Reviews and Ratings for Schrade SCHF1 Extreme Hollow Handle Survival Special Forces 7.5" Combo Blade, Nylon Sheath

Schrade SCHF1 Extreme Hollow Handle Survival Special Forces 7.5" Combo Blade, Nylon Sheathrated 4.857 stars out of 5 (7 reviews)
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Schrade SCHF1 Extreme Hollow Handle Survival Special Forces 7.5 inch Combo Blade, Nylon Sheath

 

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Schrade SCHF1 Extreme Hollow Handle Survival Special Forces 7.5" Combo Blade, Nylon Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Barnabe
Pacific Rim
Dec 06, 2013
Pros: Blade Material, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Home run for Schrade
As a general rule, I avoid cheap "survival" knives with Rambo-like hollow handles since they tend to fall apart quickly, but this knife is a major exception to that rule. Being a single solid piece of steel, it can withstand very rough treatment while still holding a useable edge. The tools in the handle can be removed if you want to store other things like flint, tinder, fishing line, and so on. However, the sheath also has a removable pouch that could hold extras as well. 1070 steel does not hold the kind of edge 1095 can hold, but the extra toughness and durability of 1070 means it can take a lot more abuse or "unofficial" use (digging, hammering, prying) in a survival situation. It also sharpens up easily and is slightly more rust resistant. This is a no-frills heavy duty survival tool that can compete with knives twice the price. All of the knives in this series are bargains. Schrade has once again hit it out of the park!
Schrade SCHF1 Extreme Hollow Handle Survival Special Forces 7.5" Combo Blade, Nylon Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Eb
va.
Dec 10, 2014
Pros: Materials, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
schrade
good size nice finish. very tough knife.
Schrade SCHF1 Extreme Hollow Handle Survival Special Forces 7.5" Combo Blade, Nylon Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Bryce
Elkhart
Jan 05, 2013
Pros: Finish, Handle Material, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Materials, Sheath/Scabbard
Very Nice Knife
The knife and handle are one piece, it isn't a handle attached to a blade. Unscrew the top and there is a magnetic bit holder with different driver styles. This can be removed and a survival kit put in the handle. The sheath is good quality nylon but has a small pouch which disconnects from the main sheath. This I don't care for and having a good compass on the end cap would have been nice. Overall a very sharp, strong, well made knife.
Schrade SCHF1 Extreme Hollow Handle Survival Special Forces 7.5" Combo Blade, Nylon Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
E Hudson
Gauteng Province, South Africa
Mar 22, 2011
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Since acquiring the knife I have used it on several forays into the African bushveld and it does what's required of it. Good weight and balance for chopping with. Strong one-piece construction and holds it's edge well for dressing game. Have camouflaged the knife and scabbard, khaki and olive green, as the black scabbard stands out like a sore thumb in the grey African bush. Have also removed tools from handle and added lint and a fire steel. In the substantial scabbard pouch I've placed a "Victorinox" S.A.Knife to supplement the "Schrade".
Schrade SCHF1 Extreme Hollow Handle Survival Special Forces 7.5" Combo Blade, Nylon Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Sean E
Clarkesville, Ga
Jun 01, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Great knife
Well made knife, great price.
Schrade SCHF1 Extreme Hollow Handle Survival Special Forces 7.5" Combo Blade, Nylon Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Dan
Kentucky
Dec 05, 2017
Pros: Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Materials, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Schrade schf1
Best survival knife for under $100, great steel, needs survival kit instead of bits in handel, a serious knife! Great camping tool.
Schrade SCHF1 Extreme Hollow Handle Survival Special Forces 7.5" Combo Blade, Nylon Sheath
rated 4 stars out of 5
5Cardblaze
Melbourne, Australia
Mar 16, 2013
Pros: Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: Weight, None
Tough Blade
I cannot fault this knife ---- My standard brutal blade test matched hardness/damage-resistance with that of AUS8. {My test is to lay a small Cr-V screwdriver's shaft flat on tabletop, then 'whack' the knife edge down fairly hard. and study the depth of 'ding' in cutting edge, very close to serration (biased near handle end)}. It matched CRKT Anubis, and did heaps better than CRKT Lake 111 & CRKT Laredo/Bandera, but not as resistant to abuse as SOG Escape FF25. Not scientific; merely rule-of-thumb, but a comparison at least!!! Blade is quite stiff with little available flex. (4.5mm thick) Waterproofing ---- I lubed up threads w/ NiteCore NG7 silicone grease for flashlights/battery torches. Under water, & no water penetrates to ``bit's`` cache in handle. BUT BUT BUT, for a survival knife, what the heck is with screwdriver bits stored in there???? (great! you are given everything in the world - Torx/Philips/Slotted/Allen, & a T-Bar for extra leverage). If I am in the bush, I want a compass, a fire starting option, perhaps fishhooks & line, perhaps suture needle w/ stitches, some 'bandaids'/sticking plasters, water purification options, an EPIRB [he he he]. Will I get my kaput car going again with included screwdriver bits? I doubt it!! The supplied free sheath satisfies!!! You get the works --- compartments, carry options galore, and a most very welcome full-length plastic liner/sleeve which is riveted in place. Inside there, blade will never wear nylon sheath. I have small hands, yet the diameter of the handle is still really good for me. The knurling is really aggressive [read abrasive], & even with my ``spoiled`` office hands, I'd rather this than too smooth. The only part of the handle which I don't like is ``taper`` leading to the quillons. Maybe some will find it comfortable but not me. This knife WILL NOT CHOP very well!! I went with this SCHF1 to get the bigger "handle cavity" Verses the SCHF1sm, but I feel its blade is longer than what's necessary. This doesn't matter and I am happy with this Schrade knife