Schrade SCHF43 Jessica-X Fixed Blade Knife, 9" 1070 Carbon Steel Blade, TPE Handle
Finally coming back in stock on/around July 1st.
Some say the ultimate survival tool simply doesn't exist, that you need a whole host of tools to tackle the various types of tasks you'll encounter in the outdoors. Those people have never seen the Schrade SCHF43.
The SCHF43 (sometimes known as Jessica-X) comes from the mind of Chris Tanner of PreparedMind101 fame. This unique knife is an amalgamation of different styles, from the Bowie knife to the parang. The massive knife boasts a 9-inch coated blade made from 1070 carbon steel.
But the real intrigue comes in the shapely TPE handle, which covers the full tang. The handle design allows you to hold the knife in different positions for different tasks, extending the functionality of the knife. You can choke up on the choil for finer use, grab just below the guard for general purpose cutting, or rest your hand in the hook at the end of the handle for heavy chopping.
|Blade Length||9. inches|
|Blade Material||Carbon Steel (1070)|
|Total Length||17.5 inches|
|Knife Type||Fixed Blade|
|Knife Weight||28.0 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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One of the best knives I've ever had the pleasure of owning.
This is one badass blade. If you're looking for something for woodcraft or survival this is a one and all package. No need for hatchet or a regular knife because you have it all in this one unique blade. Would highly recommend this blade for anyone.
Excellent anticipated product from new designer Chris Tanner. Good ergonomics for variety of tasks but primarily intended as a robust chopper and camp knife. Easy on the hands, no problems with pinky grip. Sheath could be improved as possible to cut retention strap by accident.
This is a "great" knife! It is kind of like a Kukri. The handle is not bad at all, and I actually like the forward position the best. The blade was wicked sharp out of the box, which was pretty awesome. I'm not even using this for wood, I have "huge" cardboard boxes that I have to cut down and recycle, and I thought this would be fun and great test for the knife.. I don't know how many boxes that I have cut down to size.. but I can say that I have "yet" to resharpen this blade. Awesome!
The knife was not sharp when it arrived and it has a hollow grind, not a flat grind as it was designed to have. It will make the knife inherently weaker; especially at the tip.
This knife has been changed from the original spec. It now uses a hollow grind instead of a sabre grind. This makes the tip and edge much more brittle as well as hurting functionality for wood splitting as the edge geometry is no longer effective in these tasks. The designer has addressed this on his on Youtube and performed side by side comparisons with the original design, destroying over a dozen of these new versions in the process. Please view Chris Tanner of PreparedMind101 and his video before you purchase this item.
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