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Old 08-22-2017, 12:26 AM
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Buck Knives is a legendary American company that stands behind their products with best-in-the-business customer service.

Here's my favorite Barbecue-Folder, my 35 year old Buck Classic 111. I'm the original, sole owner/purchaser. She's been with me as many years as I've been with my wife. The ol' girl still does it for me whenever I handle her, a fine piece of eye-catching candy. The knife still looks good too.


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Old 08-22-2017, 01:51 AM
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That is one good looking Buck.
My wife bought me a Buck for xmas back around 1981 for around $60 which I thought was highway robbery. The knife if hard to get sharp and it doesn't hold a sharp edge. Throughout all the years it has been kept in my tool cabinet. I just got it out the other day and was sharpening it. I guess it will go back in the leather sheath and back into the cabinet.
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Old 08-22-2017, 05:56 AM
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Nice knife OP. One of my favorites, so over the top fancy. From an era when being a cowboy was about flashy buckles and rhinestones.
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Old 08-22-2017, 07:33 AM
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Nice knife OP. One of my favorites, so over the top fancy. From an era when being a cowboy was about flashy buckles and rhinestones.
That's called "Big hat, no cows." :-)
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Old 08-22-2017, 03:27 PM
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That is one good looking Buck.

My wife bought me a Buck for xmas back around 1981 for around $60 which I thought was highway robbery. The knife if hard to get sharp and it doesn't hold a sharp edge. Throughout all the years it has been kept in my tool cabinet. I just got it out the other day and was sharpening it. I guess it will go back in the leather sheath and back into the cabinet.


You should send it back to Buck and get the blade replaced.


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Old 08-22-2017, 06:53 PM
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How to loose a decades long loyal customer with one phone call.

I have carried a buck 110 since the 70s but no more. over the past couple years I have had to buy two new ones because my originals were lost due to disasters. I sent the first back for warranty repair after the tip snapped about 3/8" from the point. They charged me a blade replacement fee for a knife that was less than three months old. While waiting for the first to come back, and before i knew I would be required to pay the fee, I bought the second. About 1/2 of the tip snapped on it the third day I had it. I called customer service to ask what had changed to their blades that caused them to shed tips so easily. They said they had gotten a batch of blades that had been ground too thin. I said you sold known defective blades then charged me to replace the blade instead of covering it under warranty, he said yes. I asked if they were going to charge me to replace the blade on the now two week old one and was told if I sent it in and the blade needed to be replaced I WOULD BE CHARGED. The repaired one is sitting unused in the knife drawer out of fear it to will break. The second one is sitting on the desk, still broken and open, to remind me not to buy their **** again.
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Old 08-22-2017, 07:14 PM
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Wow. good to know. I was going to get a new 110 haven't had one for long time . I think I will pass on that
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How to loose a decades long loyal customer with one phone call.

I have carried a buck 110 since the 70s but no more. over the past couple years I have had to buy two new ones because my originals were lost due to disasters. I sent the first back for warranty repair after the tip snapped about 3/8" from the point. They charged me a blade replacement fee for a knife that was less than three months old. While waiting for the first to come back, and before i knew I would be required to pay the fee, I bought the second. About 1/2 of the tip snapped on it the third day I had it. I called customer service to ask what had changed to their blades that caused them to shed tips so easily. They said they had gotten a batch of blades that had been ground too thin. I said you sold known defective blades then charged me to replace the blade instead of covering it under warranty, he said yes. I asked if they were going to charge me to replace the blade on the now two week old one and was told if I sent it in and the blade needed to be replaced I WOULD BE CHARGED. The repaired one is sitting unused in the knife drawer out of fear it to will break. The second one is sitting on the desk, still broken and open, to remind me not to buy their **** again.
WOW That doesn't sound like any dealings I've ever had with Buck and i've been using Buck in the industrial electrical trade since 1974 .I still have and use my first two dot .112. till this day.OP nice 111 one of my favorite Sunday go to meeting knives,love the polished blade.

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Old 08-22-2017, 07:27 PM
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A knife is made for cutting, and cutting only. How does one break the tip from a knife blade by cutting?
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Old 08-22-2017, 07:41 PM
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How to loose a decades long loyal customer with one phone call.

I have carried a buck 110 since the 70s but no more. over the past couple years I have had to buy two new ones because my originals were lost due to disasters. I sent the first back for warranty repair after the tip snapped about 3/8" from the point. They charged me a blade replacement fee for a knife that was less than three months old. While waiting for the first to come back, and before i knew I would be required to pay the fee, I bought the second. About 1/2 of the tip snapped on it the third day I had it. I called customer service to ask what had changed to their blades that caused them to shed tips so easily. They said they had gotten a batch of blades that had been ground too thin. I said you sold known defective blades then charged me to replace the blade instead of covering it under warranty, he said yes. I asked if they were going to charge me to replace the blade on the now two week old one and was told if I sent it in and the blade needed to be replaced I WOULD BE CHARGED. The repaired one is sitting unused in the knife drawer out of fear it to will break. The second one is sitting on the desk, still broken and open, to remind me not to buy their **** again.


