What is the best tool for splitting wood? For camping, we believe that tool is the 108 Compadre Froe. The froe is designed for clearing, heavy chopping, splitting, and batoning. The full tang 5160 spring steel goes throughout the entire 16 3/4” (42.5 cm) froe, giving it excellent shock absorption and strength you can rely on. The 9 1/2” (24.1 cm) cutting edge excels at chopping but also works well for detailed work. Cerakote® Cobalt coating gives you added durability and corrosion resistance. The ergonomic handle features natural canvas Micarta® that provides superior grip, even in wet conditions. The Froe includes a made in the USA, black, genuine leather sheath with a stainless steel attachment ring so you can keep your froe at your side or safely in your pack. The 108 Compadre Froe is the perfect tool for your camping and general outdoor needs. Backed by our Forever Warranty. Made in the USA.
Cerakote® Coating 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 Micarta is known for its strength and durability and is nearly impervious to weather, oils, and solvents, making it slip resistant in wet conditions.
Full Tang 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.