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Buck 112's Let's see them ! 3805

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Re: Buck 112's Let's see them !
« Reply #30 on: February 09, 2018, 10:21:40 PM »
The third of my little collection: oak scales, S30V steel where it counts:




These 112's have great hand feel. And they are super little performers for their size. Old school, a little quaint, charming and reliable, they're the Hobbits of the Buck folder world. Love 'em.


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Re: Buck 112's Let's see them !
« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2018, 10:30:36 PM »
Question: do they come in a non locking model? I'm guessing the blade is 75mm or less?  Is the type without the finger grooves common? Lovely lovely knives.

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« Reply #32 on: February 09, 2018, 11:07:35 PM »
Question: do they come in a non locking model? I'm guessing the blade is 75mm or less?  Is the type without the finger grooves common? Lovely lovely knives.

Oh, dear, Mags....

There's bad news: they do come with finger groves. And the blade, from bolster to pointy bit is 72mm.....

There's also good news: Buck is a safety-minded company and only make these with a safety lock.  :)

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Re: Buck 112's Let's see them !
« Reply #33 on: February 09, 2018, 11:09:21 PM »
The third of my little collection: oak scales, S30V steel where it counts:
These 112's have great hand feel. And they are super little performers for their size. Old school, a little quaint, charming and reliable, they're the Hobbits of the Buck folder world. Love 'em.
I like the oak scales!  :like: :tu: :tu:
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Re: Buck 112's Let's see them !
« Reply #34 on: February 10, 2018, 12:02:59 AM »
Question: do they come in a non locking model? I'm guessing the blade is 75mm or less?  Is the type without the finger grooves common? Lovely lovely knives.

Oh, dear, Mags....

There's bad news: they do come with finger groves. And the blade, from bolster to pointy bit is 72mm.....

There's also good news: Buck is a safety-minded company and only make these with a safety lock.  :)
Good news: non finger groove available. Also 72mm is a legal length in the UK.

Bad news: not available in non locking so not UK legal.  ???
« Last Edit: February 10, 2018, 09:37:15 AM by magentus »

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Re: Buck 112's Let's see them !
« Reply #35 on: February 18, 2018, 02:09:50 AM »
Need some assistance, please.  (I know there will several opinions too!)

I have a couple 112s in my cart on amazon, the also at Wally World.

First question, regarding blade type, clip point or drop point?

I like both as pictured here - and I expect the 112 is also hallow grind.

Second is regarding scale material.
G10 is aluminum or other metal? Smooth or textured?  Could not tell by pictures.

Black wood, is this a type of wood or just a finish to the diamond wood or oak? The 2 most common.

I will want BOS treated steel, correct?

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Re: Buck 112's Let's see them !
« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2018, 03:22:54 AM »
Need some assistance, please.  (I know there will several opinions too!)

I have a couple 112s in my cart on amazon, the also at Wally World.

First question, regarding blade type, clip point or drop point?

I like both as pictured here - (Image removed from quote.) and I expect the 112 is also hallow grind.

Second is regarding scale material.
G10 is aluminum or other metal? Smooth or textured?  Could not tell by pictures.

Black wood, is this a type of wood or just a finish to the diamond wood or oak? The 2 most common.

I will want BOS treated steel, correct?

Thanks


Just to be clear I am posting pictures of a Buck 112 clip point and a drop point.

G10 is a high-pressure fiberglass laminate, a kind of composite material. It is extremely tough.

I would think that black wood should just be the stained Diamond wood

I personally prefer the clip blade, but you might prefer the drop point

The steel used in the Buck 112 will be BOS heat treat.(it just won't say it on the blade) The 420HC steel is BOS heat treated.

Justen Bock, the Product Development and Engineering Manager at Buck Knives explains

“Buck is a Market Leader in Edge Retention”
Of the many steels Buck uses, the most popular is its 420HC.  It’s not the most advanced or expensive steel but it is consistently praised for a performance boost owing to Paul Bos’ heat treat recipe. Bos, one of America’s foremost authorities on heat treating steel, has developed the ‘recipes’ used for many of Buck’s steels. “Buck is a market leader in edge retention thanks to our steel selections and heat treat process pioneered by Paul Bos,” says Bock. “[His] heat treating system has proven to be the best in the business.” Bos’ proprietary process is an industry secret, but it’s not exclusive to Buck Knives.

