Back in the mid 70's I bought my father a Buck 110 for his birthday. Unfortunately, I was never very fond of that Buck in spite of all the hard use we put it through. The handle had sharp edges and felt unfinished. The wood soaked up water and fish goo easily. The bolsters were flat with no rounded edges and were sharp on the hand and pocket. It almost felt like the knife was never finished completely. We used it as a fishing knife for a few years until my dad gave it to his brother while visiting his family in Cuba in 1979. Needless to say my uncle was thrilled to have a quality USA made knife. My dad and uncle have since passed away and I sure wish I had that old 110 back.
I was never impressed with the feel of the 110, so I avoided Buck all of these years until now. I Just purchased my first Buck knife in 37 years. Actually my first ever for personal use. I'm VERY impressed with the quality and value of my new #112 Ranger. Perhaps a #110 and #55 are in my future.
• No wobble in the blade.
• No gaps between scales, bolsters and liners.
• Blade is shaving sharp and centered with no rub marks.
• Bolsters and wood are smooth and rounded.
• Made in the USA
• $34 shipped
• This thing is a little TANK!