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 got this knife when i was 17. 48 years ago. Thats hard for me to believe almost 50 years have gone by. I always liked the slightly smaller blade than the hunter. A quality knife that will last a lifetime.
This knife came from the factory razor sharp, I have now owned the knife for almost three years and it is still razor sharp, this knife holds an edge very well
I have many Buck knives, including a limited edition Buck 110 complete with S30V blade and G10 scales. This 110 is a lovely and serviceable knife but, in Rhode Island, one can get in trouble with the law for carrying a knife with a blade length exceeding 3" (even if wearing it on the way to my boat, for example). Accordingly, I decided my wife should buy me a "perfect size" custom 112 for my birthday. So, off to the Buck Custom Knife Shop site I went...checking out with a Buck 112 / 3" S30V Blade / Water Buffalo scales / blind rivets and finger grooves. It arrived just today in a box marked "Limited Edition" and with a nice note from the Custom Knife Shop Craftsman who made it, Richard R. Beautiful job, Richard! Thank you very much! Ordering the knife was a breeze. I am a fan of the S30V blade stock and the water buffalo scale material appealed to me...somewhat understated but still special. I debated the rivet versus not rivet option and went with no rivets. Lastly, I added the finger grooves as I figured it might help when my hands were wet. If the nickel bolsters had been available I probably would have taken them but the only option on the 112 was brass. As I mentioned previously, I have at least seven or eight Bucks and, over the years, I've had to send a couple of new ones back because the blade lockup wasn't tight (it is or it isn't...no shades of grey allowed in my opinion). This was my only concern as I've never had any other cosmetic or quality-related complaints. Well, my knife is, to me, truly a work of art as delivered. The fit and finish is perfect. The blade is engraved with "Custom Knife Shop" as well as S30V designations. Even the brass bolsters look "right." The water buffalo scales were the right choice for me and the material itself is gorgeous yet seemingly quite durable. While the jury is still out on the utility of the finger grooves I can tell you that the machining of the grooves, taking in both the brass and the horn materials, is something special to behold. Okay, I've effused enough over this knife...but now I have to get the sole negative out of the way. The standard 7-10 day shipping is a joke. Buck should include 2-3 day priority mail (or similar) for any custom knife product in the cost of the purchase. Waiting 10 days for a special purchase like this to arrive by UPS Ground seemed to cheapen the experience somewhat. Buck could charge extra for those requiring faster shipment options some sort of priority delivery should be the norm. Thank you for a great product!
I joined the Navy in 1985 and bought my 112 when I got to my first ship, 31 years ago. Since that day the knife has taken everything I've thrown at it and then some. The fit is as tight and perfect as the day I bought it, and it holds an edge like no other knife I've had. I still have the original leather sheath as well, and though the black dye has worn off on a lot of it not a single stitch has loosened. I'll be buying one for my 13 year old boy soon. Thank you Buck for being a Christian company and for making a great product that reflects so well on what it means to be American made.
After viewing the latest Buck E-Mail, I recalled having a Buck knife. After a few day searching, I found it. The black case was a worn through at the bottom corners, and the black was worn down to the brown underlay. The hip side was well polished with 112 still visible. The knife was purchase in the Exchange at Pearl Harbor back in the MId 60's, probably my second or third trip there in 61 or 62. It has seen a lot of wear, use, misuse and abuse. I will be taking into the shop and giving it some tlc, refurbish the blade and check the edge. It was my companion for at least 30 of the 36 years in the Navy.
I joined the navy in 1970. Going on carrier and wanted and needed a good knife. There it was with a pouch. I still have the knife today 44yrs later. Looks a little different, the blade is straight due to sharing it. Actually not much left. Laugh out loud need to find out how to return it for a replacement, or to have a new blade put on it. As the knife has some memories and would like to keep it. Still the number one knife on the market. Thanks u don't know how many times it has saved my life. Navy Vet 21 + yrs. Paul Sanderson 3233 Sheffield Rd Dayton, Ohio 45449
My dad has always had this knife on him ever since i can remember . It is a 1974-1980 Buck 112 and he also owns a 110 but about 2 years ago he gave me his 112 and said "always carry a knife you never know when yu need it for anything . Cuting threw something , open a letter , open a box . Cut a rope , shave wires to makes better connection i use it for anything and have it in my pocket at all times ! And it means alot to me cause my dad is my hero and i feel like it means alot that he gave it to me cause he loves this knife ! its a handme down and i love it ! I know its going to last me forever ! One day if i ever have a son i will pass it down to him just like my dad did with me
I am thrilled to own my Buck 112 Ranger. I always expect perfection from Bucks knives made in the USA and this time was no different.I do have to say that Buck surpassed my expectations this time, the 112 ranger is a beautiful knife that has good weight and feels great in my hand.Thank you Buck Knives and God bless
My dad just gave me his 112 buck knife. He bought it in the 70s before being deployed and it's probably the single most awesome gift I've been given in my life; both for the sentimental reason and the stunning quality. This ~40 year old knife looks absolutely amazing and it's hard to believe that he's carried it for that long. The brass and wood hardware are in immaculate condition. It's a little thick to be my EDC knife but definitely one that you can pass on to future generations and will stand up to some serious abuse.
