Friday, August 17, 2012

My first knife

"First's"  are always a big deal in life.  You typically never forget them.  First fish, first camping trip, first gun, first knife, firs car, first game kill, etc.  This could go on for awhile.  I have been able to hang on to a couple of my first tools that got me started into bushcraft by means of hunting.  My first knife was a Buck 110 Folding Hunter.

It was the only knife I carried for the better part of a decade.  It cleaned my first deer, rabbit, squirrel, pheasant and many more of the same.  It has been a constant companion and I am rather pleased that through all the journeys I haven't lost it. I still take it for small game and bird hunts.  It carries on the hip easy and the 420C steel still takes a razor edge with little effort.  This was an excellent first knife choice by the old man.  I look forward to many more years of use and maybe one day it will be one cool family heirloom with many stories to tell.


  1. the true value of outdoor kit can only be proven by time and use.classic knife well proven by both.

  2. Great first knife. Looks like you took good care of it, too. :) I had one or two of these in my youth as well, and have fond memories of using them.

  3. Great Knife!
    still it look like a new one.
    I also love my custom buck 110