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Schrade Imperial Sodbuster Small Yellow

18+
£8.95
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The Schrade Imperial is a line of pocket knives carried
by Schrade-Knives,
where the quality is maintained and the prices are
reduced so that one can
own a very nice, modestly priced pocket knife.


This smaller model with a yellow handle is a classic
Sodbuster design. It has a
400 stainless blade and
yellow POM handle. The blade is non-locking and
under three inches long
making it legal to carry in the UK at the owners
discretion.

SKU:
IMP22Y
GTIN
Brand:
Schrade
Colour:
Yellow
Age Restriction:
18+
Blade Length:
6.4000
Overall Length:
16.5000
Blade Material:
400 Stainless Steel
Blade Thickness:
0.2
Sheath:
No
Warranty:
1 Year
UK Friendly Carry:
Yes
Pocket Clip:
No
Handle Material:
Polymer
Lock Type:
Non-locking
Newest:
2014-01-28 00:00:00
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
8.9500
GTIN:
00044356207195

Description


The Schrade Imperial is a line of pocket knives carried
by Schrade-Knives,
where the quality is maintained and the prices are
reduced so that one can
own a very nice, modestly priced pocket knife.


This smaller model with a yellow handle is a classic
Sodbuster design. It has a
400 stainless blade and
yellow POM handle. The blade is non-locking and
under three inches long
making it legal to carry in the UK at the owners
discretion.

Specification


SKU:
IMP22Y
Brand:
Schrade
Colour:
Yellow
Age Restriction:
18+
Blade Length:
6.4000
Overall Length:
16.5000
Blade Material:
400 Stainless Steel
Blade Thickness:
0.2
Sheath:
No
Warranty:
1 Year
UK Friendly Carry:
Yes
Pocket Clip:
No
Handle Material:
Polymer
Lock Type:
Non-locking
Newest:
2014-01-28 00:00:00
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
8.9500
GTIN:
00044356207195

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Reviews


  • 5
    Imperial sodbuster

    Posted by JJ on 13th Oct 2020

    Remarkable quality, excellent fit and finish. Super sharp straight from the box. All for less than 9 quid. How is this possible???

  • 5
    A bargain tool.

    Posted by Wike on 22nd Sep 2020

    Mislaid a black one sodbusting a garden mole run!!! When I calmed down, ordered the yellow model. Fit and finish are just as good so the green light to the red and white logo "H" Haynes for either.

  • 5
    Beats Case out of the water

    Posted by Jan on 1st Aug 2020

    My first sodbuster was Case JR. Then I got this. For how much less ? I mean, the Case was my first slipjoint, so I gave it a very positive review, however it had a gap spanning the entire spine, gaps around the pivots, spring was pretty proud when open. Also a rounded tip. You know what ? This Imperial one has nothing of this ! Great fit and finish, no gaps, sharp out of the box ! And I got both the yellow and the black one! Great knives. The Case has nothing on them, except little USA stamp slapped on the ricasso. It is not even hand made, so what is the point.

  • 5
    Budget winner

    Posted by Jonathan on 10th Jun 2020

    Cheap, cheerful, and more than worth the low asking price. I bought one for my partner back in December. She fell in love with my knife collection but didn't want to use the expensive Spydercos and Benchmades, didn't trust not to get in trouble with my Lansky World Legals, and feels my collection of cheap Rough Riders look too rustic. So I figured I'd get her a simple cheap solid knife, hoping this would fit the bill. Gosh does it ever. I like my budget knives, and have owned a few Schrades before. They can be a bit inconsistent in build quality but so cheap that if you get a rare duff one, buy another. We lucked out with this sodbuster though, it's nicely centred, no wobble on the blade, scales sit lovely and flush, it just feels solidly put together. Apparently it's taken quite a beating which she's happy with. She works in a restaurant and uses it to open big plastic tetrapack thingies and boxes of supplies every day, and since she works in a small rural town she has a short walk through a country lane to get there, so she uses the same knife to often clean mud out of her boot treads (don't worry, she cleans it obsessively before it goes near anything else). Six months on you wouldn't know she'd even taken it out of her pocket since getting it, shows no signs of wear and tear. Even if it did, it's £9 for a replacement! Blade keeps a decent edge. I know because my sharpener goes mysteriously missing only once every few weeks before reappearing. To top it all off, it looks very non-threatening. I get her point about those Lansky blades, pulling one of those out in a stock room might raise eyebrows, but this thing's yellow and so inoffensive nobody bats an eye. She's happy with it so I'm happy with it so hopefully you'll be happy with it too. Another budget gem. Starting to wonder why I spent so much money on my high end knives now!

