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Buck 110 Auto Now available!

Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by Daniel, Apr 10, 2017.

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  1. doormann

    doormann Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2006
    I just ordered one from Perry Knife Works, it looks like I got the last one. I will post my impressions as soon as I get my hands on it!
  2. Daniel


    Oct 3, 1998
    I checked and the leather strip appears to cover the entire length of the front of the sheath. There is no hole in the back of the sheath on the strap side. The only thing that is in this leather piece is the rivet for the snap. It is a very tight fit and it seems to only go in with the button facing the belt strap away from the leather strip. You got me on how this is supposed to prevent deployment. I do not use sheaths for folders, anyway. Not even the 110.
  3. TAH

    TAH Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 3, 2001
    Daniel, is the auto sheath interior space the same as a standard sheath? In other words, did they just add the extra leather strip, which explains the tight fit?
  4. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2011

    the sheath prevents deployment due to the knife being in the sheath, and that's about it. can't open due to the tight fit, button might be able to be activated i haven't tried yet to see, but won't open due to being in the sheath. i can't see how this slightly different sheath design for the auto 110 would stop deployment other than it just being a sheath in general, but maybe i am missing the obvious......
  5. TAH

    TAH Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 3, 2001
    Perhaps it's just the extra leather takes up dead space, which prevents the knife from any movement, which could lead to possible deployment.
  6. riversidedep

    riversidedep Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 27, 2007
    I was thinking the same thing as jb. The sheath probably just keeps the knife from opening. That extra leather piece just looks like its there to keep the snap from marring the knife finish.
  7. Daniel


    Oct 3, 1998
    It appears to be the same size sheath as the regular one. The leather strip is added to it reducing the space inside of the sheath.

    I don't really see any reason for it accidentally deploying inside the sheath.

    Maybe, someone from the Buck brain trust can clue is in?
  8. ohen cepel

    ohen cepel Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    As soon as I get one I'll let you know how to mess it up or deploy it in the sheath, my pocket, under my pillow while sleeping, etc :)
    I'm skilled like that...........
    Hold my beer and watch this..........

    Kidding aside, I don't see it opening in the sheath being a big issue but would love to here from one of the Buck crew since I'm sure they had their reasons for modding the sheath.
  9. sportingspecialist


    Dec 11, 2014
    This is the Buck auto that I've owned for 15 years.I just finished a rehab in the shop,so it looks new.

    I'm disappointed that Buck didn't build a double action auto.

  10. Geddinight


    Dec 15, 2008
    I've had mine for just under a week. I have used it a few times. Every time I press the stud, the word SOLID pops into my mind. It opens and locks with authority. I'm very pleased with it. I think it will be very handy.
  11. MT_Pokt

    MT_Pokt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2014
    What's going on with the blade where the divot is cut? Looks like it's coated with something?
  12. The Zieg

    The Zieg

    Jan 31, 2002
    Thanks for these quick reviews and much better pictures than previously available. I carry the 110 tip-up and so that the button on the auto will be towards my body, alleviating the need for that extra leather in the sheath; but I've always thought the leather 110 and 112 sheaths were too loose, so this will be an improvement.

    I'm thinking that's just extra oil on the divot. It is brand new, after all.

    Keep the pics and info coming. For instance, how loud is the snap on opening?

  13. TAH

    TAH Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 3, 2001
    Here's a video of the 110 auto in action starting at 0:29...

  14. J Hubbard

    J Hubbard Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 29, 2001
    Hi Gang, The extra pad is to keep the button from being depressed while in the sheath if you bang it on something, not just to try to keep the button from getting depressed while taking the knife in and out of the sheath.

  15. Daniel


    Oct 3, 1998
    I really love this knife!! The more that I have opened and closed it, it just keeps getting smoother.

    Buck outdid themselves. 112 auto, 112 auto, 112 auto........
  16. Geddinight


    Dec 15, 2008
    MT_Pokt, that was just a bit of factory lube that has since disappeared over the last week.

    Thank you Jeff Hubbard. I will keep that knife in that sheath only.

    Jeff, should this knife be lubed on a regular basis? I don't have the box with the instructions handy at the moment.

    A note about the sheath. After taking the knife in and out a few times I noticed lines in the brass. After a week the rivet that holds that extra piece of leather in place is scratching the knife. That might bother some folks. It does not bother me, as I will be using this knife. I have carried this knife everyday since Friday. I will carry it off and on in my normal rotation of everyday carry knives.

  17. TAH

    TAH Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 3, 2001
    Also, should the knife be stored open to eliminate tension on the launching mechanism or doesn't it matter?

    That would bother me.
  18. MICHAEL5135


    Sep 29, 2015
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  19. MICHAEL5135


    Sep 29, 2015
    I typed this before and don't know what happened?
    I was a tool and diemaker in a spring company and have read that it is a flat coil spring that opens the new 110. If the spring was heat treated right you should be able to keep it closed without the spring taking a set for the life of the knife. I keep worrying about my older auto knives with a flat springs and wonder if they will take a set with the blade closed all the time. I do keep a close eye if they happen to get weaker. None have as of yet.
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2017
  20. brownshoe

    brownshoe I support this site with my MIND

    Sep 6, 2002
    Per Bill Deshivs on the auto forum, you will not hurt an auto by storing it closed.
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