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Why I have a fondness for the Buck 110 Folding Hunter 7565

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Re: Why I have a fondness for the Buck 110 Folding Hunter
« Reply #400 on: January 03, 2019, 06:05:47 PM »
Excellent video Aloha  :cheers: :like:

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Re: Why I have a fondness for the Buck 110 Folding Hunter
« Reply #402 on: January 03, 2019, 06:17:59 PM »
 :iagree:
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Re: Why I have a fondness for the Buck 110 Folding Hunter
« Reply #403 on: January 06, 2019, 09:34:36 AM »
Just sent Buck an email after I found a nick on its edge while I am eating my apple.
Quote from: Kampfer
Hi there,
I purchased a 110 slim pro with G10 scale and S30V steel in last October. I feel there is something wrong with its steel heat treat.
It is soft, tonight I found a small nick on the blade edge just from cutting up an apple; it is easy to rust, if I don't clean and dry it after every use I will find rust spots on the blade next morning.
Please tell me if there is something you can help me with these issues.
Thanks.

Kampfer

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Re: Why I have a fondness for the Buck 110 Folding Hunter
« Reply #404 on: January 06, 2019, 09:49:45 AM »
Good luck, Kampfer!!!




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Re: Why I have a fondness for the Buck 110 Folding Hunter
« Reply #405 on: January 06, 2019, 09:58:29 AM »
I am looking for an exchange so I can give this knife a second chance, don't think I am asking too much.

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Re: Why I have a fondness for the Buck 110 Folding Hunter
« Reply #406 on: January 06, 2019, 10:18:36 AM »
I am looking for an exchange so I can give this knife a second chance, don't think I am asking too much.

Not at all!!!  I hope Buck does right and takes care if you!!




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Re: Why I have a fondness for the Buck 110 Folding Hunter
« Reply #407 on: January 06, 2019, 12:43:24 PM »
 :iagree: hopefully you will get a nice new one  :tu: :like:

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Re: Why I have a fondness for the Buck 110 Folding Hunter
« Reply #408 on: January 06, 2019, 01:30:18 PM »
I am looking for an exchange so I can give this knife a second chance, don't think I am asking too much.

I agree that Buck should replace it with another one. Hope they take care of it quickly.
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Re: Why I have a fondness for the Buck 110 Folding Hunter
« Reply #409 on: January 07, 2019, 06:40:16 AM »
Last pic.  The pitting or missing metal give the blade some nice character.  I almost sanded it flush but I'm glad I stopped when I did on this knife.

Not to "steel" Aloha's "thundah"...

But over this past summer I received a gift from Spartan19 - a nice shiny brand new Buck 110. I love it, it is a great blade!

However, over the last couple of months or so, I have seen an old Buck 110 two dot paired with an old Western number 062 for sale on local Craigslist. I finally squeezed the trigger on the pair.

The Buck is a two dot with squared angles, so it looks to be 1974 - 1980. Don't know if I can date it more accurately than that. Maybe someone else can?

I've already dated the Western to 1978, but that'll be a different posting.

Aloha, I like what you've done with yours, and did the same with my newly acquired, but oldest Buck today. Even sharpened it a bit...here are some pics...

Oops. Pic sizing still an issue. I'll get them up asap
« Last Edit: January 07, 2019, 06:57:41 AM by ThundahBeagle »
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Re: Why I have a fondness for the Buck 110 Folding Hunter
« Reply #410 on: January 07, 2019, 06:44:27 AM »
110 two-dot

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Re: Why I have a fondness for the Buck 110 Folding Hunter
« Reply #411 on: January 07, 2019, 06:45:11 AM »
Squared corners

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Re: Why I have a fondness for the Buck 110 Folding Hunter
« Reply #413 on: January 07, 2019, 06:55:15 AM »
Those pics are all "before" pics. I have since cleaned the blade with rubbing alcohol to kill any bacteria and give it a general cleaning and some measure of sterilization in the event I poked or sliced myself during the process...

Second I cleaned up the wood a bit with some Murphy's Oil Soap.

Next I polished up the brass with Brasso. Used it on the blade as well.

Oiled it up with some 3 in One oil and worked the blade. This thing had snap this afternoon when I bought it, and even more when I was done for the night.

Then I sharpened up the blade a bit using my Smith's multi- step system, similar to Lansky's, where the blade is put in a vise with wings on it, through which the stones can be run at specific angles.

Finally I used Frye Boots leather conditioner and worked it into the sheath, leaving it to sit and dry.

