Elk NetworkGet More Bang for Your Buck: 10 Buck Hunting Knives Under $100

Gear 101 | July 23, 2018

When buying a knife, you should be receiving a lifetime of use and protection against wear and tear—A promise of reliability. The knife should be a legacy, passing through generations like the fast forward of your dad’s cassette tape. It’s rare to spot the words “Made in the USA,” and when you do, it’s as if you’ve struck a diamond in the rough. Our hunting knives serve a variety of purposes and should be recognized for each of their unique individualities. We’ve laid out 10 Buck hunting knives under $100, so you can be sure when choosing your forever knife.

536/556 Open Season Skinners – MSRP: $85-$90

Made from quality materials, the Avid level Open Season® Skinners are a combination of the best tools necessary for a successful hunting season. Including a Skinner, Guthook Skinner and Folding Skinner, a hunter has quality options for just about any animal and all game processing. Offered in 420HC steel with a contoured red wood handle, the Open Season Series is aesthetically designed for comfort and durability. Each knife comes with its own heavy-duty polyester sheath.

538 Open Season Small Game – MSRP: $75

The newly, redesigned Open Season® Avid Series combines all the right tools for a successful season. The Small Game knife in this premier hunting series sports a 4.25” blade in 420HC steel with a large choil for a secure grip. Sized right for small game, this knife packs a big punch with unbelievable sharpness and edge retention. Comes with a heavy-duty polyester sheath. 

110 Folding Hunter – MSRP: $82

The 110 Folding Hunter set the standard for folding lock blade knives and is now a traditional favorite holding high esteem among our long time customers. It served as a sturdy hunting knife and removed the need for long fixed-blade knives. The Folding Hunter has a classic, yet refined charm; it continues to be our go-to knife for avid hunters.

112 Ranger – MSRP: $77

Slightly smaller than the famous 110 Folding Hunter, the 112 Ranger is among one of Buck’s top selling knives, featuring  a durable 420HC steel that combines for superior corrosion resistance and wear resistance. It is a must have staple for any outdoorsman.

119 Special – MSRP: $96

This fixed-blade knife is a look into generations past and still a customer favorite. The 119 Special can be traced back to the first ever knife made by Hoyt Buck. Its evolution is weaved into the story of how Buck Knives became to be. The clip point on this blade is prime for detailed work and cutting in tight spaces.


673 BuckLite MAX, Small, RMEF Edition  – MSRP: $33

Buck Knives proudly supports the mission of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) in their efforts to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. The 673 Bucklite MAX Small RMEF knife is a heavy-duty, mid-size knife for optimal utility and hunting. Designed for every type of hunter, this knife stands for strength with a full tang, standard drop point blade bearing the RMEF and Team Elk logos. A textured Alcryn rubber handle in RMEF red with grip ridges and finger grooves provides a secure grip and superior performance. Includes a heavy-duty polyester sheath. 

285 Bantam BLW – MSRP: $29-$34

The 285 Bantam BLW is sleek and lightweight with a design that meets any personality and priced to meet every wallet size. With the wide sloping edge, the 285 Bantam is perfect for outdoor tasks. The lockback design makes this knife easy and safe to use in the woods or for daily tasks. Available in many colors.

113 Ranger Skinner – MSRP: $92

Once a limited edition knife, the 113 Ranger Skinner is a fixed blade knife designed to get any job done in the field. The classic look, ergonomic handle, and ease-of-use design fills the need for a sturdy knife with a versatile skinning blade.

102 Woodsman – MSRP: $77

A classic hunting knife designed with a fine point perfect for fish and small game. The 102 Woodsman features a full tang construction, a finger guard integrated into the blade, thumb grip ridges, and a deep choil. This knife is one of the best options for the serious hunter who values quality knives.

141 PakLite Field Master Kit – MSRP: $75-$80

When weight counts- pack light, cut easy. The 141 PakLite Field Master Kit is a perfect combination for all your hunting needs. Each knife in this set is of a minimalist design, but is surgically efficient. Features a 141 PakLite Skinner, the 135 PakLite Caper and the 499 PakLite Guthook. All three models are safely secured in a heavy-duty sheath for convenient carry.

A Buck kn
ife is a mechanical piece of art, handcrafted to withstand tough hide, abrasive storms, and the grain of wood. A Forever Warranty promise, USA made quality, and an affordable price are the trifecta of the Buck Knives name.