Which should I buy?

Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by TheJon, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. TheJon

    TheJon

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    Apr 12, 2014
    I'm looking at buying another knife, to the disdain of my wife. I have a buck 112 ecolite that I used to carry that my grandfather gifted to me, but after he passed I have pretty much retired it.

    Anyway I figure I'll just buy another 112 or the like. I'm debating between just getting a plain jane 112, or if I should get a drop point. Or I could go down to the local store and pick up a buck 112 slim pro. But then the other day I was in my local sporting goods store buying new running shoes and noticed they have 110 with leather sheaths on sale for 35 bucks. So what do you all think? Any words of wisdom. I suppose I could mention I've been carrying a 110LT lately, at times I think it might be a little big but it's not bad.
     
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  2. Joe58

    Joe58 Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 11, 2002
    The 112 slim pro is a very nice model to carry if you like pocket clipped models. Very light, and the pro model with the S30V blade steel is the way to go. Albeit a bit more spendy, but it’s worth it I think. There isn’t a thing wrong with the Buck 420HC however should you want a more modest purchase. I prefer a pocket clip if I’m going to carry a larger blade rather than a belt sheath. Perhaps get both to see which you prefer. Lol.

    There’s quite a few threads here with reviews of the 112.
     
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  3. GPyro

    GPyro Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2019
    The 110 is pretty iconic. An ebony and brass 110 is a knife for life.
    No collection is complete without one.
    I'd go that route. For the price ya can't go wrong. That's a lot of knife for the money.
    And if ya decide for some reason it's not for you..... at least ya don't have much invested into it.

    And then go buy the 112 you want.:rolleyes:
     
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  4. _mike_

    _mike_

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    Nov 18, 2004
    Get all the ones I placed a "YES" next to and you'll be set.
     
  5. The Zieg

    The Zieg Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2002
    You won't find a much better price on a new 110 that that, so if you think you might ever want to have one, jump on it. However, if you are interested in waiting and trolling the various auction sites, you might just find an older, more classic version. But if it's a pocket clip knife you want, you'd be going in exactly the opposite direction.

    Other than these points, I agree with @_mike_ , above.

    Zieg
     
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  6. Lesknife

    Lesknife Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    I’m not familiar with the ecolite models but the 112 slims are a really good knife if you don’t need a bigger size. If you like a full sized thicker handle then you might want a standard version of the 112 or 110 or the LTs.
     
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  7. guy g

    guy g Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 22, 2000
    I'll second the 112 LT. And then , since I had time , I'd try to find a 112 Ecolite on the secondary market.
     
  8. TheJon

    TheJon

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    Apr 12, 2014
    haha I wish, I've been trying to limit the amount of knives I own and buy (you can imagine how well that is going)
     
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  9. TheJon

    TheJon

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    Apr 12, 2014
    I have the 110LT and while I love it, I want something a little nicer, I mean really its just an excuse to buy another knife
     
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  10. TheJon

    TheJon

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    Apr 12, 2014
    I think you all might be right. A big part of me thinks I should just go with the old classic the 110, but the only little thing that holds me back is that it's a little big.
     
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  11. _mike_

    _mike_

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    Nov 18, 2004
    Well, if I could get a 110 for $35.00 I'd get it. As far as being a little big goes. I have been alternating (sheath carry) between my Buck 112 and my old Schrade LB7 to see what size works best for me. To tell you the honest truth, being in a sheath it's even between the two.

    So, my humble opinion is this ...... the 110 with leather sheath for $35.00 is a very good deal. If I could find one for that, I would buy it. Wearing it in a sheath on your belt there will not be a noticeable difference versus a 112. So, get the 110 for $35.00 and use it, enjoy it and don't look back.

    Mike
     
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  12. bucksway

    bucksway Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 7, 2007
    I like the 112...But I have to agree the 110 at $35.00 is a great buy. You can pick up a 112 Slim Pro plus in S35VN for the ultimate user tho....
     
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  13. David Martin

    David Martin Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    Jon, you mentioned getting running shoes. I ran and for years I carried a 110 Buck- lite. Which has a lanyard hole. I ran with the knife in hand and the lanyard around my wrist. I never lost it and never had to use it. But was glad I had it. DM
     
  14. TheJon

    TheJon

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    Apr 12, 2014
    For short runs I usually don't bother but anything longer than a couple miles I like to clip a small knife to my waist band. I'm not one who likes running while carrying things, my wife will go running for miles holding her phone for music or carry water, but I guess I'm a weaker. :rolleyes:
     
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  15. Old Hunter

    Old Hunter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    If you see me running nowadays please grab your rifle and shoot the Pit Bull that is gaining on me! OH
     
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  16. stevekolt

    stevekolt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    For sweatpants carry a 112 or 110 Slim Select, for EDC a 112 Slim Pro is definitely an upgrade. My general preference tends towards Vantage models. And yes I own examples of each...112's
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    Let us know what you decide on. You can't go wrong with a Buck!
     
  17. The Zieg

    The Zieg Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2002
    It's come up before, but on the belt I prefer horizontal carry, and that usually means the nylon Buck sheath, but there are other options. The 110 carries well that way. Same with the 112.

    Zieg
     
  18. GPyro

    GPyro Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2019
    I was told never to run with scissors....
    I would assume............... awe shucks, there's that word again.

    :(
     
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  19. _mike_

    _mike_

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    Nov 18, 2004
    Earlier I said if I could get one for $35.00, I would. The closest Walmart to me is nearly an hours drive away, that's why I said that. Well .... lo and behold my wife tells me last night she and a girl friend are going to the town where Walmart lives. Then she asked me, "Is there anything I can pickup for you?" Ok, so I am now the proud owner of a $35.00 Buck 110. Even my wife commented that it was much nicer than she anticipated.

    @TheJon Just get one, it's a terrific buy. Mine was not gritty to open and close, blade was centered perfectly and sharp right out of the box with no burrs and no touch up by me was necessary and that rarely ever happens. Anyhow, git 'er done and thanks for helping me spend my money.
     
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  20. TheJon

    TheJon

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    Apr 12, 2014
    I'm planning on stopping by the store and looking at them again tomorrow. I'll let you all know if I end up making a decision.
     
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