I was given this 112 finger groove recently as a fathers Day present, and I think it is one of the best folding knives you could own. Strong, traditional, great blade and very nice to look at.
About a year ago I decided to purchase a Ranger 112 for the use as a more 'civil-style' EDC blade compared to my Woodsman 102. And to mention it in the beginning: the Ranger 112 has never left my belt or pocket ever since. Before puchase, I had the possibility to compare the 110 with the 112, and they are both really great knives! In the end, I favoured the Ranger 112 because of it's smaller size and less weight. In my opinion, it's just the better choice for every-day-carry. I love the rock solid feel of this blade when I use it and both crafsmanship and material quality of this knife (and sheath!) are excellent. Together with my Woodsman 102 it makes the perfect combo for hunting or fishing. And everywhere else where it's not appropriate to carry a fixed blade, the 112 is still the tough but always good mannered gentleman folder. If I had to decide myself for 'the one and only blade', it would be the BUCK Ranger 112.
I collect small knives, usually older and new two and three blade pocket knives. I probably have 15-20, including a monstrous Indonesian made Bowie of the "Now THIS is a KNIFE!" size (too big to carry, full tang, okay steel, but fun as an antidote to my little pocket knives). I collected them because I never found one that held an edge like I wanted, so I'd use 'em, stick 'em in a box and wait to do an afternoon of sharpening. Then a 112 and a 119 arrived in the mail. I think I'm done with "collecting." The is insanely well made, the perfect length (doesn't violate local knife ordinances), and holds an edge like you won't believe. The 112 is now my "daily carry," even over my beloved Leatherman (which now lives in a pouch in my pack). The 119 is now my official "go to" for bushwhacking and camping. I wish I'd had it earlier this year when I was out without a hatchet and had the devil of a time getting a fire going (perfect knife for making kindling). As I look at the Buck site, the only problem is that I now *already* have my two "go to" blades. These two do everything I need to, are gorgeous, well-made, and simply worth everything I paid for them. Well done, gentlemen, well done.
As far as I can remember, my grandfather always had his trusty pocket knife. When he passed away, i was helping clear out his apartment and found the knife. I checked with other family members to see if they minded if i kept it and nobody had any objections. Being in the RCN, i was wearing it on ship when my CO asked me about it and only then did it occur to me that all I knew was that it was a Buck and previously owned by my grandfather. After a little research, I found out that the knife is possibly older than me and still holds an edge and appearance better than any other knife out there. 8 years of sea air and Navy life use and still nothing to make me consider ever replacing it.
I have several Buck knives, to include a couple of the first-generation Buck 112 Rangers. (squared-off vs rounded bolsters), as well as two newer-production 112s. All in all, these are a classic knife. Simple, very durable, and great steel. Easy to sharpen, and capable of maintaining a very good edge, these are among my all-time favorite knives. Get one, (or two, or...), you won't be disappointed!
I was 5 years old when my grandfather gave me my first knife for fishing, the Buck 112. I can still remember the great sense of pride as I wore that knife on my hip! I later lost that knife during a move and forgot about my first knife. My own son will be turning 5 soon and I am planning our first real fishing and camping trip this spring/summer which reminded me of the trips I took with my father and grandfather when I was his age, and my beloved Buck 112. Over the past thirty years or so I have owned and collected hundreds of knives but for some reason never replaced my first knife. I quickly resolved that problem and once again feel proud to wear my Buck 112 on my hip every day. I will be begining to teach my son about proper us and care of a knife this summer and can't wait for the day he will be ready for me to buy him one of his own. I can not say enough great things about Buck and this beautiful knife.
