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Schrade Extreme Survival Knife SCHF9

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Ken6, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Ken6


    Dec 10, 2012
    Anybody get one of these yet? How do you like it? My Grandson is excited about it.

    Is it made in China???
  2. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    basically a straight rip off of the Reeves Project. Looks good in pics, but have not seen one in person.
  3. tobii3


    Dec 31, 1998
    Believe you got 'em confused (just like I did!)

    The Schrade SCHF1/SCHF1SM is the Reeves Project red-headed stepchild.

    The Schrade SCHF9 is more along the lines of the Harsey/Reeve Neil Roberts Warrior...with a recurve, that is.
  4. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998

    Ahh, sorry.
  5. foxx


    Sep 5, 2010
    I gave one to my Brother. The edge was suprisingly good, even and very sharp out of the box. The sheath is horrible. The handles are screwed on, which isn't bad in itself, but the scales are rubber. They could have made it a harder material, they flex a little too much IMO.
    I don't know how much, nor how hard he's used his knife. I would think this is a great intro "survival" or camp knife for a youngster, if there was concern for damaging or loosing the knife.
    I will say, that it's got good even grinds, and although sharp the edge nor the tip seemed to be fragile.
  6. Fanglekai


    Jan 7, 2007
    I read it's made in Taiwan. Personally I'd get a Becker instead.
  7. Stringfellow Hawke

    Stringfellow Hawke

    Nov 12, 2007
    Check out the review and testing subforum, it's currently on page one.
  8. Bear Claw Chris Lappe

    Bear Claw Chris Lappe Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 20, 2001
    BIG solid knife, good quality. The guy that designed is a bit of a whacko though! :)
  9. Martin Trj

    Martin Trj

    Apr 2, 2012
    I got mine this week, I traded it with Boss1 (thanks a ton Boss1, it was a bliss doing business with you!!). I haven't been able to put it down since I took it out of the box. The edge is curved so sharping it might be a bit challenging, not impossible if you get a ceramic rod or such, I love the grip of this knife, it just fits my hand like...a knife! lol. I don't have much negative to say about it, other than it's made in Taiwan and that the sheath is not the best but for the price I'm not complaining!! I will say this in not a knife for everybody but it seems like Brian Griffin (the knife designer) knew exactly what I like on a big knife. I considered the bk2 but (and you can call me crazy here) I liked the SCHF9 a bit better.
    If you're considering getting yourself one I'd say go for it! It will serve you for a long time.
    Here are some pix I took.
    great chopper
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2013
  10. tirod3


    Jun 27, 2006

    It's described as a full flat grind, and I disagree. But it likely wouldn't make much difference, either. Like this reviewer, I've had a few of this size - Randall #14, Swamp Rat Camp Tramp, and still have a Campanion 1st gen. I've found that a utility knife is better with a full flat grind all the way to the top edge - a swedge in the grind will increase friction in the cut. In this size knife and for much of what they get used for, tho, it's not critical.

    The shape overall is, this pretty much conforms to the general idea, with a bit more drop point, which can be a useful feature. At the other end, the type material of the grip can be a bit moot. Micarta vs polymer, each has it's advantages. You tilt the scale in the direction you prefer.

    How that handle is shaped, however, can limit it's usefulness, and handles with finger grips limit the kinds of holds you can exercise. It's more difficult to reverse the grip - in polymer, not as bad, but having finger choils against the palm reduces the grip. A smooth handle would be better in the real world of living off the land. "Survival" in the classic movie sense, however, sells them. If plain handles and looks sold knives, the British MOD survival knife would be the only one on the market.

    If you like the dropped point, swedge grind, and finger grip handle, the aggressive looks of the Schrade makes it a likely contender for a survival knife. If a camp knife used in primitive conditions is the real goal, then professionals have others to choose from. What I find interesting is the pricing - it would seem a natural for someone to offer a flat ground 6 inch with micarta handles similar to the Camp Tramp or ESEE, but under $100 seems to be the obstacle. Nobody is doing that.

    It would be a serious contender, and nitriding the blade would make it a winner.
  11. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    Yeah if it's a flat grind is definitely a flat SABER grind rather than a full flat. I think the reviewer was a little confused. :p

    The SCHF9 was designed by our very own Mistwalker. :):thumbup:
  12. The Mastiff

    The Mastiff

    Apr 21, 2006
    The dog from Family guy???

    Sorry. My mind was between gears and slipping there.

    Yes, he's one of ours here and did an excellent job on the design of this. For a relatively inexpensive knife it is a very nice cutter and chops well in the sweet spot. It's thick and eventually some steel will need to be removing to keep it performing as it is now . Out of the box it is an excellent cutter just as is.

    For the price you can't really go wrong. It was the first new ( schrade company new owners) owners model I bought that I liked and kept for it's build quality and performance. Very nice stuff!
  13. Kamikazi


    Feb 20, 2013
    Where can you get it from
  14. Creaky Bones

    Creaky Bones Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 28, 2012
    One thing that annoyed me was the"extreme survival" logo. Nitpicky I know, but I wondered if I got it how I would get it off the knife. UPS just delivered a brand new one to my door, and lo and behold, all it says on the side is "Schrade". Must be a change with the latest versions. For under $40 it's actually a nice knife, and it sure is gonna be fun to beat on!
  15. jaymack9100

    jaymack9100 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 26, 2008
    I have one and It's a great knife! I started to strip it so that I can force a patina on it, and the coating has been a real pain to get off. I have rough sanded and soaked in Citri-strip for 24 hour, 2 separate times and the coating is still holding strong. I will have to sand and buff the coating off once I get some higher grit sandpaper.

    Although I like the look of wood for scales, the rubber handle on this knife is comfortable and grippy.
  16. jcp1095


    Nov 27, 2013
    Yeah I have had this knife for 6 months or so.I have beat it through fatlighter knotty oak even fire hardend oak with no fail it is a beast. The handles are screwed into the tang instead of barel screwes like I thought the only thing I don't like is the finger grooves in the handle as tirod said it limit how u can hold it. I'm going going to grind them of so the handle has a nice curve behind the gaurd and the choil when I do I will post some pics. Add micarta scales and a good kydex or leather sheath and it will be right for me
  17. BladeScout


    May 16, 2010

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