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.

  • Joker Nomad Walnut Handle Hunting Knife with Firesteel

    Joker Sporting Knives Factory

    Joker Nomad Walnut Handle Hunting Knife with Firesteel

    # 404790

    Joker Knives of Spain is known for excellent materials, superior workmanship and durable reliability. This is a big knife with a drop point Böhler N695 stainless steel blade.  One of Europe’s biggest brands, Joker Knives of Spain is known for...
  • Raptor Tanto

    CAS Hanwei

    Raptor Tanto

    # 403226

    This Raptor Tanto is part of a collection designed to the specifications of cutting master James Williams. Forged of 5160 high-carbon steel and specially heat treated.  The Raptor series of katana by Paul Chen/ Hanwei has been fashioned after the...
  • Boker Arbolito Esculta Ebony  Knife

    Boker USA Inc

    Boker Arbolito Esculta Ebony Knife

    # 404365

    This knife has a chromium stainless steel guard with a full tang, Austrian Böhler N695 stainless steel blade. Features grooved ebony scales with a unique black and brown marbled color effect. Assembled in Argentina. Overall: 11-1/2 inches.  Ideally...
  • Battlecry Maldon Viking Seax

    Battlecry by Windlass

    Battlecry Maldon Viking Seax

    # 404119

    This medieval Maldon Seax knife made from 1065 high carbon steel with a darkened, battle-hardened finish, extra wide tang and tempering to a low 50s RC. Includes a matching scabbard with belt stop. Overall 21-1/2 inches.  The variety of different...
  • Shikoto Hammer-Forged Longquan Master Tanto

    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...
  • Royal Stag Seax

    Windlass Steelcrafts

    Royal Stag Seax

    # 404552

    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...
  • Warrior O Tanto

    Cold Steel

    Warrior O Tanto

    # 900268

    The knife is made from 1055 steel and features a samé covered, cord wrapped handle. Overall 19-1/4 inches.  The Warrior Series of Japanese styled swords & knives from Cold Steel offers an affordable blade by omitting the expensive mirror polish...

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