Fragile tip is a well known issue with the 110. Has been for a long time. I broke my first one around 1980. I broke it again a few years later so I just reground it. Dollar for dollar they are just as good as anything comparable.


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Old 08-22-2017, 11:37 PM
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I sent the first back for warranty repair after the tip snapped about 3/8" from the point. They charged me a blade replacement fee for a knife that was less than three months old. While waiting for the first to come back, and before i knew I would be required to pay the fee, I bought the second. About 1/2 of the tip snapped on it the third day I had it.
I have owned seven 110's (one being a custom) and only had one where the tip broke. It was due to my fault of trying to pry something open. I noticed you did not mention how you were using the knife. Clip point blades are weaker at the tip and Buck even states that on their website (go down to where they show "clip" point): https://www.buckknives.com/about-kni...e-right-knife/

Not sure if you were aware but you could have just asked them to retip the blade. That's what I did when I broke mine. They just reprofiled and retipped it so that I didn't have to put a new blade. It came back shorter but still functional. Even still, the $10 they charge for a new blade is hardly anything to complain about. That even covers the shipping back to you.
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When the S&WCA meeting was in Boise several years ago, we had a speaker from nearby Buck Knives. He invited all over for a tour of the plant. Very interesting and nice people. I've had several expensive knives dissappear, but my Buck 425 (was free with NRA membership) I call Boomerang. I can throw it away and next day its back in my pocket!
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I sent back 3 knives 2 110's I had worn out, and a 111 I bought on eBay with a broken blade. They came back with new blades and looked new again. $30.

I have no complaints with the service. I do think the blades are a little brittle compaired to the older ones. I chipped 2 of them in normal use, I don't ever remember chipping the old ones.

The thing is, I paid $32 for my first one in the mid 80's. They can still be found on Amazon for around $30. What a bargain.

For those who don't like the clip point, copper and clad sells 110's with spear points. Very nice.
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I have carried a buck 110 since the 70s but no more. over the past couple years I have had to buy two new ones because my originals were lost due to disasters. I sent the first back for warranty repair after the tip snapped about 3/8" from the point. They charged me a blade replacement fee for a knife that was less than three months old. While waiting for the first to come back, and before i knew I would be required to pay the fee, I bought the second. About 1/2 of the tip snapped on it the third day I had it. I called customer service to ask what had changed to their blades that caused them to shed tips so easily. They said they had gotten a batch of blades that had been ground too thin. I said you sold known defective blades then charged me to replace the blade instead of covering it under warranty, he said yes. I asked if they were going to charge me to replace the blade on the now two week old one and was told if I sent it in and the blade needed to be replaced I WOULD BE CHARGED. The repaired one is sitting unused in the knife drawer out of fear it to will break. The second one is sitting on the desk, still broken and open, to remind me not to buy their **** again.
A reblade is quite cheap. As a life member of the Buck Collectors Club, Inc. I can honestly say I've never heard an account like the one above. If you're breaking the tip off a 110 perhaps you need a different blade design.

I would suggest you contact Jeff Hubbard, Manager of Quality and Warranty at Buck Knives and tell him what you've related here. I'll try and get him a link to this thread. You should be able to reach him by calling 800-326-2825, ext. 2.
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That is one good looking Buck.
My wife bought me a Buck for xmas back around 1981 for around $60 which I thought was highway robbery. The knife if hard to get sharp and it doesn't hold a sharp edge. Throughout all the years it has been kept in my tool cabinet. I just got it out the other day and was sharpening it. I guess it will go back in the leather sheath and back into the cabinet.
It's likely your 112 Ranger has a blade made from 440C steel which can be difficult to sharpen due to it's hardness. Buck changed to 425M steel in 1981 but the change didn't happen overnight and your knife could have been made a few years before your wife purchased it.
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several years ago I purchased about 15 broken buck 110s on ebay. I sent them back to buck for repair and to be engraved. they came back beautiful and I gave them out as Christmas presents to friends with engraving designed specifically for each of them. I think it was a great bargain. they still comment on the knives. one friend said he has field dressed several deer with his.

they looked and functioned great. no complaints here.
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A knife is made for cutting, and cutting only. How does one break the tip from a knife blade by cutting?
Been behind the wheel of a moving vee-hicle at highway speed all day, kept me from the forum.

Cutting zip ties holding a cable bundle to a computer rack in a place nippers won't reach. Been doing the task with a Gerber Paraframe for the past year with no failures.

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