Catapulted from his press button switchblade patent in 1892, George Schrade embarked on a journey that would eventually lead to one of the most iconic knife brands ever.
SCHRADE knives are steeped in history, seeing the Industrial Revolution and two World Wars. George Schrade was dedicated to providing innovative and tough knives that served a purpose; and never settled for anything less. The current Schrade owners are eager to continue the innovative and problem-solving mentality that George Schrade built his legacy on, and continue to provide outstanding knife craftsmanship for their customers.
Here are some ideas to help you get started with this iconic brand.
The Schrade F14 is a beautifully balanced knife with a full tang construction and a drop point blade. The high carbon, stainless steel stone wash, "distressed" 8Cr13MoV blade is tough and razor sharp right out of the box.
The scalloped and notched G-10 slabs on the handle provide an excellent grip. A lanyard hole allows you to personalise the knife by attaching a lanyard of your choice. It comes with a multi carry position belt sheath made of thermoplastic.
This traditional pocket knife has a classic and timeless design. A 7Cr17 high carbon stainless steel blade with a satin finish and nail nick is showcased on the Schrade Uncle Henry Wood Bear Paw Lockback. It's the ideal work knife to keep in your pack for work or the outdoors. The handles are made of wood and have brass pins, liners, and bolsters, and the blade is securely held in place by a back lock mechanism.
The Schrade Old Timer Brown Sawcut Middleman Jack has clip point and pen blades made of 7Cr17MoV high carbon stainless steel with nail nicks and a satin finish. The brown saw-cut composition handles are accented with brass pins and liners, nickel silver bolsters, and a nickel silver shield.
Because neither blade locks and each is less than 7.6cm (3") long, the knife is suitable for legal carrying in the UK.
The Schrade Frontier Fixed Blade is a unique take on a survival fixed blade. This tool, with a semi-tanto blade shape and a distinct hollow grind, will come in handy around your camp, camp kitchen, and workshop. This is a handy sized blade for your expedition pack, with a tan coloured glass reinforced nylon sheath that helps with visibility when the light is poor.
This is a Schrade Old Timer pocket knife in the classic Trapper style, complete with a locking saw blade for wood or bone work.
There's also a non-locking clip point point blade for tough jobs, but that's not all! A hidden feature is concealed by the handle, a pair of tweezers, and a pin/toothpick. It also comes with a high-quality real leather belt pouch for easy transport in the wilderness. Overall, a fantastic package!
At this low price and only 8cm long when closed, the Schrade Imperial Lockback may be the ideal penknife to keep in your survival kit. The stainless steel blade is nicely sharp and securely locks into place with the back lock mechanism.
You'll be surprised by what this little knife can do.