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
Tom Claycomb
Tom Claycomb

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- While at the 2018 SHOT Show a few weeks ago I had a meeting set up to look at the new products that Buck Knives was introducing this year and then later had dinner with them to further look over their new product line.

One big ticket item for 2018 was their new 110 Auto Elite knife.

I wrote a Product Review a couple of months ago on Buck’s famous 110 folder, which in my mind was the first real folding lockblade 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 to 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 looks 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 combines to aid in good edge retention, high ductility combined with 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 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 weeks article covering Stockman knives and cutting bull calves. ).

But, the thing that 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 due to being 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

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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A.x. Perez

Acquired Auto 110. Not Elite version. Got good deal. Only have had it a couple of weeks, not had to do any serious chores. Skilled operator can one hand open regular 110 pretty fast but Auto has neato factor and appeal to collectors/knife nuts. If neato factor is what it takes for someone to have Auto 110 (Where it’s legal, of course) on them when they need it let’s hear it for neato factor. Glad I got mine. I feel I got my money’s worth. If I could only carry one knife I’d rather carry my Auto Triage, but since… Read more »

JoJo Switchblade

420 hc is shit steel for a knife retailing for $200. If they went back to 440C I would be impressed. And getting this custom with S30V would run this up over $500. And they can holler Boss heat treat till they are blue in the face. It is not like Paul Boss is the only person who knows how to heat treat steel lol. Fact is 420 is a sub par steel even heat treated right. In short Fuck Buck for selling out.

Tyler Pedersen

Its a little late but I got my 110 auto elite with s30v for under two hundred. The 420 one is like 140

A. X. Perez

Want to acquire when cash I pocket and am in store selling, not a guaranteed coincidence of events. Also, carry auto knife with spine of blade against seam.


Very nice auto has the exact feel of the original 110,got to look at one in a knife store . Couldn’t buy it because an auto is illegal for the civilians in Ohio.


I have had my 110 for over forty years, and still love it, but when I saw this one, I had to have it. Luckily our governor signed a bill last year making it legal to own in this state, but the dems wanted us to have a ccl to own one, but they agreed on just having a foid card. I have both any way, so I just ordered one yesterday. I got the one that was $149.95, but they have the newer one their taking pre-orders on, and that one is $199.95, and from what I understand the… Read more »