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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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French Trade Knife

#404439
This is reminiscent of trade knives of the 18th century. This is a beautiful example inspired by these blades with a modern touch. Stainless steel.
$69.95 $49.95

Damascus Bone Hunter

#404449
This hunter knife has a full profile tang Damascus steel blade. The dark wood and genuine bone scales have solid brass rivets and spacers.
$35.95

Damascus Turquoise Skinner

#404448
This attractive skinner knife has a full tang Damascus steel blade with darkened wood and turquoise scales and solid brass rivets and spacer.
$24.95

Railroad Spike Clip Point

#404453
Cast from twisted railroad spikes, this stainless steel knife features a rough forged finish and one piece construction. No loose parts, just a fully functional, interesting knife that gets attention.
$18.95

Railroad Spike Cleaver

#404456
Cast from actual twisted railroad spikes, this stainless steel cleaver features a rough forged finish and one piece construction. No loose parts here, just a fully functional, interesting knife that gets attention.
$26.95

Roper Stacked Leather Hunter

#404457
This beauty has a stacked leather handle with stainless steel accents and ebony stained wood. Perfect for field dressing or other cutting chores, it has a 8CR13MOV stainless steel blade.
$24.95

Copper Age Knife

#404438
This Copper Age Knife was inspired by a knife found with the "Iceman". Made with a few modern updates, it has a copper wire wrap and leather neck sheath.
$49.95

Nordic Mora Fixed Blade Knife

#404364
This knife features a tough X46Cr13 high-grade stainless steel blade and famous Scandinavian style bevel for a keen edge. Solid brass guard. The handle is bone and Sissoo. Overall 8 inches.
$69.95

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Railroad Spike Cleaver

Bought 6 of these cleavers; very pleased ! Five were for gifts to family members and a friend!
Reviewed by: Mark, February 03, 2020

Review of: Railroad Spike Clip Point

I was not expecting too much with this knife... Wow, I was wrong to think that.  The weight, the quality and the overall look of this piece is in a word, amazing!
Reviewed by: Daryl, December 09, 2019

Review of: Deer Leg Bone Obsidian Knife

I'm very pleased with this.  It is very authentic-looking, like a museum piece, and quite well-made.  Should I need to put it to use, I'm sure it wold be quite functional.  This is a blade an aboriginal Native American would likely have carried..
Reviewed by: William, October 23, 2019

Review of: Damascus Turquoise Skinner

I ordered 2, one as a gift and one for me.  I bought the damascus bone microskinner  6 months ago and was very pleased.  The turquoise looked similar so went for it.  Absolutely beautiful.  Great feel, was sharp but I easily made it sharper.  Great deal for a beautiful knife.  My new collection has begun
Reviewed by: Dominick, October 04, 2019

Review of: Damascus Bone Hunter

Beautiful quality knife, excellent craftsmanship,  very pleased with it, thank you!
Reviewed by: Joshua, September 28, 2019

Review of: Roper Stacked Leather Hunter

This was the second of two knives that I ordered and the quality was outstanding! I'd recommend looking here if you need a good quality fixed blade to do your outdoor activities.
Reviewed by: Thomas, September 19, 2019

Review of: French Trade Knife

This is a very good quality knife. It feels great in the hand, the blade has a  distinctly curved shape, it is sharp, and balanced well. The leather sheath is also a snug fit and looks authentic. Definitely fitting for the style of French trapper or trader in colonial North America.
Reviewed by: Robert, August 11, 2019

Review of: Railroad Spike Clip Point

The knife is very solid and well made from a railroad spike, the leather sheath is durable does not have a flimsy feel at all, the edge is nice and sharp out of the box, of course, I'll bring it to razor sharpness.
Reviewed by: Ronald, July 18, 2019

Review of: Railroad Spike Clip Point

This is a formidable knife with a lot of style. The twisted steel grip is comfortable. The head of the spike makes a nice pommel and could be used as a weapon itself. Solid construction throughout with nice aesthetic qualities. The sheath is well made leather and snug. I highly recommend this item for display or functional purposes. Thanks.
Reviewed by: Troy, July 12, 2019