They only print it on the Custom Shop blades, but the BOS heat treat plant is in the Buck plant.

Click on 14.28 and 11.96 for full pictures
« Last Edit: February 18, 2018, 03:39:38 AM by VICMAN »
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« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2018, 03:26:11 AM »
EDIT: VICMAN beat me to the 'enter' button, but I'll leave my similar comments below.

LoopCutter,

Tough choices here.

I've only had clip points, and I like 'em. Drop points look good, though. Might be task related or a matter of personal preference.
The clip point is the classic design. (see my 112 pictured above)

G-10 is a synthetic material like micarta. It's a non-metalic, fiberglass laminated with a resin. Very strong and tough. It can be textured, but Buck makes it fairly smooth.

I'm not sure about the Black wood. I suspect that it is a dyed or stained wood. I've never had an issue with Buck's wood scales, but if you live somewhere with big fluctuations in humidity, a synthetic or horn may have some advantage.

Buck does their own heat treating for the 420HC. I like what they get with their 420HC.

Paul Bos does the heat treat for their S30V and 5160. I love what they get with those steels. They cost more, but those are pricier steels.

Good luck with choosing! (Or, you can be stupid like me and just get a couple versions. But you do need at least one.  ;))

« Last Edit: February 18, 2018, 03:27:14 AM by Nix »

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Re: Buck 112's Let's see them !
« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2018, 07:43:10 AM »
You guys need to stop starting threads like this...


And FYI:
A drop point has more material in it's spine near the tip. Therefore it's more supported and stronger.
It'll be less of a piercer though.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2018, 08:03:14 AM by Mechanickal »

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Re: Buck 112's Let's see them !
« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2018, 07:49:20 AM »
You guys need to stop starting threads like this...


And FYI:
A clip point has more material in it's spine near the tip. Therefore it's more supported and stronger.
It'll be less of a piercer though.

I think you might have things mixed up there.
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Re: Buck 112's Let's see them !
« Reply #40 on: February 18, 2018, 08:03:47 AM »


You guys need to stop starting threads like this...


And FYI:
A drop point has more material in it's spine near the tip. Therefore it's more supported and stronger.
It'll be less of a piercer though.

I think you might have things mixed up there.

And I think you are right! :cheers:
Fixed.

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Re: Buck 112's Let's see them !
« Reply #41 on: February 18, 2018, 12:46:50 PM »
Thanks guys!

I forgot to explain the difference :tu: :tu:
« Last Edit: February 18, 2018, 01:03:01 PM by VICMAN »
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Re: Buck 112's Let's see them !
« Reply #42 on: February 18, 2018, 12:54:41 PM »
Browsing online sites for a 112 now...
And a 55 while I'm at it :facepalm:

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Re: Buck 112's Let's see them !
« Reply #43 on: February 18, 2018, 02:28:20 PM »
Browsing online sites for a 112 now...
And a 55 while I'm at it :facepalm:
I love my 55, have two!


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Re: Buck 112's Let's see them !
« Reply #44 on: February 18, 2018, 03:12:06 PM »
Browsing online sites for a 112 now...
And a 55 while I'm at it :facepalm:
I love my 55, have two!


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Re: Buck 112's Let's see them !
« Reply #45 on: February 18, 2018, 03:32:06 PM »
Wood scaled drop point 112  :drool:
« Last Edit: February 18, 2018, 08:30:12 PM by magentus »

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Re: Buck 112's Let's see them !
« Reply #46 on: February 18, 2018, 03:46:21 PM »
Browsing online sites for a 112 now...
And a 55 while I'm at it :facepalm:
I love my 55, have two!


Congratulations LoopCutter! :like: :tu: :tu:

The 55 is a great knife.
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« Reply #47 on: February 18, 2018, 03:50:56 PM »
How does the 55 compared to the 501 Squire?

VICMAN, possible for you to throw up a comparison photo? Please.

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Re: Buck 112's Let's see them !
« Reply #48 on: February 18, 2018, 04:37:45 PM »
I was doing some comparisons myself this morning 110 & 55
55 , Canoe, & Bantam BBW

I do need a 112 to fill the gap;)


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« Reply #49 on: February 18, 2018, 04:59:13 PM »
Well, you definitely need a 112 Ranger.

