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Photos I just got a few cool older items

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by At1Rest, May 12, 2019.

  1. At1Rest

    At1Rest

    69
    Apr 11, 2019
    My girl friend was rummaging through an old dresser that was stored in her basement and the next day surprised me with a few gifts.
    One

    Buck 110
    * USA **

    Dated 1980 - 1981 - 420C

    One Case Sodbuster Jr. (SS)
    Casexx
    x x = 2018

    A second Sodbuster Jr. (CV)
    CaseXX
    USA
    ****** (6 dots) = 1994

    One 'Bear MGC USA' - Bear and Sons - 3 blade Midsized Stockman
    and
    One little "SWArmy" knockoff knife.
    (https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Swarmy)

    Got some cleanup to do but I'm a happy camper.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2019
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  2. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    That’s a neat collection of older knives. They look a little abused so there’s not much intrinsic value, but if you can learn the story behind any of these knives, they may have huge emotional value!

    Good luck on your discovery!
     
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  3. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    Those are great user knives. Especially the 110.
     
  4. GIRLYmann

    GIRLYmann

    Nov 7, 2005
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  5. At1Rest

    At1Rest

    69
    Apr 11, 2019
    Ahhh! Good eye there.
    With my Optivisor on it's 1 dot to the left and 2 dots to the right ... and the other on the right is a rust divot.
    The second dot on the right is very slightly higher in position than the first, but turning the blade to the left under my magnified view I can see the rounded impression and that they were punched in, possibly by hand, as they're not 'exactly' level to each other.
    So that narrows it down to 1980 - 1981 with macassar ebony scales, and I assume then it will be 420C or 425M?

    I'm not sure how to tell if it's 420C or 425M since there seems to be an overlap in times when both were used, so if anyone has an idea of how to figure that out I'd appreciate hearing about it.

    Thank you!
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2019
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  6. At1Rest

    At1Rest

    69
    Apr 11, 2019
    Thanks!
    I'll be keeping them for sure.
     
  7. At1Rest

    At1Rest

    69
    Apr 11, 2019
    Yes. It's my second 110 so far. I'm also very happy with the Sodbuster Jr's.
     
  8. Ace Rimmer

    Ace Rimmer

    839
    Jul 4, 2017
    Here's what I've picked up from various threads in the Buck subforum:

    Pre 1981: 440C
    1981-1992: 425M
    1992-present: 420HC
     
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  9. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    Send that Buck in for SPA service. You’ll get it back looking brand new, but it will still have all the cool dings and deeper character marks.
     
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  10. At1Rest

    At1Rest

    69
    Apr 11, 2019
    Thanks Ace!
     
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  11. At1Rest

    At1Rest

    69
    Apr 11, 2019
    Thanks AntDog. Very tempting.
     
  12. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    They clean up purty.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Brhowser87

    Brhowser87 Basic Member Basic Member

    723
    Aug 3, 2016
    That buck doesn't look too beat up just needs a good cleaning. Buck offers a spa service. U send it in and it comes back looking real good.:cool:
     
  14. At1Rest

    At1Rest

    69
    Apr 11, 2019
    Wow! Is that one that was at the Spa?
    That looks perfect!
     
  15. At1Rest

    At1Rest

    69
    Apr 11, 2019
    Yea. The Spa is getting more tempting after AntDog's photo.
     
  16. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    Before:

    [​IMG]

    After:

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Brhowser87

    Brhowser87 Basic Member Basic Member

    723
    Aug 3, 2016
    I don't have any good pics but I've seen some pretty wrecked knives come back looking new. They do a great job and I believe it's pretty cheap.
     
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  18. At1Rest

    At1Rest

    69
    Apr 11, 2019
    Yea. That's a big change.
     

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