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Schrade SCHF52 first impressions
« on: November 14, 2016, 11:06:58 PM »
so I recently gave into the temptation and purchased a Schrade SCHF52, I'm reasonably impressed for less than $40.
it's huge. 7 inch blade, 6 inch handle, 13 inch overall length. quarter inch thick. I hacked up a one by six for giggles right after I got it (It's dark out, so no pictures of that, sorry.) and it's a beast. the edge is still fine enough to feather sticks, shave paper, ect. so the temper is good. the jimping is technically inset into the handle. but it's exposed by a cut away in the TPU handles.
the blade is fairly well balanced, a little bit tail heavy, but only just. the sheath is a plastic lined cordura with a snap on the retaining strap as opposed to velcro. unfortunately the gear pocket, containing a diamond stone and a ferrocerium striker rod and the adjustable belt loop are both velcro.
the thigh tie and the cord that held the striker and rod together were both cheap shoelace type stuff. so I swapped them out for some 1100 and 550 cord, as well as adding a lanyard for heavy use. (1100 cord in black, 550 in green)
I would have prefered a flat saber grind for durability, but the shallow hollow grind is... okay. it's not a 100% rough country knife that you can cut nails with before preparing dinner. but it's a solid 85%, maybe 90%. four stars. distal taper is non-existent, which hopefully means the point will be good and strong.


now for some more gripe-y stuff.
the handle is thin. as in only 3/4th of an inch. with no palmswell. a knife this hefty should fill the hand, this knife doesn't. I'll be making scales for it that are a properly thick material. bring it up to 1" at the thinnest, maybe with a 1 1/4th palmswell. we'll see.

the sheath could also be better. I understand this is where a lot of the cost cutting came in, but I would prefer a better belt attachment method. this too doesn't matter as much because I'm planning on making a leather sheath for it. pretty simple copper riveted design. we'll see what tandy has in the scrap bin the 26th when I go to grab bits for an OWB holster for my 1911's.
I'm pretty happy with it. the shortfalls are the kind that you would expect out of a knife at this price point. and it's clear that schrade put almost all the material costs into the blade itself. I just wish they could have spared $0.75 more on the scales.




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    Re: Schrade SCHF52 first impressions
    « Reply #1 on: November 14, 2016, 11:34:10 PM »
    I hope the experiment works out for you.  I agree with most of your criticisms and look forward to seeing how you work through them.   :thumbup1

     I know that the knife has the name "Schrade" on it but that company no longer exists.  They went out of business some years ago and closed the doors on one of the most prolific knife makers in U.S. history.  They sold off the remaining inventory at fire sale prices, including the rights to the Schrade name.  Those rights were purchased for the sole reason that the name is so well thought of in this country when the subject of working knives comes up.  What you hold in your hand was probably never closer to Ellenville, New York ( home of Schrade for many years ) than when it arrived at your doorstep.   More than likely it was made in mainland China in whole or from parts contracted out to small shops in Thailand or Vietnam. 

    None of that keeps it from being a decent, usable blade but it irks me that over a century of American knife making skill and tradition went into building the reputation of the name stamped on your knife and none of the people who made it ever heard it before. 
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    Re: Schrade SCHF52 first impressions
    « Reply #2 on: November 15, 2016, 06:05:16 AM »
    Yeah. I know. This knife is made in China. if it wasn't, it probably would have cost 3 times as much.
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    Re: Schrade SCHF52 first impressions
    « Reply #3 on: November 15, 2016, 08:20:54 AM »
    I hope the experiment works out for you.  I agree with most of your criticisms and look forward to seeing how you work through them.   :thumbup1

     I know that the knife has the name "Schrade" on it but that company no longer exists.  They went out of business some years ago and closed the doors on one of the most prolific knife makers in U.S. history.  They sold off the remaining inventory at fire sale prices, including the rights to the Schrade name.  Those rights were purchased for the sole reason that the name is so well thought of in this country when the subject of working knives comes up.  What you hold in your hand was probably never closer to Ellenville, New York ( home of Schrade for many years ) than when it arrived at your doorstep.   More than likely it was made in mainland China in whole or from parts contracted out to small shops in Thailand or Vietnam. 

    None of that keeps it from being a decent, usable blade but it irks me that over a century of American knife making skill and tradition went into building the reputation of the name stamped on your knife and none of the people who made it ever heard it before. 

