A fixed blade knife is a reliable, trusty tool and weapon to have on you in various situations. Fixed blade knives come in handy for multiple survival, urban, and hunting scenarios. Purists argue that the fixed blade knife is the ultimate version of the tool and the original format that’s far superior over a folding or automatic model.

The fixed blade knife is a model that’s popular among various military operators, skilled survivalists, and urban EDC self-defense specialists. Whatever your need for a fixed-blade, there’s a model to suit your environmental and situational demands. Fixed blades are the strongest knife format available, and it comes in a variety of designs, to suit various functions.

Choosing the right fixed blade makes a considerable difference in its utility and performance. We recommend that you have a thorough understanding of the different blades, grind, and handle types on these knives before settling on your ideal purchase.

There are plenty of considerations to think about when selecting your fixed blade knife. In this post, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about fixed blade knives. We’ll make recommendations on top models, and provide you with a buyer’s guide to give you the information you need to choose the right model.

Our Top Picks

If you don’t have the time to read through all the fixed blade options in this review, you can rely on our top picks.

We scoured hundreds of top-selling models to collate the options in this review. We have fixed blade knives in three categories to suit your needs and your budget. Choose one of these top models for a quick and easy purchase of your fixed blade knife.

Best Pick: Buck Knives 119 Special Fixed Blade Knife

Buck Knives 119 Special Fixed Blade Knife with Leather Sheath - Black Handle
  • RAZOR SHARP CLIP POINT BLADE - 6" Clip Point 420HC steel blade has excellent strength, edge retention, and corrosion resistance for lasting durability. The clip blade is good for piercing, detail work, and cutting in tight places
  • COMFORTABLE GRIP & BALANCE - Traditional black phenolic handle has palm swells for a comfortable grip. The aluminum pommel/guard provide the perfect combination of beauty and balance. Overall length 10-1/2", Weighs 7.5 oz.
  • AN AMERICAN ICON - Classic phenolic handle and aluminum pommel/guard provide a perfect combination of beauty and balance. One of Buck's top selling knives, the 119 Special is one that's handed down from generation to generation
  • CONVENIENT CARRY- Includes a genuine high quality protective leather sheath with snap fastener. The integrated belt loop allows you to carry the knife securely and safely on your belt
  • MADE IN THE USA - FOREVER WARRANTY - Since 1902 Buck Knives has offered a lifetime warranty on our knives because we believe in the integrity of our products. This knife is proudly made in the USA

Premium Pick: Bastinelli Creations SIN

This Bastinelli model is our top choice for the best premium fixed-blade knife in this review. This model features a total blade length of 7.13″, with a slightly curved design that makes it ideal for knife fighting and hunting. This fixed blade features full-tang construction, with nylon wrapping around the hilt of the blade. If you’re in a survivalist situation, the corded wrap in the handle can serve as paracord for shelter or other survivalist purposes. The black of the blade features a grip for your thumb, giving you better control over the cutting edge when knife-fighting or skinning a kill.

Budget Pick: Cold Steel Drop Forged Series

Cold Steel Drop Forged Series Fixed Blade Knife with Sheath, Hunter
  • Perfectly balanced with a sturdy yet needle sharp point and wasp waisted so it cuts coming and going
  • Extremely strong and tough because there is nothing to break, become loose or wear out; Its monolithic construction makes the blade, guard and tang one inseparable piece
  • The handle scales are the only “add on” and they are quickly and easily replaced in the very unlikely event they break or wear out
  • Light enough to carry all day and sure to last a lifetime if it’s given a reasonable amount of maintenance; Includes a Secure-Ex sheath

This Cold Steel model is our favorite choice for a budget EDC model. This cold steel model features a Kydex and nylon sheath for quick access, and it’s the ideal cross-utility knife for fighting sand function. The full-tang design comes with a plastic handle adhered to the hilt for better control and comfort of the blade. The 4″ blade is thick and stubby, giving you plenty of power and control with the cut. You can’t beat the price of this Cold Steel model, with exceptional quality and design.

