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Best Buck Knives

Written by Blade HQ Staff Writer Logan Rainey on 03/08/2021

Best Buck Knives

Very few knives are as iconic as Buck knives. Their traditional construction and design have stood the test of time making them some of the longest running knives in production. Whether you love traditional knives, prefer knives that are built to last, or live to hunt, there’s bound to be a Buck for you. Check out our top 7 Buck knives below!

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Buck 110 Series

Buck 110 Auto

When it comes to traditional folders, there are few knives that have the history or reputation of the Buck 110. Released in 1964, it has set the standard for lock back folding knives and gives inspiration to knife makers all over the world. Polished brass bolsters and ebony wood handle scales give this knife the look and feel you expect when holding a Buck. If you don’t have one in your collection, you’re really missing out.

  • 3.75" 420HC Blade
  • Ebony Handle
  • 7.10 oz. Weight
  • Made in USA
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Buck 112 Series

Buck 112 Ranger Automatic

Plain and simple, some knives are just too good for their own good. The Buck 112 Ranger is one of our favorite mid-sized traditional folders. This knife is essentially a slimmed down version of the ever-popular Buck 110 folder. Equipped with premium polished brass bolsters and Macassar Ebony wood scales, this beautiful knife is an eye-catching addition to any collection.

  • 3.00” 420HC Blade
  • Wood Handle
  • 5.90 oz. Weight
  • Made in USA
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Buck 119 Special

Buck 119 Special Fixed Blade Knife

The Buck 119 has been the knife of choice for hunters nearly 50 years running. Its traditional clip point 420HC blade gives this knife its iconic look and makes cutting tasks much easier. This knife features a black polymer handle that lines up perfectly with the knife’s polished guard and pommel. The Buck 119 comes standard with a premium leather sheath.

  • 6.00” 420HC Blade
  • Polymer Handle
  • Leather Sheath
  • 7.50 oz. Weight
  • Made in USA
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Buck Sprint Pro

Buck 119 Special Knife

The Buck Sprint Pro is a new addition to Buck’s current line of knives and shows which direction they’re looking to take their products in the future. This unique Buck features a marble carbon fiber handle, ball bearing pivot, and a wicked CPM-S30V blade perfect for everyday carry. Red accents and a deep carry pocket clip give the Buck Sprint Pro a sinister look that’s certain to command attention. Learn more by clicking below.

  • 3.125" CPM-S30V Blade
  • Carbon Fiber Handle
  • 3.40 oz. Weight
  • Made in USA
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Buck Langford

Buck Langford

Another new addition to the Buck EDC lineup, the Buck Langford is a slender flipper that offers great performance and ergonomics at an affordable cost. The Langford features a grippy G-10 handle with excellent channeling for ample grip and confidence. Its blade is crafted from 7Cr stainless steel for durability and easy maintenance. Get yours by clicking below.

  • 3.375" 7Cr Blade
  • G-10 Handle
  • 3.70 oz. Weight
  • Made in China
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Buck Reaper

Buck Reaper Fixed Blade Knife

Buck’s history of making quality traditional fixed blades extends well into this modern outdoor knife. The Buck Reaper is a fixed blade built to take a beating and withstand the rigors of days in the mountains or jungle. It features a 6.75” drop point blade made from 420HC blade steel. It’s easy to maintain, great for hard use and built to last. Check it out by clicking below.

  • 6.75" 420HC Blade
  • Polymer Handle
  • 7.33 oz. Weight
  • Made in USA
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7. Buck Small Selkirk Fixed Blade

Buck Small Selkirk Fixed Blade Knife

Given Buck’s history and their knack for amazing hunting knives, it comes as no surprise that the Small Selkirk has become one of the most popular Buck knives. Its compact size gives it more versatility than its bigger brother. This knife features a premium red and black layered micarta handle with a beefy guard and pommel. Like most other Buck knives of this caliber, it features a 420HC blade giving it the ability to sharpen easy and hold an incredible edge. Whether you hunt or just like carrying a fixed blade knife, the Small Selkirk is worth adding to your knife collection.

  • 3.875” 420HC Blade
  • Micarta Handle
  • 5.32 oz. Weight
  • Made in China
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Final Thoughts

Best Buck Knives

Buck is known for producing high-quality, affordable knives. These knives are built to last and look great no matter how much time passes. If traditional knives are your thing (if they aren’t, they should be) Buck has the right mix of folding and fixed blade knives for any occasion. Not to mention, these knives have Buck’s incredible 'Forever Warranty'. If you want that rugged fixed blade to go along with your worn denim or a classy folder to slip in a suit coat pocket, there’s bound to be a Buck for you!


Steel quality is only as good as the heat treating applied to the blade. For Buck, they pride themselves on the way they make and manufacture their blades. Many Buck knives (all on our list) are made with 420HC steel which is a stainless steel that offers great corrosion resistance, better re-sharpening and solid edge retention. When heat treated to Buck’s specific hardness and quality standards, these characteristics are enhanced even further. Buck’s knives have been used and abused for nearly half a century. Without a quality heat treating, the knives wouldn’t hold up as well as they do. Read more about Buck’s heat treating process here.

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