Pastor Hale is an avid and very successful hunter. He was my dad's roommate in college, so I have known him all my life. I wasn't sure if the Buck 110 is the best knife in the world, but I trusted him that it was good. I also figured it might bring me some good Juju, coming from such an old friend. Yes, I find myself caught up in the superstition of hunting. My head says it is dumb, but I just can't help myself from always looking for "lucky" pieces of gear to carry.
The Buck 110 is possibly the most boring knife ever. It is a folder (boring), cannot be opened with one hand (boring), has your typical wood and brass handle (boring), and does not have a belt clip (boring). The well made leather sheath it came with is black and unobtrusive. This knife was made for work, not to look cool.
It comes razor sharp with a nice pointy tip. The 110 is hefty, but not heavy. There is no play in the action or the lock.
Ok..... This review of a very boring knife is boring me to write. It must be very painful to read. Lets skip to the exciting part. I can tell you everything you need to know in one statement:
I gutted, skinned, and butchered a deer with this knife without having to resharpen it. When I was done it could still shave hair off my arm.
That's all you need to know. Any knife that can do that is worth buying at any price. A $40 knife that can do that is a no-brainer. I think it is totally reasonable to say that the Buck 110 is the perfect hunting knife.