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Old 01-28-2019, 04:58 PM   #1
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Red face New Buck

For a buck and a half.

Just arrived today. It's the 112 Auto. Blade is 3" (1/2" shorter than the 110) Really well made and made in USA.
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Old 01-28-2019, 05:31 PM   #2
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Forgot to mention it came with a nice leather sheath with a belt loop, which has now become a spare mag holder for my Colt Defender. Perfect fit for a seven round mag. If you want a nice eight round mag holder order the 110 Buck auto.
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Classy … I like it.
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Good knife!
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The cool thing is it does not even look like a switchblade. Looks like just a regular Buck pocket knife.
I'm going to order the 110 and give this one to my grandson.
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You gotta love a Buck Knife.
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That's one of my favorite knives. I think the bolster is a better design becoming a finger choil, keeping the user's hand from slipping onto the blade in the cold.

I always ordered a variation called the BU112FG. The "FG" stands for 'finger groove,' and provides additional safety for the grip.
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Nobody could write a better review of a knife in Chico so I'm not even going to try. I don't know all the names of the parts nor could I begin to describe the blade and its characteristics. All I know is I really like it. It's probably the most recognizable knife in the US. There's no telling how many of these are walking around in some guy's front pocket or in his tacklebox or shoved into a bug out bag or lying on someone's workbench.
I can't remember when I last saw my old Buck. It's long gone. But holding this is like déjà vu all over again. Like meeting an old friend only better now that it's an automatic.
I'm pretty sure that my last buck was a 110 even though I loved it I can remember that it felt large in my pocket kind a like Papa Bears knife just a little too big. But this one is just right, sorry baby bear. There is nothing tactical about it. It's not scary or intimidating looking , Just a very handy tool for EDC.
In Montana you must be a registered collector of automatic knives in order to carry or even posses a switchblade. My grandson and I are two of only five people in the whole state registered to do so. That gives me great opportunities to help him with his collection.
And that's all I have to say about that.
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Originally Posted by Cucamonga kid View Post
I can't remember when I last saw my old Buck. It's long gone. But holding this is like déjà vu all over again. Like meeting an old friend only better now that it's an automatic.
Old knives can hold a lot personal history. My father gave me a knife 50 years ago that I recently sent to a well known polisher for a bit of reconditioning.

Can't say that I have an "old Buck" but I have managed to hold on to my 505 ] for nearly 20 years. I like that Buck has an easy identification method for dating. For those who may not know, the "]" designates made in 2000.

Here's the chart. https://www.buckknives.com/about-knives/how-old/
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Originally Posted by ChattanoogaPhil View Post
Old knives can hold a lot personal history. My father gave me a knife 50 years ago that I recently sent to a well known polisher for a bit of reconditioning.

Can't say that I have an "old Buck" but I have managed to hold on to my 505 ] for nearly 20 years. I like that Buck has an easy identification method for dating. For those who may not know, the "]" designates made in 2000.

Here's the chart. https://www.buckknives.com/about-knives/how-old/
Mine was born in 2018. Do I have to wait 50 years before I send mine to Chico for reconditioning?
If his waiting list is 50 years out, he must be pretty good.
I better call him and get on that waiting list now even though it's only one day old.
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