Buck Further Expands 112 Line with LT and Pro Models

Hot on the heels of the 112 Auto release, Buck has unveiled two more additions to the 112 Ranger line, the Pro and the LT. These models round out the 112 options in the same way Buck expanded the 110 Folding Hunter series.

The 112 LT replaces the Macassar Ebony Dymondwood and brass bolster and endcap with a simple nylon handle. When Buck gave the same treatment to their 110 Folding Hunter, the weight savings were impressive, and they’re just as dramatic for the Ranger. The LT version takes the weight all the way down to just 2.5 oz. The switch in materials comes with a commensurate drop in price, making the LT the lowest-cost way to get 112 pattern in your pocket. The locking mechanism and blade steel remain the same as on the original 112: a lockback and 420HC steel.

With the 112 Pro, Buck brings the Ranger design into the world of modern powder metallurgy with an S30V blade. Complementing the more current steel are brushed nickel silver bolsters and G-10 scales – the same outfit seen on the 112 Pro Auto, released last week. Interestingly, the Pro model 112 weighs more than the standard, tipping the scales at 6.4 oz. Both the G-10 Pro and the nylon-handled LT model come with belt sheaths; the Pro gets the more premium leather option while the LT gets a nylon version.

The 112 Pro and LT are arriving shortly after the 112 Auto, which came out last month alongside a Pro-like Elite version. Buck gave the 110 Folding Hunter a similarly large line expansion last year, with a Pro, LT, and Auto model giving users and fans plenty of options. The only thing missing from the 112 line that we saw the 110 receive is a fixed blade version.

The 112 LT and Pro are available now and hitting the streets with prices of $34 and $112, respectively.

Knife featured in image: Buck Knives 112 Ranger LT