Help me pick a fixed blade

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    Help me pick a fixed blade

    Im having trouble deciding on a fixed blade knife
    I want it to be relatively cheap (under 150 or so)
    I think Ive narrowed it down to

    Black Ka-Bar Tanto

    Black Ka-Bar

    SOG SEAL Team

    What are some of the pros and cons of a tanto blade?
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    I have two ka-bar knives one is the black fixed blade. And the other is a full size Tanto . merlin45kout

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    The Black Ka Bar...

    I have only one Ka Bar...tough knives.
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    I have a SOG Tech Bowie and it's a super nice hard working knife so I'm best guessing that the SOG that you selected as a possible option is also.

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    I Like Ka-bar but have never owned or even handled a SOG
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    tanto's edge is supposed to be harder, tougher to break the point edge. Superior in everyway. That black Ka-bar tanto looks really good.
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    Go Sog!

    You can't go wrong with the SOG. I don't know about the Seal as a carry knife, that thing is huge! The Pup Elite is pretty sweet. ( I have both)

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    They are all good but I would go with the normal Kabar, I don't like the tanto point. I havew multiple Kabar type knives and alsao a Sog Seal.

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    What are you going to do with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squidrow View Post
    What are you going to do with it?
    You beat me to it.

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    Utility or SD?

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    Mercop----Off topic, but I visited your site. It's great, very impressive and full of great info. Thanks for making it available, I may look into an Al-Mar (sp) knife. Good videos as well. Obviously you are very experienced. Any seminars in the Northeast coming up?

    Thanks, Squid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squidrow View Post
    Mercop----Off topic, but I visited your site. It's great, very impressive and full of great info. Thanks for making it available, I may look into an Al-Mar (sp) knife. Good videos as well. Obviously you are very experienced. Any seminars in the Northeast coming up?

    Thanks, Squid
    Thanks for you kind words. It has taken years to get it to that point. Last year I retired from LE and now as a full time trainer I have more time to put into it.

    Out of respect for the paying advertisers here I think it is in bad taste for me to post any courses. As things progress I do hope to fit this site into my advertising budget..but first I have to have one.

    Just keep checking the site since classes are posted as they are booked.

    I have carried knives, designed knives and taught edged weapons for some time. I have a decent collection of knives even though I don't consider myself a knife collector.

    I have two categories of knives, utility for cutting things and defensive knives for cutting people. I have a firm set of rules for selecting defensive knives, especially folders. The most inexpensive folder on the list is they Spyderco Endura.

    My favorite utility folder remains after all these years the Al Mar SERE 2000. Very underrated except by those who have them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mercop View Post
    Utility or SD?
    In short, both
    Realistically? Probably just to have a good fixed blade and for fishing
    But also for zombie attacks and all that

    I want something that was built as a fighting knife, but will function fine as a utility knife
    GUN CONTROL IS USING BOTH HANDS

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    The muzzle end of a .45 pretty much says go away in every language.
    -Clint Smith

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