The Buck 112 Ranger is a classic iconic American knife that has been given an official automatic upgrade. With the highly popular launch of the 110 Auto, the next logical step was to upgrade the 112. There's no need to worry about third party conversions, this 112 features built-in automatic action straight from Buck's factory. The 112 Automatic is quickly deployed with a simple press of the firing button. Item includes a genuine leather sheath designed to prevent deployment when removing the knife.
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I picked this up in store today and am quite happy with my purchase. I chose this over the larger 3.75” 110 model because the larger model looked like Crocodile Dundee should be carrying it (it was really large and didn’t seem practical to carry). Coming from the factory, the blade is quite sharp and I will be interested to see how it holds up over time but the knife feels well made with no wobble and has nice balance. This is a great addition for someone who wants an auto knife without wanting something that looks like a fighting knife from a 1950s greaser film. I would definitely recommend this knife.
I've dreamed of having this and the 110 in an auto format. Years ago, I almost had my 110 converted by a third party. Now I don't have too. I bought the 110 auto several months ago, Love it. The official release of the auto versions 110 and now the 112 from Buck is a dream come true. Smooth open operation. Bonus! It has a Buck lfe-time warranty. This series of the 110 line (110, 112) is really a work of art.
Yep, this is the one i had been waiting for. Just like the one i carried forever only automatic. I got 2 of these, the first had a grinding feel when closing but that disappeared with a little frog lube. Also, the tip of the spine was sharpened, easy enough to knock the edge off that. Very happy with this one, it's a keeper, perfect for me anyway.
This knife is so much more than I expected. I have owned many Buck and other brands of knives over my 74 years, but I have never been as impressed as I am with this Ranger auto. The fit finish and feel is simply superb. You can feel the "Quality" when you hold it. Once allowed to work in a little the blade opens with authority and crispness. Simply stated I am very pleased with my purchase . Dan Stanco Lake Helen, FL
My very first quality knife was a Buck 110 I bought in 1973 for $20. Many years and knives later what do I see? An AUTO 110 on BladeHQ! I so wanted it but just couldn't justify it. Big and heavy... and I still have the original 110. Just forgot about it until BladeHQ notified me they had a Buck 112 AUTO in stock. Hmmm... smaller... factory support... leather sheath...pocket-able... ON SALE! I'm in! The knife is beautiful! The wood has straight even grain with even stain, the brass is polished to a mirror-like shine and the blade... well, It's a Buck! It came almost razor sharp. The Auto mechanism was very stiff right out of the box. A little light oiling and after about 20 - 30 openings it is butter smooth and opens with force! The deployment button is very slightly recessed and takes a little getting used to but that makes me feel safe pocket carrying it. I was very cautious about the sheath as a earlier poster had mentioned the rivet inside had scratched his knife but my rivet is well recessed into the leather and hasn't caused any scratches. In closing, I am super pleased with my purchase and with BladeHQ for quick delivery.
Late last year I bought the Buck 110 auto and was impressed with the build quality though not with the warranty, (more about that in my review of the 110). Though I really like that knife, the 110 blade length is too long to legally carry in my state, except as an outdoors tool for camping, hunting, fishing and the like. So when the Buck 112 Ranger came out in auto, I just had to have one despite it's somewhat steep price tag. Must say in spite of price, I'm not disappointed! At 3 inches, this little 112 has just the right blade length to legally carry anywhere in the state and I'm pleased Buck had the good sense to bring it out in an automatic configuration. This knife is every bit as well constructed as its big brother and will be my EDC from now on. Though a bit heavy at almost 6 ounces, the 112 is still small enough for pocket carry if you don't want to use the included leather pouch. Blade centering seems to be good. The blade deploys fast and locks up with zero blade play and so firmly the knife almost feels like a fixed blade. The false edge on the clip point, (swedge), is sharp, as if the final de-burr of the edge was skipped, but a little emery sanding will break the keen edge down. The action is just a touch gritty and the coil grinds a little when closing the knife, but will no doubt smooth with use. (This is something my 110 did as well.) The included pouch is top quality and a dab of mink oil will make it a little more pliable and water resistant. Despite the little hiccups, all in all this knife is a winner for those looking for a ruggedly reliable old school design in a modern tool.
I had previously bought a Buck 110 and now the 112 I am very impressed with the the whole design and the open assist button . Over all A+ to Buck for a out standing product.
Love this Buck. Powerful deployment...maybe twice as snappy my Boker automatics.
I always preferred the Buck 112 to the 110, even for deer hunting, because it is a little more compact and lighter but has that famous tough and consistently sharp blade. When the auto version came out in 110, I watched, reviewed, and waited. I keep this 112 auto folder in a horizontal belt middle of the back sheath just above my hip. It is accessible, rapid, one handed and always sharp. The auto opening IS positive. If it is stiff when new, oil it, work it, and learn to rake the button rapidly with your thumb nail, always opens completely.
