Another major concern of the Buck team was the 110's selling price. The original Folding Hunter carried a $16 price tag, a steep cost for a knife in those days.
Then there was the most serious concern of all: Since previous lockblades had been left on store shelves, would the new Buck knife sell? Once the knife hit the market, Buck Knives had the answer.
Within six months, the Buck Folding Hunter was the hottest new knife in the industry. Within two years, it was the number-one selling sports knife in the world.
"We introduced other new products during the period, but the best seller,...