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Fixed Blades

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

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 $69.95

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

US Made Stag Neck Knife

#404363
This neck knife has stainless steel blade and brass guard. Leather sheath with adjustable thong included. Assembled in the USA. Overall 7" to 8"
$39.95

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: United Cutlery Gil Hibben Sidewinder Fixed Blade Knife

This is a very well made, solid knife. Most of the weight is in the handle of this knife, unlike most other knives of this type that are neutrally balanced or blade heavy. I think that you'll like it!
Reviewed by: William, September 08, 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: 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: US Made Stag Neck Knife

I was a little skeptical at first about the blade of the knife being made from stainless steel, ( just felt it should have been made from traditional carbon steel like the original patch knives ) but after contacting Atlanta Cutlery and finding out the grade of the Steel ( X46Cr13 ) and just the fact the grip is a piece of long aged stag, it was just too good to pass up. It's a very handy blade that has a lot of character! Thank You
Reviewed by: Mike, February 12, 2019

Review of: Boker Arbolito Esculta Ebony Fixed Blade Knife

This knife caught my eye while browsing last month's catalogue. I thought about it, then pulled the trigger, intrigued by the product description and the N695 steel. I thought it would be an ideal utility knife for our rural homestead. It was every bit of what I expected, and quite a bit more. By that, I mean that it is a large, heavy hunting knife, tough enough to handle any task. Therefore, I will continue to use my old Gainey skinner around the house, and this beautiful knife will likely find its way under the Christmas tree for my elk hunting son. To sum up, it's not quite "Crocodile Dundee," but bigger and heavier than it looks in the listing.
Reviewed by: David, February 11, 2019

Review of: Hibben Legacy Ulu Knife

I'm very happy with this knife, it's well made and  very sharp, blade comes to two sharp points. The handle is very ergonomic and fits well in the hand and the finger hole is perfectly placed. Over all extremely Pleased, one of the best purchases I've made.
Reviewed by: Phillip, October 24, 2018

Review of: German WWII Navy Diver's Knife

I go along with Sam:  this thing is a moose.  Rock solid and ready for bear.  Yes, it's heavy but it can baton through sheet metal.  One of the finest knives I've ever encountered.  Sharp and easy to sharpen.  2 thumbs up!!
Reviewed by: Richard, August 16, 2018

Review of: German WWII Navy Diver's Knife

I happen to have a good friend whose Dad served during WW2.  The Dad was able to bring back one of these German Diver's Knife as a souvenir.  This reproduction is as close to the original as can be.  The only downside is that the thing weighs a ton (being all metal).  In the water the weight wouldn't matter.  On Land, it's a moose.
Reviewed by: Sam, January 24, 2018

Review of: Buffalo Rib Obsidian Blade Knife

Love it
Reviewed by: robert, March 17, 2016

Review of: Buffalo Rib Obsidian Blade Knife

Very nice!  Loved it
Reviewed by: Joshua, December 19, 2014