Schrade SCHA3 Tanto MAGIC Spring Assisted Knife (2.9" Bead Blast Plain)

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MSRP: $63.95
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  • Overall Length:7.375"
  • Blade Length:3.00"
  • Cutting Edge:2.875"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:4034
  • Blade Style:Tanto
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:White
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.375"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Gray, White
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:4.90 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Spring Assisted
  • Opener:Thumb Disk
  • Lock Type:Liner Lock
  • Brand:Schrade
  • Model:MAGIC
  • Model Number:SCHA3
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


The SCHA3 knife is a stylish folder with Schrade's MAGIC spring assisted opening technology. A push of the thumb tab or flipper will quickly deploy the blade. This knife has a black aluminum handle with gray rubber grip insert. Steel liner lock frame and tip-down carry pocket clip. The SCHA3 features a side safety, which keeps the blade locked closed when not in use. Bead blasted 4034 stainless steel tanto blade with a plain edge.


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Overall nice knife
chandler h.
Overall this knife is really great. The only thing I wish is that the blade was a little sharper but it's still decently sharp. Mine came with very slight damage to the handle but honestly it's extremely minimal so it doesn't bother me. I would absolutely recommend this knife, I mean for 18 bucks it's awesome.
Feels like an auto, plain and simple
Jarod J.
The torsion bar on this thing is placed in such a way that it only activates right as you're about to fully close the knife -- which means that, when opening it, there's almost no pressure needed for the spring to fire. I've compared the speed/snappiness to that of a Kershaw Launch 4 and Launch 7, and it's pretty on-par with them in both regards. Comparing it to other assisted-opening knives like the Kershaw Ember and Headgrille is like comparing a thoroughbred racehorse with a donkey.

Now, usually such a hair-trigger opening mechanism (especially on a flipper-actuated knife) would be a red flag for me. However, there are two mitigating design factors in place that prevent pocket-firings: 1) The safety lock on the handle, which works like a charm and isn't prone to being pushed around by things in your pocket; and 2) the relatively small size of the flipper, especially given the little lip in the handle that's situated immediately above it so as to deflect things like pens or keys before they hit the flipper.

I had to get a new knife to carry on my college campus, since autos can't be carried on the campuses of institutions of higher education here in Texas. Now, instead of worrying about getting my beloved little toothpick Launch 4 confiscated, I feel pretty damn good carrying this (albeit significantly larger) knife that opens pretty much just fast and just as easily. Not to mention that the aesthetics on this thing are like something out of a Deus Ex game, and it's got just the right amount of heft to it.

Now, it's not the PERFECT knife, but I feel totally fine giving it a perfect score because it does its job well, it gives me a chance to revel in a little bit of legislative irony, and the few problems I have encountered are minor and transient. For example, the thumb stud can be a little bit weird to actuate at times, depending on your grip at a given moment. Additionally, at first there was an unusually large amount of detent I had to fight to close the knife; this went away after about a day's worth of opening and closing it. However, the biggest problem is that the pocket clip is a little too grabby -- it's hard to get it to slide on to a pocket in the first place, and once it's there it really doesn't like to move unless you go at it in the exact right way. But, even if it does go flying out of your hand because you pulled too much on it to get it out, it's still not gonna open because that safety lock is MMMMM top notch!