    I did not know that. Thanks. That'll influence buying any more of them. I had two I bought recently but gifted out. http://wethearmed.com/non-firearm-weapons/two-new-schrade-bfk's-for-father's-day/msg394605/#new
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    Re: Schrade SCHF52 first impressions
    « Reply #4 on: November 15, 2016, 04:43:06 PM »
    Absolutely correct, Schrade in it's current form is bringing blades in from China or rather having them made in China. It's a downside no two ways about it, however the quality has been impressive for the price. They got bought by Taylor Brands out of Tennessee I believe, and what I had contact with them was excellent, they were really doing a great job listening to customers making changes to the line and I think that ability to follow the market led to allot of the blades we've seen the last few years from them.

    That said I've heard/read that S&W bought them out, which Schrade was who made the S&W knives, along with a few other brands that Taylor bought. Either way it's yet to be seen if S&W is going to keep going down the road Taylor had blazed or go off in some other odd worthless(IMHO) direction. Since I've not been a fan of virtually any of the S&W knife lines recently.

    My suggestions to Taylor were always about the steel used on some knives and improvements I thought would make a better knife. I've used and own virtually all of their current catalog of knives, it's yet to be seen if I'll keep getting the new ones with the new ownership. That said I can also build sheaths for any of the current knives pretty much including this one. But overall despite the China issue, they have been making excellent knives. Knives that I have abused on a level I would have not normally but they have survived well. I haven't been able to break one despite battoning through 6in. pieces of iron wood, and things like that. Heck I used one to split kindling in the morning everyday in the shop for several years the SCHF9 never had a problem. And typically I don't cut kindling, I take a split of hard maple, and then batton off pieces to start the fire, so it's not soft pine or anything of the sort. Recently I replaced that knife with the Jessica X drawing a blank on the SCHF name, but designed by a guy on youtube who my brother knows. I've been beating that through wood the last few months first for fun, and now for kindling starting the fire. 1070 steel seems just fine thus far, we'll see long term but based on what I've seen I suspect it won't give me a problem.

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    Oh and I forgot, on the knife front the micarta versions of these knives like this rather then the TPE scales are thicker, almost too thick in my opinion but I suspect we've got different views on what is too thick, since I prefer them around the size of these.
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    Re: Schrade SCHF52 first impressions
    « Reply #5 on: November 15, 2016, 09:55:25 PM »
    Absolutely correct, Schrade in it's current form is bringing blades in from China or rather having them made in China. It's a downside no two ways about it, however the quality has been impressive for the price. They got bought by Taylor Brands out of Tennessee I believe, and what I had contact with them was excellent, they were really doing a great job listening to customers making changes to the line and I think that ability to follow the market led to allot of the blades we've seen the last few years from them.

    That said I've heard/read that S&W bought them out, which Schrade was who made the S&W knives, along with a few other brands that Taylor bought. Either way it's yet to be seen if S&W is going to keep going down the road Taylor had blazed or go off in some other odd worthless(IMHO) direction. Since I've not been a fan of virtually any of the S&W knife lines recently.

    My suggestions to Taylor were always about the steel used on some knives and improvements I thought would make a better knife. I've used and own virtually all of their current catalog of knives, it's yet to be seen if I'll keep getting the new ones with the new ownership. That said I can also build sheaths for any of the current knives pretty much including this one. But overall despite the China issue, they have been making excellent knives. Knives that I have abused on a level I would have not normally but they have survived well. I haven't been able to break one despite battoning through 6in. pieces of iron wood, and things like that. Heck I used one to split kindling in the morning everyday in the shop for several years the SCHF9 never had a problem. And typically I don't cut kindling, I take a split of hard maple, and then batton off pieces to start the fire, so it's not soft pine or anything of the sort. Recently I replaced that knife with the Jessica X drawing a blank on the SCHF name, but designed by a guy on youtube who my brother knows. I've been beating that through wood the last few months first for fun, and now for kindling starting the fire. 1070 steel seems just fine thus far, we'll see long term but based on what I've seen I suspect it won't give me a problem.

