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  1. Solphilos

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    Mostly a too purdy to use, occasionally carry with caution, probably cut myself fiddling with it too much knife :54:
     
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    Goodness....that would be absolutely beautiful....I can see it in my head... Perfect... I hope you do get one just like that!!!
     
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    Enablers...
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    Found a GREAT 2017 112 on that auction site for $35.25, shipped. Couldn't pass it up.
    Now that I think about it, that's 2 new sharps this month. I may have a problem...
    Regards
     
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    Ya done good. The 112s sell for more than the 110s. Supply/demand thing I reckon.
     
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    I don't want to be sounding like a fan boy, but for the money, this 112 has great walk and talk, lockup, and is a classic to boot! I don't see how they make them at their current prices. It has one little rough spot when the blade first contacts the back spring. I figger that will smooth out over time. Tight and smooth at the pivot. Pretty impressive tolerances must be held on them for the steel to brass fit areas.
     
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    I agree.. for the money I've spent on a knife, I always see I end up with a great value. I've had my 112 quite a few years and it's still perfect. Always ready to go...sharpens to a razor. My 119 is the same..and it's a newer model...has a lil Boone and Crockett coin in handle...still,nice sheath, and the knife is really fine. Buck definitely punches above their weight!!
     
  8. RTDoug

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    I also find that the subtle handle difference between the 110 and 112 is a positive. The 112 just positions in the hand, ready for cutting. Notice the "hook" at the front which also functions as a guard.
    Or, am I imagining things?
     
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    You are right. And as for being a classic the Buck 110 or 112 go right along with firearms made of blued steel and hardwood.
     
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    Absolutely. Hard to find an American made knife of that caliber for that price
     
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    Saved my shekels and bought the re-released 110 auto

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    Nice knife and a cool mug
     
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    I'm really liking that 112 auto... I have a few Benchmade a MeyerCo auto..don't carry any of em...had a few times when they open in pocket, another cut finger! Lucky that's all it was! I do like that 112 auto though...could ride along I'm the leather sheath... just looks really nice too...
     
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    Too bad 5160 or some carbon steel isn’t an option for customizing, I’d be all over another 112 then!
     
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    When I saw (and jumped on!) the 112 in 5160 AND a drop point, it was like finding my custom dream knife. :)
     
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    1983 pretty girl working at the cutlery store at the mall gave me a deal. Gave me a sharping kit for free. Still have the knife and it is very sharp
     
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    @woodsranger I need to get one of those. My 112 is 5160 but not a drop point. I keep hoping they’ll do it in a version with aluminum instead of brass bolsters, which is why I wish the custom shop did 5160.
     
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    @45jack I see those drop point Rangers; I just wish they had silver/aluminum bolsters rather than brass as an option. But I'll probably lose patience eventually and buy one.
     
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    I contacted them about an aluminum 112, they said they’ve been trying to get Buck to do it but there is a problem with the tooling.
    They come out with an aluminum 112 and I’ll be on it like white on rice.
     
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    Thanks for that info. I'm glad they're considering it. I think the charcoal handles would look outstanding with aluminum. I'll be second in line for that!
     
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    Haven’t updated here in a bit but had some beautiful weather today so took the family and the 112 to rocky face park for a nice day hike. The 112 was used as my primary knife from opening snacks for the youngins to cutting into some old dried cedar to teach my son about the many benefits of the tree. Poser pic included

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    It was my friend. A beautiful North Carolina day
     
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    I let my boys help me clean some fish this morning my one son caught yesterday. They used the trackers to descale the fish but then I put the 110 through its paces on the detailed work
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    Put on kitchen duty last night
     
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    Don't make me buy one too!!! :-D
    PS.: Really. Please don't.
     
