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Toadsticker/Survival Knife

Postby Darrell » Thu May 21, 2015 3:11 am

I got a Schrade SCHF9 "Extreme Survival" knife from Amazon today. I was looking for something to round out an order and ran across the knife as a happy accident. Can't beat it with a stick for $37.87:

Schrade SCHF9 Extreme Survival Knife. Drop point style blade made of 1095 high carbon steel. Full tang with TPE rubber scales and a lanyard hole. Comes with a ballistic nylon sheath with buckled outer pocket and nylon cord leg strap. Overall length: 12.10; Blade length: 6.40"; Blade steel: 1095 Steel; Handle material: TPE; Handle length: 5.70"; Weight: 15.9 ozs.


http://www.amazon.com/Schrade-SCHF9-Ext ... rade+knife

It actually appears to be of halfway decent construction. It comes with a decent looking ballistic nylon sheath. I gather it's made in Taiwan; I gather also that the real Schrade went out of business years ago.

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Re: Toadsticker/Survival Knife

Postby Greg » Thu May 21, 2015 3:28 am

That's going to be a royal pain to sharpen, but if the heat treat is good it should be a perfectly serviceable knife.
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Re: Toadsticker/Survival Knife

Postby BDK » Thu May 21, 2015 4:20 am

I know Toad has been a bit off recently, due to some of the various medicines he's on, but isn't something like that usually called a pigsticker? :lol:

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Re: Toadsticker/Survival Knife

Postby JustinR » Thu May 21, 2015 7:03 am

For my Molle bug out vest, I got one of these and one of these.

I really liked the design of the Gerber Downrange Tomahawk, but wasn't going to pay $200 for it.
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Re: Toadsticker/Survival Knife

Postby skb12172 » Thu May 21, 2015 3:34 pm

Drywall hammer, hm? I'm intrigued. Please talk me through your thought process that led to that purpose.
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Postby PawPaw » Thu May 21, 2015 4:24 pm

skb12172 wrote:Drywall hammer, hm? I'm intrigued. Please talk me through your thought process that led to that purpose.
Makes sense to me. It's a construction tool, you can buy it at Lowe's. It also has a sharp cutting edge. And a hammer head. Good multipurpose tool for the woods and fields and up-close social work.

And, some of my more stressed brethrn in less-free states might be concerned about someone walking down the street with a tomahawk in his belt, but a drywall hammer indicates a guy simply looking for work.
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Re: Toadsticker/Survival Knife

Postby First Shirt » Thu May 21, 2015 5:35 pm

A roofing hammer works pretty well, too.
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Re: Toadsticker/Survival Knife

Postby JustinR » Thu May 21, 2015 7:04 pm

skb12172 wrote:Drywall hammer, hm? I'm intrigued. Please talk me through your thought process that led to that purpose.


Pawpaw pretty much nailed it. A while back my brother in law found a hatchet with a hammer face very similar, but the wood handle was toast. I can strip branches, bury it in someone's head, break glass, pry a car door, hammer tent stakes, or whatever I need to do in a compact package. The Gerber has a much better prying setup, but this will work too.
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Re: Toadsticker/Survival Knife

Postby Jered » Fri May 22, 2015 4:44 am

JustinR wrote:
skb12172 wrote:Drywall hammer, hm? I'm intrigued. Please talk me through your thought process that led to that purpose.


Pawpaw pretty much nailed it. A while back my brother in law found a hatchet with a hammer face very similar, but the wood handle was toast. I can strip branches, bury it in someone's head, break glass, pry a car door, hammer tent stakes, or whatever I need to do in a compact package. The Gerber has a much better prying setup, but this will work too.


PawPaw nailed the hammer?

:lol:

Anyway, I look the look of that Gerber tomahawk, too, but, I can't see spending $200 on it.
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Re: Toadsticker/Survival Knife

Postby slowpoke » Fri May 22, 2015 5:51 am

Gerber is dead to since the hid the "made ine china" label inside the package of the last one of thier products i bought. after i started using it and realized it was crap i started looking through the package and then found the made in china label on the inside of the package, not on the outside and not on the blade. I hate chinese crap blades even if they have a gerber trademark. Pissed me the hell off that they tricked me, especially since before fisker bought them they always advertized "always made in USA."
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Re: Toadsticker/Survival Knife

Postby Lokidude » Fri May 22, 2015 2:04 pm

Greg wrote:That's going to be a royal pain to sharpen, but if the heat treat is good it should be a perfectly serviceable knife.


Trivial to sharpen that profile with a Lansky.
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Re: Toadsticker/Survival Knife

Postby rightisright » Sat May 23, 2015 1:40 am

Darrell wrote:I got a Schrade SCHF9 "Extreme Survival" knife from Amazon today. I was looking for something to round out an order and ran across the knife as a happy accident. Can't beat it with a stick for $37.87:

Schrade SCHF9 Extreme Survival Knife. Drop point style blade made of 1095 high carbon steel. Full tang with TPE rubber scales and a lanyard hole. Comes with a ballistic nylon sheath with buckled outer pocket and nylon cord leg strap. Overall length: 12.10; Blade length: 6.40"; Blade steel: 1095 Steel; Handle material: TPE; Handle length: 5.70"; Weight: 15.9 ozs.


http://www.amazon.com/Schrade-SCHF9-Ext ... rade+knife

It actually appears to be of halfway decent construction. It comes with a decent looking ballistic nylon sheath. I gather it's made in Taiwan; I gather also that the real Schrade went out of business years ago.

schradeschf9.jpg



How thick is the spine? Will it stand up to serious batoning?

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Re: Toadsticker/Survival Knife

Postby Darrell » Sat May 23, 2015 2:28 am

rightisright wrote:
Darrell wrote:I got a Schrade SCHF9 "Extreme Survival" knife from Amazon today. I was looking for something to round out an order and ran across the knife as a happy accident. Can't beat it with a stick for $37.87:

Schrade SCHF9 Extreme Survival Knife. Drop point style blade made of 1095 high carbon steel. Full tang with TPE rubber scales and a lanyard hole. Comes with a ballistic nylon sheath with buckled outer pocket and nylon cord leg strap. Overall length: 12.10; Blade length: 6.40"; Blade steel: 1095 Steel; Handle material: TPE; Handle length: 5.70"; Weight: 15.9 ozs.


http://www.amazon.com/Schrade-SCHF9-Ext ... rade+knife

It actually appears to be of halfway decent construction. It comes with a decent looking ballistic nylon sheath. I gather it's made in Taiwan; I gather also that the real Schrade went out of business years ago.

schradeschf9.jpg



How thick is the spine? Will it stand up to serious batoning?


The spine is 1/4" thick.
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Re: Toadsticker/Survival Knife

Postby Combat Controller » Sun May 24, 2015 6:39 am

I like the drywall hammer. Have to acquire one soon. Been redoing the house shouldn't be a problem next time I go.
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