Schrade SCHF37 Frontier Full Tang Drop Point Fixed Blade Knife with Ferro Rod and Sharpening Stone
The next time you're searching for pieces of wilderness where no one else has gone before, take along the Schrade SCHF37 Frontier. Capable of withstanding the toughest outdoor tasks, the SCHF37 is more than 12 inches of pure power and dependability.
Featuring a powder-coated 1095 high carbon steel blade with a drop point and pronounced finger choil, the SCHF37 is the ultimate budget-friendly survival knife. The ring-textured TPE handle offers a superior grip in wet condition, while additional jimping on the spine and grip provides better control.
Rounding out this quality knife is an included black nylon belt sheath that comes with a Ferro Rod and sharpening stone. There's no knife better at helping you navigate the outer edges of civilization than the SCHF37.
|Blade Length||7.0 inches|
|Blade Material||Carbon Steel (1095)|
|Total Length||12.375 inches|
|Knife Type||Fixed Blade|
|Knife Weight||14.5 ounces|
|Country of Origin||China|
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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This is a very good knife for survival and bushcraft. It will last you forever if you take care of it.
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!
This is a bugout bag item for my wife. I already own a big tactical knife...I replaced it with this guy for myself as well. Great buy.
I really like the weight of the knife and I think it will be perfect for my b.o.b. and for survival.
Good package for the money. Good thickness, weight, balance. Finger holes good, a little too aggressive but tolerable,this is fixed in 2016 blade. Blade coating okay but easily removed if wanted. Overall, a winner of a blade for camping, survival, etc. No regrets.
It is the best knife I own, I am 68 yrs old, All of the review's thought that the SH#37 is the best in class, You can not go wrong.........
I've never owned an expensive knife of this size, so I don't have a lot to compare it to, but I do have a lot of folders. This knife is super comfortable to hold and use. I watched a lot of you tube reviews before I bought it. It was this or a BK2, but I just couldn't justify spending the extra money. Plus I wanted something a little bigger that I could baton firewood easily when camping or making a fire at home. The finish is a little rough to the touch, and I feared that might cause the knife to slice poorly, but after the first slice through a log, it smooths out and isn't an issue. Very glad I bought it!!
Saw some pre-release reviews of this knife on the net, and knew I needed to own one. I am certainly not disappointed at all. Schrade outdid themselves with this one. Great feel, good heft, and it was delivered very sharp! I love this knife! Love the 90 degree spine, and at just shy of a quarter inch thick, this blade can certainly take some abuse.
Very satisfied with product. Knife feels sturdy and solid. Can't beat the price: 7 inch long blade, 1095 steel, sharpening stone and ferro rod included. I doubt, that one can find same deal anywhere else. Special thanks for the Knife Depot for quick delivery of the product (despite Thanksgiving weekend), made the purchase on evening of 11/27, package arrived on Monday 12/1. Would recommend Schrade schf37 and Knife Depot to anybody.
The icing on the cake - that being my little emergency kit: a Beretta ammo bag (very fashionable) stuffed with the basics. Now the Schrade hangs from the shoulder strap and I feel SMUG! If strong young men need good tools, then less strong, older women definitely need tools that give them a compensatory edge.
Received the knife as a gift, and I own a number of Schrade knives. This knife is a great deal. The handle feels good, easy to hold. The blade was pretty sharp. Love the ferro rod and sharpening stone (great additions in the package). Knife is very useful in all environments. Sheath works really well. Extremely durable knife.
Great blade, thick spine with sharp out of the box blade. Priced right, good beater knife.
The knife is fine. I doubt I will ever wear it out. The sheath is low quality nylon and the top of the knife blade at the handle is slanted so you can only really carry it right handed. The sheath is slanted as well. Additionally, I am not comfortable with the folding Hook & Loop fold that secures the sheath to your belt or anything similar.
