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New to forum.. old in age

Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by Stuffer, May 19, 2019.

  1. Stuffer

    Stuffer Basic Member Basic Member

    22
    May 19, 2019
    This whole forum thing is new to so be gentile on me. ( not to gentile.. i’m 68 years old and a taxidermist so I can handle a little abuse) After realizing that buck started using a “more user friendly steel ..420 HC (yeah I know why I’m just figuring it out now is beyond me too) I am ready to come back to buck knives. I have gone to mora, dexter Russell and Havalon for working knives but nothing compares to the look, feel and made in America values of buck knives. So humor me please and let me join in! Thanks, Neal
     
  2. turbosquirrel

    turbosquirrel Gold Member Gold Member

    119
    Sep 6, 2015
    Welcome! Great folks here. You'll enjoy yourself and learn a thing or two as well! Glad to have ya here!
     
  3. sassafrassdogs3

    sassafrassdogs3 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2016
    Welcome to the Buck forum where in most probability you will get the incurable disease called "Buck Fever"....:D:D:D:D
     
  4. OLd_gUY

    OLd_gUY Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 20, 2018
    I'll go for the "New to the Forum" thing - but "old in age" - not hardly :rolleyes:
    There are plenty of us around here that have you easily beat - 68 ain't nothin' :eek:
    Welcome
    OG
     
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  5. Stuffer

    Stuffer Basic Member Basic Member

    22
    May 19, 2019
    Thanks for the “welcome” ....according to the grandkids I classified as a “fossil” looking forward to getting real amswaes to honest questions here. Thanks again.
     
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  6. sassafrassdogs3

    sassafrassdogs3 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2016
    No Problem...I have a question; What's an "amswaes"??:confused::confused::D Just kidding.....:D:D
     
  7. Brhowser87

    Brhowser87 Basic Member Basic Member

    826
    Aug 3, 2016
    Welcome. Really good group of people here. And alot of information to be had. Enjoy your time here.
     
  8. Stuffer

    Stuffer Basic Member Basic Member

    22
    May 19, 2019
    To Sassafrassdog 3... I knew somebody would pick up on my spelling error... But Thank you for pointing it out. Now please excuse me while I go have a beer to hide my shame..I’m new here and already enjoying it! Keep it up.
     
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  9. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2015
    Have a couple beers.:)
     
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  10. kossetx

    kossetx

    727
    Apr 11, 2017
    Howdy Neil, I sometimes have a beer to hide my shame too...and to hide joy, anger, indifference. I have two Mora's. They have nice steel too. Pete
     
  11. David Martin

    David Martin Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    Stuffer, welcome to the Buck Forum. Ask your questions as there are some really good collectors here who can answer them. Buck began to
    phase in 420hc steel in 1992. DM
     
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  12. Stuffer

    Stuffer Basic Member Basic Member

    22
    May 19, 2019
    I wish I had kept up with things at that time. When I was a kid buck knives where the thing to have for hunting knives. Problem back then for kids was trying to sharpen them. The biggest problem was as kids we did’t know how to sharpen a knife in the first place and our fathers were not much help either. In the following years(many of them) I improved my sharpening techniques but was still convinced that buck knives were too hard to sharpen. Now with a little info. The world of buck knives is back in my life. I even bought the flagship 119 special which I love but am still trying to figure out what I will use it for. For right now I am happy just admiring it
     
  13. David Martin

    David Martin Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    Does the wife buy whole chicken, a brisket, roast, a watermelon, cantaloupe, whole catfish, ect.? All these can be cut up using a 119. DM
     
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  14. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Welcome.
    I love the 420hc Buck uses, it behaves a lot like a basic carbon steel when sharpening.
    Easy to touch up on the bottom ring of a ceramic mug.
     
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  15. jmh33

    jmh33 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 16, 2003
    Welcome!!:D Have fun!! a GREAT group of folks hang out here!!;)
    John
     
  16. jazzz

    jazzz

    418
    Feb 1, 2009
    Welcome sir, and I'm fairly new myself. Love Buck knives.

    Can someone please tell me what steel my circa 1985 112 is sporting? I assumed it was 420HC.
     
  17. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    we're all gettin' old or older....:)

    welcome, lookin' forward to your participation here, Sir.......
     
  18. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    425m unless knife was sitting on shelf since 1981..then 440c. I assume you know it was made in 1985 as it has 2 dots on each side.
     
  19. jazzz

    jazzz

    418
    Feb 1, 2009
    It says Buck 112 USA with one dot on left and two on right. Couldn’t find that in the dating diagram. Why no mention of dots?
     
  20. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    191_730_1.jpg

    see to the left side on dots....and dates....

    https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/1982-buck-steel.314303/

    see posts number 4 and 5...found with search engine.....
     
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