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.
Made in Spain, this military-style combat/field knife is big enough for most camping needs but more gracefully designed than most outdoor knives.
EDC like a Viking with this hardworking, dragon-infused sheath knife. A wide stalk tang ensures this 1075 high carbon steel blade will be strong enough to handle most everything you can throw at it. Skinning, cutting rope, and everyday tasks, this basic knife is versatile and tough.
The twisting blade on this dagger has a two-tone satin and black oxide-coated finish and it narrows to a penetrating point. The edges are positioned perfectly for maximum damage. The overall weight of the dagger is reduced by the partial skeletal design of the blade.
This rugged Bushcraft Ulu from Bushmaster can handle cutting up a rack of ribs or wild game, making it a great addition to both kitchen and campsite. The hardwood handle scales are comfortably curved to fit the hand and secured to the full profile tang, 1095 high carbon steel blade with brass pins.
You can guarantee that the Hibben Legacy Skinning Knife is going to outperform any other skinner on the market! The compact fixed blade knife has a mirror-polished, 3 1/2” 5Cr15 stainless steel blade with a finger ring and thumb-jimping, which give you supreme control, even in wet conditions.
This massive Seax is 21-1/2" long and has a high carbon steel blade engraved with a beautifully rendered Norwegian interlace. The cylindrical, solid brass guard has a Nordic motif and the handle is Sambar Stag crown. The leather sheath has brass trim adorned with filigree and 2 brass lashing rings. This knife is expertly assembled in the US in our own shop.
It's not often that a Damascus full tang blade is part of a knife with a handle that's as audacious as its own swirling, alternating layers of steel! This cleaver has a grip that's every bit as entertaining to admire as the fabled, folded steel of legend.
This karambit knife has a full tang Damascus Steel blade with decorative ridges on the spine and a smooth thumb rest at the bolster. The steel bolster and finger ring have a brushed finish and are customized with jimping inside next to the tang. The horn scales are bordered by red and brass spacers. Finger ring enhances traditional grip (blade down) and hammer grip (blade up). The leather belt sheath is embossed with a lace border design.
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