Review: Schrade SCH101L Folding Liner Lock Knife

 

The Schrade SCH101L – an EDC Knife

Leave home without a knife and inevitably you’ll end up needing one. Incorporating a knife into your EDC can prove to be beneficial and even cause you to reach the status of “HERO” when a friend needs one and you’re there for the rescue! Knives are an integral part of any prepper’s stockpile. Over the last several months I have carried several knives including the Schrade Stainless Liner Lock Folding Pocket Knife.

Specifications:

  • Blade Length: 3.2″ (8.1 cm)
  • Blade Steel: 9Cr14MoV High Carbon Stainless Steel
  • Overall Length: 7.6″ (19.3 cm)
  • Handle Material: G10
  • Weight: 4.6 oz.

The Schrade SCH101L – the Review

This Schrade folder is what I would call a medium-sized. Perfect for pocket carry and when using the included clip is easily deployed. There are thumb studs on both sides of the blade for easy opening with either hand.  The blade opens very smoothly. The blade to frame fit is very tight with no wiggle or play.

I really like the drop point tip of the Schrade which is a very strong design. I have had some other knives that are a bit too “pointy” and damage to the fine tip comes too easily. The blade contains no serrations and the 3″ blade does well with small to medium chores such as carving, slicing, feathering, general cutting – but leave batoning to the big boys. The blades stainless steel material will resist rusting and is a decent hardness for keeping an edge.

The Schrade’s handles are made from G10 material. If you are not familiar with G10 it is a fiberglass composite that is very lightweight and strong. G10 is known for being extremely rugged. There is nice checkering molded into the handles to better the grip. I would have liked a more aggressive checkering but it is pretty good.

If desired a lanyard can be secured via a hole at the bottom of the knife. That’s not my cup of tea but options are good.

Once open the blade is locked into place via a liner lock. Liner locks are very common and generally work very well. I’ve had no issues with the Schrade.

The Schrade SCH101L – Final Thoughts

I love this knife. For around $10 you just can’t go wrong. A friend of mine stopped by and I had it on the kitchen table. He picked it up and was checking it out and then pulled out his Benchmade. Talk about two opposite ends of the price spectrum – but he really liked the Schrade!

If you are looking for a very good and inexpensive EDC pocket knife – the Schrade SCH101L is it.

Rourke

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