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Buck 110 with bone handles

Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by old ford, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. old ford

    old ford

    137
    Oct 15, 2012
    I just found a listing on ebay for a 110 LE with nickel silver and white bone handles. It was made in 2010. Still new in the box. I'm sorry I can't provide an auction number because it already ended. One of the handles was noticably starting to yellow while the other was still white. Is this normal for such a new knife to be yellowing so soon? Or do you think it has been over exposed to light? I was going to ask the seller but auction ended. The handle color looked different in several pics so I assumed it wasn't a camera error. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance
     
  2. Skelator88

    Skelator88

    472
    Jul 5, 2012
    I seen this also, my guess it was like that when made. Cant see it turning just on 1 side so soon
     
  3. DeSotoSky

    DeSotoSky Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    Bone being a "natural" product has quite a bit color variation. I have a number of bone handled knives and they vary from a nice white to gray and cream and I'm OK with that. Personally I like a knife where both sides match. BUCK sometimes does a poor job with that even with the wood scales.

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  4. Badhammer

    Badhammer Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 8, 2009
    So if I leave mine in direct sunlight will it yellow the scales?
     
  5. DeSotoSky

    DeSotoSky Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    Not sure how to answer that. Two different issues are on topic. One is that sometimes the bone is just creamy colored as natural variation. With my two knives shown above and the knife on eBay we are talking about natural color variation, my knives have not been exposed to sunlight, they came that way. As to turning yellow from aging or sunlight I don't know. I would think bone would be bleached white in sunlight. It's the presence of resins that turn yellow with age and that is accelerated by sunlight. I don't know if any resins are used in the finishing of the bone handled knives. Look at the 505 White Knight knife. They were originally white when new but most you see now 30 years later are creamy yellow because of the resins in the micarta have aged.
     
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  6. jb4570

    jb4570 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2005
    Bass pro shop offered so white bone Buck knives at that time. The first of the bone 110's came with Brass frame, I went to the nearest BP and they only had one the beat up display model and could not find the box and would not sell it without the box. So I bought the bone 119 they had and ordered the 110 on-line when I got home. The 110 they sent me had NK frame! Here are some photo's to show some more variance bone can have.
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  7. kyhunt

    kyhunt

    Mar 20, 2007
    Very nice looking 119 there.
     
  8. Jeydoo

    Jeydoo

    2
    Jul 24, 2013
    I'm a chinese, my English is poor.
    I love 119, and 110.
    Yours are so beautiful.
     

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