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    Oh and I forgot, on the knife front the micarta versions of these knives like this rather then the TPE scales are thicker, almost too thick in my opinion but I suspect we've got different views on what is too thick, since I prefer them around the size of these.

    if you've got the micarta version I'll trade you scales. heck, I'll even pay shipping.
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    Re: Schrade SCHF52 first impressions
    « Reply #6 on: November 15, 2016, 10:13:05 PM »
    I think I'm actually mistaken on the thickness, that's the trouble with so many variations;)

    So the earlier micarta versions of their knives particularly the SCHF10 was a favorite of mine, which had thinner micarta scales. Then they came out with a version with the same style of grip area, but with PTE but from memory it was also 8CR13MOV steel rather than 1095 like yours. Either way that's the knife I thought you had rather than the other style. So the SCHF52M has much thicker scales than the SCHF10 but looking at them they are 3/4in. it looks like so I don't think they would be any thicker than what you've got on there now. Sorry about that, I've looked at so many of their knives that apparently I can confuse myself on some of the models that are very similar in looks;)

    The SCHF36 was the one I had in my head or at least that series of knives:


    I actually liked the thinner scales on the 10 better than the later micarta scales felt more comfortable in my hand and I've got fairly large hands. Something about the shape just works well for me, enough so that I moved those scales from the 10 to one of the 30 series knives(I've forgotten which one, but I believe the shorter blade option). I did that because while I liked the 10 allot, I didn't care for the shape of the blade, I'm not much for recurve blades, and the blade steel was 8CR rather than 1095. So now that I'm thinking clearly the 30's should have been 1095 since that was one of the reasons for swapping the scales on mine.

    Anyhow sorry for the confusion, when I read this earlier I just mixed up models;)

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    Re: Schrade SCHF52 first impressions
    « Reply #7 on: November 15, 2016, 10:53:53 PM »
    Eh, it was worth a try.
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    Re: Schrade SCHF52 first impressions
    « Reply #8 on: November 15, 2016, 11:02:31 PM »
    Yeah I started typing that I would be happy to trade ya. Then I started thinking about the models etc.

    Sorry it wouldn't work for ya.

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    Re: Schrade SCHF52 first impressions
    « Reply #9 on: November 16, 2016, 02:24:45 PM »
    Well, I look at it this way- now I get to choose the color of my micarta.
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    Re: Schrade SCHF52 first impressions
    « Reply #10 on: November 16, 2016, 02:35:24 PM »
    And the thickness and profile;)

    I'll say this one of the serious shortfalls of the Schrade line in my opinion has been the scales. Not in quality I honestly think their micarta seems pretty good, materials good etc. But there are some serious design flaws in the way they are designed on some of the knives. Times where there are sharp edges that don't need to be there(the 52M is prime in my mind here). So I suspect they had a complaint that the scales were too thin, since later they made them thicker. However they didn't change the basic shape, so the thickness more less ended up being spacers more less, so there is a square edge leading from the edge of the blade up until it starts to curve in the same shape as the old scales. That isn't comfortable in my hand, I've long been planning on rolling that edge with some sandpaper, just to make it a smooth transition. On the small ones from a few years back the SCHF14-15 from memory. Smaller carry type of fixed blade, running g10 scales which is good. However sharp edges, and uncomfortable under hard use. Taking the high points off, rounding the profile in a few places and it's a whole different knife.

    Maybe I don't care for the grippy nature, but I want a knife that is comfortable in the hand to use, and still be functional.

    Either way I think you'll be happier with something that you can tailor to your own wants/needs than the stock ones. Especially since they aren't as thick as you want so you would be stuck loosing material to get them close, and they likely would never scratch that itch.

    Enough so that I actually tried my hand at making some scales for some in the past, but to be honest I didn't have the tools to do the job I wanted to do and as a result they didn't work very well. Need to invest a few bucks in some wood working tools outside of what I've got on hand to be able to do a better job.

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    Re: Schrade SCHF52 first impressions
    « Reply #11 on: November 16, 2016, 09:06:27 PM »
    no one sells micarta that's the right size.

    so now I'm looking up fiberglass resin prices...
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    Re: Schrade SCHF52 first impressions
    « Reply #12 on: November 16, 2016, 09:09:46 PM »
    The biggest problem with the handles on the F-36, 37, and 38 was the damned jimping. Whoever the idiot at Taylor Brands was that thought putting jimping on the handle needs to be dragged out into the streets and flogged as an example for all other knife designers. Despite a campaign of criticism to Taylor by myself and others, they still left the jimping on the back of the F-51 and 52 handles. The micarta scales offered as an option are actually even with the top of the jimping and minimize the discomfort, but no knife intended as a tool should have jimping that is sharp enough that it can double as a file on the freaking handle. Poor design by people who do not understand their market. These were supposed to be bush knives, and the tactical weenie marketing tards decided to put their hooves in and screw up a perfectly good design with crap features.

