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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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US Model 1917 Bolo Knife with Scabbard

#403245
Reproduction WWI & WWII US Model 1917 Bolo Knife with Scabbard is made with a sharpened high carbon steel blade with a full tang. Features dark wood grips. Includes a No 1 style scabbard.
$129.95

Warrior O Tanto

#900268
The knife is made from 1055 steel and features a samé covered, cord wrapped handle. Overall 19-1/4 inches.
$234.95

FGX Cat Tanto

#403326
Made from Grivory, FGX Cat Tanto is the latest in Fiber glass reinforced plastic. The handle is unique, made from deeply checkered Kraton that has been molded directly to the blade tang. Overall 11-1/2 inches.
$9.95

Pendleton Lite Hunter

#403322
Cold Steel's Pendleton Lite Hunter knife has a 4116 Krupp stainless steel, drop point blade and a tough, polypropylene handle. Comes with a pouch-style sheath. Overall 8-1/2 inches.
$16.95

Finn Bear Knife

#403320
Cold Steel's Finn Bear has a 4116 Krupp Stainless blade that is hollow ground and a tough Polypropylene handle. Comes with a deep pouch style Cordura sheath and belt loop. Overall 8-1/2 inches.
$14.95

Cold Steel FGX Karambit

#401710
This Black Karambit is made from Grivory, a fiberglass reinforced plastic, with deeply checkered Kraton handle. Overall: 8-1/2 inches.
$9.95

Downhome Hunter Knife

#403272
This Hunter Knife with full profile tang has Dymondwood composite scales. Comes with leather, frontier style, fold-over scabbard.

$19.95

Tree Brand Classic

#403255
The traditional German hunting knife sports a full profile tang and is made from T6MOV stainless steel. It also has stainless steel bolsters and real stag scales pinned with brass. Overall 7-7/8 inches.
$134.95

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