Dating buck 110 knives
About three weeks later, it came back to me with all new blades and a coupon for 25% off a new knife if ordered online! And all it cost was a couple of bucks for shipping it to them.
THAT right there would make me more inclined to buy Buck. Seems like the Buck has a better, more finished feel to it, although I think the Schrade has better steel in it.
I took a 7OT and polished the handles on it with a palm sander, and what a difference!! No more sharp ridges on it, and it looked like it had been carried in a pocket for years, and yet it was brand new.
If you can get the old LB7 stamped USA, you have a great knife...a touch wider than the Buck & not as rounded handle.
I did not want to take my time, since Charlie was showing hot interest in our position.
I used the point of the big blade on my Buck Stockman to pry down the collar that holds the forearm pieces in place. (The adrenalin was flowing and I pried too hard.) A few weeks later, when I returned to the real world, I took my Stockman to a store that sells Bucks.
I carried the LB7 in my pocket for 20 years, and must have sharpened it close to 100 times.
It still looks like the day I bought it 30 years ago.