It is perfect for all my needs; hunting skinning, chopping-camping, prepping-survival knife. I used it chopping for two ours. It does the job. I skinned a wild boar 60 kilos, split it in half and then 7 shares really quickly and easy, for bush crafting it's a little heavy and thick but it can do it also. I see it, practicing. I do not trust the sheath much and I would like if hand hold clip was a little higher like the KA-BAR USMC because the top of it, hits on branches and is dangerous to unclip the hand of the knife and loose it. The coating don't last too long you must recoat it with other ways, if someone needs a good trusted knife, people this is the one! Not too big, not too small, thick enough, very good price for such a blade! good for one tool option. Thank you knife depot
Good knife great price.
So far the night has been pretty good I have not had time to take it out and test it the way I would like to because we have a lot of snow here Indianapolis Indiana soon as the spring hits in summer and fall believe me I will be using it and I should be able to leave another better view of this knife.
I must say that Schrade knives have vastly improved recently. Heard some good reviews and decided to take the plunge and purchase it. Upon receiving this knife all my fears disappeared. This is one heck of a beefy knife. Very much more ergonomic than my Schrade predecessor, SCHF9. I find with this knife I can do all the big jobs (Batoning) as well as the little ones as well (making feather sticks). Very impressed with the service from Knife Depot and also the price of the knife itself.
Good blade sturdy build from a 1/4 inch 1095 slak of steel somehow they did manage to bend the blade slightly at the tip of the handle probably from before the heat treatment anyway is a great value this thing comes with a diamond sharpener and ferro rod sheath is somewhat okay and otherwise easy to modify it comes sharp and is very useful for anything from small feathering to chopping or buttoning wood, would recommend this as a one tool otherwise go with a smaller blade and an axe depending on where you live. Don't get me wrong I love this blade and will be keeping it (I did strip the coating but it came of very very easily so no worries there)
So I have been putting this through its paces for a little over a month now. In comparison to the SCHF9, which i like very much for some reasons and not for others, this thing is better in a couple of ways but less in 1. Don't get me wrong both these knives are BEASTS and both chop every bit as good as my SOG Jungle Canopy which is 4 inches longer and weighs about the same. The SCHF37 seams to have been improved on the problems of the SCHF9. First the handle on the SCHF37 is much thinner and less contoured as the SCHF9. The SCHF9 handle was very comfortable for carving tasks but when it came to chopping it did as much damage to the wood as it did to my hands in terms of blisters. This is dangerous in a survival situation. I have Medium hands and i do not use gloves. The SCHF37 has for the most part corrected this. The jimping on the handle is a bit aggressive and for someone that does not use there bare hands a lot, it mite be a bit uncomfortable (like for my Wife's small fragile hands) but i have had no problems. I can feel the aggressiveness of the jimping so maybe I mite grind the edges down just a bit and maybe not. It really doesn't bother me. I chopped with this thing all day Barehanded and no Blisters! So the second thing. The edge is straight not the curved griffin designed edge. I like the straight edge better. It is more useful for fleshing critters to shaving down a bow or whatever it is, the straight edge is just better in my opinion. The third thing is an improvement that i was not expecting. The edge retention or heat treat is much better than the SCHF9. I had no problems with the edge retention on the SCHF9 it was still better than the stainless steels i have but the SCHF37 just holds an edge through whatever! Its just incredible to me but I am a poor boy and I have never had any of these $200 or more knives. I don't think I should have to pay that much for something to get good quality. THIS IS GREAT QUALITY! Especially of the PRICE and EXTRAS! I have beat the Crap out of this knife! Those were the Pro's Now for the Con's. This knife has a slight hollow grind. It carves better but does not split wood quite as well as the SCHF9 but splits wood really well (Hard Oak & Hickory) so not a con but leads me to it. Its the tip. I have been very conscious about the tip when using it. It looks awful thin and is the weak point to this knife in comparison with the SCHF9. I saw one reviewer on you tube who broke the tip of the SCHF37 and so I have been very careful to treat the tip gingerly. I would not dig with this and I have been careful with the size of wood that I choose to split to make sure I have plenty of spine to baton on. The SCHF9 didn't matter. You could not break it. I dig with it or whatever. I even, over the weekend, was in the garage splitting some wood with a friend just comparing the 2 knives and I went to stab the point of the SCHF9 into a log for latter. I was not giving the situation the attention I should have and missed the log completely stabbing the concrete floor with force! AAAHH I knew I had just broken my knife. But to my surprise, believe it or not, I sank this into the concrete 1/16 of an inch into the concrete and chipped out the concrete. Absolutely no damage to the knife at all!!! No chipping no cracking not event a blunted tip!!! Due to the hollow grind on the SCHF37 this would not have been the case. The grind creates a thinner weaker tip. The sheath is not quite as good as the one that comes with the SCHF9 either. So I Still Love This Knife! The fire steel is not the greatest but still starts fire with minimal effort using the striker or the back of the knife. Sharpening stone is great for bush crafting but wont get the blade as sharp as I would prefer it to be for skinning critters but it still is possible. Good Extras! Great Quality! Great Price! Great Knife! BUY THIS THING! You wont be disappointed!! Just go easy on the tip. Hope this was helpful.
