What is the best axe for camping? One that is tough, resilient, and easy to handle. The 106 Compadre Camp Axe is the perfect axe for camping. Designed for rugged, outdoor use, the Compadre Camp Axe is forward weighted to make chopping easier. The full tang 5160 spring steel goes throughout the entire 12 3/4” (32.4 cm) axe, giving it excellent shock absorption and strength you can rely on. The 3” (7.6 cm) cutting edge excels at chopping but also works well for detailed work. We used Cerakote® Cobalt coating that gives you added durability and corrosion resistance. The ergonomic handle features natural canvas Micarta® that provides superior grip, even in wet conditions. The knife includes a made in the USA black, genuine leather sheath with a stainless steel attachment ring, so you can keep your axe at your side or safely in your pack. The 106 Compadre Camp Axe is the perfect axe for you camping and general outdoor needs. Backed by our Forever Warranty.
Made in the USA.
Cerakote™ is a Polymer-Ceramic Composite coating that can be applied to metals, plastics, polymers and wood. The unique formulation used for Cerakote™ ceramic coating enhances a number of physical performance properties including abrasion/wear resistance, corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, impact strength, and hardness. Cerakote™ ceramic coatings utilize state-of-the-art technology to out-perform any competitive coating in both laboratory settings and real world applications.
Micarta is known for its strength and durability and is nearly impervious to weather, oils, and solvents, making it slip resistant in wet conditions.
The tang is the unsharpened portion of the blade that extends into the handle material. This knife features a full tang that runs the length of the handle giving the knife a continuous structure resulting in a strong, reliable knife, perfect for heavy duty task.
Made in the USA
At Buck, we are proud that this knife is made in the USA. The materials and workmanship involved in creating your knife will be done with the utmost care and will be free of defects.
Paul Bos Heat Treat
We are known for our blades. Buck Knives is a market leader in edge retention thanks to our steel selections and heat treat process pioneered by industry famous, Paul Bos, whose heat treating system has proven to be the best in the business. Each blade is put through a rigorous heat treat process and quality performance test. It is then tempered to the appropriate Rockwell Hardness through a heating, freezing, and reheating system. This gives you longer edge life, ease of resharpening, and a blade that will not fail you.
We warranty each and every Buck knife to be free from defects in material and workmanship for the life of the knife, and we will repair or replace with a new knife, at our option, any Buck knife that is defective. Buck Knives does not warrant its products against normal wear, misuse, or product modifications. Buck Knives are not intended to be used as hammers, chisels, pry bars, or screwdrivers.
BLADE THICKNESS: 0.230"
BLADE LENGTH: 3" (7.6 cm)
WEIGHT: 23.4 oz. (663.3 g)
HANDLE: Natural Canvas Micarta®
CARRY SYSTEM: Sheath
ORIGIN: Made in the USA
Commonly known as spring steel, 5160 has excellent shock absorbing properties making it resilient to shattering and extremely durable as a knife steel. We harden to 57-58 Rc to maximize its performance.