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Schrade F12 Tactical Fixed 4.9" Black 8Cr13MoV Recurve Tanto Blade, Grooved G10 Handles - SCHF12

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Part Number: SCHF12
Manufacturer: Schrade Knives
Retail Price: $66.95
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Description
SCHF12: F12 Tactical Recurve Tanto Fixed Blade, Grooved G10
Schrade
 
This Schrade F12 tactical fixed blade knife features a thick 4.9" 8Cr13MoV high carbon stainless steel full-tang blade and textured G10 handle scales with finger grooves for improved grip. The thermoplastic sheath is very sturdy and comes with a belt attachment loop that can be attached to multiple carry positions. We here at knifecenter.com find this to be a extremely heavy-duty, well-made knife at a great price!

Founded by Stewart Taylor in 1975, Taylor Brands has been manufacturing, designing and distributing high-quality stainless steel knives and accessories since its inception.

Taylor Brands manufactures Schrade Cutlery such as Old Timer, Uncle Henry, Schrade Tuff, and X-timer. They have recently introduced a high quality line of Schrade flashlight, scissors, and shears.

Taylor Brands also manufactures Smith & Wesson Cutlery such as S.W.A.T., Extreme Ops, Homeland Security, Search & Rescue, and H.R.T. Taylor Brands is also renowned for their specialty items and custom designed pieces such as the Texas Ranger Commemorative Knives celebrating the 180th Anniversary of Texas Rangers.

Outdoor enthusiasts, hunters and, most recently, law enforcement and fire safety professionals utilize Taylor Brands products.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 4.9" (12.4 cm)
  • Blade Steel: 8Cr13MoV High Carbon Stainless Steel
  • Overall Length: 9.9" (25.1 cm)
  • Handle Material: Grooved G10
  • Sheath Material: Thermoplastic
  • Weight: 10.6 oz.

UPC Code: 044356217200

G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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4 out of 5
Cityofthesouth
USA
May 07, 2013
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Finish
Schrade SCHF 12
In its "class" this knife is a 4 probably but mine had some issues and I think there are some design flaws that might move it down to 3.5. I have already written an in depth review at odellstudios dot com - search for SCHF 12. If this is the sort of knife you're looking for, I think you'll be happy and get a pretty good value. When compared to its siblings though, like the excellent SCHF 10, this knife feels like less knife for the same money. More importantly, mine had a severely off centered edge and was completely dull. Because of the grind it basically couldn't be sharpened. I corrected the edge (at least as far as was worth doing) and it's a perfectly useful knife, not that I have a lot of use for it really. I also have a few nitpicks about the overall design and the sheath (poor fit) that once again, don't ruin it, but make it less of a great value than other Schrade fixed blades. However, I have made a new sheath for it, fixed the edge and might apply some kind of blade coating which is about all that's needed to make me perfectly happy with it. Sometimes we buy things specifically because they make for an easy, rewarding project that results in something unique.
4 out of 5
Metal-G66
TN
Apr 23, 2013
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: Blade Sharpness, None
4/5
The first thing I noticed about this knife is the ergonomics of it. Overall, the weight signifies durability and power that other blades cannot offer. Chopping is immensely easier due to the slight curvature. Splitting smaller logs is made into a quick and easy process when utilizing the point afforded by the tanto style. Though I will admit a bit of stone work was needed to really hone it down properly, that's one of my only gripes with the production quality. All in all, a wonderful knife generally speaking. And for what it's worth; though it is not an intended use, this girl can fly straight and true if you throw her right.
2 out of 5
Sparks M
Birmingham, AL
Apr 22, 2013
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: Blade Sharpness, None
Nice blade but Poor edge
The knife has a nice feel and I like the overall design. However the edge is one of the poorest I have ever seen. The grind was not only off center on the blade but canted to one side and the angle of the grind was more suitable to a cold chisel than a knife. The blade material is quite hard and it has taken hours of work to get the edge even close to what it should be. Perhaps I am spoiled but even a low cost CRKT blade has a far better edge than this one.
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