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This thread is for discussing Fixed Blades only.

If you are looking for a fixed blade for defensive carry, this is the thread for you.

If you want to look at pictures of fixed blades, this is the thread for you.

If you want to discuss various aspects of fixed blades, this is the thread for you.

If you want to discuss how to carry a fixed blade, this is the thread for you.

If you want to discuss folders, this is not the thread for you.:wink: See this thread: http://www.defensivecarry.com/forum/defensive-knives-other-weapons/205431-official-folding-blade-knife-thread.html#post3585669

Here is a picture to get us started…

 

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I've been contemplating switching to a fixed blade for daily carry and this knife is being considered for the job.

 

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I know I already posted a picture of my ESEE 4 in a Godspeed Tactical "scout Sheath" for horizontal middle of back carry, but I wanted to add it here (because it's awesome) before I posted a couple more ESEE pics.



Here's my pair of ESEE knives, a 3 (neon green/black) and a 4 (black/black) wearing TKC G10 scales. I had a 5 model but it was so freaking big it was ridiculous and there are other knives better suited for the tasks I had intended it for. Oh yeah, I'm a paracord knot tying addict to go along with my gun, knife, and motorcycle obsessions.



I haven't carried the ESEE 4 yet, but I have mentioned in many other threads about how I carry my ESEE 3 for EDC carry so I thought I would demonstrate how. It comes in a good quality kydex sheath with a metal clip, it also comes with a condura back panel which bolts to the kydex sheath. The condura can carry the blade horizontally, but I only use the kydex with clip. Also want to mention that while carrying this knife IWB it usually sits right behind my hip bone at 3:15 and my CCW handgun rides right behind it at 4 o'clock. I know it sounds like a lot of gear, but it stays totally hidden without printing and even while carrying both weapons it is totally comfortable, if your handgun doesn't weigh a whole lot (I carry a M&P Shield 9) it doesn't even drag your pants down as long as you have on a decent belt. With no further ado:

 

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Okay, although I love many knives, ESEE in particular, I recently got interested in Bark Rivers knife line up and I must say that they now carry the biggest part of my heart and I can promise you that I will own many many more! This is a Bravo 1 in 3V steel with Green and Gold Elder Burl scales. I wouldn't recommend it, but you can literally shave the hair off of your face, take my word, I was stupid enough to try it bud lucky enough to still look as pretty as I did before:)
 

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The last of my ever growing fixed blade collection isn't nearly as impressive as my last couple of posts. The top one I really like, it's a Buck skinner blade I got at Wal-Mart for $20, well spent IMO, decent stainless, sharp, easy to sharpen, comes I a cool low pro sheath, not to mention it looks cool. Although I'm paracord crazy I decided to leave this one really simple.
The Tanto shaped blade below it is a cool little knife I got for, get this, $4 at Harbor Freight, it has awesome tool steel and was made in Russia. To be honest I'm a tad afraid to use it very hard, although the steel is great it isn't fill tang as far as I know and the grip is made out of zytel, so if that thing breaks with that huge sharp blade...well let's just say I like my fingers. Lastly, your probably wondering why I've included a huge tool steel punch in the photo. There are a couple of knife makers that make Shivs (Dawson maybe), and since I can't afford one right now I thought I would try my hand at making one with a grinder, stay tuned for the results of that endeavor.

 

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I know I already posted a picture of my ESEE 4 in a Godspeed Tactical "scout Sheath" for horizontal middle of back carry, but I wanted to add it here (because it's awesome) before I posted a couple more ESEE pics.



Here's my pair of ESEE knives, a 3 (neon green/black) and a 4 (black/black) wearing TKC G10 scales. I had a 5 model but it was so freaking big it was ridiculous and there are other knives better suited for the tasks I had intended it for. Oh yeah, I'm a paracord knot tying addict to go along with my gun, knife, and motorcycle obsessions.



I haven't carried the ESEE 4 yet, but I have mentioned in many other threads about how I carry my ESEE 3 for EDC carry so I thought I would demonstrate how. It comes in a good quality kydex sheath with a metal clip, it also comes with a condura back panel which bolts to the kydex sheath. The condura can carry the blade horizontally, but I only use the kydex with clip. Also want to mention that while carrying this knife IWB it usually sits right behind my hip bone at 3:15 and my CCW handgun rides right behind it at 4 o'clock. I know it sounds like a lot of gear, but it stays totally hidden without printing and even while carrying both weapons it is totally comfortable, if your handgun doesn't weigh a whole lot (I carry a M&P Shield 9) it doesn't even drag your pants down as long as you have on a decent belt. With no further ado:

I definitely see an ESEE in my future.
 

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Sweet wood scales, who makes them?

I don't know about you but the ESEE 3 is nearly perfect for an all around knife and I use it for EDC IWB as your about to see in the next couple of posts. Hard to believe it coats the same as the ESEE 4, I guess they know it's a perfect all arounder too!
Thanks, I make the scales for my knives I have about a dozen different sets. The top set is Tulip wood and the middle set is Bocote. The bottom set on the modded -5 are made from a scrap that found in the wood bin and don't know what species it is. I also have scales made from Curley maple, Blood wood, Wenge, Bubinga, Walnut, Red heart, Cherry, Paduk, and I think that I have one set made from Purple heart.

For me it's a toss up between the -3 and -4 all though I have more -4's. I EDC an izula as I don't feel the need to carry a larger knife in the city. Out in the woods it is a -3 or -4 for EDC and a -6 for camp chores.
 

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here are a few of my fixed blade knives.













I recently saw the Ladies from Battle Horse Knives(formerly Blind Horse Knives) at a local gun/knife show. They make some very nice blades and have excellent Kydex sheaths as well. I don't own any of their knives...yet.

Shadow Tech Knives is another local favorite of mine and there are a couple of their knives in my pics.
 
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