Buck 110 Pro is Broken...

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  1. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    I'm not following. what part are ya calling the blade radius? thank you Sir.
     
  2. skypeace

    skypeace Basic Member Basic Member

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    Sep 3, 2015
    Amen, I won't lie I was so hoping you would say that.:) I will try to mail it tomorrow. Thanking you and The Buck Family in advance.
     
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  3. J Hubbard

    J Hubbard Moderator Moderator

    Mar 29, 2001
    the back end of the blade that the rocker rides on to the open and closed position. It is polished out, but if we open and close it without oil, it gets scored and never recovers even after adding oil.
     
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  4. J Hubbard

    J Hubbard Moderator Moderator

    Mar 29, 2001
    No thanks needed, its what we do. :thumbsup:
     
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  5. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    understood. thank you Sir for the follow up. appreciated.
     
  6. st8yd

    st8yd Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2009
    But mine have gone many years of everyday use and I had never put any oil on them and no galling?
     
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  7. Makael

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

    Oct 17, 2015
    Never heard of that either. So damaged the blade flops free?
     
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  8. Makael

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

    Oct 17, 2015
    .....
     
  9. skypeace

    skypeace Basic Member Basic Member

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    Sep 3, 2015
    I don't know about others, but the one that I am sending back does exactly that. I only have a few 110's and compared to many here I am a knife neophyte although I love my Bucks, but yes, the problem seems to have been from the factory although I oiled the knife numerous times and cleaned it thoroughly about a half dozen times, when it finally smoothed out it just got limp and flopped free.
     
  10. J Hubbard

    J Hubbard Moderator Moderator

    Mar 29, 2001
    Once we put the initial oil on it, it will be ok for a long time unless you flush it out and remove all the oil. oils do degrade over time, so a drop of oil now and then never hurts. the galling typically occur if we close the knife dry during assembly.
     
  11. GPyro

    GPyro Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2019
    Hey things happen.
    I'm surprised the problems are so few considering how many knives are made, and how busy they are now making them.

    I respect when folks own a problem rather than pass it off.

    Thanks Jeff.
     
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  12. plb

    plb

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    Jun 22, 2013
    Galling is usually the result of 2 similar stainless steels adhering to each other and trying to rejoin, causing deformities on a microscopic level and increasing friction. The OP's 110 pro probably has S30V blade steel and despite extensive searching, I can't find a reference to the exact steel Buck uses for its lockbars, but something tells me it is 410 or 420 stainless. I'm having a hard time imagining the end of the lockbar removing enough material on s30v tang to turn it into, essentially, a slipjoint, unless the 2 similar steels have been heat treated to the same hardness, which increases the likelihood of galling.

    Maybe Jeff can verify if the material was removed from the lockbar, the tang radius or both. A picture of the disassemble knife would be very telling.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Makael

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

    Oct 17, 2015
    Agreed. Seems like metal failure at the drop down tab that slips into the notch on the blade.
     
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  14. Alberta Ed

    Alberta Ed

    Jun 29, 1999
    Buck's warranty is A++++. They'll take care of you.
     
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  15. skypeace

    skypeace Basic Member Basic Member

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    Sep 3, 2015
    Knife was in the mail yesterday AM...I trust Buck Knives and the company culture at Buck.
     
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  16. Makael

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

    Oct 17, 2015
    They kinda have to fix it or replace it.. Product failure.
     
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  17. J Hubbard

    J Hubbard Moderator Moderator

    Mar 29, 2001
    I have reviewed the knife and I was totally wrong. So much for armchair troubleshooting. It turns out that this one had a broken rocker spring. A very rare occurrence.
     
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  18. Pack Rat

    Pack Rat Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 27, 2006
    Note to self...
    Put a drop of oil on this mess of 110s that seem to have taken up residence on my desk. :rolleyes::)
     
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  19. Lesknife

    Lesknife Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    Yes oil is your friend!
     
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  20. skypeace

    skypeace Basic Member Basic Member

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    Sep 3, 2015
    Cool, but why was it always so gritty, even from the first day? Thanks also for the quick turn around as I have noted it in the post as of Friday, again thank you.
     
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