Schrade SCHOTF3B Viper 3, OTF Folder with Black Handle, Black Blade & Plain Edge

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This folding pocketknife has it all ¢â‚¬" speed, security, resilience, and convenience. Schrade's unique Out the Front assisted opening blade is easy to whip out when you need it most, just like the formidable fangs of a viper. Of course, this knife also includes safety measures that will protect your fingers from harm: an ultra-secure blade lock, side safety, and well-placed finger actuator. Since it's easy to carry, you can keep it on your clothing or in your bag anywhere ¢â‚¬" wherever you can reach it in a jiffy. On top of that, the knife's aluminum handle includes a glass breaker, making it the perfect knife to keep in your car in case of an emergency. Wouldn't you want a Viper on your side?

Brand: Schrade
Model Number: SCHOTF3B
Catalog Number: 392815
Closed Length 5.30 inches
Blade Length 3.50 inches
Blade Material Stainless Steel (4034)
Blade Edge Plain
Point Spear Point
Lock Type Slide lock
Assisted Open Yes
Handle Material Aluminum
Total Length 8.8 inches
Blade Color Black
Sheath Included No
Pocket Clip Included Yes
Knife Type Folding
Knife Weight 4.9 ounces
Handle Color Black
Country of Origin Taiwan
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The Schrade Cutlery Company was founded in 1904 in Walden, New York. The quality of the cutlery produced was unique to the industry at that time. Imperial Knife Company, established in Providence, Rhode Island in 1916, grew to manufacture a full range of value-priced folding pocket knives.

In 2003, the strength of Schrade's design concepts and engineering continues to move forward with exciting, cutting edge product introductions and a respect for tradition. Representing the newest of the new is Q3 Technology for Quick, Quiet and Quality offering a series of multi-functional folders designed for maximum performance. And in recognition of its heritage, Schrade's Custom Collaboration series celebrates the uniqueness of handcrafted design in their partnerships with the nations finest custom knife makers. Blending technology and tradition, the company continues its leadership position in the global cutlery and tool marketplace.

Key to Schrade's strength as a knife maker is the workforce of talented and committed craftsmen, including third and fourth generation employees. Learning the trade from parents and grandparents, they pass along the valuable knowledge, skills and pride necessary for the consistent production of quality knives and tools. That dedication and spirit lives at the 93 acre site in Ellenville, blending the decades of experienced hand craftsmanship with some of the most modern technology available. Schrade continues to grow in leaps and bounds due to our well earned reputation for quality and value, responsiveness to an ever changing market place, innovative new products, diversification into new markets, and customer service second-to-none in the industry.

Imperial Schrade Corp., holds an ongoing commitment to the outdoors and to the future generations of Americans with whom it will be entrusted. Imperial Schrade continues to lend private sector support to programs that include Ducks Unlimited, the Federal Duck Stamp program, the NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. These programs will assist in the protection and preservation of the environment, along with educating America's youth in their heritage of participation in and care of the outdoors into the 21st century.

Note: As of 2004 Schrade Knives are made in China with the same quality and care that goes into making world's finest pocket knives, lock backs, fixed blades, cutlery for the outdoor and hunting markets and multi-tools.

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Customer Reviews

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By Naed O. from Houston, TX
September 23, 2015

Very affordable compared to other brands of OFT Folders without compromising quality. Very smooth operation and the blade does not wiggle like some other OFT knives. I have long wanted Microtech OFT but after handling my Schrade Viper OFT I don't see any reason to go with those brands. For a quarter of the price this knife fulfills my needs.

By Mario T. from CT
June 4, 2014

Quality product for the price. Significantly better than other manufacturer OTF within the same price point. Another quality Schrade product.

By Brandon J. from Columbus, OH
January 30, 2016

I don't like this knife...I guess I am spoiled by another OTF that I have. One: You cannot hold this knife in a normal holding position and open with one hand, the release is clear at the back of the knife and you cannot get your thumb back there, in your natural position...your thumb is sitting at the front of the knife. Two: The unlocking part is not my favorite either, it is also not operational with one hand nor does it retract on its own or with one hand. It just is not a good functional knife. Not impressed.

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