As Promised – A look at 3 lock-backs

Uncle Henry / Buck 110 / Schrade Old Timer – Three lock-backs that between them just about own the market . . .

Closed length / blade length / overall length / weight – all the “specs” are close enough there really is no difference – the differences come down to fit / finish and what appeals to YOU . . .

First one we look at is the Uncle Henry Papa Bear w/ Stagalon scales / blade is 7Cr17MoV . . .

The stagalon scales are really good looking with the high polish brass bolsters . . .

Looking in the “belly” – good alignment . . .

Back spine alignment real good . . .

Blade centering is good . . .

Second is the Buck 110 – ebony wood scales / blade is 420HC . . .

The ebony wood and high polish brass bolsters – looking good . . .

Looking in the belly – good alignment . . .

Back spine alignment is good . . .

Blade centering is good . . .

And third – Schrade Old Timer 7OT Cave Bear saw cut sales – blade is 7Cr17MoV . . .

The scales give you an old time look – and the brass bolsters have a “patina” finish to them to lend to the old fashioned look – I’m sure that they would polish out – if you were so inclined . . .

Looking in the belly the only “spot” is where the scale on the right meets the front bolster – which is the only spot in any of the three knives – Just a note here – Folks – understand that NONE of this stuff you see here – Toys, Guns, and Yo-Yo’s or whatever else might end up on this blog is a sent product for T&E ( test and evaluation ) – or offered free if it gets reviewed – what you see here is NO different than if YOU ordered it and it magically appears on YOUR doorstep . . .

Back spine alignment is good . . .

Blade centering is good . . .

The sheaths are very similar . . .

Loops are sewn on – the Buck is sewn then folded over – doesn’t ride quite as tight against you as the other two – the Buck is also riveted at the stress points . . .

Cost?? – the Uncle Henry is available at Amazon @ $26 bucks + / – . . . The Old Timer is available at Amazon @ $29 bucks + / – . . . The Buck is available at Amazon @ $60 bucks + / – . . . and any of these are available at most on-line retailers as well . . .

My favorite of the three? Straight looks is the Uncle Henry – with the “Stagalon” scales no question the best looker of the three – I might polish out the brass bolsters on the Old Timer just to see how it would change the looks of it / Ergonomics – a tie between the Uncle Henry and the Old Timer / with the “swell” to the scales and the texturing work you can get a pretty good hold on them – the Buck 110 is just straight sided scales – no texturing whatsoever – they can get slippery . . .

Let’s talk about blade steel – all 3 are in the “400” family of stainless – edge retention is not the best but they are easy enough to sharpen – not so brittle that if you do something stupid with the blade that you really shouldn’t you are less likely to break the tip off of one of them – it can be done quite easily – Don’t ask how I know! – for a good look at blade steel and the differences – <<<GO HERE>>> check out the article at Blade Headquarters – if your just curious it will scratch the itch – and if you want to get lost in the subject – it’s a decent starting point . . .

They are all good and will work for you – which one do YOU like??

That’s all well and good Bruce – but which one do YOU carry??

I carried a Buck 110 for years and years that my daughter bought me for Christmas – but when I rotate my knife carry around – I no longer carry it . . .

I carry this in rotation instead . . .

Come on Bruce – that’s a Buck 110!! – Well yes it is and no it isn’t . . .

When you press the magic silver button . . .

Whack! – out comes the blade – a factory ( not a third party conversion ) Buck 110 AUTO – just straight up plain ass sweet – available at SMKW.COM or BLADEHQ.COM right now as I’m posting this – Warning / NOT A CHEAP DATE!! – you buy the ticket – you ride the ride . . .

What’s in YOUR pocket??

Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!

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