The Collection

The first edged tool in the collection is the Filson x Buck 106 Compadre Axe, a tough, weight-forward, full-tang hatchet measuring 12.74" long. Made from 5160 spring steel, the axe has a 3" cutting edge and an ergonomic handle finished in Filson’s Tin Cloth Micarta to absorb the shock of chopping wood or quartering big game. Meanwhile, the metal surface is finished with a bright orange Cerakote for both high-visibility and durability.

Having lost a few good knives and a hatchet in the wilds, I wish they had been wearing that fluorescent Cerakote finish. The Compadre Axe also comes with a leather sheath with D-ring for belt or backpack carry. MSRP is $175.