Compadre Camp Knife
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- Last updated: 21/04/2021
The Buck Compadre Camp Knife shows a fixed droppoint, 4.5” blade and a full tang construction. The 5160 spring steel used for the blade is a great choice for a general-purpose knife due to its toughness and flexibility. However, it does not have the best corrosion resistance but Buck has got this covered by coating it with a very tough Cerakote Cobalt finish. As well as adding abrasion resistance to the blade, this coating will help protect inaccessible areas. It will of course wear in exposed and heavily used areas, so it still needs to be kept clean and protected when not in use.
As with all Buck knives, the Compadre comes very sharp and edge retention is excellent. From splitting firewood to cutting meat, the blade stays sharp with minimal maintenance. The handle is well shaped to fill the hand, broad through its entire length and widening at the rear to stop it from slipping. It is made from Micarta, a composite material that is textured and exceptionally grippy. The knife feels chunky and ‘secure’ in the hand. It features a small amount of jimping, on the gentlest of ramps on the back of the blade, and a small cross-guard just before the edge of the blade.
Overall, a great quality knife that is ideal for camping or general use. It comes with Bucks forever warranty so you know you are getting something that is going to last a long time.