August Buck of the Month Sees Return of Discontinued Fixed Blade

It’s hard to believe it, but National Knife Day is already over. You may be nursing a hangover today after the big celebration, but that shouldn’t stop you from considering additional knife purchases – including the August Buck of the Month, a one-off 101 Hunter fixed blade.

The 101 is the fixed blade version of the Buck 110 Folding Hunter, the most famous knife to ever roll off the Post Falls, Idaho company’s line. The 110 has received all sorts of variations, particularly in recent years, when Buck seemed to get more comfortable with the idea of experimenting with the legendary design; but the 101 did not tag along for these expansions – in fact, the 101 itself is currently discontinued, which makes this BotM particularly special.

Limited availability isn’t the only thing that separates this 101 from the standard version. First off, it has the drop point 110 blade shape, instead of the California clip seen on the first 101. Then, instead of 420HC steel, 154CM is on offer here – an upgrade no matter how you cut it (ha ha), and with additional performance brought out thanks to the Paul Bos heat treat.

Naturally, the handle got dressed up too. The scales are made from, dark, smoky, gray-black Grays Harbor Richlite. A fat nickel silver bolster caps the scales, and there’s a pewter medallion inset onto the show side of the knife. The leather sheath seems to be the same one that the standard 101, when it was around, came with. Altogether the special edition 101 weighs 5.1 oz.

As per usual, this Buck of the Month is a limited production consisting of just 500 pieces. If you need a little hair of the dog to chase away your NKD knife buying hangover, this may be just the ticket.

Knife in Featured Image: August 2023 Buck of the Month 101 Hunter

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