This is Buck's standard blade material because it approaches the wear resistance of high carbon alloys while delivering the corrosion resistance of chromium stainless steels. Add our exclusive heat-treat process and you have a very user-friendly combination of superior corrosion resistance with excellent strength for wear resistance and durability. You also have a blade that is easy to resharpen. For best performance we harden to a Rockwell hardness of Rc 58.
The crescent tip makes the blade thinner with a sharper point. This shape provides good control for detail work and cutting in tight places. It is also well suited for intentional punctures like new holes in your belt, etc. While the point of the blade is effective for detail work, it's not as strong as the thicker points on drop points and skinners.
I HAVE THREE BUCK 110 THE FIRST ONE WAS MADE 1974-1980 TWO DOT 440C STEEL . MY FRIEND HAD IT AND I TRADED HIM MY NEW ONE BACK IN 1999 TO GET HIS OLDER ONE . THE 1974-1980 110 STILL HAS IT ORIGINAL SHEATH. MY SECONED 110 IS A CURRENT ONE A 2012 PRODUCTION THAT I GOT FROM THE BUCK SITE IN JANUARY 2013 IT IS MY EVERY DAY CARRY KNIFE. I HAVE USED THE 2012 110 ON SQUIRRL'S AND ONE RABBIT EVEN USE IT CAMPING EVERY WEEKEND. I ALSO ORDERED ME THE 50TH ANNV 110 I PLAN ON USING IT ALSO BUT TAKING CARE OF IT. I HAD BEEN LOOKING AT THE 112 RANGER FOR A FEW YEARS NOW I TOLD A FRIEND I HUNT WITH ABOUT IT HOW IT IS A SMALLER VERSION OF OUR BUCK 110 . WE BOTH ORDERED ONE FROM KNIFECENTER . COM BACK IN FEBUARY AND NOW IT IS MY EVERYDAY KNIFE BEING I WORK FOR A MOWING SERVICE IT IS MUCH EASIER TO CARRY AND USE ALL THE TIME . CANT WAIT TO TRY MY 112 RANGER OUT IN THE WOODS COME SQUIRRL SEASON ALONG WITH MY BUCK 673 MAXLITE FIXED BLADE. ONLY HAD THIS KNIFE SINCE FEBUARY AND I REALLY LIKE IT SO FAR I USED IT TO CUT UP SOME CARDBOARD AND IT DID NOT DULL FACTORY EDGE WHAT SO EVER . I HAVE ALREADY SHARPENED IT SEVERAL TIMES . I HAVE ANTIQUE SHARPENING STONES THAT ARE OVER 100 YRS OLD THEY BELONGED TO MY NEIGHBOR WHO IS 75 YRS OLD THESE WAS HIS DADS SHARPENING EQUIP THAT HE USED ON THE FARM. I REALLY LIKE THE 420 HIGH CARBON STEEL I HAVE NO TROUBLE KEEPING A RAZOR SHARP EDGE ON ANY BUCK KNIFE I OWN ABOUT EIGHT BUCK KNIVES ALL 420 HC STEEL EXCEPT MY 1974-1980 110 THAT IS THE 440C STEEL.
Being a fan of the great movie The Edge movie with Anthony Hopkins, i always wanted knife given as a present. Although i'm not set out to kill a bear like in the movie. I'll hope I enjoy this knife for everyday simple use. Its the perfect size knife. It's fits perfect int he hand and heavy enough. Small enough to carry it with you in you pocket or jacket. And the wood finish and the blade quality is very nice. I didn't know Bucks Knives. Love reading about the compagnie's history and it's craftsmanship.
I have carried my Buck Ranger 112 with finger grooves for at least 16 years. The original brown sheath is soft and shows great patina. It was used mostly when I was working and camping and my kids were small. Now retired I take this knife out and polish it up and wear it mostly in the cold months. My son's eyes light up every time he sees this knife as I polish and sharpen it while relaxing in the evening. He doesn't know that he will be the next owner of this knife and can use it on his backpacking and camping trips. As an Eagle Scout he has learned respect and proper use of knives as tools. He has no idea that there is a Buck Vanguard Walnut Dymondwood under the tree for him this year. I've owned many brands and styles of knives over the years. Buck is the most consistent in superb quality and usefulness. They are my go to brand since buying the 112.
