Some say the ultimate survival tool simply doesn’t exist, that you need a whole host of tools to tackle the various types of tasks you’ll encounter in the outdoors. Those people have never seen the Schrade SCHF43.

The SCHF43 (sometimes known as Jessica-X) comes from the mind of Chris Tanner of PreparedMind101 fame. This unique knife is an amalgamation of different styles, from the Bowie knife to the parang.

The massive knife boasts a 9-inch coated blade made from 1070 carbon steel with a saber grind.

But the real intrigue comes in the shapely TPE handle, which covers the full tang. The handle design allows you to hold the knife in different positions for different tasks, extending the functionality of the knife.


You can choke up on the choil for finer use, grab just below the guard for general purpose cutting, or rest your hand in the hook at the end of the handle for heavy chopping.

The knife comes with a polyester belt sheath with removable shoulder strap. From batoning and chopping to feathering and general use, the Schrade SCHF43 is the ultimate outdoor tool.

For more information on this Badass Knife of the Week, check out the product page for the Schrade SCHF43.