What would you like in a fixed blade?

What would you like in a fixed blade?

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    What would you like in a fixed blade?

    A friend of mine has started making knives as a hobby. He asked me today what type of options would be nice to have? I told him i like the bottle opener on the back of my ESSE. So what would all of ya'll like to see? Thanks for the input.


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    I want the Glock 19 of knives. Compact, easy to carry, light weight, ugly as hell, and dependable.


    Let me know when he has one ready!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MH53J View Post
    A friend of mine has started making knives as a hobby. He asked me today what type of options would be nice to have? I told him i like the bottle opener on the back of my ESSE. So what would all of ya'll like to see? Thanks for the input.
    What Esee Has a bottle opener on it?

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    I think it is called the HEST. I cold be wrong I bought it back in 2010.

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    Depends on a lot of variables.

    For a EDC concealed carry fixed blade, I want a 2-3" drop point or Bowie clip point hollow grind and a choiled grip with aggressive thumb jimping and "grippy" textured scales or handle. Basically anything similar in size and profile to an ESEE IZULA II.

    I like a deep belly recurve blade, flat, chisel or convex ground with a thick spine at least 6" in length with a longer handle for a utility/camp/survival type knife.

    In a "Fighter" I want a 6-7" spear point, convex grind with dual guards an aggressively textured handle and exposed "skull Crusher".

    The real key is steel choice and heat/cryo treatment process.
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    My fixed-blade EDC must have a curved, inside-sharpened blade with a ring on the butt. I like (and am trained/experienced in) the Karambit! image.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatrix View Post
    I want the Glock 19 of knives. Compact, easy to carry, light weight, ugly as hell, and dependable.


    Let me know when he has one ready!
    It's already out. S1L
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    Quote Originally Posted by chp1911 View Post
    What Esee Has a bottle opener on it?
    Most times that feature is marketed as a wire breaker, but bottle opener works too (not that you need one if you have any piece of steel in your hand that has a right angle).
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    I normally edc a folder but something that conceals easily and is easy to sharpen would be great. I prefer carbon steel blade myself. An easy to grip scale material would be a bonus as well.

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    A K-bar, balanced for throwing.
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    I am NOT GONNA' throw (away) what is likely my last-ditch defensive tool. I might throw my wallet for distraction, but MY knife is staying in MY hand! Post #7 reflects my strategy.
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    - Higher quality steel
    - Easy to sharpen (i.e. no funky blade shapes that make it difficult to put a stone to it)
    - Sufficient blade dimensions (thickness and depth) - a fixed blade isn't meant (IMO) for delicate work
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    Good steel, good heat treat, palm swell on the handle, good kydex sheath, excellent balance, drop point or spear point, full tang.
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