The Schrade SCHF9- Extreme Survival Knife is an interesting addition to any collection of survival knives for its tough construction and simple design. While it may appear to be no more than a simple hunting knife at first glance, this blade is as useful as it is sharp. Here are some of the features, benefits, and drawbacks of this Schrade extreme survival knife.
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This blade has all of the features that are standard with the Schrade brand. In particular, this knife has a 6.4 inch blade with a 5.6 inch handle. It comes with a nylon sheath, and has a powerful Kraton handle. It has a fixed blade, and is full tang. The blade itself is constructed out of the very durable 1095 carbon steel, assuring that the blade will not fail when it is needed.
The Benefits Of Using This Blade
The first thing that many people will notice when it comes to using this blade is the fact that it is a fixed blade. While many people, including hunters and scouts, prefer to have a folding blade, the fixed blade on this lends itself to high quality strength that can be counted on. The full tang blade assures that the blade will not snap off if it is put under extreme duress. Rather, the blade is secured into the Kraton handle, which has a reputation as being one of the toughest and most durable brands on the planet.
The knife as a whole is a good length, measuring in at a foot total. It is a rather heavy knife, which allows it to perform some more extreme work than is often considered to be knife-worthy. For example, there are many stories about this being able to chop into a six inch branch without a problem.Another benefit of this knife is the fact that it is a good value. Most often, you will be able to find this blade for between forty and sixty dollars. While this may seems like a great deal of money for a survival knife, it is important to remember that this is not a collection piece, this is a working knife. It is mean to survive and thrive in the toughest conditions possible, and successfully cut through rope, some wood, bone, and animal meat.
As with any product, there are going to be a few drawbacks when it comes to purchasing this knife. Foremost, it is not aesthetically pleasing. The stone gray handle is rough and the gray blade makes the entire piece seem dull. However, the carbon steel is resistant to corrosion, unlike clear finished steel. Another drawback of this blade is the fact that it is mass produced, and therefore has some quality issues once in a while. For example, some of the grinds on the blade many not be perfect, and will result in jagged and uneven cuts.
Overall, the Schrade Extreme Survival Knife is a great working tool. While the price may drive some away, the quality is great enough to turn anyone back to this item for another look. It is not the prettiest looking knife on the market, but it’s very well may be one of the toughest blades out there.