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    How to clean/restore Buck 110?


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    How's it goin'? I'm new here and have a couple questions on how to clean/restore a Buck 110. I just bought this used Buck 110, it's kind of in rough shape, from the symbol it looks like it a 1992. I wanted to know how to clean up the blade and make the brass and wood look better. As you can see in the pics the blade has some sort of markings on it, I tried to clean it with stainless steel cleaner but it didnt remove the marks. I also wanted to know how to remove the small little knicks that the brass has in it. Whats the best thing to clean the wood up with? Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks in advance!






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    The blade looks like it's had some contact with something pretty acidic. Looks like some other stainless blades that've been deliberately darkened with strong acids. Stainless steel wouldn't ordinarily 'patina' like this otherwise. Might take some aggressive sanding to clean that up, although the oxidation is likely just a cosmetic issue. Don't think any further harm will result from it.

    Don't know if you're dead-set on cleaning it up yourself as a project. But, Buck has an excellent reputation for their 'spa treatments' on knives sent back to them, at little or no cost to the owner (maybe shipping). For the blade, that might be the easier way to handle it, and they'll also re-sharpen it if needed. They'll also do a great job cleaning up the brass & wood scales. If you choose to do it yourself, you can use wet/dry sandpaper to work the dings out of the brass. A tight sanding sequence of about 400/600/800/1000/1200/1500/2000 grit, plus polishing with metal polish like Flitz/Simichrome would make them gleam again. I did some of this on one of my own knives (Buck 112) a while back. Details of how I went about it are posted in this thread, linked below (with more follow-on in subsequent posts):

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...72#post9082672



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    Wld, The steel on these two knives are same, 425M. I'd try brasso and fine steel wool 000. The wood on the two are the same as well, Macassar Ebony. The 112 is an upgrade with finger grooves but the 110 is more rare as the single dash was only used in Jan. of 92. The stamp changed after that to a double dash making the single dash harder to find. If you want to do the clean up then go for it. Buck does a fine job on those knives at minimal cost. Plus, now is a good time to send it in. DM

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    I know this thread is a touch old, but how do I go about getting this 'spa service' from buck? Just send it in for the regular sharpening service per the website instructions and ask that they clean/polish it up a bit while it's there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RugerRedhawk View Post
    I know this thread is a touch old, but how do I go about getting this 'spa service' from buck? Just send it in for the regular sharpening service per the website instructions and ask that they clean/polish it up a bit while it's there?
    Give them a call. You might also ask the same question over in the Buck sub-forum here ( http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/fo...01-Buck-Knives ). Joe Houser, of Buck Knives, is the moderator there. He & many others there can tell you everything you need to know about the service. More often than not, I think it comes down to just getting in touch with them (phone/email), and providing exact details about what you'd like done with your knife. They'll tell you what they can/will do, and what the associated costs might be. Here's a link to Buck's FAQ page; their contact info is in the last entry at the very bottom of that page.

    http://www.buckknives.com/index.cfm?event=why.faq

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    Perfect thanks, I'll be giving them a call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obsessed with Edges View Post
    Don't know if you're dead-set on cleaning it up yourself as a project. But, Buck has an excellent reputation for their 'spa treatments' on knives sent back to them, at little or no cost to the owner (maybe shipping). For the blade, that might be the easier way to handle it, and they'll also re-sharpen it if needed.
    +1. This.

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