Great knife. The squared corners fill the hand just a bit more substantially and the old school sheaths really do ride about three finger widths lower because the belt loop is actually a loop on the top end.

I have been watching this Craigslist ad for months.  Thanks for the inspiration to finally just do it, today, Aloha!
« Last Edit: January 07, 2019, 07:06:35 AM by ThundahBeagle »
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Re: Why I have a fondness for the Buck 110 Folding Hunter
« Reply #414 on: January 07, 2019, 07:10:37 AM »
Awesome!!!   Well done and congratulations!!!


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Re: Why I have a fondness for the Buck 110 Folding Hunter
« Reply #415 on: January 07, 2019, 07:30:57 AM »
Thank you, ZRX!
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Re: Why I have a fondness for the Buck 110 Folding Hunter
« Reply #416 on: January 07, 2019, 02:13:20 PM »
Beautiful knife my friend!!

Barry
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Re: Why I have a fondness for the Buck 110 Folding Hunter
« Reply #417 on: January 07, 2019, 03:39:43 PM »
Its a classic icon in the knife world.  I'm glad you finally picked it up.  The one you have has 440HC blade and solid macassar ebony wood.  I'm glad you just cleaned up the knife and sharpened the blade.  You could have sent it in to Buck and still can for a spa treatment.  I chose to only go so far because I really enjoy the life this 110 lived. 

As to more accurately dating yours.  There is a lot of information floating around but to simplify I lean towards this particular dating process.  There is likely leeway within the manufacturing process so absolute accuracy would be difficult on these older ones. 
 
The wood cover has brass pins and 1 stainless pin ( lock bar pin ).   
2 small brass pins 1 ss pin         1974-75. 
4 brass pins and 1 ss pin            1976
3 small brass pins 1 ss pin          1977
3 "larger" brass pins 1 ss pin       1978-79  ( mine )




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Re: Why I have a fondness for the Buck 110 Folding Hunter
« Reply #418 on: January 07, 2019, 06:07:14 PM »
Its a classic icon in the knife world.  I'm glad you finally picked it up.  The one you have has 440HC blade and solid macassar ebony wood.  I'm glad you just cleaned up the knife and sharpened the blade.  You could have sent it in to Buck and still can for a spa treatment.  I chose to only go so far because I really enjoy the life this 110 lived. 

As to more accurately dating yours.  There is a lot of information floating around but to simplify I lean towards this particular dating process.  There is likely leeway within the manufacturing process so absolute accuracy would be difficult on these older ones. 
 
The wood cover has brass pins and 1 stainless pin ( lock bar pin ).   
2 small brass pins 1 ss pin         1974-75. 
4 brass pins and 1 ss pin            1976
3 small brass pins 1 ss pin          1977
3 "larger" brass pins 1 ss pin       1978-79  ( mine )

Thanks for that, Aloha.

I suppose, depending on the size of my brass pins, this seems to put me in the 1977 or later camp. Since the brass ones seem smaller than the stainless one, I am guessing 77 on the money? Later, I'll get a better look at the pin sizes and see if that's true or if I'm really a 78 to 80.

Either way, between Star Wars and the Empire Strikes Back, the banana seat bikes, and kicka$$ Chevy Blazers, and Evel Kneival finally all healed up from jumping the Grand Canyon a few years before that, it was a great time!
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Re: Why I have a fondness for the Buck 110 Folding Hunter
« Reply #419 on: January 07, 2019, 06:08:28 PM »
Right on buddy!!

Barry
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Re: Why I have a fondness for the Buck 110 Folding Hunter
« Reply #420 on: January 07, 2019, 06:16:34 PM »
Sweet 110, Thundah!
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Re: Why I have a fondness for the Buck 110 Folding Hunter
« Reply #421 on: January 07, 2019, 06:17:57 PM »

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Re: Why I have a fondness for the Buck 110 Folding Hunter
« Reply #422 on: January 07, 2019, 07:23:37 PM »
@ThundahBeagle - Great job on the rescue and your new knife.  The sheath appears in good shape as well and I am sure better since you conditioned the leather. :hatsoff:

If I start and end the day above ground, it is a good day!

Hope yours is as good!
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Re: Why I have a fondness for the Buck 110 Folding Hunter
« Reply #424 on: January 07, 2019, 08:07:04 PM »
110 two-dot

Great find ThundahBeagle! :like: :tu: :tu:

Here are pictures of my 110 two-dot

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