Fixed Blade Knife Reviews

Now that you have an idea of the top fixed-blade models in this review, let’s unpack them in further detail.

We’ll also look at a few other models we think will make excellent choices for the best fixed-blade knife. All these knives have a purpose-built design, with different utility and price tags. Choose the model that you think matches your needs.

If you need some help settling on the right model, read through our buyer’s guide section following the reviews. We’ll give you everything you need to know about selecting the right fixed blade knife to meet your lifestyle needs.

Smith & Wesson SWHRT9B

This knife from Smith & Wesson is an outstanding knife which works well for a variety of uses – it’s well made with a 9 inch blade and rubber wrapped handle.

The blade comes with a belt or boot sheath and is suitable for EDC and a hole for a lanyard.

The knife is also backed by a life-time guarantee.

  • High Carbon Stainless Steel blade
  • Rubber wrapped handle
  • Handguard to prevent slipping
  • Lanyard Hole
  • Belt / Boot Sheath Included
  • Lifetime guarantee
  • Some reports that knife is not sharp when arrives

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Bastinelli Creations SIN

This Bastilleni model features a slight curve in its design. It’s clear that this fixed-blade model is all about EDC self-defense. It looks like a design used by real military operators. The full tang construction makes it strong and powerful during self-defense drills.

The handle comes wrapped with nylon paracord. If you’re in a knife fight, the cord can act as a tourniquet, and it’s useful for other survival applications. This fixed blade model could also work as a hunting knife for skinning and other related tasks around the campsite.

  • Ideal for EDC urban combat
  • Suitable for survivalist situation
  • 7.15″ total length
  • Paracord-wrapped hilt
  • Full-tang construction
  • Bloodline for easy bleed out
  • Good for skinning
  • Not suitable for a utility knife

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Cold Steel Drop Forged Series

Cold Steel is a top-quality brand in the knife industry. This company makes some of the best blades in a variety of categories. This Drop Forged model is an excellent option for an EDC fixed blade knife.

You get a short, stubby design that fits well in your hand. The small size of the blade makes it easy to conceal, and you get a Kydex and leather holster sheath for EDC. The coating on the blade reduces friction, and the handle includes full-tang design, with plastic grips for improved control over the blade.

  • Short, compact design with a stubby blade for easy control
  • Full-tang design with plastic handle grips
  • Lanyard loop included in the handle
  • An excellent choice for EDC and knife-fighting
  • Nylon and Kydex sheath included
  • Good for utility work
  • Small size

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Spyderco Respect

The Spyderco Respect deserves the respect of hunters everywhere. This model is an ideal choice for your next hunting trip. You get a full-tang design with a glass-polymer handle for superior strength. The stippling on the G-10 handle provides excellent control over the knife, making it a useful tool when packing out your kill.

The blade of this fixed model features a full flat grind, with a razor-sharp finish, like all other Spyderco knives. The flat bevels extend to the knife’s spine, with the flat grind reducing drag while cutting.

  • Same ground-breaking Spyderco performance you expect from the folding knives
  • G-10 handle with epoxy-woven glass providing a non-slip grip
  • Full flat grind blade with CPM 154 stainless steel construction
  • Comes with a leather sheath
  • Good choice for survivalist or knife fighting
  • Too large for EDC

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Ka-Bar Big Brother

If you were a Rambo or Crocodile Dundee fan growing up, you’d appreciate the Ka-Bar Big Brother model. This fixed blade knife features a leather-bound handle for a superior grip when knife fighting. You get a 1095 Cro-Van blade, that’s razor-sharp for knife fighting.

The Ka-Bar Big Brother comes with a 9 3/8″ blade, measuring a total 14 3/8″ in length. You get a full leather sheath included with this model.

If you were a Rambo or Crocodile Dundee fan growing up, you’d appreciate the Ka-Bar Big Brother model. This fixed blade knife features a leather-bound handle for a superior grip when knife fighting. You get a 1095 Cro-Van blade, that’s razor-sharp for knife fighting.

The Ka-Bar Big Brother comes with a 9 3/8″ blade, measuring a total 14 3/8″ in length. You get a full leather sheath included with this model.

