112 Pocket Clip Installation

Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by sharkattacksw, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. sharkattacksw


    Aug 4, 2008
    Who are the experts at installing a Buck pocket clip on a 112?

    I know when installing the clip, one must be careful to avoid the pins. I’m looking for someone who’s done this type of work many, many times. So much that they’re the go-to guy for such work.

    Thanks for any help you all can provide.
  2. SuzukiGS750EZ


    Dec 30, 2008
    Have you thought about a double sided tape option so if wanted you can revert back to clipless? 3M offers tapes that would pull the wood right off of a traditional 110 or 112 lol. Cut off with fishing line, dental floss, etc and clean residue.
  3. TheJon


    Apr 12, 2014
    Since you haven't gotten a response from anyone who has done it, I'll try shooting blind. If I remember correctly you can use a little bit of vinegar or the like to lightly tarnish the bolsters which should allow you to see where the pins are.
  4. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    @tiguy7 has done some different Buck knives himself. not sure about a 112. but seen some 560s and maybe a 110 hes done. shouldn't be too different to those. sure he will share helpful info on how to do it.
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  5. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
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    When installing a pocket clip on a metal knife (like Aluminum, brass, or Titanium) using machine screws, you can directly drill and tap the metal. When working with plastic handles, Helicoils are installed to prevent the threads from stripping. P.S. I am not looking for work, but will share helpful information. image.jpeg
  6. jec88


    Mar 6, 2012
    I've always thought someone could make a small fortune offering this service. If someone would install clips on knives that were sent in, and also, just buy regular Buck 110s install clips and sell them for a little extra, I would think there would be money to be made.
  7. Makael

    Makael Books temporarily closed on sheath orders. Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2015
    I'm not sure how long it would take to do the work. Plus whats it worth. 50 bucks and include shipping minus parts? Just putting it out there,
    I havent had any luck finding someone who offers the service.
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  8. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    yep, thats my thought. plus people are so picky anymore. place it too high or too low or too tight or too loose etc etc and the complaints would kill off the motivation to do it
  9. Lesknife

    Lesknife Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    As for myself I have the tools, equipment and I’ve done a lot of similar type work. I’d just like to have a source for the clips, screws and thread inserts to do my own. I wouldn’t even think about doing it as a service just for the reason jb stated above. Even if manufacturers made them multi-position with the parts there would be some who would strip the threads or snap a screw off in the frame or handle material and warranty claims would be a nightmare. I’m surprised they have the reversible ones and I’m glad they do. I just want to install clips on the ones I have that don’t have the mounting holes already there.
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  10. neo71665


    Feb 18, 2020
    Exact reason I wouldn't do it for anybody.
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  11. jec88


    Mar 6, 2012
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  12. sportingspecialist


    Dec 11, 2014
    I don't understand the obsession with installing a pocket clip on a Buck knife.

    It seems that some knife guys want one hand opening and a pocket clip on every knife they own,even classics like the 110 Hunter.I prefer sheath carry for most of my Buck knives.

    The new Slim Selects with clips are an answer for some owners.

    The limited edition knives,on which the shop installs clips,are interesting but even some of those I may carry in a sheath.

    I guess some makers will never satisfy everyone.
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  13. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    its not every knife. 110 slims are thin and sometimes a thicker handled knife like a 110 is nice to have and carrying in a pocket easily is a nice thing and i like it. no complaints, just like it for sometimes.
  14. sportingspecialist


    Dec 11, 2014
    JB I understand it's not every knife.

    On the Buck forum this is not usually an issue.

    You can't imagine how many times in the past when I mentioned Buck knives the first comment was "it's too heavy".

    Invariably the first two questions were,"does it come with a pocket clip and can you open it with one hand?"

    In the past if I wanted one hand opening and a pocket clip I would use a Spyderco manual or a Microtech,Protech or Benchmade auto.

    Now I can recommend a Buck for those guys whose priority is one hand opening and a pocket clip.
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  15. DeSotoSky

    DeSotoSky Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    So many good Buck knives that already have pocket clips.
    I have a machine shop in my basement and wouldn't ever think to bother.

    edit...that is speaking for me personally but appreciate the skills and desires of others that can and do.
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2020
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  16. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    I hear ya.....

    two handed opener......check
    thick and bulky.....check

    great user and still a good and easy to access and carry in my pocket......check

    one of my favorites.
  17. sportingspecialist


    Dec 11, 2014
    I have that model as well.It has the 440C steel.

    I see that you replaced the screws with torx,cool.

    PS: I just checked mine and it has torx as well.
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  18. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    I wish I had a machine shop and the skills to use it....and for that matter a basement too.:)

    I like modern stuff and classics and even a classic converted into a modern somewhat. all have a place and use.
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  19. Lesknife

    Lesknife Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    I have the August botm 110 with pocket clip and when I have it in pocket I don’t really notice the weight. There are times when I don’t wear a belt and I have suspenders on so a sheath doesn’t help and times when a sheath is in the way too. Yes I have the modern knives like vantage and the marksman and I use them everyday but they aren’t a standard size 110 and the handle size is a big help when do a lot of cutting on heavy materials. For me a 110 with a pocket clip is just the answer. Now I just need to get the smooth slick red micarta on that knife with some texture so I don’t drop it. Oh and a thumb stud too ! Lol
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    Dec 19, 2018
    Find yourself a Lochsa and your all set. Thumb stud and clip all the goodies made by Buck.
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