110 vs.112

Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by stevekolt, Feb 26, 2020.

Which is your favorite EDC...

  1. 110

    43 vote(s)
  2. 112

    46 vote(s)
  1. jmh33

    jmh33 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 16, 2003
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  2. Lesknife

    Lesknife Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    I don’t mean to hi jack this thread but I’ve got a question for you guys who know custom knife services or individuals who do custom work on Buck 110/112. I really like the handle on my new January botm 112 and I’m thinking of having one of my 110s rehandled like that possibly my sk silver fox 110. It doesn’t have to be cocobolo, I’m thinking maybe micarta or a stabilized wood. Nothing real fancy as it’s gonna be a user. So if you know someone or a shop that does this kind of service could you pm me. Thanks Les

    ps, I now know I should’ve got the sept 2019 botm 110 and finding one for sale at a reasonable price now is probably near impossible.
  3. Bastler

    Bastler Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2020
    Legal requirements are not an issue for me. The 112 may be a little brother to the 110, but it's not a small knife, to the contrary, it's more than adequate for my daily use. The extra length of the 110 makes perfect sense for a folding hunter, but I don't find it advantageous as a work knife. Nothing wrong with a 110, if it were the only knife I had, I wouldn't complain. I just don't usually carry knives that size.
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  4. Old Biker

    Old Biker

    Sep 25, 2016
    How about Buffalo Horn? Buck has a Buffalo horn limited edition 110, with a very similar handle shape, on their web site right now.

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  5. bucksway

    bucksway Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 7, 2007
    st8yd I just noticed the 110 Slim mod ..Fantastic! It never occurred to me how easy that modification is. I'll tell David about it since he likes the hook. Last year I picked up cheep a V1V2 112 (stainless steel spacer) that someone had shaved off the front hook enough so that at first glance it looked like a 110. The blade had been over sharpened and I plan to have Buck put a new one. I too have been impressed by how many votes the 112 has gotten. I'm sure Mr. Hubbard and probably a few other folks at Buck are too. But they have the sales numbers..
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  6. Lesknife

    Lesknife Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    It’s a nice looking knife but it’s 420hc = $180. No I don’t think so. If it was S35vn or s30v I would give it a look. The main thing is I’m not interested in a show piece, I’m wanting a working knife with great edge holding and the swelled handle.
  7. Old Biker

    Old Biker

    Sep 25, 2016
    I suspected that might be the case, but posted anyway just in case.

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  8. GPyro

    GPyro Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2019
    Have you considered a 557?
    Awesome knife, about the same size as a 110, but actually lighter.
    S35v blade, bigger micarta handle. I love mine, and prefer it to a 110 for hunting..... it fits in the 110 nylon sheath.
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  9. st8yd

    st8yd Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2009
    Thanks, ya the 110 slim pro is actually slightly wider than the 110 allowing the hook to be more like the 112.
    Well, there are only 71 votes and this thread was started two weeks ago, and how many hundreds of 110's does Buck turn out in one day? I think I've heard and it's a whole lot more than that. So I hate to say it but we are a very poor sampling.
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  10. allenC


    Jun 18, 2000
    Overall I like the 110 best...it's just an American icon.
    But the 112 is definitely a superstar too.

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  11. jec88


    Mar 6, 2012
    Both. I got a red amber stag 112 for my 50th birthday. I carry that in my pocket and to work. I'm in a hunting lease that I have access to year around, so I go there alot to squirrel hunt, rabbit hunt, turkey hunt and fish when deer season is out and belt sheath a 110 there.
  12. jmh33

    jmh33 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 16, 2003
    Surprised to see the 112 ahead in the polls..;) All the 110 love out there has me baffled.. o_O
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  13. TAH

    TAH Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 3, 2001
    And I'm baffled it took me so long to discover the 110. o_O Regardless, we're splitting hairs here. :thumbsup:
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  14. wildmike


    Nov 17, 2007
    I have xxl hands.
    It rides horizontal on my belt every day.
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  15. soc_monki

    soc_monki Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 5, 2019
    I like the size of the 110 better, but the 112 is a great knife, so you really can't go wrong either way. I have 3 110s (brass, lt, and slim select) and 2 112s (bucklite 422 and slim pro). I don't feel under knifed with any of them.
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  16. Lesknife

    Lesknife Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    I like both of them and use both. I think overall the 110 is more versatile but the 112 especially the Jan BOTM has its strong points providing your hands aren’t to large. I’ve been extremely pleased with this new 112 with S35vn blade and the scalloped cocobolo handle is the most comfortable I’ve ever used and is a beauty. It’s very enjoyable to use and it’s not to bad to pocket carry for a short time.
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  17. Old Biker

    Old Biker

    Sep 25, 2016
    A pair of pairs.

    S30v clip point blade, Black Crelicam Ebony handle scales.

    S35VN drop point blade, cocobolo handle, nickel silver bolsters.

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  18. Scott321


    Jul 20, 2016
    Personally, I prefer the 112. I often carry the finger grooved version... but there was an ireegularly ground C&C DP 112 that I really like too (thinner front bolster than typical 112). That being said, after the 110 LT came out, the SKBlades 154CM 110 LT usually ends up in my pocket.
  19. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    I like the front bolster on the 112, but every time I open it, the blade seems strikingly short.

    I guess I’m just too used to the 110.

    The only thing holding the 112 back IMHO, is it price. Being higher in relation to the 110, makes for a tough decision. “I like the 112, but I can get more for less with the 110”. You really have to know you want the 112.

    I understand they have to make more on each one because they don’t sell as many 112’s, but they aren’t selling as many because the cost more.

    I think a price reduction is overdue to equal the playing field.
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2020
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  20. mjhMN


    Jan 22, 2007
    I only have the 112 so that's what I use. Bought about 1991. Belt carried and pocket carried for some years. Not as much these days. Inherited a Buck folder from my uncle, don't know that he ever used it. Same size as the 112 but don't know the exact model. I'll have to search that out a bit. Black "plastic" handle, belt clip, 3 oval holes in the handle. Looks like a 2004 date stamp. Looks like I found it. A 2004 442.
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2020

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