Schrade Fixed Blade Knives
This isn't razor sharp or even sharp at all. United cutlery lies alot about their dull blades. I suggest you don't try to sharpen this at all. As a spike/dart it is great. It is made for stabbing and is great for that purpose. The sheath is ok at best and the shoulder harness serves the trash can better. I do recommend it though as a good spike.
A great knife Hand's down I had one & it was Broken the blade.
I own four Old Timers and received my first one for Christmas thirty three years ago. I've skinned countless Whitetails, Caribou, Bear, and most recently a Moose. Ever time I use the knife someone asks what it is and comments how well it works when skinning. I finally broke the tip this year while trying to split the pelvic bone on my sons buck, so off to the grinding wheel and sharpening stone. A little misshapen but still my first choice when afield.
This blade is one of the best values for the price I have seen. Yes, it is foreign made, but the quality of the steel and the fit and finish are excellent and very close to several bushcraft / survival blades I own that cost 3 times more ! The sheath is basic, but serviceable and the ferro rod and sharpener are a real bonus . Schrade got it right with the SCHF 51.
Super sharp blade right out of the box and well balanced. The handle material could be less slick, but otherwise an excellent camp knife and would do well as a culinary knife too! I would recommend this blade, but I would also say get some after market micarta or G10 handles.
Upon opening, it seemed like a truly impressive package. It has good weight, balance, and seems intimidating. I immediately took to putting it through its paces puncturing both plastic, and steel drums. Great for chopping limbs, and handles batoning wood quite well. Very impressed!
Overall the knife has good balance and will keep an edge On the down side the pouch catches on thick brush ( the top of the handle ) I have made a new pouch with a boot / belt clip and now I can slip it in the top of a boot pants over and have no dramas Shame one can't purchase this second pouch as an added accessory
Great knife! Premium steel takes and holds a good edge. Very nice sheath.
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