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Old 06-05-2019, 05:33 PM   #11
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Old 06-06-2019, 06:26 AM   #14
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Yes, today the 112 Auto comes. I have a doctor's appointment about noon, so I'll be pacing at home awaiting the delivery--my house is at the end of the drivers route--figures.

My first chore will be making the edge uniform, and I'm hoping I can square up the initial edge near the ricasso--it's always a mess.

Here's a picture of a manual Buck 112 where the 'repair' worked quite well:

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Old 06-06-2019, 03:59 PM   #15
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Well, you guys said you wanted pictures...

Right on time, the UPS driver pulled up in front of our house at 4:30PM and gave my my box. Joyce said she "put a a little something" in the shipper, then poo-pooed the generosity.

Yikes, she sent me a Hubertus switchblade with a Harley logo on it. Oy, vey, I could never afford a real-deal Hubertus collectible! (I hope she like the Finger Groove I sent her!) Hers was an incredible and thoughtful gift, and called her to let her know!

First step, tape up the knife. I'll soak the correct stones after supper and perhaps make a pass to see how crooked the edge is on this new Buck. I've never owned an automatic Buck!

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Old 06-07-2019, 05:39 AM   #16
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Today I have a doctor's appointment and I don't know if the topical anesthetic is going to let me sharpen. However, I did rough in the bevel yesterday, and it looks like this Buck is going to be quite the slicer.

I hope to finish this after some rest.

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Guys, I just finished the stone polishing using a 4K, a 6K and finally a 15K set of Schwartz stones. Yikes, if you don't have his rocks, buy some before he moves!

As for the knife, you folks know how picky I am, but this 112 switchblade is incredibly well made. The only flaw I have found is a light cosmetic mark on one of the front brass bolsters. That should take micro-fiber cloth, a touch of Mothers paste and about ten minutes to repair.

The action is snappy, and I was gladdened to find that they used a coil spring drive not a leaf spring. This will allow the knife to be folded for longer periods of time without weakening the spring.

I will admit, the 112 series fits me better. I like the 'finger choil' design of those front bolsters, and compact way the shorter overall length lets the sheath ride higher for sitting and "tail out" shirts.

I cannot wait to carry it, although I am at least three pieces of glass to go!

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Old 06-08-2019, 12:22 PM   #18
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Guys, I buy my knives from Joyce at Horizon Bladeworks--and you should too, 828-884-4302. Recently she got me that automatic Buck 112 which was hard to find in my area.

Now, Joyce and I joke around, in fact, I always tell her to send me a knife with a scratch in it, so I can actually use it without guilt. When I asked her about 112 knives, she calmly said, "I have three here, oh good, one of them has a scratch..."

The knife is actually mechanically perfect, I didn't have to do much polishing. The blade locks like a bank vault door, and closes with a loud 'click.' It's a product that won't break.

And the scratch allows me to carry it! Here are some pictures, and one is of the scratch. And the 112 is already in the sheath.

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Yikes how could I miss this picture! Oy, vey, I always post a picture of the finished knife resting on the eye of the Queen of Hearts to show the final polished finish! This time I slipped!

And yes, this little bugger is razor sharp! BTW, you can tell it's the automatic version by the relief section cut into the ricasso.

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