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.
I've owned the Buck Ranger since the late 70's and it's a great knife. I actually own quite a few knives (folding and straight blades) and the Buck is probably one of the best made knives that I own. It's certainly a great knife for hunting, but it's also a good knife to use for self-defense. I've practiced the Fairbairn/Sykes/Applegate method of knife fighting since the early 90's and, although it isn't necessarily designed for such use and it isn't preferable to a Gerber Mark I or II or a well made FS double edged blade, I would certainly trust either the 110 or 112 for combat use in a pinch. Btw--Matt, I really think that you've reviewed this knife enough lol.
I love my buck 112 I use it all the time I don't hunt or anything but it comes in handy. My wife bought it for me, I love the leather sheath I think the knife and sheath will last the rest of my life. My dad has a buck 112 he has had it sense the 1970's and he loves it..
I resonantly bought a 112 ranger to replace my 110 as my every day work knife nothing wrong with my 110 just wanted something smaller. so far holding its edge very well but i expected nothing less from one of Buck's knives
I purchased my Buck Ranger (112) in 1975 from the Navy Exchange at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. It was my "deck knife" during my naval career and after the service it was always on my belt any time I was aboard any of my sailboats. Now (2015) after being my "faithful companion" for 40 years it is a sharp and sturdy as the first day I had it. It keeps an edge better than any other knife I've ever owned. A quick honing a few times a year and an occasional wipe-down with oil is all it takes to keep it like new. Frankly, I don't know how Buck stays in business since you NEVER "need" to buy a replacement.
Back in 1977 I was in High School and worked at a nearby K-mart. My first check I purchased a 112 and have it to this day. Still a great knife.
I recently purchased my buck (112) ranger at a outdoors store near me, I had been eye balling it for the past year, and finally got it. This is by far the best folding knife I've ever had, and I named it Boone, and here's why; I am constantly outdoors, be it hunting, fishing, or hiking and I have taken it everywhere since about 4 months ago. The grade of steel is just perfect for this knife, and holds an edge quite well. I truly believe Daniel Boone himself would have approved of this knife. Thank you, buck for manufacturing such a great knife!
I was given a buck 112 ranger from the 80s . I'm the fourth owner of this knife. It was rough when I got it. sent it to buck, it looks almost new again. and works perfect. if your a man get a buck 112 ranger. Made in America. this thing is tough as nails !!!
It is a very good knife for the price.
I got my 112 after I lost my 110. I have had this 112 now for since 1992 and I love it. Two deployments to Iraq and it still as good as ever. My blade is shorter (due to the amount of times I sharped it) but is still razor sharp. I could shave with it. Was thinking about sending it in to get a new blade but on it, but I think this blade will last a few more years. This is my go to blade.
