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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


  • 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.

  • 5
    Excellent value.

    Posted by Matthew on 16th Oct 2016

    I bought the black handled version of this, I used it, I liked it, so I bought the yellow one as a spare. It's under eight quid, it's a classic design and it works. What's not to like?

  • 4
    Great EDC but finish a little rough.

    Posted by Steve W on 20th Apr 2016

    Solid old fashioned feel knife. Not razor sharp out of the box but good enough for general use. Brass liners and backspring finish a little rough on mine but a good EDC knife that I'm sure would give you years of good service. Thanks for the super prompt delivery.

  • 4
    Good EDC

    Posted by Bill on 23rd Dec 2015

    This is a basic non-locking folder that makes a good EDC knife. It's cheap so i f you lose it or damage it it's not the end of the world. The only downside is that mine is very stiff to open and close, hopefully it will ease up with use.

  • 5
    Excellent value

    Posted by Gm on 21st Dec 2015

    Had one for a year or so. Extensively used for making art sketch books. Cuts the paper to size easily, and the smooth handle is ideal for pressing down paper folds to a neat edge. Rarely needs sharpening and is smooth in the pocket no edges to cause a hole!