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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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Western Boot Knife

#401728
This easy to carry knife has a nickel silver guard, polished hardwood grip and high carbon steel blade that comes sharpened from the factory. Overall 9-3/4 inches.

$54.95

Buffalo Rib Obsidian Blade Knife

#400302
This Buffalo Rib Bone Obsidian is handmade by master artist Dale Duby using the methods of old; grinding, abrading, percussion and pressure flaking. Each knife is one of a kind and the blades are attached using sinew. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist. Size is approximately 7-1/2" overall. Includes hand carved stand.

$59.95

Frontier Utility Knife

#401782
The Handmade Frontier Utility Knife features a Mediterranean notch to aid while tying fishing line and actually can be used to strip sinew.
$69.95

Deer Antler Obsidian Blade Knife

#400414
These Obsidian Blade knives are handmade by Dale Duby using traditional methods. Includes hand-carved stand. Overall 7-1/2 inches.

$59.95

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Damascus Fighter

Nothings unusable about it. Looka cool too!
Reviewed by: David, May 09, 2021

Review of: Original Bench Mark Rolox II Knife

Truly unique piece! Love the action and locking mechanism. Wish it was a little less rigid on the handle but it’ll do for a edc for sure. Very happy with Atlanta Cutlery
Reviewed by: Joseph, April 08, 2021

Review of: Damascus Fighter

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