Back in the 1960's, the famous 110 Folding Hunter could be found on a lot of sailor's belts in the Navy. A fight between sailors resulted in a captain issuing a decree that knives carried could not have a blade length of a certain size. The 110 ended up being too long, so Buck Knives took the initiative and created the Ranger, a version of the 110 with a shorter blade.Read more
A modern twist to the Ranger, the new light version closely resembles the well-built Ranger but with a decrease in weight, making this version easy to carry. Utilizing the same famous steel, the heavy bolster and handles were replaced with a lightweight molded nylon to reduce weight while maintaining the same quality and rigidity.
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.
The crescent tip makes the blade thinner with a sharper point. This shape provides good control for detail work and cutting in tight places. It is also well suited for intentional punctures like new holes in your belt, etc. While the point of the blade is effective for detail work, it's not as strong as the thicker points on drop points and skinners.