Schrade SCHF 42D review and other things in the queue

I’m back after a long break, caused by the fact I just moved on another continent, presenting some gear that has piled up on me over the time waiting to be tested and reviewed.

schf 42D

In fact, I’ve received and have been working on more than just the things I mention in the video. So we’ve got the SCHF 42D, SCHF 43 or the Jessica X, the Ka-Bar, two folders from Cold Steel – Finn Wolf and Mini AK-47d, a Black Leatherman Wave with extra bits and extension, Victorinox SwissChamp, Thrunite Ti4 and two waist bags from a Polish company Baribal –

Jesica X no sheath  KA_BAR better side

schf 42D in sheath  Zippo and Leatherman burning

IMG_3612  Finn Wolf best

But let’s do one thing at a time. Today we’ll have a look at the SCHF 42D.
Steel – 1095 high carbon
Scales – Brownish plastic
Full tang construction
Weight – 260 g (9.1 oz)
Blade length – 5″ (12.5 cm)
Blade thickness – 4.8 mm


Martindale Golok vs Cold Steel Latin Machete

Some time ago I had the pleasure to appear on a the Blue Mountain Bushcraft and Outdoors YouTube channel showing and talking about two inexpensive machetes, their history, origin and pointing the pros and cons of each design.

Cold Steel Latin Machete Martindale Golok

I talk a lot and show a lot so you better watch the video if you wan to know what’s good and bad about these two machetes.

Here are some specs
The Martindale Golok
Design Origin: South East Asia

01 Martindale Golock

Blade length: 13″ (33 cm)
Thickness: tapered blade – 4mm down to 2mm
Weight: 1.1 lb (500g)
Blade material: 1080 High Carbon Steel
Handle Material: Beech Wood


The Cold Steel Latin Machete
Design Origin: Latin America
Blade length: 18″ (46 cm)
Thickness: 2mm
Weight: 1.1 lb (500g)
Blade material: 1055 High Carbon Steel
Handle Material: Polypropylene