Buck 108 Compadre Chopping Froe Fixed Blade Knife 9.5" Cerakote Cobalt, Natural Canvas Micarta Handles, Black Leather Sheath - 12247
BU0108BRS1: 108 Compadre Chopping Froe
The 108 Compadre Froe is among the Compadre Series of outdoor tools that boasts the latest in design and innovation. Buck's New Product Development team set forward to create a heavy-duty, durable, multi-purpose wood working tool that would be ideal for outdoor activities. The Compadre Froe is designed and engineered for a multitude of outdoor tasks. Composed of 5160 spring steel, the 9.5" blade is perfect for clearing, heavy chopping, splitting, and batoning. Weighing under 2 lbs. and with an overall length of 16.75", the Compadre Froe is the right size for all outdoor tasks.
The steel behind the blades
Buck is a market leader in edge retention thanks to their steel selections and heat treat process pioneered by Paul Bos, whose heat treating system has proven to the best in the business. Each blade is put through a rigorous heat treat process and quality performance test then is tempered to the appropriate Rockwell Hardness through a heating, freezing and reheating system. This process, along with attention to detail through grinding and hand edging, is the foundation of Buck’s Edge2X technology. This gives you longer edge life, ease of resharpening and a blade that will not fail you.
Commonly known as spring steel, 5160 has excellent shock absorbing properties making it resilient to shattering and extremely durable as a knife steel. Buck hardens 5160 to Rc 57-58 to maximize its performance.
Taking a century’s worth of knife craftsmanship to an unprecedented level, Buck’s Pro Level knives are designed and crafted to be used in the most demanding situations. Premium materials and revolutionary designs are combined with the highest quality American craftsmanship. The result is a superior knife that discerning users can rely on in any situation. Designed and handcrafted in the USA.
- Full tang blade
- Cerakote Cobalt finish for prevention of rust and corrosion
- Contoured ergonomic handle for more secure and comfortable grip
- Genuine leather sheath
- Forever Warranty
- Product Level: Pro Level
- Blade Length: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
- Overall Length: 16.75" (42.5 cm)
- Blade Thickness: 0.23" (0.58 cm)
- Blade Steel: 5160 Spring Steel
- Blade Hardness: 57-58 HRC
- Blade Finish: Cerakote Colbat Coating
- Handle Material: Natural Canvas Micarta
- Sheath Material: Black Leather with Stainless Steel Attachment Ring
- Weight: 23.2 oz.
- Made in the USA
UPC Code: 033753151477
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
Micarta is a compressed layered composite sealed within a thermosetting plastic which creates a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
This product is USA born and raised.