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Question about a Buck folder

Discussion in 'The Cutting Edge' started by Upgrayedd, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. Upgrayedd

    Upgrayedd aka hand banana

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    I have had this pair of Buck folders just about forever. I've always wondered why the 112 doesn't have the thumb cut in the blade for opening. Any ideas?
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  2. rednoved

    rednoved NRA Member

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    That's interesting. My 112, and I think everyone I have seen in person has it. My 110 and 55 knives also have them. Where and when did you get yours?
     


  3. Upgrayedd

    Upgrayedd aka hand banana

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    My grandpa gave them to me about 30 years ago. I've never seen another one without the cut either. I searched online but the results were all for knives without the finger grooves, not the groove in the blade.
     
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  4. rednoved

    rednoved NRA Member

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    Buck uses the term "nail notch" to describe the groove. When I searched using that term, I found a post from another forum that stated the Ranger(112) was introduced in 1972 without the groove. The groove was added around 1980-81.
     
  5. Upgrayedd

    Upgrayedd aka hand banana

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    Thanks!
     
  6. rednoved

    rednoved NRA Member

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    No problem. You had me curious. My favorite knives are Buck Knives.
     
  7. bmoore

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    Wow, never seen a 112 without the nail notch. Nice to have one without it! Thanks for posting. I would not change it but they make thumb studs for the 112/110's
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  8. Upgrayedd

    Upgrayedd aka hand banana

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    Yep, I'm going to leave it alone. The thumb stud would be nice but I was thinking it would be a great candidate to convert into an automatic. :supergrin: