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three dot 110

Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by Plumberdv, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. Plumberdv

    Plumberdv

    Sep 26, 2008
    I just picked up a NIB three dot 110. That was the last year for 440C wasn't it?
     
  2. peterinct

    peterinct

    Dec 13, 1999
    I'm not positive that 3 dots were only made for one year, but the 4 dot mark signified a change in blade steel.

    Peter
     
  3. Tin Sue

    Tin Sue Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 26, 2007
    That is my understanding as well; changed to 425 with the 4 dot in 1981 I think.
     
  4. imafritz

    imafritz

    Dec 30, 2008
    pics PLum we need pics.
     
  5. Plumberdv

    Plumberdv

    Sep 26, 2008
    Seems to be sort of a grey area. I figure it must be either 440C or 425M.

    imafritz, I will post a picture when I get it in hand, but it's just a plain old everyday looking 110. Just happened on it this morning for the price of a Wally world 110.:thumbup: I already had one, but it's used and no box.
     
  6. Mike Kerins

    Mike Kerins

    Nov 14, 2004
    I may be wrong, and would have to check with my 110 cheat sheet at home, but I bellieve the three dot had 425 steel.
     
  7. Plumberdv

    Plumberdv

    Sep 26, 2008
  8. FK

    FK Gold Member Gold Member

    578
    Sep 15, 1999
    Yes, the Buck 110 three dot was the last year with 440C steel blade.

    I have one also,,, they are not that common due to manuf. for only 1 or possibly 2 years. This was 1980-82 in the older data charts from about 10 years ago.

    The four dot is definitely changed to 425M steel. This is listed as approx. 1982-85. The four dot was made with both the square edge frame and the newer rounded edges frame.

    I see more four dot knives for sale than the three dots, it may be different in your location.

    Regards,
    FK
    BCCI #544 Life
     
  9. David Martin

    David Martin

    Apr 7, 2008
    I agree w/ you FG on all points.Even George Stinzel said at the 20yr. reunion and I think its in the dvd's as well. "That the 3 dots were mfg. into 1981."
    I see more 4 dots as well out here. This does substantiate the thinking, that there were more 4 dots mfg. than 3 dots. DM
     
  10. Plumberdv

    Plumberdv

    Sep 26, 2008
    Thanks to all. What kind of handle material should it be?
     
  11. imafritz

    imafritz

    Dec 30, 2008
    I figgered you must not have it yet.:( We'll always take pics:thumbup: I'm esp interested because just yesterday I was lamenting that I had no NIB or mint older 110's and I need one. Havent really seen any nib in the bay and supposed mint have been so-so.
     
  12. Scott Hartman

    Scott Hartman KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 28, 2005
    Madagascar Ebony
     
  13. Plumberdv

    Plumberdv

    Sep 26, 2008
    I just happened to be checking when it popped up on Ebay. The seller actually listed as having two of them BIN @ $24.99 each plus $4.95 shipping. When I asked about a combined shipping price, she realized she had listed wrong. I was going to jump on both of them but there was actually only one.:(
     
  14. imafritz

    imafritz

    Dec 30, 2008
    So what youre sayin is you got a true antique(or at least rare classic) brand new for $30?...It's good to be Plumberdv:D:D:D
     
  15. Plumberdv

    Plumberdv

    Sep 26, 2008
    OMG!:eek: Something from the early '80's being consided an antique! Jeez, that makes me positively Jurassic! Heck I'm still wearing clothes I bought longer ago than that. :p
     
  16. I4Bucks

    I4Bucks

    701
    Apr 20, 2008
    Has anyone ever seen a three dot 110 with CHAMPION on the knife, and the sheath? On the sheath it will be where you would normally see BUCK on the flap. HL
     
  17. ItsTooEarly

    ItsTooEarly

    Oct 10, 2007

    14Bucks, here's one... Have a look... I'm think it's a 3 dot... Mint in Box... Don't have pic of the box, yet.... :eek: ...

    Clink 2 times on the pic to make it Bigger...
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    :)
     
  18. I4Bucks

    I4Bucks

    701
    Apr 20, 2008
    Thats it I have one but no box. Found it on the bay when I lived in Hawaii. HL
     
  19. ItsTooEarly

    ItsTooEarly

    Oct 10, 2007
    I got this one on the bay too... It's a great 110... ITE
     
  20. I4Bucks

    I4Bucks

    701
    Apr 20, 2008
    I'am keeping it in the safe. I have at least two other three dots and a hand of two dots. As you can see I really do like the 440 blade knives.:D:D HL
     

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