  • Leather-bound handle
  • Survivalist design
  • Made in the USA
  • The blade features design and construction with 1095-cro-vanadium
  • Blade length measures a large 9 3/8″
  • Comes with a leather sheath
  • Too large for EDC

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Ka-Bar Becker Kephart

This classic design is one of our top recommendations for the best-fixed blade knife in this review. Ka-Bar is a top-quality brand producing some of the best multi-purpose fixed blade knives in the world. The brand doesn’t disappoint with this model.

The Becker Kephart features an overall length of 9.625-inches, making a sizable blade to carry around. It’s the better choice for camping and hunting trips. The classic design features a walnut handle, full-tang construction, and a leather sheath, featuring premium stitching.

  • Classic design for hunting, survivalist, and knife fighting functions
  • Traditional walnut wooden handle
  • Full-tang construction
  • Brown leather sheath included
  • Designed and constructed in the United States
  • 5.125″ blade length, with 9.625″ total length
  • A bit large for EDC

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Ka-Bar Becker BK2 Campanion

If you’re in law enforcement or the military and looking for a compact fighting knife for EEDC, this model is a top choice. The Ka-Bar BK2 is a top model, with a full-tang design for sturdy grip and plenty of power in cutting motions.

The handle features a screw-on plastic design, with a finger lock on the front of the hilt, and a lanyard loop on the rear for a quick draw. This model is lightweight and compact, making it ideal for concealed carry.

  • A great choice for EDC and self-defense
  • Comes with a full-tang design for strength
  • Plastic handles on the blade for easy control and grip of the knife
  • Made in New Orleans, USA
  • Comes with a black Kydex sheath
  • Flat grind with 5.25″ blade
  • Manufactured with 1095-Cro-van
  • Not suitable for survivalist use or hunting

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ESEE Knives Ashley

This model comes with everything a hunter expects and needs in a fixed blade knife. With the ESEE Ashley, you have a knife that’s ready for your next game hunt. The long blade and handle come with a sheath included for outside the waistband carry. This model is a great choice for skinning and packing animals on your trip.

You get a composite handle with stippling for better grip during use and the front-end beaver tail for exceptional control of the blade. The 8.25″ blade is more than enough to do any hunting task, with a black oxide stonewashed finish that looks authentic.

  • Classic hunting design
  • Full-tang construction with durable, high-grip handle
  • Construction with 1095 Carbon steel and a black oxide stone finish
  • Leather sheath included
  • Non-slip handle with tang beaver tail under the knife hilt
  • Comes in two colors with bright orange for hunting
  • Not suitable for utility or EDC use

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Cold Steel Leatherneck Tanto

The Cold Steel Tanto is another example of a high-quality fighting blade. Use this model for hand-to-hand combat, or for throwing at a distance. This model is suitable as a hunting knife for close kills.

The Tanto comes with a Kydex and nylon holster for wearing outside the waistband. This model is a top choice for self-defense, featuring a stippled handle for better control over the blade during use. The D2 German steel blade is toughened and durable, suitable for knife-fighting.

  • Good choice for knife fighting and self-defense
  • 12″ length with 7″ blade
  • Design and construction with German D2 steel
  • Black powder-coated finish for stealth use
  • Stippling and grip grooves on the handle for superior control over the blade
  • Comes with a Kydex and nylon sheath for EDC carry
  • A bit on the large side

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Ka-Bar TDI Law Enforcement

This Ka-Bar model is one of our favorites for EDC. This fighting knife is a great choice for law enforcement officers and military personnel.

The shape and contour of this blade positions the knife in your hand in a firearm grip. It makes the knife suitable for a stabbing and slashing attack in EDC self-defense situations.

The nylon and Kydex holster included with this model is ideal for setting up an inside-the-waistband carry option.

  • Small, compact design for EDC use
  • Not printing
  • Designed for appendix carry to mimic firearm holster
  • Comes with Kydex holster for an easy draw
  • Purist fighting knife for self-defense and law enforcement use
  • Not suitable for survivalist or utility use

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Gerber GDC Money Clip

This Gerber model is a cute addition to your money clip. It features a short blade for EDC self-defense scenarios.

