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West9319
09-18-2013, 9:49 PM
It was given to me a while ago, looked to be fairly old. Forgive my noobness I'm usually in the center fire section here. Any ways I figured I oughta see what I had before messing around with it (like a mosin). Looked around google for abit and I only thing I could find out is the lack of any other marking on the blade other than Buck 110 USA places it pre 1975 ish. Wondering if anyone here could give me any more info and figure out if I should go ahead and buff it out and add a thumb stud to it or leave it alone and add more years to it.

Heres some pics

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h278/foxtrot545/IMG_1064_zpsd3ec74db.jpg (http://s66.photobucket.com/user/foxtrot545/media/IMG_1064_zpsd3ec74db.jpg.html)

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h278/foxtrot545/IMG_1066_zpsc09e5b3a.jpg (http://s66.photobucket.com/user/foxtrot545/media/IMG_1066_zpsc09e5b3a.jpg.html)

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h278/foxtrot545/IMG_1069_zps1cf63852.jpg (http://s66.photobucket.com/user/foxtrot545/media/IMG_1069_zps1cf63852.jpg.html)

mossy
09-18-2013, 10:14 PM
leave it as is!!!!! the 110 is a rock solid knife that will last for YEARS. i have had mine on me every day for 3 years. has not broke or failed me in any way. dont go all tacticool with it, sharpen it, get a sheath and put it on your belt. you wont be disappointed.

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc386/mossyman2/CAM00309_zps4856fbad.jpg

nastyhabts26
09-18-2013, 10:18 PM
I have had one for almost 40 years.
I misplaced it a while ago and bought a different knife.
I recently found it while looking for something and it was like Christmas again.
It is beat up, but sharp as it ever was I will hand it down to my kids one day and let them lose it.
They lose every knife they ever had :facepalm:

West9319
09-18-2013, 10:20 PM
Don't doubt its a solid knife, but I have other blades that I prefer to carry. This one is just not my fancy but if I was going to do anything to it it would be to polish the brass, sharpen the blade, try to restore the tip, and tastefully add a thumb stub(not bubba it up).

Eat Dirt
09-18-2013, 10:33 PM
Back in the Day
That was THE knife to carry

I took mine everywhere
Till
A few years back //I broke the tip off trying to dig a bullet out of a tree
Question :
Can I send this back to Buck to replace the blade ??

West9319
09-18-2013, 10:36 PM
Back in the Day
That was THE knife to carry

I took mine everywhere
Till
A few years back //I broke the tip off trying to dig a bullet out of a tree
Question :
Can I send this back to Buck to replace the blade ??

From what I've been told over the years is that buck has an unconditional life time warranty.

mossy
09-18-2013, 10:40 PM
Back in the Day
That was THE knife to carry

I took mine everywhere
Till
A few years back //I broke the tip off trying to dig a bullet out of a tree
Question :
Can I send this back to Buck to replace the blade ??

they have a lifetime warranty

Eat Dirt
09-18-2013, 10:42 PM
From what I've been told over the years is that buck has an unconditional life time warranty.

Thanks / I'll look into that
I think mines from '76

keep yours just as it is
A Classic Never goes out of style

TKM
09-18-2013, 10:49 PM
I used to be able to drive over to the factory for a quick sharpen and a glimpse of the latest and greatest.

California managed to get rid of Buck a few years ago.

Here is the Buck Warranty.

http://www.buckknives.com/index.cfm?event=about.warranty

bombadillo
09-18-2013, 10:52 PM
Polish the hilt up really nice, make the wood look really good on it, and to to town polishing the blade and lock. After that, sharpen it till its shaving sharp, and call it a day. Really easy to do.

Blademan21
09-19-2013, 7:25 AM
Your 110,with its blade stamp places it around 71-73.

Blademan21
09-19-2013, 9:11 AM
Forgot to ad,if you send your 110 to Buck,they will most likely replace the whole knife. If they replace just the blade,it will be the current production blade stamped with current markings. Call and ask to be sure.

Dano3467
09-20-2013, 9:54 AM
Really is a great knife, I've had mine 25 yrs.

The one thing I like about mine is it will take a awesome edge, maybe not as nice as a carbon blade but holy S**T it can still be super sharp.

It's my go to hunting/fishing knife.

Hell I've even filleted fish with it in a pinch, kinda clumsy but can be done...

glockman19
09-20-2013, 10:02 AM
My favorite knife. I have a 505, 110, 112 and they are all excellent.

Blademan21
09-20-2013, 2:42 PM
Found pictures of Buck 110's and a Kalunga that I customized years ago. These pics where taken at the Pasadena Knife Show sometime in the 90's. Sorry for size and quality of the pictures:(




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GMG
09-20-2013, 4:11 PM
A friend of mine used to own the heat treating shop at Buck for many years. He moved with them up north. He sold his business and is now retired to AZ.

Blademan21
09-20-2013, 4:20 PM
A friend of mine used to own the heat treating shop at Buck for many years. He moved with them up north. He sold his business and is now retired to AZ.

Paul Bos. I met him at the Buck plant in El Cajon before they moved. Nice guy.

ronrichards64
09-20-2013, 4:38 PM
I bought my 118 fixed blade for 13.00$ new in 1971, Still use it , My 110 was bought in 1980 at J C Penny's for 25.00$, Just clean the brass with Friz polish , By a case online, I have seen sign's at biker bars that read NO BUCK KNIVES. They were the knife to have in the 70's . I have 2 now. Great knife .

GMG
09-21-2013, 10:28 AM
Paul Bos. I met him at the Buck plant in El Cajon before they moved. Nice guy.

That be him, I met him thru hot rodding. Here's pic of his work. It's a knife I received as an award. Sorry for the huge pic.
http://imageshack.us/a/img32/1357/a1sl.jpg

wjc
09-21-2013, 8:01 PM
yup, that was the knife everyone carried back in the 70's.

I've used it for general work, filleting fish, etc. I even used it to jump start my 69 Mach 1.

:43:

Good utilitarian knife. I think I still have mine.

One drawback was it would loosen up a lot and you would have to have it re-pinned. The brass does buff up nice, tho.

DirtyDave
09-25-2013, 8:09 PM
Clean it up and rework that sad looking blade. Nothing more.

JohnCCW
10-18-2013, 9:18 PM
When I was a kid, I had to save up my money to buy a Buck folding hunter.
It was the cool knife to have. The Schrade Old Timer was all I could afford in my early teens.
They cost more in real money back in the '70's compared to today with the huge competitive market.
I have one in mint condition with stag handles in my safe, I bought 25 years ago.

scLowe
10-19-2013, 1:12 PM
Oh man, you just brought back part of my childhood. My dad and grand-dad both carried these. It was like a rite of passage into manhood.

FatCity67
10-20-2013, 11:15 AM
Nice double dot 110 OP.

Joe Houser moderator over at the blade forums is a Buck Employee and runs the application only Buckcollectorsclub site.

Everything you might want to know about your buck is available there.

There are several varients from those years and you can find the Doc that Houser put up as a sticky. He put it together with information from the Buck engineers and old plans.

West9319
10-20-2013, 11:19 AM
Thanks for the info :)

bigbossman
10-25-2013, 7:01 PM
I've carried one since 1976. One hell of a knife.