Schrade SCHF9 vs. Schrade SCHF36

   09.08.17

Schrade SCHF9 vs. Schrade SCHF36

Looking for a hiking, camping or wilderness survival knife? Then take a look at the Schrade SCHF9 and the Schrade SCHF36. When it comes to outdoor knives, few companies come close to the price:quality ratio that Schrade offers.

Sure, there are better knives on the market, and there are cheaper knives. However, Schrade offers decent quality at a reasonable price. The keywords are “decent quality.” If someone is put off by Scharde, then by all means spend your hard earned money on something else.

But, if you are looking for a decent knife at a decent price, it will difficult to beat the Schrade SCHF9 and the Schrade SCHF36.

Schrade SCHF9 Specifications

From Amazon:

  • 1095 High Carbon Steel Drop Point Blade.
  • Ring Textured TPE Handle Slabs with Lanyard Hole.
  • Ballistic Belt Sheath with Removable Storage Pouch.
  • Blade Length: 6.4 inch (16.2 cm) Handle Length: 5.7 inch (14.5 cm).
  • Overall Length: 12.1 inch (30.7 cm) Weight: 1.0 pounds.
  • Recreational and professional level use.
  • Price: $39.97, as of September 8, 2017.

Amazon description says 1.0 pounds, but my knife weighs 1 pound 4.85 ounces with the sheath.

Some things things I like about the SCHF9:

  • Storage pouch is large enough for a multi-tool.
  • Blade has a nice cutting edge.
  • Blade is made from 1095 steel.

Schrade SCHF36 Specifications

From Amazon:

  • Powder Coated 1095 High Carbon Steel Drop Point Blade with Finger Choil.
  • Ring Textured TPE Handle with Spine and Grip Jimping and Lanyard Hole.
  • Black Polyester Belt Sheath with Ferro Rod and Sharpening Stone.
  • Blade Length: 5.05 inch (12.83 cm) Handle Length: 5.36 inch (13.61 cm).
  • Overall Length: 10.50 inch (26.67 cm) Weight: 0.81 pounds.
  • Price: $26.36, as of September 8, 2017.

Amazon description says the knife weighs 0.80 pounds.  My knife weighs 1 pound 0.45 ounces.

Final Thoughts

When hiking, it is difficult to justify bringing a knife that weighs more than a pound. So, when I go hiking and want to bring a nig knife, it is the Schrade SCHF36.

When going on a camping trip and will be staying at one location for several days, I reach for the Schrade SCHF9.

If I had to pick between the two, it would have to be the Schrade SCHF9. The curved blade has a much better cutting edge than the SCHF36.

One of the drawbacks to both knives, neither sheath is designed to fit MOLLE gear.

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