Schrade SCHF38 Frontier Full Tang Drop Point Fixed Blade Knife
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- Powder Coated 1095 High Carbon Steel Drop Point Blade
- Ring Textured TPE Handle with Spine and Grip Jimping
- Lanyard Hole, Black Polyester Belt Sheath with Ferro Rod and Sharpening Stone
- Blade Length: 5.77 inch (14.65 cm) Handle Length: 5.38 inch (13.66 cm)
- Overall Length: 11.15 inch (28.32 cm) Weight: 0.87 pounds
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Schrade Frontier Full Tang Fixed Blade Knife, Powder Coated 1095 High Carbon Steel Drop Point Blade, Ring Textured TPE Handle with Spine and Grip Jimping, Lanyard Hole, Black Nylon Belt Sheath with Ferro Rod and Sharpening Stone.
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The knife is excellent and will take a beating (Look up Bryan from survival on purpose on YT). I used it to chop smaller trees/branches and it will split wood like a champ as well.
Be aware that it has very agressive jimping for the thump on top and on the bottom rear of the handle. I have smaller hands and it actually chafed my hand really badly when trying to chop with the knife. I ended up modifying it with my Dremel and the ergonomics are so much more comfortable now. (See pics)
The edge was sharp out of the box but i spend 30 minutes using it on a Kings water stone and it is shaving sharp now. The edge has held up very well without a need to resharpen it at this point.
It is very capable of being used with various fire steels once you wear the coating off after a couple of strikes.
The blade is covered in Schrade's powder coated texture which i am not a fan off. The texture makes it a pain to clean the knife and dirt and other dust sticks to the blade unecessarily. I understand why they do it but i really wish they would goto the flat paint like they have on their SCHF30 (Which I also own)
PROS: Excellent quality for the price
Comes very sharp and sharpens even easier to a razor edge
Holds edge really well.
Comes with Firesteel that works great.
diamond sharpener is okay in a pinch
CONS: Powder coat texture makes dust and sap stick to the blade and makes it hard to clean
Jimping on handle hurts my hand when chopping
Strap on sheath is in a bad location. Everytime I draw the knife or sheath it it slices a bit into the strap. Moving the strap up higher on the handle would help resolve this issue
Overall I like the knife and it has gotten a place in my daily carry bag. For the price and performance you cannot go wrong with this knife. Next on the purchase list is the SCHF3N
The first thing that I do when I get one of these Schrade knives in is to take a fine grit emery cloth and remove the rough textured crud that they are coating their knives with now.
I find this coating totally useless and a hindrance to cleaning the blade. Also the blade has a nice blued appearance once the rough texture is removed.
Sharpening the edge to a field sharp utility edge is relatively easy with good quality stones and the knife holds the edge profile that I use for quite a while... I DO NOT sharpen any of my field use knives to "razor" sharp as, to me, this is to thin of an edge for efficient field use.. My observations over the years have been that a "razor sharp" edge will roll and be useless where a "field" sharp edge will still cut after much abuse.
The blade of this knife is thick and I have found that it will hold up to some heavy use but I DO NOT use my knives to "baton" firewood other than some really light kindling. I carry a small hatchet or a belt hawk for splitting bigger diameter wood for my fires and if it is to big, I use a small pole ax.
The handles are a little flat for my preferences but they index well and feel a little rubbery to me but that is good as I haven't had one of the knives slip in my hand yet....(Oh, when I say a knife handle indexes well I mean that you can tell the edge orientation by how the handle is in your hand).
The blade shape/profile is not the best for skinning or cutting up game and the size is a little big for these uses also but for a general use / defense knife, this is a good one.
This is a very good knife for the price, just be sure that you think about what you want the knife to do before you purchase it.... I have found that a lot of peoples complaints about knives could be avoided if they just gave a little thought to what they want to use the knife for before they buy it.
Update: I removed the handle scales using two 4mm hex wrenches and removed the powder coating on the blade forward of the scales using paint stripper. This left the coating on the tang including under the scales and the edges of the handle and pommel. I found the blade beneath the powder coating to be mildly pitted on the flat sides of the blade and machine marks on the convex grind between the kerf and the edge of the blade. Neither is a significant issue unless you're concerned about appearance. If you are, you should probably leave the coating on the blade. I also made a Kydex sheath and added a lanyard to the pommel and a sheath tie down both made from paracord. The accompanying photos show the finished result. I expect this knife will do all that's necessary in camp or on the trail. I live in the desert, so I'm not concerned about rust. If the powder coating is removed and you live in or take the knife to a damp or humid climate don't forget to keep the bare steel lightly oiled.
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