Photos Buck 112 Two-Dot

Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by kwackster, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. kwackster

    kwackster

    Dec 23, 2005
    My latest find is this vintage Buck 112 Ranger two-dot version, made between 1974 and 1980.
    Still in very good condition regarding it's age, and armhair shaving sharp with a toothy edge.

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    This older Buck 112 is definitely not a lightweight, has no finger grooves, no rounding of the handle edges, cannot be easily opened due to a strong spring and no nailnick, and the blade is not made from 420HC but from noticeably harder & more wear resistant 440C steel.
    The blade is also semi-hollow ground instead of hollow ground like newer versions.

    In short: old school quality for real men, :D

    Specs:

    Length open: 18,4 cm
    Length closed: 10,9 cm
    Blade length: 7,5 cm
    Blade thickness: 3,0 mm
    Blade grind: semi-hollow
    Sharpening angle: ~30 degrees inclusive (or ~15 degrees per side)
    Steel type: 440C stainless
    Hardness: ~60 HRC
    Lock type: Lockback
    Handle material: Solid brass frame with Makassar Ebony inlays
    Weight: 183,4 grams
    Belt sheath: Leather
    Made in the greatest country on earth
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2019
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  2. Der Verminator

    Der Verminator Gold Member Gold Member

    881
    Aug 23, 2019
    That's a beauty. Love the soft lines and grind on the blades of the old ones.

    Congrats.
     
  3. Haebbie

    Haebbie Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 27, 2006

    Nice knife in good condition.
    Dave M. would say it is a girly knife.
    I am not with him.

    Haebbie
     
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  4. kossetx

    kossetx Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2017
    Nice. I'd say '74-'76.
     
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  5. redcanoe

    redcanoe Gold Member Gold Member

    911
    Feb 12, 2012
    A very good example of a vintage 112.Nice when you can find one in this condition.
     
  6. TAH

    TAH Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 3, 2001
    You forgot one of the most important specs.

    Origin: USA :)
     
  7. kwackster

    kwackster

    Dec 23, 2005
    Thx, old age does that to a man i guess.
    The specs have now been edited btw.
     
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  8. dpsk

    dpsk

    137
    Nov 7, 2019
    I sent my 3 dot (1980-81 manufacture date) in to Buck for the spa treatment. Received it as a gift for my HS graduation in 1982, and used it enough over the years that it needed a little TLC. I hope I can get it back by Christmas. Not sure what steel Buck used on those 3 dot 80'-81' models... Anyone have any idea?
     
  9. Der Verminator

    Der Verminator Gold Member Gold Member

    881
    Aug 23, 2019
    Those are 440C.

    You should call them and make sure they put the Edge 2K on it when they sharpen it.

    They probably do it anyway, but it would be good to check.
     
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  10. dpsk

    dpsk

    137
    Nov 7, 2019
    Thanks - that's good to know! Glad I didn't abuse it over the years - just some run of the mill daily use and some light camping use. The tip of the blade was blunted a bit, so I'm guessing they'll have to slightly re-profile it, but other than that the blade was in pretty good shape.
     
  11. kwackster

    kwackster

    Dec 23, 2005
    The two-dot 112 together with my three-dot 112, which i bought around 1980-1981.

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  12. dpsk

    dpsk

    137
    Nov 7, 2019
    Very nice! There's just something about the classic Buck folder design. The shape of the handle, and the contrast between the wood and brass handle and the silver blade really makes for a handsome knife!
     

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