It’s a great gift for the giving season or birthdays.

  • Suitable for EDC use with compact, stealth design
  • Credit-card holster fits the lining of your belt, pocket, or bag
  • Easy-grip design with finger loop
  • Comes with a money clip
  • A great gifting idea
  • Not suitable for serious self-defense
  • Not utility or survivalist use

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Other Best Selling Options

SaleBestseller No. 1
Schrade SCHF30 9.7in Stainless Steel Full Tang Fixed Blade Knife with 4.9in Clip Point Blade and TPE Handle for Outdoor Survival, Camping and Bushcraft , Black
  • DIMENSIONS: 9.7 inch (24.6 centimeter) overall length with a blade length of 4.9 inches (12.5 centimeter) and a weight of 6.3 ounces
  • DURABLE: Blade is made of reliable 8Cr13MoV High Carbon S.S. with a black, thermoplastic elastomer handle
  • DEPENDABLE: Quick and easy access with the convenient thermoplastic belt sheath making it ideal for carrying while working
  • SECURE: Have confidence that the blade will not slip with the security of the finger guard and jimping
  • BE PREPARED: Knife features a full tang design and lanyard hole
SaleBestseller No. 2
Gerber Gear 31-002521N GDC Money Clip with Built-in Fixed Blade Knife, Black, 0.6 x 5.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Introducing our new Gerber GDC Money Clip accompanied with Fixed Blade Knife making it versatile in nature.
  • One of the main feature of this Everyday Carry is that it can be easily stored in your pocket and simple to deploy, this tool is seamlessly integrated into any daily task.
  • Gerber multitool is Slim, portable, and holding up to five credit cards in the clip, this tool also contains a discreet 1.75" fine edge blade
  • Slim money clip has finger slot with serrated thumb rest for maximum grip, quality is assured and maintained up-to a certain level.
  • Money clip knife has Large engrave able surface, rust proof materials, titanium coated steel body, and a G-10 front plate complete the perfect daily companion. Overall Length: 3.7" | Weight: 2.9 oz.
SaleBestseller No. 3
StatGear Surviv-All Fixed-Blade Bowie Knife with Sheath, Firestarter, Sharpener & Cord Cutter for Hunting Camping Outdoors Hiking EDC
  • StatGear survival outdoor knife is a stainless steel full tang knife. This durable knife can handle anything especially the tough outdoors.
  • Features a drop point blade equipped with a blade sharpening stone in rear of sheath so your knife is sharp & sturdy consistently.
  • Fire starter and cord cutter in sheath. The cord cutter works well for minor cuts so you don’t have to take out your knife.
  • If you enjoy hunting and all other outdoor activities, you'll find the StatGear Surviv-All Outdoor Knife a convenient and practical choice for your go-to knife.
Bestseller No. 4
Spyderco Darn Dao Fixed Blade Knife with 10.63" Satin-Finished CPM 154 Steel Blade and Premium Leather Sheath - PlainEdge - FB41GP
  • RELIABLE HIGH PERFORMANCE - The Dao unmistakable profile pays homage to the iconic knives that inspired it, while adding a long, unsharpened swedge to ensure an acute point.
  • ONE OF A KIND - The late Bob Lum was a skilled knifemaker with a talent for translating traditional Asian tools into modern form. The Darn Dao faithfully translates every detail of Lum’s crafted custom design into an equally dynamic production knife.
  • SUPERIOR BLADE STEEL - Its satin-finished blade is full-flat ground from thick CPM 154 stainless steel - a state-of-the-art powder metallurgy stainless steel that offers increased toughness over the conventional ingot version of this alloy.
  • ERGONOMIC - Like its historical inspiration, the Darn Dao’s handle flares at the pommel to ensure a positive grip during high-speed manipulation. It also features a generously sized lined hole for the easy attachment of a lanyard.
  • READY FOR ANYTHING - The Darn Dao comes complete with a high-quality zippered storage pouch and a handsome leather sheath with an integral loop for belt carry.
Bestseller No. 5
Smith & Wesson CKSUR1 10.5in High Carbon S.S. Fixed Blade Knife with 6in Bowie Blade and Rubberized Aluminum Handle for Outdoor, Tactical, Survival and EDC
  • DIMENSIONS: 10.5 inch (26.7 cm) overall length with a blade length of 6 inches (15.3 cm) and a weight of 7.4 ounces
  • DURABLE:  Blade is made of reliable 7Cr17MoV High Carbon, Black Oxide Stainless Steel with a black, deep grooved, rubber wrapped aluminum handle
  • DEPENDABLE: Quick and easy access with the convenient ballistic polyester sheath with a removable storage pouch and sharpening steel
  • SECURE: Have confidence that the blade will not slip with the security of the hand guard