I HAVE THREE BUCK 110 FOLDING HUNTERS . MY VERY FIRST ONE WAS A 1999 BRAND NEW 110 A FRIEND OF MINE HAD A 1974 110 440C STEEL WITH ORIGINAL SHEATH I ASKED HIM IF HE WOULD BE INTRISTED IN TRADING HIS OLD ONE FOR MY NEW ONE I GOT HIS OLDER ONE THE NEXT DAY. IT WAS THE ONLY KNIFE I HAD AT THE TIME FOR HUNTING AND IT TOOK CARE OF SIX SQUIRRLS IN 2006 WHEN I STARTED HUNTING. AND IT ALSO GOT USED ON MY VERY FIRST DEER IN 2007. IT HAS BEEN A GOOD KNIFE TO ME. THEN I ORDERED A BUCK GUTHOOK THE NEXT YEAR AND CARRIED BOTH HUNTING. THEN IN 2012 I ORDERED A NEW 110 FROM YOUR SITE SO I COULD USE IT AND KEEP THE OLDER ONE PUT BACK FOR HUNTING PURPOSE ONLY. I CARRY MY 2012 110 MORE THAN I DO MY OLD 1974. THEN IN FEBUARY 2014 A FRIEND AND I ORDERED THE BUCK 112 RANGER I HAD EXPLAINED TO HIM THAT IT WAS A SMALLER VERSION OF OUR 2012 BUCK 110 FOLDING HUNTERS . SO WE EACH ORDERED THE 112 RANGER. MY BUCK 112 RANGER HAS BEEN MY EVERYDAY CARRY KNIFE SINCE FEBUARY 2014 I USE IT AT WORK WHILE WORKING FOR A FRIEND'S LAWN CARE SERVICE. I ALSO USE MY BUCK 112 CAMPING EVERY WEEKEND IN THE SUMMER ALL THE TIME FOR ALL KINDS OF TASKS LIKE CUTTING ROPE OR CRDBOARD BOXES TO START A CAMPFIRE AND OPENING BAGS OF ICE FOR THE COOLER . SO MY BUCK 112 SEE'S ALOT OF USE ALL THE TIME AND STAY'S RAZOR SHARP FOR A LONG TIME I ONLY SHARPEN IT ONCE A MONTH . I USE ANTIQUE SHARPENING EQUIP THAT MY NEIGHBOR GAVE ME ALL THE SHARPENING STONES THAT CAME FROM THE FARM HE GREW UP ON ABOUT 25 IN ALL SOME OF THEM ARE THE OLD ANTIQUE STRAIGHT RAZOR HONES THAT ARE MADE IN GERMANY MOST OF THEM ARE FROM THE EARLY 1920'S 1930'S AND THEY GET ALL MY BUCK KNIVES LIKE A RAZOR BLADE. BUCK KNIVES ARE THE ONLY BRAND THAT I USE FOR HUNTING EVERY YEAR. THE BUCK 112 RANGER IS THE RIGHT SIZE KNIFE FOR ME TO USE FOR WORK AND CAMPING IT DOES EVERYTHING I NEED TO DO. I DO SWITCH AROUND FROM MY 112 TO MY 2012 110 FROM TIME TO TIME BUT MOSTLY CARRY MY 112 RANGER ALL THE TIME. I WOULD HIGHLY SUGGEST THE BUCK 112 TO ANYONE WHO ALREADY OWNS A BUCK 110 FOLDING HUNTER. THE BUCK 112 WAS THE BEST MONEY I HAVE EVER SPENT . I REALLY LIKE THE BLADE SIZE AND THE LOOK OF THE BRASS AND THE WOOD COMBONATION AND LEATHER SHEATH IT REALLY MAKES THE KNIFE STAND OUT. I HAVE HAD PEOPLE ASK ME WHERE I BOUGHT MY 110 AND 112 AT AND WHAT I PAID FOR THEM. MY OLDER 1974 110 THAT IS 440C STEEL I HAVE NO TROUBLE GETTING IT SHARP AT ALL AND DONT EVEN HAVE ANY TROUBLE GETTING THE 420HC STEEL SHARP AT ALL EITHER I CANT TELL MUCH DIFFERANCE WHEN I SHARPEN THE OLD 110 WITH 440C AGAINST MY 110 OR 112 MADE FROM 420HC THEY BOTH GET REALLY RAZOR SHARP. ONLY TIME MY 1970'S 110 COMES OUT IS THE WEEK AFTER THANKSGIVING FOR OUR GUN SEASON IN MARIETTA OHIO. THE OLD 110 IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION FOR BEING 41 YEARS OLD AND THE ORIGINAL SHEATH LOOKS JUST AS GOOD ALSO
I bought my 112 in 1977 at the exchange Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton CA. Still have it and just cleaned and resharpened, also just ran across a pic from 77 while wearing it in uniform and thought to look up the web site. Still a great knife after 38 years, keep up the great work.
I have had two Uncle Henry knives and enjoyed them; however, the buck knife I just received as a gift is measurably superior in quality and design. I am looking forward to many years of use from this fantastic tool. Another added bonus is the warranty. Both of my Uncle Henry knives had the locking mechanism break and I had no way to get them fixed because Uncle Henry/Schrade is no longer in business. Nevertheless, this knife (112 Ranger) is visibly more robust and notably better in construction. Great knife!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.