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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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KA-BAR USMC Classic Stacked Leather Grip

#404171
This KA-BAR knife has been issued to the USMC since WWII. Made in USA, this knife features a USMC stamp on the tang and stacked leather grip. Includes leather sheath.

$109.95

Elk Ridge Mini Skinner

#404153
This mini skinner knife has a full profile tang blade and burl wood scales on handle. Leather belt sheath included. Overall 5-1/8 inches.
$24.95

Practical Tanto Fixed Blade Knife

#404126
The MTech Practical Tanto functions as a great urban survival blade. The grip is weather-resistant and the full profile tang offers strength to its functionality.
$22.95

Tactical Tanto Fixed Blade Knife

#404074
The Mtech Xteme Tactical Tanto knife has a razor sharp, full tang 440C stainless steel blade, solid stainless steel parts and a textured rubber mold over grip.
$41.95

Skinner File Knife

#404046
These skinner knives are made from high carbon files and have full profile tangs with multi color Dymondwood scales. Includes a leather, frontier style belt sheath.
$15.95

Large Utility File Knife

#404045
This knife is made from a high carbon file and has a full profile tang. Dymondwood scales, includes leather belt sheath. Overall 10-1/8 inches
$21.95

Elk Ridge Easy Carry Hunter

#403892
This full profile tang Hunter from Elk Ridge has polished 440 stainless steel and wood scales, perfect for skinning small to medium sized game.
$24.95

Medium Patch Knife

#403769
This is beautiful little patch knife (or skinner) has a full profile tang, stainless steel blade and polished hardwood scales with brass pins. Leather belt sheath included.
$9.95

Top Customer Reviews

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