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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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Voyager Scramasax

#404539
This Voyager Scramasax has a sharp, hand-forged 1075 high carbon steel blade with a straight cutting edge for precise control. The carved bone handle features hand-cut cross-hatching with black stain. The dark brown leather sheath is embossed with interlaced ringlets and bands and brass hardware with an aged finish. The reinforcing bands near the throat have two rings for threading cord or leather to attach the sheath to a belt or sash.
$89.95

Wartech Tactical Hunting Knife

#404548
This tactical knife has a black coated stainless steel blade, OD green rubber grip, and a bayonet-style guard. Includes an ABS impact plastic sheath with a belt loop.
$14.95

Wartech Clip Point

#404536
Designed in the USA, this EDC knife is crafted from a single piece of 3CR13 stainless steel. The skeletonized grip is notched on both sides for a secure grip and has an extra-large pommel ring. Kydex sheath with steel belt/pocket/boot clip.
$14.95

Wartech Old Glory Clip Point

#404535
Designed in the USA, this EDC knife is crafted from a single piece of 3CR13 stainless steel. The skeletonized grip is notched on both sides for a secure grip and has an extra-large pommel ring. Kydex sheath with steel belt/pocket/boot clip.
$14.95

Shikoto Hammer-Forged Longquan Master Tanto

#404524
The katana themed tsuba and handle fittings on this Longquan Master Tanto are solid iron. The wooden handle has traditional cord wrapping over genuine, tea-dyed rayskin. A black lacquered and polished wooden scabbard with cord-wrapping houses the blade.
$206.95

Combat Commander Trench Knife

#404518
This knife is a modern version of the iconic trench knife. The high carbon steel blade has a hard, black coating and the traditional knuckle knife handle features a skull crusher pommel. The cast metal handle has no-slip, rubberized grip inserts. Includes a nylon sheath with fastening grommets.
$43.99

Hibben Tundra Hunter

#404515
This hunter knife has a full-tang 420HC stainless steel blade, and a stainless steel guard and pommel. The layered Micarta handle scales have a knothole pattern and are secured to the tang by heavy-duty screws. The handle features ridges just below the handguard to improve control when using the knife. Includes black leather belt sheath with a snap closure.
$63.95

Leaf Knife

#404530
This artistic hand-forged beauty from the smithy is one continuous piece of steel, twisted and hammered to form a rustic double leaf design.
$12.95

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