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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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M16 Military Dagger

Inspired by legendary designs of various modified combat and trench knives throughout history, this is a big knife with a simple, extremely effective spear-point blade. The synthetic handle provides superb all-weather performance and a highly durable grip.

KA-BAR Red Spacer Fighting Knife

KA-BAR made a few of their first fighting knives with red spacers, making those early examples highly collectible. The first production run was shipped by Camillus Cutlery on January 23, 1943 (interesting fact: the co-designer was Major America). KA-BAR's "State & Union" shop has created a small number of exact replicas, with leather washers that are shaped by hand and dyed to create an aged finish.

Ek50 Commando Short Clip Point Fighting Knife

Made in the USA, this knife is from the fabled John Ek Commando Knife Company (now a subsidiary of the equally fabled KA-BAR). The Viet-Nam era beveled grip design is constructed of indestructible Ultramid polymer, affixed with Ek's traditional trio of large screw rivets. The modified clip point, 1095 Cro-Van steel blade is parkerized and has an integral finger guard. It's also shorter than the original blade to be more versatile for practical use. Celcon sheath has a belt loop and is MOLLE compatible.

Nieto Medium Gran Cazador

Made in Spain, this military-style combat/field knife is big enough for most camping needs but more gracefully designed than most outdoor knives.

El Dorado Stag Hunter

If you're looking for a hunting/outdoor sheath knife that's made like the classics, here's your treasure. This traditional knife pattern would be right at home in the hands of hard-working tradesmen 100 years ago.

Barebones Hori-Hori Garden Knife

The Japanese Garden Knife, Hori Hori, roughly translates to “dig dig”. And this is a great heavy-duty, do-it-all garden knife. The broad blade has a plain edge on one side and a serrated on the other, giving you the power to cut tough stuff like rope and those hideously uncooperative bags of fertilizer, mulch, and potting soil.

Finnish Medium Saami Reindeer Antler Knife

This knife is made in Finland with a genuine reindeer antler handle! Symbols of the Saami (indigenous Scandinavian nomads who herded Reindeer) adorn the grip and sheath, alluding to the magic and mystery of the Nordic lands.

Finnish Small Saami Reindeer Antler Knife

This knife is made in Finland with a genuine reindeer antler handle! Symbols of the Saami (indigenous Scandinavian nomads who herded Reindeer) adorn the grip and sheath, alluding to the magic and mystery of the Nordic lands.

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Damascus Karambit

Good handle material to metal fit, beautiful Damascus pattern on the blade, sharp right out of the box. good quality leather in the sheath, a great knife at a great price.
Reviewed by: Steve, September 02, 2022

Review of: Midgard Knife

Cool knife with sturdy blade. Like the sheath and design in the handle.
Reviewed by: Robert, August 07, 2022

Review of: Damascus Cleaver

It is an awesome little chopper, prone to rust so you gotta keep it oiled, it's
My favorite now
Reviewed by: Robert, October 01, 2021

Review of: Damascus Karambit

I bought two of these for my wife; she absolutely loves them, and everyone who has seen them does as well. Very pretty, solid and well made.
Reviewed by: Thomas, September 26, 2021