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112 Slim nail nick?

Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by jazzz, May 5, 2019.

  1. jazzz


    Feb 1, 2009
    I just bought this at Canadian Tire. Didn’t know they made them without studs. Anyway, very nice and solid. Why is this thin knife more solid and blade play free than the LT?

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  2. redcanoe

    redcanoe Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 12, 2012
    Well I haven't tried the LT but my 112 slim with thumbstud is solid,no play in any direction after months of use.
  3. Reitwagen


    Mar 2, 2009
    Cool 112, jazzz. My two 112 Slims have perfectly solid actions, they lock up as well as the classic brass Bucks, but every LT I've handled has been a disappointment. I think that the pivot and rocker pins on the LTs might not fit the holes in the handles precisely. Don't take that to the bank, it's only my untested theory. I highly recommend the Slims, but not the LT.
  4. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    neat. nice find there. appears a Canadian style one.........not one handed opening I assume for importing reasons, but just guessing.

    it is weird how the lts had some play, but the slims plastics are rock tight in a good way. not gonna assume why......

    as much as I love pocket clips and one handed opening...modern stuff for easier use.....some old times stuff still has an appeal to me. kinda like if we all had both options available on the slims.....
  5. jazzz


    Feb 1, 2009
    Yes, I like that the clip keeps it out of my pocket bottom, but I really like the look of a nail nick. I don’t mind the two hand opening either.

    Must be for Canadian import, though lately things SEEM back to normal. Who knows?
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  6. RAGS

    RAGS Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 11, 2000
    Yeah I've noticed that on the 110s as well. The LTs all have a little play but the slim select are rock solid. Dont know why.
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  7. jazzz


    Feb 1, 2009
    Also, I really dislike deep carry clips, and this one’s too wide, so... the Spyderco Delica clip fits perfect.

  8. Makael

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

    Oct 17, 2015
    The Spyderco logo ok though?
  9. jazzz


    Feb 1, 2009
    I was hoping a Byrd model would fit, but it didn’t. They have no logo. I’m a huge Spyderco fan, so it doesn’t bother me. I know it’s a good quality Buck knife I’m toting.
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  10. BuckShack

    BuckShack Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 19, 2015
    These new models have a nice feel to them like a Spyderco and that is good. Solid, easy opening, ergonomic. And at a great price. Buck really hit the nail on the head with these.
  11. harlycarly

    harlycarly Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 1, 2008
    I love that!! I like my 112 Slim, but honestly wish it didn't have thumb studs. Can see myself picking one of these up at some point.

    (PS: Mine locks up very nicely)
  12. Kyui Su Kim

    Kyui Su Kim Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2000
    That seems real cool. I kind of like the nail nice over the stud and wish it was offered here stateside. I did see that there was a 721 Slimline that had a nail nick being offered as well.
  13. MaxFisher


    Feb 5, 2005
    One upside to this is that Spyderco sells their pocket clips if you call their factory outlet stores. So I can buy them specifically for my Buck 110/112 slims instead of having to steal the clips off my Spydercos.
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  14. Smitty0315


    May 21, 2019
    Buck Knives produces Canadian specific blades because of "One hand opening" laws in Canada. USA blades will come with the thumbstuds and Canadian dealers will stock the nail notched versions of some models.

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