4 Best Fixed Blade Knives

4 Best Fixed Blade Knives

21st Feb 2017

If you’re a regular outdoorsy type who loves trekking, chances are you’d be happy to be introduced to a fixed blade knife. Fixed blades or straight knives are extremely strong and secure tools. This makes them perfect for hunting, fishing and camping. A moderate adrenal junkie’s best companion. Contrary to what many people think, a good survival knife acts more like a tool than a weapon and offers many uses. Especially, if you get lost in the woods after being separated from your team and it has started getting dark. In survival situations, a good  fixed-blade knife is the most important tool in your kit. It can help build shelters, cut rope, split wood and skin game. You’re not really thinking of using your hands, are you? 

When it comes to choosing a great fixed blade we certainly have some suggestions. For those looking for a good, all-around knife for everyday use with enough style and oomph, the  Damascus cowboy knife is one great choice. The knife is made with a 1075 high carbon steel blade and a chocolate brown leather belt sheath is laser-etched with Viking artwork that holds the knife firmly in place while riding or running and yet allows a fast draw.

The  Frontier Stag Hunting Knife with decorative file work along the spine and brass finger guard belongs to the league of some of the most handsome and functional knives around. A stunner in any collection. 

For those who just want a knife that can take any rough use and banging around – chopping, throwing, prying – the  Down home Hunter is the best fit. Easy on money, the knife is grounded from a high carbon file and lends itself to easy resharpening. Its leather frontier-style, fold-over scabbard that swallows most of the knife, makes it very difficult to lose.

By contrast, the Cold Steel  Canadian Belt Knife is an elitist, award-winning, international favourite. Made out of German 4116 Stainless Steel and hollow ground to a razor’s edge, it glides through just about any material because of its elliptical profile. It cuts an elegant shape and is light, slim and compact enough to be carried on your belt or be slung around your neck from a cord.