Now there's a good idea. Removing the thumb stud. If that can be done without damaging the blade it opens all kinds of possibilities.
Top knives in Idaho has some great fixed blade not sure if price range and OKC, I have several from both
I carry a Ka-Bar Mule Folder everyday, its a very sturdy knife, but a bit heavy.
I love the Buck 110 folder. i know you want one with a clip,but you must get one of these just cause:smile: The ole lady has accused me of wearing mine in the sack.
Honestly,its gotta be one of the best knife values on the market!
You can do no wronge with the kabar mile g10 version (i love the weight) and the buck 110 is AWESOME! lol
And the former would be illegal, unfortunately... German law makers: Sure, carry a 5inch fixed blade, but do not even THINK of carrying a 3inch folder that you can open ONE-HANDEDLY, lol
if you cannot have a folder that can be opened with one hand, you are pretty much limited to the traditional swiss army knife or "gentleman's folder"
I have a sneaking suspicion the "one handed opening" statute refers to butterfly knives, especially if you are allowed to carry a fixed blade up to 4.5" but not a folder...
There are quite a few options for fixed blades with less than 4.5" blade length. A few I would highly recommend:
Benchmade Nim Cub II (3.5" blade)
Esee Izula/IzulaII 3" blade
Cold Steel Mini Tac series
I will look into the fixed knives you posted, thank you!
I still have my survival knife issued to me in Vietnam 1967 has a belt carry sheath. Just had a friend sharpen it you could shave with it.
What is the standard size for a fixed you can carry? If you can carry a 5 inch that opens a lot of posibilities, I like to stay around what im allowed too on knives. I have a Buck 119 fixed blade I measured under 5.5 but I think the site says its over will have to remeasure with when I get home.
How about a Ka-bar TDI? Small fixed blade easy to conceal and draws fast. Not a pocket clip knife so may not meet your needs.
I did not catch what your main usage would be.
Not quite on topic, but WTH: I just received 2 machetes from Kennesaw. They weren't expensive, but I wanted carbon steel so I could re-work them. I'm doing a canoe trip this summer for a month and I figured with the smaller rivers I'm planning, I might need a whacker. I bought a Gerber machete with a saw tooth back, and a 18" kukri. Totally pleased. Quick shipping, reasonably priced, good products. My $.02