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    I can only follow in 45jack’s footsteps and say this is a den of enablers ;)
    On another note I have to say I never have been more content with my knives until now. I’ve been constantly searching for the latest and greatest for some time now to end up what some may call back at square 1. The 110 and 112 aren’t for everyone but they sure are for me. I carry the 110 or the 112 or both together on a daily basis. I know this next statement will be blasphemy and I apologize to my fellow tribesmen but I have been grabbing my bucks over my Moras..... even my new Bushcraft orange. They just feel great in my hand, are convenient to carry, sturdy and trustworthy, and are a classic that will never get old. That’s just my .02.
    Happy trails everyone
     
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    I want to get one, in a upgraded steel, but I just can't decide between a 110 or a 112!! I know, I know "why not both?"
     
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    I like the 5160 but have no gripes about the 420hc
     
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    Do it. Do it...
    You know you want to.
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    I havn't bagged a 110/112 yet but those drop points realy are doing it for me
     
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    I was leery of the 420HC and the hollow grind. But, I just plan on using it for what it was made for, slicing, cleaning critters, slicing cheese, maybe whittling. I don't view it as a bash n hard use blade.
    Regards
     
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    The new drop point in 5160 is what made me carry the 112 again. :)
     
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    My 112 with another American classic
     

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    I finally broke down and ordered a 112 drop point in 5160. I have no complaints about my 112 clip point; it just seemed lonely. At least that's what I'll tell my wife if she notices:3:
     
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    I just did also. I love the 110 and clip point...........a classic and perfect combo. But the recent photos of the little 112 with a patina’d drop point became more than I could resist! Since it’s an outside the norm configuration, I went with oak scales too. I wish rosewood or ebony were the standard, and not black plywood. Anyway, I’m excited!
     
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    Learned from the best Jack :)
     
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    As of 2019 the standard clip point versions of the 110 and the 112 with or without finger grooves and the autos along with the 101 fixed blade come with genuine ebony. Buck partnered with Taylor guitars to source the ebony.
     
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    That’s great news. I’ll have to save up my coins for some ebony. In a world swimming with various high tech synthesis, it’s fantastic that brass and wood are still options without having to resort to used/NOS.
     
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    That's super interesting. CITES has made some of those woods very hard to get. I wonder if the Ebony that Buck is getting from Taylor is scraps from making fingerboards that would otherwise get discarded.
     
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    I’m betting they figured a way to use the scraps. I’ve read that ebony is getting harder to source, and rosewood too. If Taylor can sell scraps, and Buck can source cheap ebony then everyone is winning on the deal.
     
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    Yep Buck is making use of scrap too small for Taylor to make use of. It's sourced from the ebony plantation that Taylor owns in Camaroon.
     
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    I remember seeing the email on that. Good use of resources
     
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    Here's a pic of my 110s and 112s. It all started with that standard clip point 112. It was my EDC for about 5 years. I still carry it, but also carry most of the others from time to time. I just picked up the LT and slim 112s and I'm really liking them both. The bottom knife is a discontinued 482 BuckLite Max, basically a 112 variant. Same blade size and internal parts. Some day I'll find a cheap 112 frame to drop the 482 blade into. As you can probably tell I'm a bit partial to the 112 over the 110, and I really like thumb studs.
     

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    Sorry guys no pics of the 112 in action this time but I do have an update. We went camping this past weekend in the linville gorge. I took along 3 knives, one of which I didn’t end up using but resides in my pocket on a daily because of the tools on it. My two most used knives were the 112 and my bolt knife. I took the bolt as my wood processor because didn’t feel like carrying my hatchet and someone else in our group was already bringing one. The 112 served me well and took care of all my camp tasks. Whittling toggles, stir spoon for my chili mac, cutting cordage and snacks. All around it was a great trip. I didn’t have my phone however but here’s a couple pics my buddy took and sent to me later. Happy trails
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    A little feather stick action while outside with the kids
     
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    Still carry the 110 off and on, but I prefer the buck bantam 286 series for the weight. Hard to beat Buck folding knives in price/performance trade off for a USA made production knife ...

    Great thread - I love the classics.
     
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