Schrade SCHF9 Extreme Survival Knife Review

Schrade SCHF9 Extreme Survival KnifeI am a man who loves his blades. I have literally bought thousands of knives in my lifetime, including some of the best blades that have ever been released. I have extremely high-quality Japanese and German steel blades in my collection, but I have never found a blade that I like more than the Schrade SCHF9 Extreme Survival Knife. This is a knife that anyone who knows anything about fine steel will be ecstatic to add to their collection. I really cannot say enough about the fine craftsmanship that went into the production of this knife.

Steel of the Finest Caliber

The most exciting thing about the Schrade SCHF9 Extreme Survival Knife is the steel that was used to create the blade. A quarter-inch thick chunk of 1095 steel is a steal for the low price that this knife is sold for. I don’t know how they are able to offer such high-quality steel for such a reasonable price, but I made sure to load up on several of these knives. It isn’t often you can come across such great steel in a workhorse of a blade like this one.

A Knife for Everyday

Another thing that is so impressive about this knife is that it is such a great tool for everyday use. If you are like me, you are always in search of the perfect blade that can stand up to the rigors of the active lifestyle. The Schrade SCHF9 is a knife that will not let you down if you abuse it. I have been really, really hard on this knife since I bought it, and it shows few signs of the punishment I have submitted it to.

Part of the utility of this knife comes from the incredible handle that is attached to it. The high-quality Kraton material that the handle is constructed from means that it is very durable. It is also nice that you can remove the handle to clean the knife thoroughly. When you use your knife as much as I do, it is easy to get it coated in gunk. I love that I can take the handle off to keep this great blade clean at all times.

While I’m mentioning the handle, let me say that the handle is very versatile. That is another reason that this knife is such a valuable tool as an everyday blade. The handle allows me to use several different grips, which allows me to adjust my holds for jobs both large and small.

A Great Camping Knife

One of the reasons that I am so in love with the Schrade SCHF9 Extreme Survival Knife is because I am such an avid camper. Sometimes it feels like I am spending half my life in the woods, and I have never headed in there without this blade since I first wrapped my hands around it. The versatility of this knife ensures that it will stand up to any camping task I need. From cutting rope to gutting fish to slicing salami, this is the knife that will handle all of your camping needs.

Holds an Edge

There are few things that irritate me more than a blade that refuses to hold an edge. There are no worries on this account with the Scrade SCHF9. This superb steel is fairly easy to hone to a fine edge, and it definitely holds that edge for a good spell. However, there are blades out there that can be honed a little finer, which means that this knife isn’t the best option for super-fine cuts. For everyday use though, I have not found any blade that is more versatile or made from better steel.

Makes a Great Gift

As you can see, I love my Schrade SCHF9 Extreme Survival Knife. I have never been disappointed in the versatility or durability of this blade, and I rave about it to all of my friends. In fact, I love this knife so much that I have purchased many more to share with my family and friends. This knife makes a great stocking stuffer or thank-you gift for your loved ones. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to purchase a fine piece of craftsmanship.