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    Good Fixed blade needed

    Well, I am currently in the market for a good, big (like 7 inch blade) fixed blade fighting/utility knife. I know there is always the option of the Kabar, which is a fine knife and has served Marines and other service members well for decades, but I want to know what other options are out there.

    I'd prefer just single edged, and it has to be something that will serve as both a utility knife in the field, and a fighting knife. (The bayonet is fine I guess, I'd just like to have another big knife.)

    So lets hear the options, and just for the sake of discussion, I'll put a price limit of $250 on this.

    So, lets hear some options. Thanks for the input.
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    I have been looking around as well and have decided that my next big fixed blade will be a Chris Reeves, probably one of these http://www.chrisreeve.com/greenberet.htm
    And they are right in your price range.
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    Ontario OKC3S Marine Bayonet is a heck of a utility/fighting knife/bayonet.

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    Cold Steel has several that fit the bill.

    But heres one that fits it exactly...

    http://www.coldsteel.com/39lrs.html

    another...

    http://www.coldsteel.com/39luwc.html

    and yet another...

    http://www.coldsteel.com/39ldac.html
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    I own the ODA and love it...it is a great knife and very Randall Model 1-7 reminiscent. Came with a great sheath, too

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    I've been using a Gryphon Combat Utility and it handles woodcraft chores pretty well. It a decently high quality knife. (Seki~Japan) AUS-8 Stainless MOHS Hardness tested blade.
    Nothing to ever break as far as the handle is concerned and it takes and holds a good edge & it's not too heavy.

    The factory sheath is serviceable but, not great in my opinion.
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    All this talk of fixed blade fighting knives starts to give me a case of the wants. I have no use for one, but they would just be way to cool to own.

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    All this talk of fixed blade fighting knives starts to give me a case of the wants. I have no use for one, but they would just be way to cool to own.
    Au contraire...everyone should have at least one good fixed blade knife.

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    Yeah, I do have an actual need for one due to work requirements, but just having one around is always good.

    So many choices, so much research to do, keep the ideas coming.
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    I'd stick with the tried and true...
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    I'd stick with the tried and true...

    If I had too...I'd stick with whatever I had in my hand....but prefably I'd rather shoot than "stick."...

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyePFC View Post
    Well, I am currently in the market for a good, big (like 7 inch blade) fixed blade fighting/utility knife. I know there is always the option of the Kabar, which is a fine knife and has served Marines and other service members well for decades, but I want to know what other options are out there.

    I'd prefer just single edged, and it has to be something that will serve as both a utility knife in the field, and a fighting knife. (The bayonet is fine I guess, I'd just like to have another big knife.)

    So lets hear the options, and just for the sake of discussion, I'll put a price limit of $250 on this.

    So, lets hear some options. Thanks for the input.
    For what you are asking, I'd take a long look at the good-ol' heavy-bladed American Bowie. That's exactly what it was originally designed for - fieldcraft, fighting, cleaning game, chopping kindling and tent pegs....
    Cold Steel has one I like the looks of.
    Also, look at some of the "custom" suppliers - "Texas Knifemaker's Supply," I believe, is one. Basic components to build your own, for reasonable prices. Although you can buy steel "slabs" from them, they also sell finished and tempered blades that only need the handles/guards/rivets installed. A do-it-yourself kit, top quality gear for much less than a knife shop.

    If you want a custom, here's a possibility:
    wally pollock (Probably over your $$ target, though.)
    wally@pollocknives.com
    He makes hand-forged knives - I've worked with him a couple of times. He has some in stock usually, but I think his best (favorite) work is by request.

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    I absolutely loved my Ek knife until it got lost when I moved. Occasionally you can find them on ebay for around a bill. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend one as a fighting/utility knife.
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    Check through some of the older threads in this section. There's a variety of stuff folks recommend for various reasons. I logged my trial of my new (at the time) Gerber LMFII ASEK here:
    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...ad.php?t=31202

    It's very molle compatible among other things.
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