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.

  • ABKT Fleck Money Clip Pocket Knife

    American Buffalo Knife and Tool

    ABKT Fleck Money Clip Pocket Knife

    # 404800

    A minimalist frame-lock folder with class. Rich Coco Bola wood adorns the grip and the pivot is accented with a metallic copper color. The stainless steel blade and handle frame are bead blasted for a low sheen. The ABKT Fleck folder is only...
  • Rite Edge Damascus Tanto

    Rite Edge

    Damascus Tanto

    # 404755

    A cool, damascus Tanto that doubles as a short machete/wilderness knife. The blade has wedge shaped tip for thrusting power and a finger cut-out at the ricasso if want to use a choked-up grip. The handle scales are made of Micarta, which is impervious...
  • Damascus Seax

    Rite Edge

    Damascus Seax

    # 404754

    Here’s a unique version of the classic EDC/fighting Norse/Viking knife with a striking damascus blade (interesting fact: the Vikings actually did use damascus, or “pattern welded” steel for their swords, but the blades were highly...
  • Rite Edge Rough Forged Leaf Blade Dagger

    Rite Edge

    Rough Forged Leaf Blade Dagger

    # 404750

    The leaf shape is one of the oldest blade designs in existence, dating back thousands of years to the first spears and flint-knapped daggers. Combine it with a wasp waisted profile, a railroad spike pommel and a rough forged finish and you have this - a...
  • Railroad Spike Celtic Dagger

    Rite Edge

    Railroad Spike Celtic Dagger

    # 404749

    This knife is made from 1065 steel with a rough forged finish. One-piece construction, so no loose parts, just a fully functional, interesting knife that gets attention. Though this knife takes its inspiration from historical Celtic designs, the...
  • Modern Toothpick

    Rite Edge

    Modern Toothpick

    # 404747

    A beautiful update of the Arkansas Toothpick/bowie. The big, intimidating blade is present, but with a gracefully designed hilt that’s contoured for maximum comfort. Stainless steel blade is almost a foot long. Steel guard and pommel. Includes...
  • Flexcut 3" Draw Knife


    Flexcut 3" Draw Knife

    # 404806

    Developed for fan carving but works great for skinning bark and roughing-off corners. A must-have tool for any serious woodwork. Carbon Steel blade, tan leather sheath and wood handle. Draw blade. Made in the USA.  Overall: 12.13" (30.81cm)...
  • Citadel Vannak V EDC/Hunting Knife

    Citadel Knives and Swords

    Citadel Vannak V EDC / Hunting Knife

    # 404693

    A custom take on a historical blade design. This handmade, custom knife features a well known classic blade profile - the Wharnecliffe pattern - and modifies it to give the knife a little more heft at the tip. This is a handy fixed blade knife, small...

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