Product Review

Great Design, Excellent EDC Knife

Product: Schrade SCHF55

Price: $44.99

Durability: Very High

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My Overall Rating: 9.5

Quick Product Overview:

The Schrade® SCHF55 Mini Frontier Full Tang Fixed Blade Knife features a 3.55″ black powder coated 1095 High Carbon Steel Blade. It has very lightly textured black Grivory handles that feel good in your hand.  This knife has a grommet holes on the end of the knife where a landyard could be attached.  It comes with a black glass filled nylon belt sheath with a rubber belt loop and has slots for multi-carry options.

Specifications Of This Product:

  • Blade Length: 3.55″ (9.02cm)
  • Handle Length: 4.12″ (10.46cm)
  • Overall Length: 7.75″ (19.38cm)
  • Blade Material: 1095 High Carbon Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.18″
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Finish: Black
  • Handle Material: Grivory
  • Handle Thickness: 0.82″
  • Sheath Material: Glass-Filled Nylon
  • Weight: 5.7 oz.
  • Made in Taiwan

What I Like About This Product:

Since I look at knives and other gear strickly as an EDC item, my reviews may look different then others.  I do not care about chopping or batoning or other bushcraft tasks.  I just want an good sturdy knife that can hold an edge and take some standard punishment for everyday use.  This little knife is extremely sturdy, with the blade being 3/16″ it sure will not bend at all.  The knife feels very good in your hand although the texture on the handle is a bit too smooth for me.  With a blade length of 3.55″ and an overall length of 7.75″, it is perfect for an EDC fixed blade knife.  The sheath is pretty nice and keeps the knife very secure.  Since I am left-handed, I like the fact that you can easily change this sheath to left-handed.

What I Would Change About This Product:

I really like this knife but there are a couple of things that I would do differently.  The handle is very nice, it is a great color and fits the knife very well but I like a handle that has some texturing on it so I doctored it up a bit.  As you can see by my picture, mine looks different then the original.  I added some additional texturing to these grivory scales, lightly sanded them to remove any hot spots, and re-dyed them black. This gave me some additional grip on these handles without spending more money on new fancy scales.   If you are one of those people that do not like the grivory scales, LMF Knives make some very nice micarta scales that would really accent this compact fixed blade knife nicely.  

My knife out of the box was sharp but not quite sharp enough for me.  I took some time with my ceramic stone and placed a better edge on this knife that was more to my liking.  

Lastly is the sheath, it is a decent sheath, rather then many of the cheaper nylon designs that come with many Schrade knives.  This sheath is easily changed from right to left-handed and that’s a good thing. My favorite would be having a Kydex sheath for this knife with a nice belt loop that is adjustable for left or right-handed users.  I am experimenting with Kydex, if I am successful I may talk about that in a future post.

Final Remarks:

The SCHF55 has a heft and strength in it’s 3.55″ drop point blade produced from quarter-inch thick 1095 high carbon steel, the all black SCHF55 offers outdoor enthusiasts a knife eager to take on the rigors of the back country.

The powder coated fine edged blade resists corrosion and is razor sharp right out-of-the box. The knife is 7.75″ overall length, contributing to its versatility and ease of use. The 90 degree angle of the knife’s spine can be used as a striker against a ferro rod.

The handle offers a contoured design that fits with your hand’s natural shape. Jimping on the blade’s spine and underside adds traction while the finger choil offers increased blade control. Pass cordage through the lanyard hole to keep the SCHF55 close at hand.

Designed to see you through the unexpected, crafted from premium materials and built for a lifetime. I highly recommend this Schrade SCHF55 Mini Frontier Knife, it’s design is really cool and it’s quality is very good and should last a very long time. I usually link to but they are out of stock on this particilar knife so I linked to the Smokey Mountain Knife Works.

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