I just received my 112 auto, very impressed. It fires with authority and locks up tight. No issues right out of the box. At 99.00 whats not to like!
I got my first 110 back in the 70's and it's still my go to EDC. I really like this 112 auto, it was slow and "gritty" right out of the box but a few drops of oil and repeated open close quickly worked out the issue. If you like Buck and you want an auto you should give this one a try.
I bought this bad boy on a complete impulse last week. The larger 110 auto caught my eye last year, but at 3.75 inches it was just too big for my taste. I didn't even know the 112 auto was coming, but when I saw it on the scrolling homepage banner last Friday, I immediately ordered it. After a few days with the 112 Ranger Auto, I am absolutely in love with it. When I first opened it up, the action was very smooth but disappointingly slow. I believe that was due to the thick black grease that was in the pivot and just being tight and new. I am glad to say that after blasting it out with air, firing it a few times, and lubing it up, it's a rocket. Fires hard and has a great sound when it locks up. Also makes a very satisfying click when you close it. I read a bunch of reviews on the 110 auto and many people said they had minor scratches and dings upon unboxing, and that theirs felt gritty when new. That was absolutely not the case with my 112 auto. It was 100% perfect, the brass was beautifully polished, and I couldn't find a single imperfection. Mine was also smooth as glass from new (just a little slow initially). I have been collecting nice automatic knives for about fifteen years, and have a bunch from the big makers ranging from $200-$500. In my opinion this knife is a steal at $140. Fit and finish on mine were top notch. Action is great. Sheath is very high quality. And made in the USA. ps BladeHQ please make the 112 to match your upcoming 110 auto in green micarta with brushed bolsters and stonewashed blade! I will buy one in a heart beat. Given the success of the 110 auto, I bet the more EDC friendly size of the 112 should be a slam dunk.
Got this knife a couple days ago, I love it !!! It’s about time some USA manufactures start making some full auto knives for the market. Which I think is growing, just have to educate the American public on the new switchblade laws for their specific locales Doug Fortner.
this is a great knife to add to my collection of buck knives, very well made and of excellent quality, thanks for the fast shipping and as always great products
Went to Buck knife factory and bought the 110 Auto and liked it so well, that I bought the Ranger 112 Auto when it came out. Both great knives. I like the size of the Ranger for everyday use. Easy to carry. Quality product. Buck has a great guarantee too.
Just arrived today and I couldn't be more pleased. This is a great, beautiful, well made, knife. Buck quality throughout. Velvety smooth opening and the typical Buck strong blade lock. No wobble at all. An extremely robust knife that will outlast me I'm sure. Just what I needed, a bulldog strong, working auto capable of standing up to the tough jobs here on my 40 acres in SW Colorado.Love it.
First off i really like this knife, it is the right size for my hand (110 is a little big for me) The auto action is good not great but good and i like the brass and wood combo. Now the cons, the reason i only gave it four stars is the the pivot feels crunchy but putting oil on it and working it smoothed it out and the sheath scratches the brass. In all great auto USA made
I received my Buck 112 Ranger today and it is a really impressive knife. It looks great, it feels great in the hand, and is very snappy on opening. I would give it 5 stars except that mine has a small nick in the blade right up near the tip. A small over site in the QC department I would imagine. It is almost too small to see but it is there along with a tiny burr. Almost like it was used to cut a small piece of wire. That aside I am happy with it.
Beautiful Knife however the leather case that comes with it will scratch your knife to hell. Had it for 5 minutes when I noticed it had, about 5, scratched on the nice brass area at the end of the knife. Then I realized that is where the rivet was in the case. :( Thanks Buck! Now I have a new knife that is all scratched up so be warned! Don't use the leather case that comes with it unless you want to scratch it up. Now what could make this an even better knife 1. Make the button fire and release the lock 2. Make it duel action 3. Make the button hidden 4. Make it a 2.5 inch blade version for easier pocket EDC its a little big for my EDC 5. fix your case so it doesn't scratch this Beautiful Knife!!! I'd give you 5 stars if your case hadn't F'ed up my new knkife
Well, this is my favorite of the Buck Autos. The 110 with green canvas will hardly open, and the regular 110 opens, but so softly that you think it might not have locked out all the way. This one has just enough "oomph" to audibly click into place. I am not sure why Buck is making their autos so weak - unless they are allowing a lawyer to make manufacturing decisions. The 110 and 112 conversions I bought here are super strong, and have lasted for years with no issues. The actual Buck autos barely open. Even the regular 110 which I have a good review must be freshly oiled to work well. C'mon Buck!! You are letting a weasel liability lawyer anger your base!! With that being said, I love the 112, and will often pocket carry it in a small leather pouch.
I have bought the Buck 110 automatic and a Ranger automatic, both had to be returned. Neither knife would open to the lock position. I am disappointed, I have always considered Buck a quality knife but lately their quality control is in question. Bucks are riveted so this problem is best left to Buck to repair..