Vanguard® Knife

Vanguard® Knife

Model #0192BRS-B

Current Selection
Satin Finish, 420HC Stainless Steel
Heritage Walnut Dymondwood
Carry System:
Genuine Leather Sheath, Brown


Classic, field knife for big game hunters. Fixed blade knife ideal for field work and big game hunters. The contoured handle and safety guard make maneuvering through field dressing a breeze. Made in the USA
Blade Shape:
Drop Point
Blade Length:
4 1/4" (10.8 cm.)
6.3 oz. (179.4 g)
Dymondwood or Rubber
Carry System:
Made in the USA

Available Features and Options

420HC Steel

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.

Drop Point

This blade is full bellied with a strong, thick point for heavier tasks. It can also be used as a general work knife. The top of the blade drops down toward the tip, which minimizes accidental puncturing while skinning. The drop point blade is strong and very versatile.

Reviews (7)

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Average Rating:
NAME: Dan Schug
AGE: 38
Vanguard Hunting knife

Very high quality product. Came ready to use, although every knife I buy from Buck, looks absolutely beautiful and perfect-almost don't want to use it. Feel and balance is very comfortable, I DO recommend this knife.

NAME: Kent Petovello
AGE: 49
Great Knife

I've used my knife for the past four seasons, and hands down it is one of the best Buck Knife's I've owned ! From deer to moose. No issues.. The sheath is good, but I'm old school, and a bit more leather would make it perfect. 9 out of 10 for the knife.

NAME: Евгений
AGE: 33
Buck 192

Best Hunting Knife in the World, sorry my english bad!!!!

NAME: Scott Brady
AGE: 35
Best Big Game Knife

The Vanguard is by far the best big game knife I've ever owned. The blade is stout without being too long, so the knife handles extremely well during heavy cutting tasks. It also holds it's edge extremely well. Field dressed a deer and an elk without having to resharpen the blade.

NAME: Tim Smay
AGE: 34
Love it

My wife got me this knife for Christmas 12 years ago. Best knife ever. Wouldn't trade it for anything.

NAME: Tim blanchard
AGE: 44

I purchased the vanguard and the model# 119 in 1993 at the same time. I use these knives for hunting elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, waterfowl,pheasant,grouse etc. I also use these knives for fishing year round. Also for hiking, camping and cooking. I have put these knives thru the year round test and they still look brand new. I proud to put them on my belt when I go out on my journeys.

NAME: Sergey
AGE: 27
Great classic knife

I bought it and have been used for 2 years. I have a version with steel S30V and reduced guard (specially for Russia, stupid laws...). This knife reminds me of my father's knife Morseth "Ozark Hunter" 1970's from AG Russell. Ozark more skinner knife, Buck Vanguard is more versatile. Processing quality and attention to detail on high! Steel holds an edge very well. Possible to cut 2-3 boar and requires only a light correction on a leather belt. But for every plus there is a minus. Concave bevel blade make it weak fracture. Do not give a strong transverse load. Now my wishes. Was, would be the perfect mix blade with bolster solder that there is no gap. Then the blood and fat will not stay there, and the knife is not necessary to boil after the hunt. You can make another version of a knife having a blade bevel convex lens. This will compete with Bark River Knives and move slightly them from the market. I wish you continued success of your company and successful models of knives in the future!