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Steel Will Druid 240 Reviewed

Posted on Jul 17, 2016

This time around, I will be reviewing Steel Will’s Druid 240. While it was part of their 2015 lineup, this was the blade pattern that really caught my eye. Billed as a skinning knife, it has all of the characteristics of a rugged and versatile outdoor survival blade. So let’s take this thing for a spin…

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Schrade SCHF55 Frontier Fixed Blade Knife Reviewed

Posted on Apr 21, 2016

I’ve been a fan of Schrade and Brian Griffin-designed blades ever since the SCHF9 that I reviewed a couple years ago. Then again with the SCHF42 that I reviewed just last year. This time around, I’ll be putting Schrade’s latest Griffen-designed blade, the SCHF55 to the test…

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Steel Will Druid 265 Reviewed

Posted on Dec 19, 2015

In this article I will be reviewing Steel Will’s Druid 265. It is part of their 2015 lineup, and definitely one of the knives that I was most excited to review before the new 2016 blades were released into the wild. It is a rugged fixed-blade, compact, lightweight and extremely comfortable to wield. So let’s get to some of that bushcraft stuff…

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Schrade SCHF52 and SCHF52M Knives Reviewed

Posted on Dec 1, 2015

New for 2016, Schrade’s much anticipated SCHF52 and SCHF52M Frontier fixed-blade knives have been released just in time for Christmas. They are an updated take on last years SCHF37 and SCHF37M with a few improvements that I think we can all appreciate. Today, I’ll be putting both of these new blades through a series of functional challenges to test blade control and strength, so let’s get on with it and see how well they fare…

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Schrade SCHF51 and SCHF51M Knives Reviewed

Posted on Nov 8, 2015

New for 2016, Schrade has just released their much anticipated SCHF51 and SCHF51M Frontier fixed-blade knives with a design profile based on their highly regarded SCHF36 that won Blade Magazine’s People’s Choice of the Year in 2015. Today I’ll be putting both of these new blades through a series of basic bushcraft tests, so let’s get on with it and see how well they fare…

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Schrade SCAXE10 Hatchet Reviewed

Posted on Oct 10, 2015

I’ve been pretty happy with the quality and performance of Schrade’s SCAXE2 Survival Hatchet and SCAXE2L Survival Axe, each perfect for budget-strapped campers, preppers and survivalists who need a small hatchet or hand axe for processing wood. Then Schrade let me take their upcoming full-tang hatchet, the SCAXE10 for a spin…

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Schrade SCH406 and SCH406N Neck Knife Reviewed

Posted on Aug 7, 2015

In recent years there has been an explosion in the survival blade market, including EDC blades that are small, lightweight and are designed to be worn around the neck on a chain or section of paracord. Schrade has two new models for 2015; The SCH406 Ceramic Neck Knife and the SCH406N Stainless Steel Neck Knife. In this article, we’ll be comparing the features and functionality of the two. Read on and enjoy…

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Steel Will Argonaut 800 Reviewed

Posted on Jul 10, 2015

New to the knife scene in 2015, Steel Will has amassed an attractive collection of fixed and folding -blades and neck knives. One of their newest fixed-blade knives, the Argonaut 800 is due to be released as part of their Outdoor Series in a few short weeks. I recently had the opportunity to have an up-close look at the Argonaut 800 prior to its release and put it through its paces. Read on to learn more about Steel Will’s Argonaut 800…

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Old Timer Copperhead Series 2143OT Fixed Blade Gut...

Posted on Jun 10, 2015

I have been reviewing so many bushcraft, survival and tactical knives lately, I thought it would be nice change of pace to review a hunting knife. In particular, I opted for one that was geared toward field-dressing. That is when I ran across the Old Timer Copperhead Series 2143OT, a stainless steel fixed-blade knife with a gut hook. Read on for more about it…

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Schrade SCHF42 Frontier Fixed Blade Knife Reviewed

Posted on May 24, 2015

Schrade’s SCHF42 Frontier Fixed Blade Knife is one of the latest additions to their 2015 Frontier Series lineup. Designed by Brian Griffin, this full-tang 1095 high carbon steel blade with grivory handle slabs and a premium leather sheath is certainly on track to be one of their most popular models of the year. Read on to see how well is stands up to the challenge…

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Schrade SCHF30 Fixed Blade Knife Reviewed

Posted on Jan 24, 2015

Today I will be reviewing Schrade’s new SCHF30 Fixed Blade Knife which is part of their 2015 fixed blade collection. Read on to see how well it performed…

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Schrade SCHF35 Fixed Blade Knife Reviewed

Posted on Jan 13, 2015

In this article, I will be reviewing Schrade’s SCHF35 Fixed Blade Knife which is part of their new 2015 lineup. The SCHF35 is a compact, lightweight and very attractive little workhorse. And with all of the large fixed-blade survival knives and machetes that I’ve been looking at lately, it was nice to mess around with something a bit more compact for a change. Read on to see how well it performed…

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Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife Reviewed

Posted on Dec 21, 2014

Light My Fire has collaborated with Mora of Sweden to produce a top-notch knife based on the Mora Companion called the Swedish FireKnife. The Swedish FireKnife incorporates Light My Fire’s popular Swedish FireSteel, a magnesium fire-starter that was originally developed and used by the Swedish Army into the high-friction rubber handle. A perfect marriage for a quality survival knife. Read on for more information…

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Schrade SCHF26 Extreme Survival Knife Reviewed

Posted on Nov 27, 2014

In my relentless hunt to find the perfect survival knife that can handle everything from bushwhacking to fine bushcraft techniques, I decided to give Schrade’s SCHF26 Extreme Survival Knife a shot as a low-cost alternative. So far, I have been pretty impressed with both of Schrade’s SCHF9 and SCHF10 models. Their quality, durability and very small price tag make them attractive alternatives when you are on a tight budget. However, since the SCHF10 has been discontinued I thought I’d give its replacement a shot. Read on to see how Schrade’s SCHF26 stood up to the challenge.

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Schrade SCAXE2L Survival Axe Reviewed

Posted on Sep 16, 2014

The first axe that I’m going to be reviewing for LetsTalkSurvival is Schrade’s Survival Axe – SCAXE2L. At nearly 15.7 inches long, it would be considered a large hand axe, so it can be used with either one or two -hands. Read on to see how the SCAXE2L stood up to the challenge…

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Schrade SCHF10 Drop-Point Fixed Blade Knife Review...

Posted on Jul 10, 2014

In my relentless hunt to find the perfect survival knife that can handle everything from bushwhacking to fine bushcraft techniques, I decided to give Schrade’s Drop-Point Full Tang Fixed Blade Knife a shot as a low-cost alternative. I was pretty impressed with Schrade’s SCHF9 quality and durability for its small price tag so I thought I’d give its little brother a try. Read on to see how Schrade’s SCHF10 stood up to the challenge.

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