Knifehog’s Addison reviews the Buck Vanguard model 0192BRS-B. See what she has to say about this tough skinning/hunting knife.
Rating: 4.5 stars
Hey guys, welcome back to KnifeHog.com! Addison here and today I’ll be reviewing one of Buck’s most impressive fixed blade hunting and skinning knives: the Buck Vanguard.
With the sheer fact of the Vanguard being manufactured by Buck, this knife has “hunter” written all over it. This artfully designed knife has a blade this is 4 ¼” in length and features a hollow ground edge, which makes this knife perfect for slicing through things like large game and thin branches. Typical of most Buck knives, the Vanguard’s blade is composed of 420HC stainless steel. Although 420HC is not the absolute best steel type to have on a knife of this caliber, Buck makes it work with their special heat treating process to increase the quality of the steel. The blade of this knife comes razor sharp right out of the box and is able to hold a nice, fine edge for an extended period of time. This knife’s handle is composed of a Dymondwood Walnut material that provides you with a comfortable grip and a brass finger guard for aesthetic appeal. A leather sheath also comes included with this knife.
Overall, the Buck Vanguard is the perfect skinning and hunting knife. Its specially heat treated blade, razor sharp factory edge and firm handle make this knife ideal for processing game and handling small scale outdoor chores. In all honesty there is really nothing bad I have to say about this knife expect for the size. In my opinion it could have a slightly larger blade but, all in all, the knife is pretty much perfect.
We here at KnifeHog give this knife 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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