Buck 119 redo

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Buck 119 redo

Post by Byrd » Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:11 pm

This 119 was rode hard and put away wet when I got it. Tipped blade, grinder sharpened, the handle was gouged & scratched.

I reprofiled the blade, ground off the top of the hand guard and am in the process of reshaping the handle to fit my hand perfectly. It fits great in a Kabar MK1 sheath.
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Re: Buck 119 redo

Post by jwwood » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:15 pm

::tu:: ::tu:: Looks good ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: Buck 119 redo

Post by Colonel26 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:53 pm

I like the drop point look ya got going there.
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Re: Buck 119 redo

Post by Doc B » Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:05 pm

It looks nice! I wouldn't know anything had been done to the tip. ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
Got any "before" pictures?
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Re: Buck 119 redo

Post by Byrd » Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:08 pm

Thanks all! Doc, I don't have any before pics. I didn't think to take them until after I was almost done.
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Re: Buck 119 redo

Post by Jeffinn » Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:35 pm

Looks great!
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Re: Buck 119 redo

Post by Rossr » Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:38 pm

Looks like a fine useable.knife to me!
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Re: Buck 119 redo

Post by tongueriver » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:54 am

Good job! I think that it is actually a better knife now. That 'trailing point' stuff is not so hot. I did the same thing that you did on a Buck 102 back in about 1980; it was a great work knife (and still is).

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Re: Buck 119 redo

Post by herbva » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:55 am

Very nice work and a nice save. I would take that one hunting with me any time! ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Buck 119 redo

Post by philco » Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:08 am

My opinion is you've made a nice improvement to that knife. I like it ! ::tu::
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Re: Buck 119 redo

Post by Case V42 » Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:24 am

I'm impressed! I have a beat up 119 around here somewhere, and when I run across it I'll try to duplicate your great idea.

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Re: Buck 119 redo

Post by Byrd » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:54 pm

Appreciate the positive input all. I'm with Tongueriver. For me the knife is much more useable. I've been carrying it for a few days and find it a lot handier that the original swept up blade.

I call it the shark. It looks like it wants to poke something.
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Re: Buck 119 redo

Post by glennbad » Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:38 pm

Looks like it will be a great user!

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Re: Buck 119 redo

Post by doglegg » Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:07 pm

Great work Byrd. ::nod:: ::nod::

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