The Squire seems to be pretty close in size the the 55, from what I can see. But it lacks the 112's chunky feel in the hand. The 112's handle is about the same thickness as the 110. Which is a good thing.

I think the 112 actually feels chunkier because it is shorter. The 110 is long and elegant, an American Quarter Horse. The 112 is a hard-kickin' Missouri Mule.




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Re: Buck 112's Let's see them !
« Reply #50 on: February 18, 2018, 05:19:31 PM »
How does the 55 compared to the 501 Squire?

VICMAN, possible for you to throw up a comparison photo? Please.

This is embarrassing...my 55 has gone AWOL and I was just carrying it about a month ago.

In the mean time here is a comparison of the 501 Squire on top with a 503 Prince on the bottom.

The 503 is the same size as a 55

Click on 711.54 for full picture
« Last Edit: February 18, 2018, 05:31:23 PM by VICMAN »
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Re: Buck 112's Let's see them !
« Reply #51 on: February 18, 2018, 05:23:14 PM »
I was doing some comparisons myself this morning

I do need a 112 to fill the gap;)

Nice pics LoopCutter!  :like: :tu: :tu:
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Re: Buck 112's Let's see them !
« Reply #52 on: February 18, 2018, 05:24:22 PM »
Well, you definitely need a 112 Ranger.

I think the 112 actually feels chunkier because it is shorter. The 110 is long and elegant, an American Quarter Horse. The 112 is a hard-kickin' Missouri Mule.


Great pics Nix!  :like: :tu: :tu:
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« Reply #53 on: February 18, 2018, 05:24:53 PM »

This is embarrassing...my 55 has gone AWOL and I was jsut carrying it about a month ago.


 :ahhh

I'm usually pretty easy going and calm. But nothing agitates me like not being able to find a knife.  :ahhh

I've lost a few knives in my day. As a result, when I can't remember where I left a knife, or put my hands on it after looking in two or three places, that panicky feeling starts to creep up.  :ahhh

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« Reply #54 on: February 18, 2018, 05:27:22 PM »
Oh, just for the record--and to help some other people shop more effectively  :pok:--the Buck 501 is nicknamed the "Squire", the 503 is called the "Prince". Regal stuff.

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Re: Buck 112's Let's see them !
« Reply #55 on: February 18, 2018, 05:29:31 PM »

This is embarrassing...my 55 has gone AWOL and I was jsut carrying it about a month ago.


 :ahhh

I'm usually pretty easy going and calm. But nothing agitates me like not being able to find a knife.  :ahhh

I've lost a few knives in my day. As a result, when I can't remember where I left a knife, or put my hands on it after looking in two or three places, that panicky feeling starts to creep up.  :ahhh
My 110 hasn't left my side in 3 days :rofl:

I can be a messy person, yet my knives are neatly ordered in their own specific place.

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Re: Buck 112's Let's see them !
« Reply #56 on: February 18, 2018, 05:29:38 PM »

This is embarrassing...my 55 has gone AWOL and I was jsut carrying it about a month ago.


 :ahhh

I'm usually pretty easy going and calm. But nothing agitates me like not being able to find a knife.  :ahhh

I've lost a few knives in my day. As a result, when I can't remember where I left a knife, or put my hands on it after looking in two or three places, that panicky feeling starts to creep up.  :ahhh

I know the feeling, I have been looking through my apartment over and over for about 45 minutes trying to figure out where my 55 is. I have looked in the same places a number of times.
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Re: Buck 112's Let's see them !
« Reply #57 on: February 18, 2018, 05:30:35 PM »
Oh, just for the record--and to help some other people shop more effectively  :pok:--the Buck 501 is nicknamed the "Squire", the 503 is called the "Prince". Regal stuff.
Thanks for the correction Nix! :tu: :tu:

I went back and corrected it.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2018, 05:31:50 PM by VICMAN »
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« Reply #58 on: February 18, 2018, 05:32:35 PM »
Someone's gotta keep you honest, VICMAN.  :pok:  :drink:

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« Reply #59 on: February 18, 2018, 05:33:00 PM »

I can be a messy person, yet my knives are neatly ordered in their own specific place.

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