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Two new Schrade BFK's for Father's Day
« on: June 15, 2016, 02:08:22 PM »
I just got these for Father's Day. Just as Harm is a flashlight ho', I'm a knife ho' and shamelessly so.
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I usually do a dry run at Smoky Mountain Knife Works in Sevierville for heft, size, etc. but haven't had the time to go over the mountain. I mentioned these two blades, hoping I'd get one and got both!

The Schrade Bowie is huge and photos on Amazon don't do that justice. It's darn near a short sword but balance is good and that makes it dance lightly in the hand. It locks in its injection molded sheath a bit too tightly and I'm going to have to file it down a bit at a time until it pulls just right. The grip scales are a bit rubbery without being too tacky and hanging up on clothing. It's so wide and big overall that it will have to be secured to a pack. It's blade is 10.3" and over all it's 16".






The Schrade recurve is shorter at 8" and really wide ( which I really like for some reason) but much more manageable. It's 14" overall. It, too, is light and easy in the hand and balance is not just good but excellent. The handle scales are the same as the Bowie. It also has an injection molded sheath and it both locks in and pulls free smoothly. It's my favorite of the two knives.






The belt loops on both sheaths are molded into the sheaths and are not removeable. I'm going to cut those off and use 550 cord through the sheath eyelets as belt loops so it's rides higher and has more mounting options.

The edges on both are razor sharp and slickly so. I like a toothy edge and will work that up on them this weekend when I'm off. Both are titanium coated 8Cr13MoV High Carbon Stainless steel whatever the heck that means.

Thank goodness this warning came with the knives too. Bless you Governors Jerry "Moonbeam" Brown and Gavin Newsome (what kind of soap opera horse s___ name is GAVIN???) for all your nannyness and saving me from myself.




Here are the Amazon sites for the specs and prices:

https://www.amazon.com/Schrade-SCHF45-Leroy-Bowie-Fixed/dp/B0128NHHY8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1466012457&sr=8-1&keywords=Schrade+Bowie

https://www.amazon.com/Schrade-SCHF28-Little-Ricky-Re-Curve/dp/B00TIYAOXC/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1466012534&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=Schrade+lil+Ricky





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    Re: Two new Schrade BFK's for Father's Day
    « Reply #1 on: June 15, 2016, 02:22:54 PM »
    Nice!  :thumbup1

    I like the recurve... I don't have one quite in that style... *adds it to the Maybe List*  :hmm

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    Re: Two new Schrade BFK's for Father's Day
    « Reply #2 on: June 15, 2016, 02:27:58 PM »
    I'm digging the Bowie. Can you tell if it's possible to set up the sheath for left side wear?
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    Re: Two new Schrade BFK's for Father's Day
    « Reply #3 on: June 15, 2016, 02:29:06 PM »
    Good looking knives.  Speaking of Harm, I haven't noticed him being around lately - anybody heard from him?   :hmm
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    Re: Two new Schrade BFK's for Father's Day
    « Reply #4 on: June 15, 2016, 03:16:33 PM »
    That big bowie...
    Damn...
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    Re: Two new Schrade BFK's for Father's Day
    « Reply #5 on: June 15, 2016, 03:41:17 PM »
    I'm digging the Bowie. Can you tell if it's possible to set up the sheath for left side wear?

    If you sawed the loop off and used 550 cord as I mentioned, then yes. As such you could wear it edge forward like I like to wear them on the left hand side but otherwise it would be edge to the rear and awkward to crossdraw with the right hand. I wish they had made the hard loop removeable like on a lot of the injected sheaths by Cold Steel.
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    Re: Two new Schrade BFK's for Father's Day
    « Reply #6 on: June 15, 2016, 03:43:40 PM »
    Good looking knives.  Speaking of Harm, I haven't noticed him being around lately - anybody heard from him?   :hmm

    He's fine. Just very busy.
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    Re: Two new Schrade BFK's for Father's Day
    « Reply #7 on: June 15, 2016, 08:59:06 PM »
    I own the same Bowie and I dig it allot. I could be mistaken but I think your wrong on the steel with that one though. From memory that one is 1070 carbon rather than stainless but I could be wrong. Nothing  wrong with 8cr but for big knives often schrade does 1070.

    Either way nice knives ;)

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    Re: Two new Schrade BFK's for Father's Day
    « Reply #8 on: June 16, 2016, 02:14:04 PM »
    I own the same Bowie and I dig it allot. I could be mistaken but I think your wrong on the steel with that one though. From memory that one is 1070 carbon rather than stainless but I could be wrong. Nothing  wrong with 8cr but for big knives often schrade does 1070.

    Either way nice knives ;)

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    I don't know fo' sho'. I'm just going off what the Amazon specs said but they are notoriously inaccurate. I don't know much at all about the different knife steels. I heard once there were two kinds, a stainless steel and carbon steel. That's about the breadth of my metallurgy LOL
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    Re: Two new Schrade BFK's for Father's Day
    « Reply #9 on: June 16, 2016, 04:00:39 PM »
    Actually looking at it again looks like you were correct and I was wrong;) Lately Schrade has been doing larger blades like that in 1070 and allot of mid sized ones in 1095 steel. I'm not a huge steel guy, I know a bit and know a fair bit more from testing.

    What I've seen from 8CR is that it gets a good edge but doesn't hold it nearly as well as the 1095 carbon steel. And that isn't a complaint just an observation of sorts. 1095 is great steel for edge holding, and I would say my experiences with 1070 from Schrade seems to be around the same hardness as the 8CR so I'd say generally there is little difference functionally in this type of knife other than one being stainless.

    Overall though I'd say when looking that the SCHF knives in general if they offer a version in stainless and one in 1095, I always prefer the 1095 despite having a little more maintenance when dealing with moisture.

    Overall though I've got something like 20 of them now between big and slightly smaller and I've gotta say for the price they have impressed me allot over the last few years. They aren't the best knives, but they are one of the very best in the prices they are sold at. And for what I use knives for, they are plenty acceptable and I'd say for most guys the same.

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    Re: Two new Schrade BFK's for Father's Day
    « Reply #10 on: July 03, 2016, 11:01:23 AM »
    8CR13/14MoV is a Chrome-molybdenum-vanadium steel with about 0.8% carbon 13-14% chrome, 0.2% moly and nickel, 0.1% vanadium and 1% manganese and silicon.
    it should perform very similarly to AUS-8 steel, 9CR18MoV is like AUS-10 ect.
    basically- their ChroMolyVan steels. same stuff wrenches and sockets are made out of, but with a little more carbon. (Wrenches are close to 5CR15MoV, which still makes a wicked blade.)

    straight 1070 is pretty much 0.7% carbon, some manganese and the rest is iron. it should exhibit okay edge retention. better then all but the high end of the 400 series stainless steels. and on par with the MoV and AUS families.

    I personally prefer 5160 or 1095 for bigger blades, honestly- 1095 is the gold standard. easy to sharpen, holds a wicked edge, easy to work with. not as forgiving as 5160, but it's a straightforward steel.
    I like my 8CR13MoV blades fine. heck, I like the MoV family a ton.
    but gimme that straight up high carbon for my field knife, because until you get into the really high end, niobium/tungsten type exotic alloy steel, 1095 is really hard to beat.
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    Re: Two new Schrade BFK's for Father's Day
    « Reply #11 on: July 03, 2016, 04:47:42 PM »
    I generally like the tool steels for folders and the plain carbon steels for the big stuff.  A2, D2, L6, 52100 - all pretty good as blade steel with the proper heat treat - which is a subject for a whole 'nother thread.   :cool
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