Today, I have another Schrade knife review for you!
This is the Schrade SCHF27. It is the newest addition to my collection, but it has been put through as much abuse as my other knives.
This knife has a few pros and cons, that I’ll be getting into in a little. But first, here are a few details;
• Full Tang
• Titanium coated 8Cr13MoV High Carbon Stainless Steel drop point blade
• Comes with a nylon filled glass fiber belt sheath
• Blade Length: 6.6 in.
• Overall Length: 11.5 in.
• Weight: .62 lbs
This is the video Schrade made for this knife:
I’m sure you can see the trend here. I only buy full tang blades for the stability and durability. I strongly suggest doing the same. However, I will do reviews on a couple partial tang blades after I’ve done some testing in case you want a less expensive and lighter knife.
Again, Schrade used a Chinese stainless steel blade. This steel has very high stability. Though it can dull faster than some steel, it can be sharpened easily.
This knife also has TPE(Thermoplastic Elastomer) handles, just like the other Schrade blade review I did here. TPE handles provide a lot of benefits, such as comfort, longevity and flexibility.
But this is where the knife gets a little iffy. In this handle, is a deployable titanium coated 3Cr13 SS “pry tool”. This tool can be useful for some, as it has a gut hook, screwdriver and ¼ hex wrench. However, when deployed, it leaves a gaping hole in the handle. I am not a huge fan of this, but of course, that is subjective.
The SCHF27 also has a cutout in the spine, which is great for scraping fatwood or other fire starting material. It is also a great striker for a ferro rod.
The ribbed spine is purely decorative, though you may find some use out of it. I haven’t yet.
Another thing I need to note, is that the sheath seems to only be designed for right handed people. I am right handed, as is 90% of the population, so it isn’t an issue for me. If you are left handed or want to attach the sheath on your left side, then you may run into issues.
Do the pros outweigh the cons? Well, that’s up to you to decide.
They did for me. Especially at the price point it’s being sold at now.
This knife costs about $30 on Amazon. It has some mixed reviews, but 4.1 out of 5 stars.
Knives are a huge part of a survival kit, but fire and clean water are amongst the most important.
I will be reviewing some essential fire starting and water purification products next!