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Old 04-08-2018, 02:42 PM
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Orderd a Buck 112 today thats one I have never had. I carry 110 often but always wanted a 112.I dont see them for sale in many brick and mortar stores. Orderd online. Any one have any opinions on 112 ?
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I have one and carry it every day. It is in a little green canvas tool bag I haul around from work to home. Bag has Glock G17C, several loaded magazines, flashlight, stuff. There is a big sheath knife in there and the Buck 112. 112 does apple and cheese duty some days. Have cut up smoked meat from Whole Foods while on road trip. Makes a good GP knife. Also have a Buck 110 in pants cargo pocket. I do not do Rambo level work so I find the smaller knives to be very sufficient.
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The way I understand it. The 112 was created when the Navy made a rule about the size of folding knives they would allow on ship. After somebody was stabbed with a 110.

This is were the 112 fits in, when the 110 is prohibited. Otherwise you might as well carry a 110. I have always liked the way the front bolster on the 112 flairs out just enough to form a guard of sorts.

Really high quality knife, I'm sure you'll be happy with it.

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First I fell in love with my drop point Buck 110 with 5160 carbon steel, then I found it had a little brother. I prefer the smaller size of the 112 and drop points. In my opinion Buck knives are some of the best knife values on the market right now.
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My Buck story: When I got married in 69 I got a Buck Knight to carry. Did that for 20 years. After many sharpenings I decided to send it back to Buck for a real sharpening. When the package got there it was empty. Buck called me to ask which knife I had sent. When I told him, he said he would send me a new one. When I said the empty package wasn't their fault and he didn't have to do that, he said "that's the kind of company we are". Buck fan forever. I've added a few since this picture.
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I started in the trade with a .112. In 1975 and i still use her for striping cable and stress-cones, perfect size.
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In 75 you were a rock star if you owned either a 112 or 110.
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Got my 112 today I like lol. Never handled a 112 before but will fit nicley in my strong side rear pocket rotation. I have had a long history with 110 in fact last year picked a new 110. I noticed it opened fairly easy. This 112 is pretty stiff will need alot of open close reps.
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112 was my first Buck. It's got the fit and finish of the 110, but with a three inch blade. That's the legal limit in these parts.
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My EDC knife always has been and always will be a Buck 110. Had it for decades still tight and sharp.
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I have been carrying and using a 112 since 1979. Prefer the shorter blade to the 110.
If I need something longer I use a Buck 105, or a 120, but the 120 has never been out of the box. The 105 is from the 60's. The oringinal one was replaced by Buck when the handle came apart.
My wife had a 118 from the early 70's. She used it while hunting with her birds.

For heavier chopping, I use a Case XX machete that was in my father's stuff from WWII time on Kodiak. Of course ffor the really heavy stuff, Stihl is the preferred tool! 😉
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I have been carrying and using a 112 since 1979. Prefer the shorter blade to the 110.
If I need something longer I use a Buck 105, or a 120, but the 120 has never been out of the box. The 105 is from the 60's. The oringinal one was replaced by Buck when the handle came apart.
My wife had a 118 from the early 70's. She used it while hunting with her birds.

For heavier chopping, I use a Case XX machete that was in my father's stuff from WWII time on Kodiak. Of course ffor the really heavy stuff, Stihl is the preferred tool! 😉

I've never seen a Buck handle come apart, and saw in a video how they make handles for their sheath knives.

What exactly happened? Did the glue/epoxy used back then fail? The pommel pin break?

Which birds does/did your wife hunt with? Falcons? Sounds interesting.
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Bucks are, or at least older ones, fine knives and I have a few but Bucks tend to be a little overweight and that hollow-ground edge isn't the strongest.

While it has a hollow grind real German Puma folders in the 110 size are fine knives and lighter too.
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I've never seen a Buck handle come apart, and saw in a video how they make handles for their sheath knives.

What exactly happened? Did the glue/epoxy used back then fail? The pommel pin break?

Which birds does/did your wife hunt with? Falcons? Sounds interesting.
The black part of the handle cracked and was starting to crumble.
I also received a nice letter from Mr. Buck, apologizing for the problem, a check for the postage to send the knife to them, and thanking me for using Buck products. If I remember right they said the problem was a bad batch of material in the phenolic used for the handle? They kept the original knife.
My wife was was a master falconer, and her favorite bird was a Harris Hawk. She used the 118 to dispatch Jack rabbits to minimize the chance of her bird being injured, and to cut up the rabbit for feeding the hawk at home after the season was over. This was long before captive breeding of birds for sale was allowed. All birds used then we're wild captured. At meets , others had both peregrine and prairie falcons, and one Gyr falcon was seen. Amazing to watch them dive on and strike flushed ducks.
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Hello, good choice with 112, i onlyhave one 112, but many 110s,
I have a new rule for my edc knives, be able to open and close with one hand. My latest edc is a bench made automatic!
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The black part of the handle cracked and was starting to crumble.
I also received a nice letter from Mr. Buck, apologizing for the problem, a check for the postage to send the knife to them, and thanking me for using Buck products. If I remember right they said the problem was a bad batch of material in the phenolic used for the handle? They kept the original knife.
My wife was was a master falconer, and her favorite bird was a Harris Hawk. She used the 118 to dispatch Jack rabbits to minimize the chance of her bird being injured, and to cut up the rabbit for feeding the hawk at home after the season was over. This was long before captive breeding of birds for sale was allowed. All birds used then we're wild captured. At meets , others had both peregrine and prairie falcons, and one Gyr falcon was seen. Amazing to watch them dive on and strike flushed ducks.
Okay, I see where a bad batch of phenolic resin may have failed.

