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A fixed blade knife, fixed knives, straight blade knife and straight knives, sometimes called sheath knives, do not fold or slide, and are usually stronger than folding knives due to the tang and lack of moving parts.

Knife blades can be made from a variety of materials. Carbon steel can be very sharp and hold its edge well, and remains easy to re-sharpen, but is vulnerable to rust and stains. Stainless steel may not able to take quite as sharp an edge as carbon steel, but is highly resistant to corrosion. High carbon, stainless steel is intended to incorporate the better attributes of both. Laminate blades use multiple metals to create layers, combining the attributes of both also. Pattern-welding layers different steel types to create patterns in the steel. Titanium has a better strength-to-weight ratio, is more wear resistant, and more flexible than steel, but less hard and unable to take as sharp an edge. Ceramic blades are hard, brittle, and lightweight: they can maintain a sharp edge for years with no maintenance, but are fragile. They are immune to common corrosion.

Handle material can also vary greatly and includes many types of wood, antler, bone, horn and synthetics like acrylic and G-10. Sheaths are usually Kydex or leather.

Fixed blades, fixed knives, straight blade knife, straight knives play a significant role in some cultures through ritual and superstition. Knife symbols can be found in various cultures and were included burial rites, so the dead would not be defenseless in the next world. A common belief is that if a knife is given as a gift, the relationship of the giver and recipient is severed. An item of value, as little as a penny, is exchanged for the gift, rendering "payment" thus completing the transaction and saving the relationship. 

There are many styles to choose from in this section and many uses including combat, camping, self defense, survival, hunting, diving, and bushcraft. It’s not unusual to have one around for EDC carry for utility purposes as well. Some of the most popular styles are the bowie, bayonet, machete, karambit, wakizashi and tanto.

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Boker Arbolito Esculta Ebony Fixed Blade Knife

#404365
This knife has a chromium stainless steel guard with a full tang, Austrian Böhler N695 stainless steel blade. Features grooved ebony scales with a unique black and brown marbled color effect. Assembled in Argentina. Overall: 11-1/2 inches.
$164.95

Damascus Skinner

#404366
This skinner features a blended carbon steel Damascus blade, hand finished wood scales with brass pins and a central brass, copper and nickel mosaic center pin. Leather belt sheath included. Overall: 8-1/4 inches
$49.95

English Hunting Dagger

#403668
This Dagger's single edge high carbon steel blade is tempered, hand forged and has full tang. Guard and pommel are solid metal with antique brass finish. Overall 14-1/2 inches.
$49.95 $85.00

Gerber Ghostrike Fixed Blade Knife

#404349
This self-defense knife has a 420HC steel blade, a compact skeletal frame and a rubber overmold. Features a customizable sheath system. Overall: 6.9 inches
$49.95

Gerber Strongarm Fixed Blade Knife

#404348
This fixed blade knife has a 420HC steel blade with CeraKote coating and a glass-filled nylon with rubber overmold handle. Features MOLLE- compatible multi-mount sheath system. Overall: 9.8 inches
$74.95

German WWII Navy Diver's Knife

#420010
This WWII German Navy Diver's knife from Windlass Steelcrafts is high carbon steel with a solid brass tube sheath with matching brass finish. Overall 12-1/2 inches.
$129.95 $149.95

Hibben Legacy Ulu Knife

#404432
This Hibben Legacy Ulu Knife has a sharp, wide blade, allowing cutting tasks both at home or on the hunt. Includes black leather sheath.
$39.95

United Cutlery Gil Hibben Sidewinder Fixed Blade Knife

#404371
This fixed-blade knife features a 7Cr17 stainless steel blade, a pakkawood handle, brass liner accents and decorative mosaic pins. A premium leather belt sheath included. Overall: 7-3/4 inches
$29.95

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: French Trade Knife

This is a very good quality knife. It feels great in the hand, the blade has a  distinctly curved shape, it is sharp, and balanced well. The leather sheath is also a snug fit and looks authentic. Definitely fitting for the style of French trapper or trader in colonial North America.
Reviewed by: Robert, August 11, 2019

Review of: Scottish Dirk

Excellent, a sharper edge could have been accomplished, but I certainly am not disappointed.  This was a smooth transaction.  Thanks,  I will return for more purchases.

J Wheeler
Reviewed by: John, August 08, 2019

Review of: Xtreme Spear Point Black Scales

This is an excellent knife, I have sold MTech Knives for years, they has always been my best seller. this MTech is a great camping knife, or all around knife tool. The blade is stone washed and comes very sharp, the handle scales are comfortable and gives a very good grip. Don't let this knife go without getting one. I highly recommend this knife.
Reviewed by: Daniel, August 05, 2019

Review of: Gerber Ghostrike Fixed Blade Knife

Was excited when I received my order. Awesome knife but after a month the coating on the knife tore and started peeling off. Making it very non useful. For the price i expected better from Gerber.
Reviewed by: Chris, August 01, 2019

Review of: Finn Bear Knife

great knife from Cold Steel.  Finn knife is a classic from Finland where lots of
WWII stories were told.  Good reproduction and well made as usual from Cold Steel.  Glad I bought one.
Reviewed by: Richard, July 31, 2019

Review of: US WWII Deep Sea Divers Knife

I purchased one of these knives for myself
Reviewed by: Stanley, July 20, 2019

Review of: German WWII Navy Diver's Knife

I purchased two (2) of these knives one for my friend and US Navy Diver Deiter Rosellen we were stationed on the USS JOHN Marshall SSBN-611 homeported out of Groton, CT and the other for myself!
Reviewed by: Stanley, July 20, 2019

Review of: Railroad Spike Clip Point

The knife is very solid and well made from a railroad spike, the leather sheath is durable does not have a flimsy feel at all, the edge is nice and sharp out of the box, of course, I'll bring it to razor sharpness.
Reviewed by: Ronald, July 18, 2019

Review of: Railroad Spike Clip Point

This is a formidable knife with a lot of style. The twisted steel grip is comfortable. The head of the spike makes a nice pommel and could be used as a weapon itself. Solid construction throughout with nice aesthetic qualities. The sheath is well made leather and snug. I highly recommend this item for display or functional purposes. Thanks.
Reviewed by: Troy, July 12, 2019

Review of: Downhome Hunter Knife

Another nice product through Atlanta. The hadle is comfortable. The blade is rugged and sharp.It's well balanced with the large part of the weight in the blade. It came just as advertised. I'm very satisfied.
Reviewed by: Troy, July 12, 2019