  • 5
    Do-all EDC

    Posted by Lester on 4th Oct 2019

    What did I do with my little Schrade Imperial today? -opened a letter -cut up some bread, for the bird table. -cut some string, in my workshop, then stripped some wire for an electrical job. -prised the plastic caps from ten bolt heads, on a garden bench. -scraped paint and moss, from an outdoor table. -poked around inside the dust bag of my palm sander, to remove a blockage. -chopped up a banana skin, for the compost bin. It costs eight quid, it's yellow, so you don't lose it, outdoors. It's well made and easy to keep sharp. Get one, carry it, use it a lot....and don't panic, if it gets lost or damaged.

  • 3
    Not the sharpest tool in the box...

    Posted by Stevo on 7th Nov 2017

    Schrade, the original company, along with the original Camillus, has gone the way of the Dodo. Yes, the names still exist, under Taylor LLC's spawning umbrella, but these two venerable giants of the once-vast American cutlery industry are merely forlorn echoes of the quality they once heralded. An ironic turn of events, because Schrade and Camillus made brands for many other companies. Times change. But the need for traditional pocket knives has not disappeared; there has arguably never been more choice. This is a popular EDC knife. It offers value for money. The typical Sodbuster Jr proportions are correct, if you use Case's as a comparison. The full size Sodbuster made by WR Case is much bigger; its blade is an impressive chunk of steel. But Schrade's version of the Jr is the one most people would buy, taking advantage of the sociably UK friendly dimensions. It is also about a third of the price of the least expensive Case equivalent. From a collector's view, this yellow handled Schrade comes with an interesting difference. The scales are shaped in the way that Case used to do for their Sodbuster Jr. several years ago. Currently Case makes theirs more slab sided. The Case I have from some years ago has very pleasing curves and contours, whilst the navy blue handled one I recently bought from HH (and which I like very much) has wide flat scales. Likely to save the extra steps and time it took on older models to shape and hand finish the more organic profile. So, personally, the yellow Schrade Imperial Small Sodbuster is a bit more ergonomic than the current Delrin handled Case Sodbuster Jr. The bone handled Cases are in a different category, in my opinion. Now then. I know that this is a very popular choice and other reviewers have praised this one, but... The blade on mine will not, not, not hold an edge. Normally when dealing with the shortcomings that occasionally crop up with slipjoints, I'm extremely forgiving. With this one I'm forgiving, all right. I'm for giving it a good thrashing! After much coaxing and cajoling the edge would still rather roll over than butter a roll. Well, alright, that's a whimsical exaggeration. So I hate to buck the trend, but three stars is all mine gets. Maybe this one is just an exception, and the heat treatment wasn't done evenly, or perhaps not completed. It will cut twine, open letters and packages, hold its own against apples, carrots, leeks and potatoes, butter toast and carve a roast. But anything more makes the cutting edge go all shy and introverted. On the plus side, loosing a Case Sodbuster Jr would be a sad day indeed, prompting frenetic angst and melancholy sulks in equal measure. Parting ways with this Schrade would only provoke a shrugging "oh well," and indifference would soon turn the page in my book of regrets for that day. If the edge sharpness and durability was in the same category as a Rough Rider, now that would be something! But, unfortunately, my Schrade is a beater, and no better. So, cosmetically, it looks the part. Cheap and friendly, but the disappointing performance looses it two stars. Sorry. The silver lining to this particular cloud? HH is always a delight to deal with!

  • 5
    I am in love!

    Posted by R¼diger on 16th Feb 2017

    I just wanted another Sodbuster and didn't expect much for 8 quid but boy, was I wrong! This must be the best f&f I've seen in any pinned handle foler in any price range! I don't really care much for plastic handles but this just feels like reaaly old ,worn bone. Comes really sharp, smooth action and yes, it's got no "super steel" but then again, I'm not trying to get into Fort Knox with it! I own many ~ 60mm blades but this is my new "PRECIOUS"!

  • 5
    Awesome cheap EDC

    Posted by BJP on 8th Feb 2017

    Tremendous value for under £8. A little bit rough around the edges but a couple of minutes with a Garryflex block and a bit of attention to the blade edge and you have a superb legal carry knife.

  • 5
    Chunky work knife

    Posted by Lingwood on 25th Jan 2017

    Actually bought a knife that wasn't a Rough Rider! I wanted a sodbuster pattern and for the price this was worth trying. Glad I did, it's a well made knife for this price point. No gaps, rivets flush and a nice strong spring. The blade isn't the smoothest of openers, the tang isn't perfectly finished, but once opened stay and play is great. The blade is rather thick with an acceptable edge for heavy work, but I gave mine a good going over on a belt sander before stoning/lapping and it took a really good edge. The yellow plastic handles remind me of those 1950's cutlery handles so it looks a bit traditional. HH service as brilliant as usual.