Thanks for the bird data. I have a book on raptors that'll let me look up each hawk, and some owls and eagles. I have a ceramic Peregrine falcon that sits on a bookcase. Several times, it's startled visitors, who thought it was real until they looked really closely.

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go to buck web site and look at custom shop the best deal you ever seen and you get a knife like you want it
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Well, it's your fault, all of you.

I just went to the website and ordered a matched set - a 119 and a 110, both with nickel (110) or aluminum (119) guards/pommel, cherry wood scales, S30V steel, my initials engraved on each. Drop point on the 110. Can't wait to get them, and will post pictures when I do.

My only Buck at present is one of the old two-blade folding hunters from 1982, a Christmas present from my 4 month old son (he might have had a little help picking it out from his mom). I used it this past deer season to help my middle grandson (age 6) dress his first deer. Lots of good family mojo in that old Buck.



And yes, the 6 year old did all the aiming and shooting himself. Dad coached him but was totally hands-off. One-shot kill with a .243 from 110 yards. He's off to an early start. I hadn't even killed my first squirrel when I was 6, never mind a good whitetail buck.


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Ive never seen a 2 blade hunting knife like that from Buck. I suspect it may have been made by Camillus. Neat knife. At one time that was a very popular pattern that nearly everybody made. When the Buck 110 came out. The 2 blade knives became less popular.

You are going to like the Cherrywood, on your new knives. It's an earthy red, not too bright. Goes well with the aluminum, and nickle silver.

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Buck 110; nearly 40 years old and still like new. I think I'll get a 112 also

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I keep a 112 in my range bag. I bought it at Cabela's about 15 years ago or so. I have never bothered looking if they still have them as I figure this one will outlast me
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One of my favorite Buck models. I have a particular weakness for the first versions with the micarta scales.
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After opening closeing a bunch and light lube she's starting to open with a flick lol
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I donít have a 112, but would probably carry one. I never carry my 110, which is way more knife than I need for daily carry.

For a pocket knife, I like the Bantam.
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I use my 112 as a work knife/fingernail cleaner/trimmer while at the rig. I find it more pocket handy than the 110 and still has a long enough blade to be useful to me.
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Years ago I was lucky enough to find one, with my lawnmower! The mower shredded the leather sheath but put only a tiny dimple on one of the brass bolsters. The other bolsters, blade and wood are fine! I need to get a new sheath for it one of these days.
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I've had Case and Kabar large two-blade folders in this same design. Traded both of them off some years ago, but the Buck will be passed down to my son, who gave it to me. It was my everyday work knife for years while working construction. It reminds me of days gone by, simpler times, early family days. The original sheath wore out and I made a new one for it myself, which still serves.
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I ordered this knife from the custom shop and received it in exactly 4 weeks. It is a Buck 110 with finger grooves, nickel silver bolsters, oak handles with no rivets, S30V Satin Drop Point blade, and tan leather sheath. My pictures do it no justice! They did a superb job on it.
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I ordered this knife from the custom shop and received it in exactly 4 weeks. It is a Buck 110 with finger grooves, nickel silver bolsters, oak handles with no rivets, S30V Satin Drop Point blade, and tan leather sheath. My pictures do it no justice! They did a superb job on it.
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Received my custom shop ordered pair today; a 110 and a 119, both with S30V steel, cherry handles, and my initials etched on the blades. Drop point on the 110. I am very pleased with them. At age 59, I feel pretty confident these will see me through to the end and be something my boys will enjoy after I'm done with them.

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Received my custom shop ordered pair today; a 110 and a 119, both with S30V steel, cherry handles, and my initials etched on the blades. Drop point on the 110. I am very pleased with them. At age 59, I feel pretty confident these will see me through to the end and be something my boys will enjoy after I'm done with them.

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The way I understand it. The 112 was created when the Navy made a rule about the size of folding knives they would allow on ship. After somebody was stabbed with a 110.

This is were the 112 fits in, when the 110 is prohibited. Otherwise you might as well carry a 110. I have always liked the way the front bolster on the 112 flairs out just enough to form a guard of sorts.

Really high quality knife, I'm sure you'll be happy with it.
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A 112 is my EDC. Never with out it. Made a horizontal sheath for it. I own many knives and will own more but this will be my forever EDC unless I lose it and even then I wll get another.
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I got the two-blade folding hunter pictured above back from Buck Saturday, cleaned, polished, sharpened, blade tips reground to "keen" - no charge. You just can't beat service like that on a 37 year old knife. We need to support companies like that who made a great product at a fair price here in the USA, and stand behind their goods for life. THAT is the American way!

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I still have my Buck 110 that I bought when I was a kid but I never use it any more. A bit too large (cumbersome) for me to be able to use for what I use a Pocket Knife for most days. I should probably toss it in the tool box in the back of by SUV.

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My Dad was on Umnak until mid-'43. Whatever he took with him had to be left on the island, as they had no equipment transport. Everything was reissued when they got back to the mainland.
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I've carried a 112 since around 1980, the leather sheath is just now getting right. I found a 70s 110 at an estate sale a few years back and bought it. It's just a tad too big in my opinion.

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Received my custom shop ordered pair today; a 110 and a 119, both with S30V steel, cherry handles, and my initials etched on the blades. Drop point on the 110. I am very pleased with them. At age 59, I feel pretty confident these will see me through to the end and be something my boys will enjoy after I'm done with them.

Those are very nice. I have a great fondness of that combo. Cherrywood with aluminum or nickle silver.
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