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.
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.
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.
This cleaver has a finger-grooved handle that fits comfortably in your palm to the finger ring guard integrated into the blade design. It has a full-tang 5Cr15MoV stainless steel blade with a mirror-polished finish and beveled edges. Includes a black leather belt sheath with the Hibben Knives logo.
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.
Top Customer Reviews
Review of: Damascus Cleaver
It is an awesome little chopper, prone to rust so you gotta keep it oiled, it's
My favorite now
Reviewed by: Robert, October 01, 2021
Review of: Damascus Karambit
I bought two of these for my wife; she absolutely loves them, and everyone who has seen them does as well. Very pretty, solid and well made.
Reviewed by: Thomas, September 26, 2021
Review of: Damascus Fighter
Nothings unusable about it. Looka cool too!
Reviewed by: David, May 09, 2021
Review of: Damascus Fighter
it has everything...
Reviewed by: Mikhail, August 03, 2020