Buck 110 g10 question

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  1. jec88


    Mar 6, 2012
    Just curious how a brass bolstered Buck 110 with g10 scales compares to a wood scaled one weight wise? I figure it should be about the same, or a little lighter, but a website that I am looking on has it listed at something like 9.2 Oz? I think they are possibly adding the sheath weight and this is a shipping weight? Just checking to see if anyone knows whether it really is that much heavier?
  2. AR-Trvlr

    AR-Trvlr Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    I would think the weight difference between a brass bolstered/wood 110 vs. a brass bolstered/g10 110 would be negligible. All the weight is in the brass and steel.
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  3. GPyro

    GPyro Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2019
    I've the C&C g10 110 exclusive.
    I'll throw it on the scales and compare it with a similar ebony 110 when I get home.
    There's not enough weight difference that I have ever noticed.

    Tho I would guess those ironwood handles would be really heavy....., But I don't have any of those so.....:rolleyes::p
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  4. afishhunter

    afishhunter Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 21, 2014
    I have a Nickel Silver/"White Brass" bolster & liners 110 with G10 covers from SK Blades.

    If there is any weight difference between it and one of my standard production brass bolster & liners and Dynawood(?) or brass bolster & liners and real Ebony 110's (circa 1973 2 dot with 440C, and a August, 2020 Web Special with S30V) it isn't enough to notice.
    I'd guess less than 5 - 10 grains; if that much.

    If you carry it in the sheath on your belt as they are intended to be, you won't notice the 7.3 ounces (give or take a couple grains depending on how ... ummm ... "rambunctious" ... the person doing the sharpening, and final polish was on that particular example was) plus sheath weight. :)

    I've had a 110 (or Old Timer 7OT, which weighs roughly the same ... maybe a touch more) on my belt pretty much every day (including school and church days) since 8th grade, in 1968. I've never noticed the weight.

    (I don't notice the weight of my cocked n' locked "Combat" or "Compact" size 1911 (and spare magazines), or J frame 6 inch revolver, when I had a J Frame, in a OWB or SOB holster. More than once, I've tapped my side to make sure it, and the 110/7OT was still there.
    Maybe I'm just weird that way ...?)
    (I never liked a IWB holster. Need a size or two bigger waist pants for them, and for me, they didn't stay in place when I sat. I prefer belt loops, not clips. I found it "embarrassing" at best, when I sat and my holstered CCW pistol or revolver landed on the floor ....)

    I don't know if there is a weight difference between the standard 420HC blade steel, and the other blade steels available in/on certain dealer's SFO's, or Custom Shop knives. (5160, CPM154, S30V, 440C, etc.) No doubt if there is, it would be measured in single digit grains, and is meaningless.
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  5. GPyro

    GPyro Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2019
    2 drop point brass 110's both in 5160.

    polished g-10 7.8 oz
    ebony 7.5 oz
  6. jec88


    Mar 6, 2012
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  7. Scott321


    Jul 20, 2016
    Although a scale may prove the G10 heavier, I can't tell a difference when handling my wood vs G10 110's... Although I can tell a slight difference from the FG models.
  8. GPyro

    GPyro Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2019
    I'm trying to recall where I picked up an ebony 110 dp in 5160....
    Maybe Its a really dark indigo and I misstated what it was.
    Was there ever one made?
    Sorry about that.
  9. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    ^ @GPyro c&c made a g10 black dp in 5160. dont remember a 5160 dp in ebony, but Buck website made a 420hc drop point in ebony.
  10. GPyro

    GPyro Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2019
    It's a C&C indigo.
    So it's a laminate. Not ebony.
    I got the blades right. I just mistated the wood.
    My mistake. I own it.
    Pic from seller.
    Nice knives, thx!

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