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    Default BUCK Compadre series coming in 2015

    http://gearjunkie.com/buck-knives-compadre-series

    So what do think? Yay or nay? I say too little too late. Marbles come to mind with that powder coat...

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    Crash - what do you think of the 5160 steel they are using?

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    Although I haven't worked with 5160, it is a tough steel and IMO very decent for larger knives. The edge retention is reportedly not as good as some other steels so it may be a trade off between tough and edge retention.

    As far as the knives shown - I don't care for the powder coat finish, but who knows - it could grow on me. I do generally like Buck Knives.
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    I'm not sure about them. 5160 is usually only sold as 1/4" thick so while it may be alright for the hatchet and chopping froe, I don't think it would perform to well in the knife. The red turns me off. Why not some other color. The chopping froe looks like it may be decent, but I wouldn't spend that much money on one (granted it is msrp) when there are other large choppers for cheaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjj View Post
    Crash - what do you think of the 5160 steel they are using?
    5160 is the steel used for the Buck Hoodlum. Maybe they wanted to use the same steel for their own line:

    http://www.amazon.com/Buck-Hood-Hood...knives+hoodlum

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    Although I haven't worked with 5160, it is a tough steel and IMO very decent for larger knives. The edge retention is reportedly not as good as some other steels so it may be a trade off between tough and edge retention.

    As far as the knives shown - I don't care for the powder coat finish, but who knows - it could grow on me. I do generally like Buck Knives.
    I have 2 knives with 5160 steel, an Ontario SP50 and the SP42 and I can't seem to dull them under normal use for wood prep ! When they come out, I will buy the Buck knife and glad to give it a try - I like the looks of it but the red will have to come off !
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    The froe looks interesting though. But at $160 msrp, I doubt I'll be buying one. Will have to wait for reviews before deciding. I am happy they're made in the USA....

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    Looks strangely like a BG concoction. My Buck Hunter 110 folder has yet to fail; so I'll just stay with that, thank you.
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    Thanks for the info.
    Last edited by sjj; 05-08-2017 at 03:33 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old GI View Post
    Looks strangely like a BG concoction. My Buck Hunter 110 folder has yet to fail; so I'll just stay with that, thank you.
    I'm with you.....I have a lot of knives......that work very well....so it's really got to be something that turns my head.

    Been waiting on the link to open.......

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    Picture please
    Last edited by sjj; 05-08-2017 at 03:32 AM.

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    Cool The thing is....

    While I have no doubt about the quality of Buck, I think that the red color is ugly. I don't plan on buying a new knife, but if I was going to spend any serious cash on a new blade, it'd be a Crashblade!.....
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    I'm sort of scratching my head over them. I think Dom is right about the Marbles comparison. They don't do anything for me personally. There are a couple of folks on here that have made much nicer looking and better quality knives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjj View Post
    Picture please.
    Need to go dig it out of the gear.....but Crash make a lot ok knives......I see if I can get a pic.
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    I had to use Google to find the series and open the link.
    Red blades..........WTF is that for....?
    Must have added some young gaming zombie hunters in R&D?

    Don't like them at all.......They give Buck a bad name.
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