design, it’s the thin and rather delicate tip.
However when I'm with my girlfriend and have a heavier pack to carry as she doesn't like roughing it as much as I I prefer something little lighter.
Speaking of the blade, it's thick and demands respect. I agree--the point of the blade is not needle-like when compared to the Buck 119, but it's plenty adequate.
If you want a nice large knife that is USA made with a rich history..no further.
Docking it for weight and lack there of a fine point tip which is good for dressing a deer.
Few knives are as iconic as the Buck 110 Folding Hunter.