Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Sheath, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Weight, None
Thirty years and still good as new.
I purchased an Uncle Henry LB7 and a rigger's knife with a marlinspike for my sailboat at the Schrade factory store in Ellenville N.Y. in 1985. Side by side with the Buck 110 for comparison, the Schrade had superior fit and finish to the Buck. Unlike the Bucks from 30 years ago, there were no gaps between the brass bolsters and the wood scales, the brass pins were finished flush with the scales on the Schrade, while the Buck's were bumping out past the scales. The blade steel is 440C, and it holds an edge quite well, but it takes a bit more effort to sharpen it. When I first got the knife I oiled the sheath with the same Neatsfoot oil I use on a baseball glove, and it still looks great and the leather is supple with no cracks. Brass part are quite a bit softer than steel and can get nicks and scratches easier than the blade, but I don't mind the patina of work done. If I was headed on a long trip and could only carry one knife of the many I own, this would be the one. If you carry it in your pocket, it will be rather heavy, the only downside to an otherwise fantastic knife.