Byrd wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:42 pm
That's a great looking knife. It just "comes together". I can see one of those in my future. I love the 110/112 Bucks but I think their weakness is the tip. The drop point fixes that.
I agree, it does just "comes together" doesn't it? Now that you mention your preference for drop points, I realized that I have seen
a lot of 110's with broken blades for sale on ebay, most with the tips gone. It's like a whole bunch of people all of a sudden needed a screwdriver, so they break the tips off of a blade so they can unscrew that pesky screw, (I actually saw a guy do that once, but not with a Buck, think it was an Saber). I know Buck will replace blades on 110's/112's if asked to, but if the broken tip is on a collectible year or version, (like a reversed tang stamp era model), the collector value disappears the moment a new blade is installed, and that new blade will have a modern tang stamp. All of which is actually OK if you just need a user and don't care about collector value, (though collectors will be sobbing in the background if it is
a collectible version, lol).
I decided to go ahead and carry this one, and put it into my EDC rotation, reason being is that Buck plans to keep these in stock for awhile, if I feel I need a shelf queen I can order another one later. Can't wait to start using this new one.
BTW: I checked out your profile photo, that's a nice old Thompson; is it functional?