Buck 110 - reground blade.....?

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  1. Chui

    Chui Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 10, 2012
    I'd be mighty grateful for your thoughts please on this s/hand 110 I picked up.

    Previous owner states it is original and untouched...........but the blade profile (depth) looks a tad narrower than normal to me, like it has been reground very well indeed....?


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  2. Chui

    Chui Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 10, 2012
    I'd be mighty grateful for your thoughts please on this s/hand 110 I picked up.

    Previous owner states it is original and untouched...........but the blade profile (depth) looks a tad narrower than normal to me, like it has been reground very well indeed....?


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  3. gaj999

    gaj999 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 25, 2004
    That doesn't look right to me ...
     
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  4. JD Bear

    JD Bear Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 4, 2015
    Looks like an older version, which definitely had a slimmer blade profile. Post that over in the Buck forum and you'll have an answer in a few minutes. Look legit to me though...just older.
     
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  5. David Martin

    David Martin Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    Chui, welcome to the Buck Forum. The stamp and handle pins are correct for a no dot. Did it come with a sheath, box and papers?
    Buck did a run of one of their old model 110's from 1969, those made at the plant on Magnolia Ave. . Those looked like that blade style. If none of this is the case and it has been modified it was well done. It looks to be correct for a early 110.? DM
     
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  6. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    ^thanks David. good info.

    it does have the shape and look of the early version 110s I've seen from y'all, who own them, posted here.
     
  7. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Doesn't look right to me either.
     
  8. bertl

    bertl Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 17, 2011
    It's hard to tell whether that is a 4th Version, Variation 2 or a 5th Version, Variation 1, but either way there was a lot of hand-shaping of the blades during those times. What strikes me is that the narrowness of the blade comes from the shape of the swedge, not from reshaping the cutting edge. A lot of my early 110s have a similar appearance. I would guess this knife is close to the original blade shape.

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  9. Der Verminator

    Der Verminator

    881
    Aug 23, 2019
    I'd guess it's been back to Buck for the Spa treatment.
     
  10. Bruce Allen

    Bruce Allen Gold Member Gold Member

    157
    Oct 18, 2018
    I have several 3 liners of that era that have the same profile. I actually like that particular knife because of the slimmer looking blade.
     
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  11. Chui

    Chui Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 10, 2012
    Gentlemen - very many thanks for your answers, most grateful.....and thank you @David Martin for the welcome :thumbsup:

    I will console myself that it's one with the earlier slimmer blade shape
     
  12. David Martin

    David Martin Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    Chui, your welcome. Should you find any other odd looking Buck knives post them here and we'll try to give you the history. By the way a no dot 110 is not easy to find in that condition. DM
     
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  13. Der Verminator

    Der Verminator

    881
    Aug 23, 2019
    A Buck Knives Spa treatment helps a lot........and I think that's where that knife has traveled.
     
  14. bertl

    bertl Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 17, 2011
    The swedge shape has changed over the years—probably to reduce breaking the tip and save some warranty work. The first photo is V3/v4 with a blade similar to the original post. The next shows a comparison of blades from 89, 96, and 09.

    Bert

    *110 V3, v4 #52 open copy.jpg 89, 96, 09 blade shape copy.jpeg
     
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  15. drei3ree

    drei3ree

    342
    Aug 20, 2015
    If you bought your 110 at auction from Bruce, all of his have that grind. I'd also guess that 100% of them have been refinished and likely re-ground.
     

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