The handle is sort of an odd shape, a bit too small for the size and bulk of the blade.
Like it a lot the only thing is that the the handle is way too small so I customized it made a bigger handle it's pretty damn good for the price can go wrong. I got all three of the new models.
It's a good solid knife that keeps an edge. That Schrade gladly replace solid hollow grind blade, comes sharp out of the box. Sheath is okay but expected course of the price. It is a very good deal and I recommend it.
For the money great knife. Handle is comfortable but needs another inch and I don't have large hands. Fit and finish is good enough for the price I paid. If money tight and not big hands I'd buy.
I own several Schrade products, from both the original American company as well as the Taylor Brands versions. All have been great quality. I first saw this on PreparedMind101's youtube page and was hooked as soon as I saw it. When I saw that they were available on here I jumped. Overall I will say that the knife looks and feels just as I imagined it would. It is exactly what I was looking for. I can't afford the Survive Knives GSO 7/7 which is very similar in blade design. This is the perfect alternative. Firstly, Knife Depot was awesome. I placed the order super easily and selected regular ground shipping. Once checked out, the shipping estimate was for 3-3 weeks and delivery date around 11/22/14. I received a tracking number the next day after placing my order and then a notification that it shipped the following day. 3 days later it was in my mail box. AWESOME! I am extremely happy with Knife Depot for their quick shipping. Under promise and over deliver. Can't say enough. My only complaint is with the actual knife. The tip was bent when I took it out of the box. I'm sure I could just send it back and get a replacement but instead I used some pliers to slowly bend it back and then reprofiled the edge of the tip with a stone. It's not perfect but it's close enough I guess. Other than this small issue, the knife is exactly as I expected. If the tip was straight it would have been 5 stars. The sheath is just as cheap as I knew it would be. Not horrible but not great either. (what more could you want for $35?) Also, the sharpening block and fire steel make it a great value. Once I finish reprofiling the knife, take the coating off and buy a new sheath I will have the perfect package. May even get some micarta scales once they become available. Overall, 4 out of 5 because of the defect. Otherwise it is an incredible value for a chunk of 1095 this size.
Pros: Low price, great steel, good size, free ferro rod and sharpener, decent sheath. Cons: black finish on blade is junk, spine of my knife was not very sharp and it was ground at a slight angle making it appear to slope down to one side, grip is very small and extremely rough on your hands, uneven blade grind on edge. Overall you will be able to do a lot with this knife and you can't beat the price for a large 1095 steel knife. Despite its size I would not buy this as a chopper due to the extremely sharp jumping all over the very stubby handle. I would buy this knife again but most likely in the smaller size and use mostly for light carving or de-limbing
Wore this for a few days not hard on it at all and then I noticed the sheath was falling apart and about to loose the ferror rod and sharpening stone. The sheath did not last long at all. I had to make a new sheath the one that came with it was in that bad of shape. The knife it self so far works well especially at the price point. It handles well looks like it is a well built knife that holds an edge.
I am not pleased with the blade finish. It is very ruff and uneven.
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