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Schrade SCH401L Large Folding Knife 3.2" Black Plain Ceramic Blade, Carbon Fiber Handles

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Part Number: SCH401L
Manufacturer: Schrade Knives
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Description
SCH401L: 401L Large Ceramic Folder, Carbon Fiber Handle
Schrade
 
The Schrade Ceramic knife series will knock your socks off the with their ultra sharp blades and unbelievably lightweight design. The blades are made of hi-tech ceramic, which is 100% non-magnetic and provides outstanding edge retention and corrosion resistance. This does present the issue of brittleness in the blade with it being such a hard ceramic material. It is more prone to chipping and breaking in lieu of rolling or bending so be very careful what you cut with these knives. This model features a great looking, durable carbon fiber handle and a deep carry pocketclip. These are awesome, high value designs you're sure to love.

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.
Features
  • Ceramic Blade
  • Liner Lock
  • Lanyard Hole
  • Dual Thumbstuds
  • Tip-Down Deep Carry Pocket Clip
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.2" (8.1 cm)
  • Blade Material: Ceramic
  • Closed Length: 4.6" (11.7 cm)
  • Handle Material: Carbon Fiber
  • Weight: 2.1 oz. (60 g)
  • Made in China
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Carbon Fiber Handles
Carbon Fiber Handles
Very strong and lightweight material. Provides an upscale and modern feel.
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Erik L
Rochester, NY
Dec 29, 2016
Pros: Weight, None
Cons: Ease of Opening, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
You get what you pay for (which is terrible quality)
The knife came with a chip in the blade and was decently hard to open and close. The liner lock often jammed preventing me from closing the knife till I found a pair of pliers. Unfortunately on the second day of ownership the knife broke at the hinge while opening under normal use. I know ceramic blades are much more brittle than steel but this was really a very underwhelming experience. Shortly after I gave ceramic blades another shot and purchased a "feather" ceramic folding knife off of amazon which had a quality that rivaled my CRKT's and Kershaws. Highly suggest checking that knife out instead if you want to try using ceramic. The Schrade was a real let down.
3 out of 5
Ed C
Venice, Ca
Dec 20, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Weight, None
Cons: Pocket Clip, Blade Material, Ease of Opening
Nice letter opener, not so good pocket knife
I bought this as an EDC and in some respects, it is a pretty nice knife. It looks good, the finish is okay and it is very sharp right out of the box. It is very stiff opening via thumb stud, but that might loosen up with regular use. It is lightweight, carbon fiber handles and all, but the ceramic blade is so brittle it renders the knife virtually worthless for normal use. I used it to cut a small zip tie and the point of the blade broke off immediately. I wanted to remove the pocket clip to provide a thinner profile, and one of the T6 screws stripped out as soon as I tried to turn it. If you want to cut anything stronger than paper or packing tape, use something else. I am trying to contact Schrade for warranty service, but so far they have not returned my calls.
4 out of 5
Leonard T.L. C.
Brentwood Bay BC Canada
Dec 19, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Very Light Everyday Carry
I owned a similar Bowker Ceramic which felt more solid, but was a lot heavier and expensive. I won't know if the ceramic quality is as good until I use it longer, so far it has been a good everyday carry.
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