    On the Schrade 1095 knives, be aware that if you baton or chop with them, be extra careful not to put lateral stress on the blade, or you can chip it out near the edge. Aside from the jimping, the other gripe I had with the Frontier line is the hollow grind. Not the best choice in a knife that was intended to take market share from the Becker line and used hard. They should be made with flat grinds, but hollow grinding is cheaper and faster, so was utilized instead so they could hit their price point, much to the detriment of the design. There have been guys who took dime-sized chips out of their blades while batoning or chopping their Schrade F-37's. Didn't happen to me, but I quickly abandoned my Schrades after using them for a few months. Too many problems.

    Not to be a wet blanket or anything. I was really excited when the Schrade 1095 line came out, but actual use quickly made a disbeliever out of me. Note that I didn't get an F-51 or 52, which are marked improvements over the 36, 37, and 38, but still have a few issues that can cause problems if you don't know how to baton or chop correctly. Don't twist the blade in wood, or the blade can give out. It's the nature of hollow grinds on chopping knives. Ka-bar had a similar issue with their JAB Potbelly, and Ka-bar's 1095 is great.

    Incidentally, Roper, Denny Carey at Carey Customs on Facebook can make a nice set of aftermarket scales for you that are thicker and have more meat to them. I also needed much thicker handles, so I just wrapped mine in Wilson Tennis racket tape. Not attractive, but these are beater knives, so it doesn't matter. Here's a pic of my F-38 that I convexed and stripped and wrapped with the tape. It's ugly now, but performs much better than it did from the factory and is vfery comfortable in the hand. I need to finish grinding the convex out and buff it to a satin finish, if I can ever muster the desire to finish the job.


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    Re: Schrade SCHF52 first impressions
    « Reply #13 on: November 16, 2016, 09:49:55 PM »
    I think I forgot to say that the F-51 and 52 are a serious improvement over the original Frontier knives. The handles are longer, shaped better (basically similar to Beckers), and a bit more refined. They've also gotten the 1095's heat treat down better. The initial run of F-37's had warping issues. But they've fixed that problem in the newer blades.


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    Re: Schrade SCHF52 first impressions
    « Reply #14 on: November 16, 2016, 09:56:59 PM »
    Yeah I haven't had any sort of chipping problems with any of mine. That said I've beat the schf9 far harder than any of the others and it's flat ground.

    But I have really abused them beyond what I normally would do with a good knife I had any money into. Well harder use maybe rather than abuse. Battoning them through serious wood and even through knots and seeing allot of blade deflection enough so I would normally have avoided the knot or banged it back out. Either way all of them I've beat up have taken it without issues.

    I do know they had some heat treat issues around that 30 series I had heard about that at the time. But I wonder if that is what caused some of the edge failures as well. Always seemed a bit odd though since 1095 wasn't new to them since the 9 was also 1095. Granted allot of what they made was 8cr as well.

    Either way I still believe for a budget blade they are hard to beat. But I don't really have anything to gain from arguing for them either;) Just my opinion based on what I've seen.

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    Re: Schrade SCHF52 first impressions
    « Reply #15 on: November 16, 2016, 10:17:01 PM »
    Absolutely. For the money the F-51 and 52 are great knives, and nice to keep in the car as beaters or as extras to equip friends. They do hold an edge well, although they need a little reprofiling of the edge, just like any production knife these days. I'd say that, from a materials standpoint, they are better than comparable Condor knives, but nowhere near as good as Beckers, Esee's, or Ontarios. Don't abuse them and they should do fine.

    I keep mine around as loaners. The F-38 is my favorite of the first four Frontiers. It needed major regrinding, but thankfully had a lot of extra material to allow me to convex the edge. The F-42D is also pretty good, but don't get a standard 42 with the reverse curve. The grind, though flat, is too thick and it's tough to get right.

    If they would flat grind the blades and take away the jimping, the Frontier line would be on my top ten list of affordable bush knives. Hopefully future designs will eliminate those issues.

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    Re: Schrade SCHF52 first impressions
    « Reply #16 on: November 16, 2016, 10:20:33 PM »
    I've got the same hopes. I've got a 42d that I haven't used allot yet. Gotta make a sheath for it to actually use it since I can't stand the stock sheaths.

    Mostly with the schrade knives I put a good edge on them out of the gate then just use them. I will say I much prefer 1095 to the 8cr knives.

