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  • Schrade Imperial Sodbuster Small Yellow
Schrade Imperial Sodbuster Small Yellow

Schrade Imperial Sodbuster Small Yellow

18+ UK Friendly carry
£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
Brand:
Schrade
Colour:
Yellow
Age Restriction:
18+
Blade Length (cm)
6.4000
Overall Length (cm)
16.5000
Blade Material:
400 Stainless Steel
Blade Thickness (cm)
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 (cm)
6.4000
Overall Length (cm)
16.5000
Blade Material:
400 Stainless Steel
Blade Thickness (cm)
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


  • 4
    Arrives a mess, scrubs up nicely

    Posted by Ancipital on 3rd Feb 2021

    Ok, this is a confusing little knife. Out of the box, it's a bit of a mess. The liner edges have sharp burrs, the backspring has jagged protuberances. The finish on the blade is splattery and uneven. The action is stiff and gritty. First impressions are awful. I know it's not expensive, but that buyer's remorse is real. However, all is not necessarily lost, there's a solid and charming pocket knife hiding there, it just needs some hand-finishing and TLC. First, a tiny needle file to get in there and clean out the jagged metal from the backspring then remove the more obvious burrs from the liner edge. Then some 2000 grit paper to take the sharp edges off the liners and the back of the blade. Then the bit that requires effort, abrasive of your choice to get rid of the messy blasted finish on the blade- a lower grit for speed and ramping back to 2000.. slowly approaching a mirror finish. Finally, a few strategic spots of Hoppe's no. 9 oil near the pivot makes the action a lot less gritty and a lot more pleasant. I was left with a sturdy and ergonomic pocket knife with a perfectly passable blade. The custard yellow colour is oddly charming and makes it a bit easier to spot where you've left the knife. In a world where everyone wants to make things matte black to look serious, a brighter colour is welcome, as well as making the knife less threatening- couldn't be much less tacticool. So actually, although it came out of the box a bit of a mess (and one that could slice your fingertips with unfinished parts), if you treat it as a fixer-upper project, you're left with a bit of a gem. It's solid, no wobble and is a really nice size- fits comfortably in a pocket but is ergonomic in use. If you don't mind doing some work on it, this is indeed a bit of a bargain.

  • 1
    Jagged metal on rear corner of handle

    Posted by PM on 2nd Feb 2021

    I received this with tempered expectations, looking for a beater. Perfectly fine with the spotty finish of the blade and stuff gritty action for the price- I presume a bit of a polish and some lubrication would help. However, what I was not expecting was that the point where the backspring ends, on the back of the handle, would have a jagged metal end, with little "teeth". I discovered that by cutting myself on it. I assume that this would also shred pocket linings, rendering the knife completely useless for now. I will have a dig around in my tools, maybe I have a tiny needle file that can smooth the end off and make it safe. It really looks like that part hadn't been finished at all- either snapped or cut with poor tooling. Be on the look-out if you pick one of these up, just in case. (Obviously on a cheap knife, you can't expect pristine fit and finish, but you don't expect jagged externally-accessible metal.)

  • 3
    Imperial

    Posted by Dave on 5th Jan 2021

    Fantastic service from this company. I'm very impressed. Chinese-made knife is fine quality for the price but isn't interesting or remarkable in any way! I regret not spending a little more to get a Sheffield made penknife or something more interesting.

  • 4
    Great for the money - a few QC issues.

    Posted by Jason Cox on 22nd Dec 2020

    I ordered one of these in black which was absolutely fantastic, and this one was still solid. The black one was absolutely flawless, and beautifully finished. This one has a weaker backspring, and slightly pointed edges in some places, almost like it hasn’t quite been finished off in the final stages. On the curve to the rear of the handle, it also still clearly has the flat grinding marks as they flattened things out to the scales. Great knife for the money, and would still wholeheartedly recommend. The Quality control flaws in comparison to the black one I received knocks a star off for me though.

  • 5
    Great product

    Posted by Bob Winn on 13th Nov 2020

    Just as described, excellent

  • 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!