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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:19 pm 
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Back in the mid 70's I bought my father a Buck 110 for his birthday. Unfortunately, I was never very fond of that Buck in spite of all the hard use we put it through. The handle had sharp edges and felt unfinished. The wood soaked up water and fish goo easily. The bolsters were flat with no rounded edges and were sharp on the hand and pocket. It almost felt like the knife was never finished completely. We used it as a fishing knife for a few years until my dad gave it to his brother while visiting his family in Cuba in 1979. Needless to say my uncle was thrilled to have a quality USA made knife. My dad and uncle have since passed away and I sure wish I had that old 110 back.

I was never impressed with the feel of the 110, so I avoided Buck all of these years until now. I Just purchased my first Buck knife in 37 years. Actually my first ever for personal use. I'm VERY impressed with the quality and value of my new #112 Ranger. Perhaps a #110 and #55 are in my future.

• No wobble in the blade.
• No gaps between scales, bolsters and liners.
• Blade is shaving sharp and centered with no rub marks.
• Bolsters and wood are smooth and rounded.
• Made in the USA
• $34 shipped
• This thing is a little TANK!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:31 pm 
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...and they finally learned to put a little curved/soft edge on those hard-edged bolsters! Know what you mean, bought my first Buck 110 a couple of months ago - I never did in the old days due to the sharp edges on the grip and bolsters. Nice knife you have there!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:02 am 
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And the cycle of life is enhanced!

Enjoy! ::tu::

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:57 am 
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The 112's are cool and you will like the 55 also, I really like mine. ;)

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:16 am 
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Yeah, Buck owns the lockback world. ::nod::
They really know how to put them together, especially that ol' 110 knife. :wink:

The 55 is a great little knife, super slim for pocket carry and it perfect for suit pants or slacks. I used mine for small game and such, but I never connected with the extreme clip point and it is extreme. 8)
I ended up with a 501 Squire and it's a much better knife for my needs, I've enjoyed it on many hunts and just as a good use pocket knife.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:05 pm 
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Nice looking 501 johnny! I seriously considered the 500 series knives, but I prefer a clip blade(even an extreme clip).

Gave the 112 some yard work use this morning. The 420HC seems to be holding an edge pretty well. Think I'm going to buy a 2nd one to customize with some file work and Green Canvas Micarta scales with red or white spacers. I've been wanting to do that to a GEC #23 Pioneer for a while, but I don't want to risk killing a $100 knife. I'm pretty confident in my skills, but a $34 knife is easier to tear apart without fear of trashing it.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:05 pm 
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If I may ask, where did you get that 112 for $34 shipped? Seems like a great price.

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