Buck 422 – A Nostalgic Scout Knife

The Buck 422 has been discontinued but was first introduced in 1984 as part of the BuckLite family of knives.

This 1987 model 422 BuckLite was fashioned after the finger-grooved 112 Ranger and used the same modified clip style blade of that model. The handle is made of Valox a polyester resin designed by GE plastics.

It combined excellent electrical properties, high strength due to low water absorption, and very good heat resistance. All of the models made during this first generation of BuckLites (1984-1987) were built from two pieces of Valoxª sandwiched on either side of the blade.

Subsequently, all were a one-piece construction. The blade is made from 420HC with the Bos heat treatment. As with all Buck knives with this blade steel, it is a proven tested worker.

Buck 422 Specifications

    • Maker: Buck
    • Pattern: Bucklite #422
    • Length (Closed): 4-1/8”
    • Handles: Black plastic
    • Blade: Single locking clip blade


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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Doug J

    Thanks for the info. I have had my Bucklite since I was 16, one of the few things I still have from that time. I was wondering what kind of steel the blade was due to researching a Leatherman multi-tool and when I searched your site popped. Brought back memories. Nice job.

    1. J C Sum

      Thanks for sharing! Glad I am not alone on the nostalgic journey.

  2. Joe Hardicker

    I bought my buck 422 from the PX shop at Camp Blanding in May 1986. I was on an exchange visit with the Florida National Guard, at the time I was serving in the 4th Battalion of The Parachute Regiment (UK). Many happy memories

    1. J C Sum

      That is awesome! Thanks for sharing. So it is technically not UK-legal now 😛

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