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.
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.
Serrations give your Buck blade greater cutting power. Especially useful when cutting line and/or cables.
Knife arrived today and it is absolutely beautiful. This is my second Buck knife and I am pleased to say that it is exactly what I expected and wanted in a knife from Buck. The 192 Vanguard build out is different than the other two Vanguard knives Buck offers, in that the blade is serrated and the handle is charcoal diamond wood and silver. The combination looks fantastic and yet I know that this isn't just a show knife. Buck nailed it with this limited knife. Don't hesitate otherwise this may be gone. I look forward to handing this down someday. On a side note, the box included a small card describing the Forever Warranty and a very special message from Chuck Buck. The message he delivers is important so don't discard it without reading it.