Buck Knife Comparison – BUCK 112 VS 110

Since I mentioned Buck knives in other articles about them, they’re one of those classic American knife companies tracing their history back to 1902. They’re still making a lot of great knives to this day.

This article should give you a brief overview of two very well known hunting, camping, and outdoor activity knives. In fact, these knives were so well known that the folding knives in the ’90s were called “BUCK” even when they were not. This is of course referring to the BUCK 110 and the BUCK 112.

In this article we will examine one of the famous comparisons, the buck knife 110 versus 112, or 112 versus 110. If you wish to learn more about this subject, you are at the right place, so let’s get started.

Regarding the comparison of buck knives with finger grooves (110 and 112), I would like to add the following.

In a head-to-head comparison between the Buck 112 and Buck 110

Overall Length8 9/16”7.25”
Blade Length3 3/4” 3”
Blade Steel420HC420HC
Knife Weight7.2 Oz 5.9 Oz
Blade StyleClip Point Clip Point 
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Buck Knife 110 Review

Buck 110

Buck Knives 110 Folding Hunter Knife

with Finger Grooves and Leather Sheath


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An American icon in the field of knives, it was introduced in 1964, and has been one of the best-selling knives for more than fifty years.

 The knife has a 3 34 inch clip point blade made from 420HC steel, which offers excellent edge retention, corrosion resistance, and wear resistance. It is made with a beautiful finger grooved ebony wood handle, has a locking system in the back, and a black leather sheath for carrying on your belt.

In my opinion, this knife is one of the best choices for camping, outdoor activities, and hunting. The corrosion-resistant blade makes it ideal for outdoor activities in wet conditions, and the grip is comfortable. Even though this knife is quite old, it still maintains its status as a stylish and capable folding knife.

Buck Knife 112 Review

Buck 112

Buck Knives 112 Ranger Folding Knife

with Finger Grooves and Leather Sheath

Razor Sharp Blade, Strength and Safety, Ergonomic Handle, Classic and Compact for Everyday Carry, Forever Warranty

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“Before I review the 112 Buck Knife I would like to warn you of a deja vu, since both the 110 and the 112 are very similar knives”.

An Army modification meant that soldiers were forced to carry knives with a specific blade length, which wasn’t within the Buck 110’s blade length, resulting in the Buck knife 112 being designed as an adaptation from Buck.

In addition to the three-inch clip point blade of the 112 made from 420HC steel, it comes with a finger grooved ebony wood handle, a back locking mechanism, and of course the black leather sheath that aids in transport.

It should receive the same credit as the 110 knife, as they are similar, the 112 has good edge retention and works well in a wet environment, making it an excellent selection for hunters, campers, and outdoor adventurers.

What are the similarities and differences between Buck Knife 112 and Buck Knife 110?

  1. Steel: both are made of 420HC which offers good edge retention, wear resistance, and resistance to corrosion.
  2. Their sheaths are both made from black leather.
  3. The handles are made of wood that is known as natural ebony
  4. ebony
  5. ebony. As for the blades, they are both clip-point blades.
  6. Price: They are about the same (sometimes between 3 and 5 dollars).

The differences between Buck 112 and Buck 110

  1. A Buck 112 has a blade length of 3″ while a Buck 110 has a blade length of 3 3/4″.
  2. A Buck 112 weighs 5.9 ounces, whereas a Buck 119 weighs 7.2 ounces.

Concluding remarks

In order to determine which of these knives is more suitable for you, two factors need to be considered.

 The first is your usage (are you looking for a long blade or a short one, for example, if you are planning to skin some animals then the 112 would be the best choice); the second is the law enforcement in your state, and once again, you must ensure the blade length complies with the laws in your area, When you have large hands (like I do), the 110 buck knife would be the best choice, it has a softer handle. 

Finally, my best recommendation would be to use both knives and see which one works best for you. That is because there is no “Best Buck Knife” it depends on the user, but one thing is certain, you should always take good care of your knife (oil it and dry it after use) so it will last for years and years.

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