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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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Gentleman’s Choice Large Hunter Knife

#404081
This large knife features a 440 stainless steel blade with aluminum parts and has wood & marbled acrylic grip with spacers. Includes nylon belt sheath. Overall 12 inches.
$14.95

Tactical Tanto

#404074
The Mtech Xteme Tactical Tanto knife has a razor sharp, full tang 440C stainless steel blade, solid stainless steel parts and a textured rubber mold over grip.
$24.95

Skinner File Knife

#404046
These skinner knives are made from high carbon files and have full profile tangs with multi color Dymondwood scales. Includes a leather, frontier style belt sheath.
$15.95

Large Utility File Knife

#404045
This knife is made from high carbon files and has full profile tangs with Dymondwood scales. Comes with a leather belt sheath. Overall 10-1/8 inches
$19.95

Wild West Damascus Dagger

#404018
The knife is hand-forged blade from genuine Damascus steel and has hand polished wooden grip w/brass and steel spacers. Overall 15-1/4 inches.
$119.95

Xtreme Spear Point Black Scales

#404057
The knife is made of 440C stainless steel and has a stone wash finish. It features G-10 Black scales on the grip and a glass breaker pommel. Overall 9 inches.
$19.95

Scottish Dirk

#404010
This modern Dirk has a black Rosewood handle capped with contrasting blued-steel guard, bolster & disc-shaped pommel. Leather scabbard included. Overall 18-3/8 inches.

$89.95

Sailor’s Companion Damascus Knife

#403958
This Sailor’s Companion knife has real Damascus steel and spacers mated to brass spacers and further accented by hand polished rosewood and olivewood sections.
$39.95

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Railroad Spike Clip Point

I've always loved railroad spike knives, and this knife is exemplary of the type. It's a solid piece, as is the sheath. Only problem is the sheath isn't quite a good fit, but I figure a little oil and wear will take care of that. But all in all, very satisfactory.
Reviewed by: Stephen, June 29, 2020

Review of: Damascus Bone Hunter

A nice size and very sharp. Keep it lightly oiled.
Reviewed by: Mark, May 15, 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: 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: 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