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Old 01-23-2009, 10:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Fixed blade knife recommendation

I am looking for a fixed blade knife for my GHB, looking for recommendations. I can spend up to $100, but would prefer something cheaper.
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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as much as people bag on them i love my crkt stealth, put a low angle edge on it and i cant break the damn thing. doesnt hold an edge great, bu tits my pry bar, screw driver, beer opener, finger nail cleaner, burrito cutter. i carry and use it ever day and for the last two year it has been and extention of my hand.

i got mine on sale but they are typicaly $75 and now can be had with partial serated and 3 sizes.
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Old 01-24-2009, 07:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If you're going to use it as a field knife, I would say the GLOCK knife.

If you want a fighting knife, then I like the Benchmade Nimravus.
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Not sure of your needs but I like the fixed blade Frontier First Patch by the blind horse knife guys. Its 5 3/4 OAL and has a 2 1/2 cutting edge. Blade is little shorter than my index so it works well for my needs.
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I have the Cold Steel Recon Tanto, not the new style, but the older model. I got it free, so price wasn't a consideration, but it's tough as nails and is full-tang. I love that knife and carry it in the front pocket of me SHTF bag.
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USMC Ka-bar

you can pick one up for $50
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Old 01-24-2009, 03:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Either Ontario RAT-7 or Ka-Bar in D2 steel will be my next knife.
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I have a 20 year old Cold Steel SRK that has been great. An USMC Kabar would work.
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Old 01-24-2009, 07:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Two of the best knives and knife deals going:

Gerber LMF II and it's 3/4 size little brother, the Prodigy.

$70 and $40 respectively.

Available here: http://www.lapolicegear.com/gerberknives.html


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i like these gerbers but the sheaths wouldnt work the way i like so i passed.
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the buck/strider 888 solution has been a great knife. it is tough as can be, balanced great and just feels good in the hand. i am not sure if they are available anymore though.
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Buck Nighthawk

I bought one in 1997 (walmart $40). The steel is excellent, hard to sharpen but stays sharp for ever. I can gut a dozen or more deer without sharpening, and pop right through the ribs. I can't do that with my benchmade (154cm steel).

The handle is comfortable and has a good grip. This knife has some spine.
I am not a tactical type guy and like traditional type knives. Back then the blade was a gray steel (I don't think anyone had a black coated blade).
The downside the sheaths are not attractive, but they function just fine.

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USMC Ka-bar

you can pick one up for $50
+1 I have the "new" version.
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Ka-Bar in D2 steel .
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+1 I have the "new" version.
Another KBAR fan. I have had mine since late 70's and still going strong.
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X2 on the Gerber LMF 2.
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Another KBAR fan. I have had mine since late 70's and still going strong.
are those K-bar knives carbon steel?
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i have the cold steel recon tanto, not the new style, but the older model. I got it free, so price wasn't a consideration, but it's tough as nails and is full-tang. I love that knife and carry it in the front pocket of me shtf bag.
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are those K-bar knives carbon steel?
They list the material as "1095 cro-van" That sure isn't just a normal carbon steel because of the added chromium and vanadium. I'm guessing that it wouldn't have enough chromium to be considered stainless (10%)
https://www.kabar.com/product_detail...itary/Tactical.
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ratcutlery.com has some nice knives.
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X2 on the Gerber LMF 2.
x3. I've had mine for a few years now and it's been great!
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ratcutlery.com has some nice knives.
x2. Or Ontario Knives
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Ka-bar serrated tanto.

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If you go from RAT look around for their dealers. You can buy directly fromn them but it is more expensive. Emgear.net carries them, good people.
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Another KBAR fan. I have had mine since late 70's and still going strong.
Me too.....Dad's has been around the house since ~'52 I think!
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