Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Sheath, Ease of Opening, Lock Type
I have large hands but prefer working with a relatively short blade, as a result I find most hunting knives to have either blades that are a bit too big, or handles that are a bit to small, sometimes both. More than anything else I have tried I find the 112 to be just about perfect in size. I've used it for everything from cleaning fish to quartering moose and due to its size and versatile blade design it has worked very well. The build quality is good, typical of most Buck knives it has a handle that is very comfortable when held the way it was designed to be held, and not so well suited to being held in the numerous other positions required when actually working with a knife, not too bad though. The steel is decent, it wont quarter an elk without needing a few touch up's along the way, but it will dress and skin a deer needing only a few swipes on the stone to bring it back to shaving sharp. Plenty of knife for most jobs.