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Looking to get a fixed blade

Discussion in 'Knives' started by plague112, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. plague112

    plague112 Loaded Pockets

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    I want something sturdy that i don't have to baby so that lead me to the Schrade Schf9 or the schf9n. the price is great and the knife seems to be pretty decent. One main concern i have with the schf9n is the hallow edge, I'm not sure how to sharpen/upkeep that kind of edge.
    Just wondering if anyone has some insight to this knife or has a different one that may be better.

    I don't really want to spend more then $60 on a knife. Lmk what you guys think :)
     
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  2. wazu013

    wazu013 EDC Junkie!!!

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    Take a look at the SCHF9 with 1095 high carbon steel.
     
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  3. plague112

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    Oops I'm dum. That's the one I looked at the schf9 and the schf9n. Lol wrong copy and paste. Good call


    Dull edge
     
  4. Sharp Knife

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    I have one of the big heavy black schrade knives in stainless. Pretty tough knife. I like the Buck Selkirk a lot, if a 4" Blade will meet your needs. Great handle design and blade design, flat grind, etc. Fitted Kydex. sheath, and a small fire rod. I took the belt loop piece and the fire rod off of the sheath. It is a good heavy duty sheath for inside your pack, but not so much for belt carry.
     
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  5. plague112

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    ill definitely look into the buck, thanks :)
     
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    What are you going to use the knife for?
     
  7. plague112

    plague112 Loaded Pockets

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    Bushcraft, camping, hiking.
    I want something that can take a beating, and not have to worry about it breaking.


    Dull edge
     
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    I have the Mora Bushcraft and it one tough knife. you can pick one up for about 50 bucks too.
     
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    Agreed on this one. Also, check out the Kabar Becker "tweeners: -- BK 15/16/17

    Hard to beat any of these at this price point. I'd take any of the above over the Schrade. If it were me buying, I'd go with the BK16 (drop point).

    Good luck with your choice!
     
  10. michiel

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    All great knife suggestions.

    You also have a question about sharpening.

    The Schrade has two bevels: the first is a hollow bevel (the largest portion) and the the actual edge. The edge is a V grind. For sharpening V grind edges (like on the Schrade, Beckers) you'll need something that will help you to keep the edges at the same angle. A spyderco sharpmaker is a very nice tool to help you sharpen your V grind edges, but it's limited to two angles 30 and 40 degrees. 2x15 degrees for rough work and 2x20 degrees for delicate work.
    There are other tools you can use that do the same.

    Another way to sharpen your V grind edges takes some learning, but will be very rewarding: free hand sharpening. Get a set of japanese waterstones in different grits. Then turn to youtube for instructions videos :) .

    Best way is probably to watch YT vids and then decide what suits you best.

    Mora knives all have scandi (scandinavian) or zero grinds; you'll need a flat stone to sharpen this type of edge. Again, you can get a set of japanese stones to sharpen this edge type. There are are flat diamond stones/plates on the market as well.

    Sharpening is all about patience, angle and improving your skills.

    Good luck choosing and caring for your knife.
     
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    Awesome stuff. Thanks for the info. I have both a kabar and mora knife and love both. Only thing about mora is I don't think they are full tang which is swaying me away from my current knife choice and kabar is a bit over my current budget. Not by much but still trying to say within my means.
    I've had my eye on some Japanese water stones for some time now, I've never dealt with a hollow grind before. Thanks for the sharpening advise :)


    Dull edge
     
  12. 9x19

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    Ontario's USAF knife is a solid performer for me... durable and just about the perfect size overall. Nothing exotic about it, which means nothing expensive either.

    [​IMG]
     
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    i really like that one, nothing exotic is exactly my knife style :)
    does that sheath come with it?
     
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    Lost my SOG Seal Pup last year on a kayaking trip... I'll buy another. Great knife for the price.

    Sent from my SM-G928V using Tapatalk
     
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    Yes, sheath and stone were included.
     
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    I typically recommend ESEE when it comes to beater fixed blades, but that Schrade does come in at a great price if they do the heat treat right on the 1095.
     
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    Also take a look at the Cold Steel GI Tanto. It is a solid knife and easy to keep sharp. It's less expensive than the Schf9 also.
     
  18. plague112

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    oh yea esee look great but woo those prices are beyond me currently :p
    cold steel, looking you up
     
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    Cold Steel Leatherneck, comes in clip point and tanto and in two different steels German 4116 Stainless and D2 steels.
     
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    Cold Steel GI Tanto is a good knife, but not small. :cool:

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