EDC blade as compliment to my pistol

EDC blade as compliment to my pistol

This is a discussion on EDC blade as compliment to my pistol within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; New to this particular forum(not DC itself)so if this has been addressed... my apologies. Looking for a small fixed blade knife for strong-side carry. Like ...

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    EDC blade as compliment to my pistol

    New to this particular forum(not DC itself)so if this has been addressed... my apologies. Looking for a small fixed blade knife for strong-side carry. Like something with about a 3" blade that can both stab and cut. Rust-resistant finish(preferably black)with good non-slip handle. Made-in-USA a must. Like the HAC concept and considering that also as a separate purchase. Want something as the knife-equivalent to my Glock 19 or 26(i.e. ..an EDC). Oh yeah, don't want to take a second mortage for it either. Thanks guys..look forward to your ideas!
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    For something of "conventional" design, look at the Rat Cutlery RC-3 or something from TOPS. You might also take a look at the Ka-bar TDI
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    I have the RC-3 and it's kiss'en cousing the Ontario Rat-3. They are outstanding fixed blades. findingn the right sheath to fit you're mode of carry is a bit of a challenge.

    I also have the TDI and like that. I think it's a good value and there are some very good aftermarket sheaths for it.

    Either of these are good choices. Personally I've found carrying a fixed blade along with my CCW rig a bit difficult so I tend to carry a Benchmark folder. Any Benchmade with an Axis lock is great and super fast to open. I'd consider that along with a fixed blade.

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    I think the Ka-Bar TDI, as suggested above, may be your best bet.

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    I'd like to find a small knife (maybe about the size of the "Baghdad Box Cutter" by TOPS) w/ a well made sheath that holds the knife horizontally & securely on the belt.
    Any ideas?

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    Mine is the top left in tan...they come in black and other colors, too...smooth or partly serrated, also.

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    As far as a fixed blade that comes with a Kydex sheath and belt clip that offers a wide range of carry options check out the Blackhawk Kalista.

    YouTube - BLACKHAWK! Kalista

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    Quote Originally Posted by light View Post
    I'd like to find a small knife (maybe about the size of the "Baghdad Box Cutter" by TOPS) w/ a well made sheath that holds the knife horizontally & securely on the belt.
    Any ideas?
    The Baghdad Box Cutter comes in a Kydex sheath with a rotating spring clip. If the clip isn't secure enough for you, you could drill a hole or two and use a Mini Tek-Lok.

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    THANKS GUYS!!! Like the Rat Cutlery blade. The Ka-Bar is an interestingdesign. Is it US-made or foreign. I like to buy American when I can.
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    Missed that kalista the first time around.....NICE knife also. Great sheath options too. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by old grunt View Post
    THANKS GUYS!!! Like the Rat Cutlery blade. The Ka-Bar is an interestingdesign. Is it US-made or foreign. I like to buy American when I can.
    I'm not 100% positive, but I think the TDI is imported. TOPS makes a model called The Devil's Elbow that's U.S. made and looks like it could fill the same role.


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    Thumbs up Izula

    I like the RAT Cutlery offerings too. For EDC, I started using the Izula.

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    The handle is skeletonized but when wrapped with some 550 cord, it's very comfortable and sure in my hand. Slips in a pocket easily or as a 'neck knife'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vtxdpm View Post
    I like the RAT Cutlery offerings too. For EDC, I started using the Izula.

    RAT Cutlery Co.

    The handle is skeletonized but when wrapped with some 550 cord, it's very comfortable and sure in my hand. Slips in a pocket easily or as a 'neck knife'.

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    What did that IZULA RUN YOU. DIDN'T notice a price on that link. I LIKE that knife.....Simple and to the point(NO PUN intended)!
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    Rat is a good knife. But I suggest you take a strong look at Bark River knives. I just posted somehting very similar to someone else about a small EDC knife. For 3 inches or so take a look at the Imp or the Gunny. If you take a look over at knifeforum.com and go to the subforum for Bark river Kinves there are some very well versed folks on Barkies including Mike Stewart the owner of the company himself. There are other places on line to find Barkies but the best two places I've found were knivesshipfree.com and theknifeconnection.com. Both Derrick and Dale are great to do business with. Bark River may not be as well known as some of the bigger cookie cutter knife companies but there quality and selection has them beat hands down. Take a close look at them before buying somthing else b/c they are some of if not the best reasonably priced well made knives on the market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2edgesword View Post
    As far as a fixed blade that comes with a Kydex sheath and belt clip that offers a wide range of carry options check out the Blackhawk Kalista.

    YouTube - BLACKHAWK! Kalista
    Very nice! Lots of options.

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