up in Zanesville visiting my uncle. Yesterday he shot a pretty nice doe and we ended up using my 112 ranger to skin it and it hardly dulled out the knife at all . Couldn't believe for being a smaller version of the 110 how awesome it did On a deer I was amazed. On my two deer that I shot one in 2007 and other in 2011. In 2007 I used a Buck 110 that I had it was made in 1974 I traded another buck knife to get my friends old 110 from 1974 with original sheath back in 1999. In 2011 I used a buck fixed blade guthook and my small 673 fixed blade on my deer I shot in 2011
THE BUCK 112 RANGER IS NOT MY FIRST BUCK KNIFE I HAVE HAD QUIT A FEW SINCE 1997. MY FIRST WAS A BUCK 110 FROM 1974 THAT I GOT FROM A FRIEND BY TRADED MY NEW 1999 MODEL. MY SECOND WAS A 309 COMPANION WHICH IS FROM 1999 I CARRIED IT FOR 14 YRS. THEN IN 2013 I BOUGHT A NEW 110 ALSO . IN FEBUARY 2014 I ORDERED A BUCK 112 RANGER AND IT IS NOW MY EVERYDAY CARRY KNIFE THAT I USE WHILE CAMPING ON WEEKENDS AND AS A WORK KNIFE AND A KNIFE FOR HUNTING HAVENT GOT A CHANCE TO USE IT HUNTING YET BUT CANT WAIT TO. BUCK KNIVES ARE THE ONLY BRAND I CARRY EVERYDAY AND USE EVERY YEAR HUNTING OR JUST WALKING THE WOODS TO LOOK FOR A DIFFERANT AREA TO SQUIRRL HUNT.
I still have my buck 110 that was given to me by my now deceased dad.IT was made in 1964.along with it's orig.sheath.It's one of my prized possesions.It has field dressed many deer in its 50 years.I just picked up a 112 at a local gun show looks brand new and got it for a very good price. I get all giddy when I see old buck knives for sale at shows.will be a buck knife owner for ever.
I have carried this particular model knife for 35 years or so. I have dressed dozens of elk and many other big game animals with this knife. I would say it is the perfect knife. I also have a couple 110's but the smaller size of the 112 just makes it better.
My father gave me this knife when I was 8 to skin my first pheasent. It was given to him years earlier as a safety award for Kiewit Construction and it has been an amazing knife. I have had to resharpen it and fix the broken point on the knife many times and its still going strong. Every couple years I have to repolish the brass, but other than that it still looks grea . This is a knife I'll pass down to my son for the same reason.
I ORDERED IN FEBUARY 2014 A BUCK RANGER 112 CAUSE I ALREADY HAD A 1970'S BUCK 110 THAT I TRADED A FRIEND IN 1999 MY BRAND NEW ONE TO GET HIS OLDER ONE IT EVEN STILL HAS THE ORIGINAL SHEATH STILL FOR BEING 40 YRS OLD NOW. AND IN JANUARY 2013 I ORDERED A NEW BUCK 110 FROM THE BUCK WEBSITE AND HAVE USED IT TO SQUIRRL AND DEER HUNT ITS MY FAVORITE HUNTING KNIFE. I ORDERED MY BUCK 112 RANGER CAUSE ITS A SMALLER VERSION OF THE 110 AND WILL BE VERY HANDY TO SQUIRRL HUNT CANT WAIT TO USE IT ON A FEW SQUIRRLS OR A DEER THIS YEAR. MY 112 IS ALSO MY EVERYDAY CARRY KNIFE AND IT IS HOLDING UP VERY WELL AND STAYS SHARP I HAVE USED IT CAMPING TO CUT ROPE AND DO WHATEVER ELSE IS NEEDED . EVEN HAVE USED IT OPENING BOXES AND EVEN CUTTING UP CARDBOARD BOXES AS WELL. I BOUGHT MY BUCK 112 FROM KNIFECENTER.COM . I WOULD RECCOMEND THE BUCK 112 TO ANYONE WANTING A HUNTING KNIFE TO USE ON SMALL GAME. I EVEN CARRIED IT THIS WINTER AFTER BUYING IT WHEN I WENT COYOTE HUNTING ABOUT FIVE DIFFERANT TIMES THIS WINTER ONE TIME WAS IN 4" OF SNOW NOT VERY FUN THAT NIGHT TO WALK THE WOODS.
A couple of months ago I bought my first Buck. I've owned a lot of knives, some expensive and some cheap, ever since my dad first gave me a folder when I was eight years old. Now I have found my brand of choice. The quality, materials, and craftsmanship invested into this knife have surprised me. I like the weight and sturdy feeling I get when I hold and use it. I've never written a review for a product before but felt the need to express my opinion. For everyday carry or heavy utility, I've found that no matter what job have a job to do then Buck has the right knife for you.