Spyderco Schempp Rock VG-10 Fixed Blade Knife (6.75" Satin Plain) FB20FPBK

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  • Overall Length:12.25"
  • Blade Length:6.75"
  • Cutting Edge:6.00"
  • Blade Thickness:0.13"
  • Blade Material:VG-10
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Material:FRN
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:9.10 oz.
  • Sheath:Polymer
  • Knife Type:Fixed Blade
  • Brand:Spyderco
  • Model:Rock
  • Model Number:FB20FPBK
  • Designer:Ed Schempp
  • Country of Origin:Japan
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike
  • Handle Length:5.50"
  • Product Type:Knife


Designed by renowned custom knifemaker Ed Schempp, the Schempp Rock is a purpose-designed “camp” knife that combines highly evolved ergonomics, exceptional edge geometry, and light weight to yield an incredibly easy to use tool.

Like Ed Schempp’s original handmade prototype, the Schempp Rock features a skeletonized flat grind that tapers uniformly from the spine to the cutting edge. This creates a superior balance of strength, mass, and an acute edge geometry that gives the Schempp Rock extreme cutting performance for its size and weight.

One of the most distinctive characteristics of the Schempp Rock is its unique dropped-handle design. The angle between the handle and the blade allows the user’s hand to maintain a strong, natural wrist angle and lowers the blade and cutting edge in relationship to the line of the forearm. This provides enhanced control during cutting, reduces fatigue, and transfers energy more efficiently during chopping motions. The handle features full-tang construction for strength and textured, injection-molded, fiberglass-reinforced-nylon handle scales for a secure, comfortable grip.

The Schempp Rock is, to a degree, an evolution of an earlier Spyderco model called the Rock Salt. Owners of the original Rock Salt loved them and many of these knives still serve as trusted tools around the globe. However, the additional cost of manufacturing them from H-1 steel put them out of the price range of some potential users. Spyderco therefore decided to produce the design with VG-10 stainless steel, a material that offers exceptional cutting performance, toughness, and corrosion resistance at a more affordable price.


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Great Design
Austin F.
I love the design of this knife, although it takes a little practice to learn how to effectively sharpen the recurved edge. The fit and finish of the knife are excellent. The ergonomics are outstanding, the traction package is great, the angles are right, the jimping is great and so are the finger contours on the handle. The forward choil adds control for close work. It lacks the weight to be a great chopper, which I believe is outside of the design scope. The sheath is good and fully functional and the blade snaps in. For VG-10 steel this knife is expensive, I would rather pay a little more to have a steel with better edge retention like: s30v, v35vn or xhp.
Perfect design
Thomas D.
I love the shape of the blade and ergonomics of the handle. I adjusted the clip on the back so it's at an angle and easy to grab. I loved this knife so much I bought the saltwater version.