    Really though I haven't been in a position to really test this newer batch I got heavily but going into burning season. I'm sure I'll be putting them through the paces again ;)

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    Re: Schrade SCHF52 first impressions
    « Reply #17 on: November 16, 2016, 11:05:27 PM »
    lol. I didn't realize you make knife sheaths. I want to see a couple of budget Schrade knives in premium Adams leather. That'd be awesome! Like sticking a Hi-point in a custom sharkskin and elephant hide holster. 

    I agree on the factory Schrade sheaths. They aren't much good. Mostly they work okay for storing the knives in and that's about it. They're actually a lot better than Ontario's factory sheaths, though. Ontario sheaths are  :vomit

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    Re: Schrade SCHF52 first impressions
    « Reply #18 on: November 16, 2016, 11:09:29 PM »
    Agreed I don't get allot of call for them I've got them on my site though ;)

    Mostly it gives schrade an option when someone asks if they make a better sheath they send them my way. That said the sheath is more than the knife and I don't have allot of takers. But I didn't price them to sell I priced them based on how they are to build same as everything else I do. So if someone wants that design for another knife that's an option as well.

    My design through is quite simple but in my testing allowed me to carry the schf10 daily without getting in the way for nearly a year and that was a huge improvement over any other method I've found for carrying a big fixed blade.

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    Re: Schrade SCHF52 first impressions
    « Reply #19 on: November 16, 2016, 11:37:32 PM »
    I can vouch for the quality of Luke's knife sheaths .  Every bit as high quality as his holsters .   He fabricated a one off design for an old Camillus military blade I sent him and its as good as anything I've ever seen.   :thumbup1

    As was pointed out earlier, 1095 is great steel but it can be difficult to get it right during the heat treat.   When its done right it is hard to beat as a blade steel .  I have a couple of old Sabatier Four Star kitchen knives from France - circa 1960's or early 1970's.  They are 1095 or the European equivalent.  Drop forged and hand ground with a flat grind and a distal taper.  Awesome kitchen weapons.   :cool
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    Re: Schrade SCHF52 first impressions
    « Reply #20 on: November 17, 2016, 07:49:52 AM »
    When I finally get around to making a good brush sword I'll probably ship it to him to get the leatherwork done. But twice the price of the knife is a bit much for me...
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    Re: Schrade SCHF52 first impressions
    « Reply #21 on: November 17, 2016, 09:22:56 AM »
    When I finally get around to making a good brush sword I'll probably ship it to him to get the leatherwork done. But twice the price of the knife is a bit much for me...
    Well it's twice the price of schrade knives;) Really though it depends on what it is and how big it is. If it's anything past what I figure is normal big knives then I'd have to take a look and calculate time and hide to give an idea on cost. Heck if dye keeps going up in price I might have to start putting that in the calculation.

    Fun fact just ordered dye and with hazmat shipping it is now over $100 a gallon which is downright crazy to me. Since it wasn't long ago I was paying $45 a gallon for the same stuff. Let's hope this new administration can push things in a direction that will drop the price on raw materials some. I'd love to see some regulations rolled back on tanneries and whatnot along with the raw materials they use in production.

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    Re: Schrade SCHF52 first impressions
    « Reply #22 on: November 17, 2016, 10:10:01 PM »
    Well it's twice the price of schrade knives;) Really though it depends on what it is and how big it is. If it's anything past what I figure is normal big knives then I'd have to take a look and calculate time and hide to give an idea on cost. Heck if dye keeps going up in price I might have to start putting that in the calculation.

    Fun fact just ordered dye and with hazmat shipping it is now over $100 a gallon which is downright crazy to me. Since it wasn't long ago I was paying $45 a gallon for the same stuff. Let's hope this new administration can push things in a direction that will drop the price on raw materials some. I'd love to see some regulations rolled back on tanneries and whatnot along with the raw materials they use in production.

    Take care

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    Re: Schrade SCHF52 first impressions
    « Reply #23 on: November 17, 2016, 10:15:13 PM »
    Also would depend on the style since that's not going to be something concealed like my current design;)

    Shoot me an email with a picture of what approximately your thinking or some specs and I'll figure out what I'd charge for it.

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    Re: Schrade SCHF52 first impressions
    « Reply #24 on: November 19, 2016, 03:13:55 PM »
    sent. I'm no where near ready to build it yet, but the design is pure KISS. straight back, flat saber ground, simple grip.

    I'll probably upload some of the build process here. after I make the long trough forge, but a new angle grinder, get a powerful enough drill, do some experiments with micarta, ect.
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