This and my 110 are my edc knife. Buck is the only Company of knifes except for k bar that I would depend on in the woods. The 112 and 110 may be the only buck knifes I have but they are my favorite knife ever.
BOUGHT MY BUCK 112 NEW IN FEBUARY 2014 AND IT HAS BEEN MY EVERYDAY CARRY KNIFE EVER SINCE THEN ALONG WITH MY BUCK 303 CADET MEDIUM STOCKMAN. I USE MY 112 RANGER ALL THE TIME WHILE STAYING AT MY CAMPER FULL TIME FROM APRIL 1 TILL NOV 1 I HAVE EVEN USED IT TO GO SQUIRRL HUNTING AND EVEN RABBIT HUNTING I HAVE EVEN USED IT TO OPEN BAGS OF ICE FOR MY COOLER AND EVEN HAVE USED IT TO CUT ROPE OR BOXES UP TO START A CAMP FIRE. 13
BACK IN FEBUARY 2014 I TALKED A FRIEND OF MINE IN TO ORDERING A BUCK 112 CAUSE I WAS WANTING ONE AT THAT TIME WE BOTH ALREADY HAD OUR 2012 BUCK 110. I HAVE CARRIED THIS KNIFE ON MY BELT SINCE FEBUARY 2014 AND REALLY LIKE IT AS A EVERYDAY CARRY KNIFE I USE IT ALL THE TIME AT MY HOUSE AND ALL THE TIME AT MY CAMPER FROM APRIL 1 TILL NOV1 . I HAVE EVEN CARRIED THIS KNIFE WHILE SQUIRRL HUNTING AND EVEN HAVE CARRIED IT RABBIT HUNTING AS WELL. IT HAS ALWAYS HELD A GREAT EDGE AND WORKS GREAT FOR EVERYTHING I USE IT FOR. I REALLY LIKE THE FACT THAT IT IS A SMALLER VERSION OF THE BUCK 110 . I EVEN USE IT AS A WORK KNIFE WHILE MOWING GRASS IN THE SUMMER. BACK WHEN I BOUGHT MINE IN FEBUARY 2014 IT MSRP WAS $70.00 AT THAT TIME . I BOUGHT MINE FROM KNIFECENTER.COM AND GAVE $55.00 FOR IT BACK THEN.. I SUGGEST THIS KNIFE TO ANYONE WANTING A SMALLER VERSION OF THE BUCK 110 THIS IS SUCH A AWSOME KNIFE.
I have always loved the 112 I use it when gutting our deer in the fall. This knife has a place in my heart. And I will pass it down to my son like my father did to me.
I purchased the model #112 , at a local Pawn Shop about 25 years ago.for about $15.00. I have used it for a lot of cutting tasks. In the years before that I have purchased cheaper lmported lock blades knives . But they needed to be sharpen all the time . I had mailed this knife to The Buck co. Because the tip had got broken , And wrote them a letter obout how great there products are . Much to my surprise they had shipped me a brand new #112 knife with a new sheath . There customer service is greatest .Thanks for making an Awosome knife .
I bought my Ranger on a trip to Idaho ten years ago. It is still razor sharp after whittling wood and gutting and filleting salmon. Small enough for easy carry but strong and built to last. My son will be cleaning salmon with this knife after I'm long gone to fishing heaven!
I bought my Ranger on a trip to Idaho ten years ago. It is still razor sharp after whittling wood and gutting and filleting salmon. Small enough for easy carry but strong and built to last. My son will be cleaning salmon with this knife after I'm long gone to fishing heaven!
Received my 112 as a Christmas gift probably 30 + years ago. I have used it through the years to dress, skin, and butcher many deer, lots of small game, even butchering pigs. It has been a great, reliable, comfortable knife. I was given a 110 but due to misplacement of it for several years continued to use the 112. (I finally found the 110). I have many knives (you can never have to many) but the 112 is the one I have used the most, I came across the notice to go to the Buck Knife chart to find when yours was made on face book and through that was reminded of the lifetime warranty and looking at reviews for my knives decided to do a review based on years of service and multiple uses the 112 has been an outstanding knife for me.
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.
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!
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 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 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.
It is a very good knife for the price.
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 !!!
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!
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 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.
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 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'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 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.