Schrade SCHF57 Survival Kit Knife Review – Survival Gear

The new Schrade SCHF57 full tang knife is the perfect size for a small survival kit, a neck knife or as an EDC fixed blade. High carbon steel, small and lightweight. An optional ferro rod holder is available for the thermoplastic sheath (basically like kydex)

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  1. NUMB3R 0NE
    NUMB3R 0NE 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    I ordered this knife a few days ago and I can't wait till it gets here

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  2. Tommy Carr
    Tommy Carr 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    Where do you gut the ferro rod holder

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  3. Matthew Hughes
    Matthew Hughes 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    which do you carry more fixed blades or folders

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  4. Cameron Wilson
    Cameron Wilson 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    hmm would i be able to get that from an australian seller?

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  5. Zombot
    Zombot 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    Great review. Thanks!

    Oh, and you missed the skunk again on the throw test. :P

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  6. Steve Stanley
    Steve Stanley 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    Hi Brian, this would be awesome if it was 1095. I have a izula in high carbon blade under 3 inches. Do you know of any other knives under 3 inches in 1095. Thanks.

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  7. Don WS4E
    Don WS4E 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    Yet another 2016 Schrade knife that is still not available in stores. Still waiting on the 55etc too.

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  8. White Boar
    White Boar 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    This is the perfect knife that I would carry in addition to a larger one such as the SCHF52. This one or the SCHF56, that I like very much as well. If you had to choose among 56/56L/57 as second knife, which would you prefere?

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  9. Bowtech Fuel69
    Bowtech Fuel69 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    huge fan of your vids keep up the great work

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  10. RDLaw88
    RDLaw88 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    A piece of carbide in your kit would will fix the like a carbon sharpener as a striker. Nice job Bryan. Cool!!!

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  11. G_MONEY _NO9
    G_MONEY _NO9 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    When will the next Bug Out Bronco video be out? I like the concept of it. Great video

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  12. Hiker Marapese
    Hiker Marapese 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    Glad you hit the tree and not the skunk!

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  13. Michael Petridis
    Michael Petridis 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    ''65Mn is a readily-available Chinese steel that is formulated to provide good wear resistance and hardness. The medium-high carbon content makes for a high degree of toughness and resilience, while the manganese, in addition to improving these properties, improves the hot-working characteristics of the steel, making it an excellent candidate for forged sword blades.''
    0.62-0.7C 0.9-1.2Mn 0.17-0.37Si

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  14. Michael Petridis
    Michael Petridis 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    Goodmorning from sunny Greece! Oh, by the way, this Schrade looks identical like the Boker Forest Elf in 440 steel. Could it be possible to give both of them a comparative test? Thanks

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  15. Andrew Evitts
    Andrew Evitts 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    you have a great heart

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  16. Andrew Evitts
    Andrew Evitts 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    perparde on mind is not a good survivalist you are better and you are like my grandparents

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  17. Bryan Gatermann
    Bryan Gatermann 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    Amazon link doesnt work, takes me to a generic amazon page even if I type in the addy. Like the looks of this knife. Will probably buy one. Thanks for the review.

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  18. firstname lastname
    firstname lastname 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    can you do a feather stick technique video because i cant get my feather sticks like yours

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  19. firstname lastname
    firstname lastname 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    thatd be good for a survival kit with the maxpedition fr-1

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  20. Blue Mountain Bushcraft and Outdoors
    Blue Mountain Bushcraft and Outdoors 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    Good review Bryan. That 65mn is essentially a Chinese version of 1066. It should prove to be tough but I doubt it will have much wear resistance. Of course 1095 doesn't have much either so I guess the proof will be in the using.

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    BONSAI DIGITAL 13 June, 2016, 00:00
    BONSAI DIGITAL 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    it's small but deadly…I love iy

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  23. Bob_the_Bomb
    Bob_the_Bomb 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    Thanks! Is that damage on the blade at the end of the video, or just a bit of wood?

