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Old 03-16-2019, 11:57 AM   #1
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Don't Pass the BUCK...

...until you first check to see if there's more in stock. 😲

I really enjoy passing things down to my son and grandson while I'm still alive. Two weeks ago I handed over my brand new Buck 112 Auto to my grandson because he's a knife collector. He loves it and carries it every day. I really liked it a lot too but I thought well no problem I'll just order myself the 110 Auto. But much to my surprise and dismay I could not find it in stock anywhere at any of the knife websites. Buck knives apparently underestimated the demand for these new models and ran out. I talked with a Buck rep and he said that was exactly the case. Over the holidays though they devoted whole new section of the plant devoted exclusively to the production of these automatics. They are now back in stock at all of their distributors and ready to ship.
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Old 03-16-2019, 01:41 PM   #2
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Are you trying to kill me or cause a divorce? Yikes, man, I sell knives, I use knives, I love knives--it's like a disease!

Just what I need--an auto-Buck. Well, it would have to be a 112, because I still have a virgin leather case with a perfectly straight factory folding snap tab.
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Old 03-16-2019, 01:49 PM   #3
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They come with the new sheath for your belt anyway.
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Old 03-16-2019, 02:02 PM   #4
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Having this new 110 auto in it's sheath on my belt brings me back 40 years. Only now it has a super cool upgrade; a pushbutton.
Almost akin to having a 427 upgrade in my MGB.
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Old 03-16-2019, 02:15 PM   #5
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Hey, my dad had 1965 Sport Fury Plymouth--also with a push button automatic transmission.

A few years ago, before my dad moved south, my wife and I went home to see him and mom. He had a cardboard box there. He told me it had stuff in it from me and my brother, and we should sort out our stuff.

Magically (and in my guilt) he took out a set of keys, the kind they cut for you at hardware stores. There was one bright red aluminum key next to a bright blue aluminum key. I told him they were mine.

My dad looked stern for a moment, and then looking up announced, "These fit a Mopar, you drive Fords."

"Well," I admitted, "They were cut to fit your '65."

My dad stopped again, "I never let you drive that car! It had a huge motor! In fact, I took the keys to Italy on business while you were still in high school!"

"That's why I had them cut," I admitted, "I drag-raced that car for two solid weeks--ate up every go-faster in Menomonee Falls!"

My dad closed his eyes in resolute pain, "Oh, that explains it..."

He settled back and continued, "When I got back from Italy, I walked past the Mopar. I saw fabric coming through the sidewall of the rear left tire. I called Tom Kennedy Chrysler Plymouth and gave those boys hell!"

He leaned forward and smiled, "I made them replace those tires for free..."

Then he gave me that 'fatherly' stare that would melt titanium, "I made them replace those tires TWICE...and it wasn't them, it was YOU!"

I actually said in defense, "Yeah, dad, but over 20 years ago..."
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Old 03-16-2019, 03:18 PM   #6
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FYI Chico -
Buck uses a special sheath for their auto. It has extra leather to minimize accidental opening. The reason I know it, is because the gun store where I purchased my 110 auto did not have the original box. They just gave a 110 box with a standard sheath. I really wanted that auto as an EDC so I wasn't concerned about the sheath at the time. For some reason I contacted Buck, they explained the difference and helped me obtain the right sheath.
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Old 03-16-2019, 03:39 PM   #7
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I really want the Buck 110 Auto Elite. It sports black G10 grips and nickel silver bolsters. But it is still out of stock everywhere. When I get one in my hands then I'll pass my new 110 down to my son.

But not until I have it in my formerly nicotine stained fingers.
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Is this the model with a round solid washer under the brass snap?

As a knife salesman, I got a lot of those Buck cases. Some had the washer, some did not. I never thought to ask.
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Old 03-16-2019, 03:44 PM   #9
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I really want the Buck 110 Auto Elite.
And right you are.

I just checked "Grindworx." If they don't have it, you don't need it.

Sho' nuff. They have a picture of the knife, but under the photo is the tragic news, "SOLD OUT."
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Old 03-16-2019, 07:49 PM   #10
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I use Blade HQ also, Grindworx is a sister company, I just found out, they are basically one in the same. I ordered my new 110 from Grindworx but when I messaged them with a question I got my answer from BladeHQ.
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