Good on ya.
On an interesting note, mine came in a box not a clam pack. Mine had none of the "issues" you ran into. Hmm, take it back and exchange it if you have the time. They'll probably do it without any problem. Then, open it and inspect it right there in front of them. Maybe even ask for a boxed one to inspect first.
To break in a sheath, just wear it ..... your moving around, the knife being in it, and your body heat will all work to get it broke in nicely.
Get both the slim pro and regular 112 ..... muwahahaha!
Congratulations and I hope it all works out to your satisfaction.
My hunting buddy showed me his new knife today - a Buck 110 Slim Pro. He saw mine two weeks ago and went to Sportsman’s Warehouse and bought one. Mine is OD Green Micarta, he bought the Brown Micarta because they don’t stock the OD Green (they also had the Black G10). OH
On other news I already managed to get bit by my new 110. I was opening and closing it to break it in and smooth it out and got a little lazy. On the bright side, at least I know it's sharp.
It’s really amazing how quickly that happens isn’t it.
When my wife notices me playing with a new knife while I’m watching tv, she will walks by and lays a band aid next to me. She’s been doing that for years. Doesn’t say anything, just smiles and waits for my dammit!