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  24. joseph melchor
    joseph melchor 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    I always feel nervous for you when you flip the blade in your hand before you throw it… lol

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  25. joseph melchor
    joseph melchor 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    Is schrade moving backwards in the effectiveness on their knives???

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  26. ward4peace
    ward4peace 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    frustrating but great review!not available!any idea when it will be for sale???

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  27. lash3387
    lash3387 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    What is the song at 7:26? Sounds familiar, can't place it. Is it one of Canterbury's old throw back intro songs?

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  28. MaverickIQ
    MaverickIQ 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    Nice new knives from Schrade.
    There are two ways of using the ferro rot and the coil.
    1. Keep the ferro rod stationary and move the knife.
    2. Keep the knife stationary and move the ferro rod.
    If you are not comfortable with the first, you could use the second when using the coil.
    I think that the idea of using the coil is to not pointing the sharp edge towards your body but rather away from it.

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  29. Brian Steenrod
    Brian Steenrod 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    I'm a recent viewer and so far I've enjoyed every one of your videos. I would love some more edc knife reviews, and footwear reviews

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  30. T.W. Milburn (skillet210)
    T.W. Milburn (skillet210) 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    Yup She's a lil'n 4 sure But Good Stump Topp'n Bryan.             ATB  Terry     God  Bless

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  31. Tomas Sandberg
    Tomas Sandberg 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    Is there a possibility that the heat from the ferrorod sparks could have an effect on the heat treat of the edge??

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  32. Tomas Sandberg
    Tomas Sandberg 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    Good looking blade!?

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  33. dalton vickers
    dalton vickers 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    Yeah, that would be a nice neck knife. I like the size and blade shape. Thanks for the video

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  34. Numa's knives
    Numa's knives 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    Cool knife… I like it

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  35. The_kid
    The_kid 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    I like it

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  36. 16.5toHeaven
    16.5toHeaven 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    I'm the type that uses schrade's jimping to strike a ferro rod. the schf16's perfect for that

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  37. Jiggle223
    Jiggle223 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    honestly if you accidentally use the blade when striking a rod. it won't hurt the blade is bad as you may think. the knife steel it a lot harder then the ferro rod.

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  38. Michael Petridis
    Michael Petridis 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    I can't understand the type of steel- you said 65nm???

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  39. Dominic Gratton
    Dominic Gratton 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    I want this knife

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  40. Cameron Renteria
    Cameron Renteria 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    Thanks for another great review Brian. can't wait for the next review.

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  41. Charles Larson
    Charles Larson 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    OK, we've seen the 59 and now the 57. It surprises me that both of these knives do not work well with ferro rods. Really Schrade?? Come on now!!
    Now, how about the 58. The 58 looks like an almost twin to this 57 but has a different grip and does indeed come with that ferro rod attachment according to the Schrade catalog. I'm looking for a Schrade in this general size….Thanks for the great review…Bryan. I like this knife a lot. Very similar to the 35 but no recurve. The 35 also failed with the ferro rod though. Maybe Schrade should start shipping a file with these knives? LOL >;)

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  42. Boreal Woodsrunner
    Boreal Woodsrunner 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    well it does work but i would like to keep the skin on the finger when making a fire lol great review as always

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  43. Mos Nicolae
    Mos Nicolae 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    08:37 you missed the beast by 20 cm ! you have to train a lot more :)

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  44. trevor williams
    trevor williams 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    Awesome review Brian! Any idea the weight of the knife and sheath combined? Looks perfect for me at work!

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  45. Tyler Ewing
    Tyler Ewing 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    8:35 dang it you missed him

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  46. Andrew “JustTheTekGuy” Sheehan
    Andrew “JustTheTekGuy” Sheehan 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    That would of sucked for that skunk if he was part of the calibration testing… lol

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  47. Gary Weaver
    Gary Weaver 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    I can put that in my opera purse : )

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  48. Jacob Heath
    Jacob Heath 13 June, 2016, 00:00

    so sick of seeing Schrade on here…

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