Think you can’t improve on something that’s already great? Our latest Badass Knife of the Week proves otherwise.

The Schrade SCHF52 Frontier is an updated version of the SCHF37, which was widely hailed as a great all-around survival knife.

The SCHF52 retains the same 7.04-inch 1095 carbon steel blade, but it features an upgraded blade coating. The thick powder coating of the previous iteration created drag while batoning, but the SCHF52 uses a Teflon-like coating that not only holds up better to rigorous use but also adds an extra layer of rust-resistance to the steel.

Made of durable black TPE, the handle was extended and jimping on the lower part of the grip was removed. This ensures there are no hot spots in your grip, making it comfortable to wield for hours on end.

A pronounced curvature toward the rear of the grip also keeps the knife from slipping out of your hand. Less aggressive jimping on the handle near the spine of the blade gives even greater control when dealing with finer tasks.

badass-schrade-schf52-sideThe popularity of this badass knife cannot be overstated. This fixed blade even took home the fan-voted “People’s Choice Knife of the Year” award at the 2016 BLADE Show.

The Schrade SCHF52 comes with a black polyester belt sheath as well as a ferro rod, striker, and sharpening stone.

This is the perfect example of how something great can get even better.

For more information on this Badass Knife of the Week, check out the product page for the Schrade SCHF52 Frontier.