What is the Schempp Rock Knife from Spyderco?
Developed by famed cutler Ed Schempp, the Spyderco Schempp Rock is a specialized “camp” knife with superior ergonomics, excellent blade geometry, and a lightweight build that makes it really easy to use.
The Schempp Rock has a skeletonized flat grind that gradually widens from the spine to the cutting edge, allowing for excellent equilibrium between strength, mass, and a sharp edge, giving remarkable cutting performance for its size and weight.
One of the most remarkable elements of the Schempp Rock is its distinctive dropped-handle design. This design allows the user to maintain a solid, natural wrist position and lowers the blade and cutting edge in relation to the user’s forearm, providing improved control when cutting, lessening fatigue, and making chopping motions more effective. The handle is full-tang for added strength and has a textured, injection-molded grip for comfort.
Spyderco has a selection of fixed blades, but they only have one that can be classified as a chopper, and that is the Schempp Rock. It is a design that is unlike any other, being bold, practical, and unusual. It resembles a kukri and Busse, but is still one-of-a-kind. It combines the design elements of Ed Schempp’s interest in exotic blade shapes and user comfort with the idea of a large blade.
The Schempp Rock knife is the only fixed blade Spyderco collaboration with custom knifemaker Ed Schempp. It is inspired by the Nepalese kukri, which is a weapon used by the brave Gurkha soldiers. Although the cutting performance of The Rock is similar to that of the kukri, Schempp has made a few modifications to make it suitable for everyday use.
The Spyderco Schempp Rock is an extremely robust knife and is suitable for tasks like batoning. It is comparable to the Cold Steel SRK, the Ka-Bar Becker BK9, and the Schrade SCHF38 from Schrade Knives, all of which are hard-use and larger camping knives.
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