Looking for a durable fixed blade

Looking for a durable fixed blade

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    Looking for a durable fixed blade

    My two criteria:

    1. Durable and able to withstand banging and harsh use

    2. Carry size. Something I can legitimately carry, not some hug ebowie knife


    I am looking for a good fixed blade survival/carry knife


    Thanks!


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    What are the knife law constraints where you live? Might make it easier for folks to make recommendations...

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntthehunter View Post
    What are the knife law constraints where you live? Might make it easier for folks to make recommendations...
    No knife law constraints whatsoever. Although I do not want a overly large blade either.

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    Try Ka-bar. They've got some neet new stuff, maybe something up your alley.
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    KA-bar here's a link I have 2 one for my vest at work and one for everyday use. It's called a TDI law Enforcement works great many guys carry them in their vest and duty belts. https://www.kabar.com/product_search...&mode=category

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    Looking at the KABARS they look good. I wish a few of them were smaller blades.

    Anyone have any experience with the SOG Seal Pup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by azchevy View Post
    My two criteria:

    1. Durable and able to withstand banging and harsh use

    2. Carry size. Something I can legitimately carry, not some hug ebowie knife


    I am looking for a good fixed blade survival/carry knife


    Thanks!
    I have far more suggestions than you probably need/want, a knife is a personal thing and variables such as grip, size, price etc can only be dictated by you.

    However, I do recommend the following based on medium size and strength being your stated main considerations.

    CRKT M60 $60



    CRKT Dogfish $20



    Kershaw Echo $40



    SOG Mini-Pentagon $45



    SOG Field Pup $45



    There are more of course, this LINK is a good place to start looking, and obviously with prudent shopping you can beat the prices I listed.

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    Yeah I am researching heavily and I really like the seal pup and the kershaw. The kabars are sweet but they dont make the desert style in the blade size I want

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    Bark River Knife and Tool makes some really nice sturdy fixed blades, but they're more expensive than what you're looking at now. Worth every penny, but still more expensive.
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    Gerber Freeman Hunter. Picked one up at Sports Authority last weekend. Seems to be great but I will need to get a new sheath for it as the one that comes with it is very thick.

    http://www.gerbertools.com/Gerber-Fr...unter-8464.htm

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    You say you don't want it "too big", but what's too big? Also, what's your price point?

    I have a nice Benchmade Activator 210. It might be considered too small, though. It's a Snody designed S30V PE 2" blade with carbon fiber bolsters & a silver G-10 scales. It's very nice looking as well as useful. I traded the sharkskin sheath (Fake, I'm sure), for a kydex one & a couple neck cords.

    The CRKT Ultima's nice, too, but maybe too big? There're 2 of them (5" & 7" blade). The serrated models (The one I have) has their new zeff serrations.

    Personally, I like Ontario's small survival knife (The 5" blade).

    Bark River makes nice knives, but definitely up there in price. Tops are nice, too, & they're not as expensive as Bark River.
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    Cold Steel Tanto series are very tough.We drove one through the roof of a junk car several times and saw no damage to the knife.

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    Wink

    I just picked up an Ontario Rat 3. It's rough, quarter inch on the spine, had a very good sheath with two different clip attachments. It's only a 3.5" blade but it's a good size. It's handy around camp and conceals well. I wear it weak side between my belt and pants with my suit coat and it's perfect. The strong side is taken

    It cost me $74. It's D2 steel so it's a bit hard to sharpen but it keeps its edge a long time. All around a good medium/small camp knife that does double duty as a concealed carry knife. Only minor drawback would be that it is a bit on the heavy side.

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    www.goldsworthyknives.com

    For the price of some productions, you can get a nice custom.

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    I am looking for 5" blade max, I should have specified that. Price is not a big issue. Lots of good suggestions here. Thank you!

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