Fixed Blade Knife Buyer’s Guide

Our top fixed blade knives are a result of hours of research on the leading brands. We went through the specs of dozens of models to settle for the knives in this review. However, we realize that presenting as few as ten models can still leave you feeling overwhelmed about landing on your top choice. Maybe you’re looking at two or three models and can’t decide on the right one. That’s okay.

In this section, we’ll unpack the details of the best fixed-blades. We’ll give you the information you need to make an informed purchase decision on the right model to meet your needs. Whether you want something for EDC, self-defense, hunting, sports, or utility use around the campsite, we’ll help you p[ick out the right fixed blade.

Why Do You Want a Fixed Blade Knife?

First, let’s start with why you want a fixed blade knife. Fixed blade knives are a durable, reliable knife for a variety of heavy-duty uses.

  • Hunting – Fixed blade knives are essential for hunters. Whether you’re cutting cord around the campsite, or skinning a buck in the wild, a sturdy fixed blade knife with full-tang construction is essential kit for your hunting trip.
  • Survival – Survivalists, like the legendary Bear Grylls, rely on a fixed blade for essential survival use. These models come with sturdy, thick blades, capable of receiving impact on the top of the hilt from rocks and heavy objects when splitting wood. The knife has a nearly indestructible design, with longer blades for combat.
  • Bug Out – The bug out fixed blade knife is a combination between utility and self-defense. You need the best balance of both since you’re going to be lighter on gear.
  • Utility – A utility fixed blade knife is more for use around the campsite as a multi-tool for various tasks.
  • Self-Defense/Fighting – These models feature curved designs, with some taking on firearms’ shape and function. These models come with EDC sheath holsters that sit on or inside the waistband for easy access.

Why Choose A Fixed-Blade over a Folding Knife?

Fixed blade knives have stronger construction, with full-tang design. They need this extra-strength due to the demands of the tasks involved with its use. Therefore, most fixed blade knives, except for fighting knives, are a bit on the larger side for EDC use.

Most fixed blade knives come with total knife lengths of between 6 and 12-inches. They can weigh a significant amount and are cumbersome to carry in an EDC situation, like going down to the store. In these cases, a folding knife is a better choice.

However, with a folding knife, you don’t get the same dependability and reliability as you do with a fixed blade option. Folding knives have hinged components, locking mechanisms, and various components that can corrode or break. With a fixed blade, you’ll never have to worry about not being to open the knife due to corrosion.

Therefore, if you’re in survival or combat, a fixed blade is the better model. If you’re using a knife for everyday use, and EDC folding blade is the better option for its utility.

Do I Need Full-Tang Construction in My Fixed Blade Knife?

If you’re going with a fixed blade knife, you have the option of full-tang construction. Full-tang will always be the preferred option for strength. With a full-tang design, the blade runs through the handle of the knife. As a result, you get more power during cutting movements and greater leverage over the knife.

Some knives feature a plastic or polymer handle attached to the blade, with no full-tang construction., these models are usually fighting knives, where lightweight design is more important than rugged durability.

We prefer full-tang construction for all types of fixed blade knives, even fighting knives. The full-tang provides you with more knife for the money and a higher level of reliability in all cutting tasks and self-defense situations.

What Is the Best Grip for My Fixed Blade Knife?

When choosing your knife, a full-tang construction is the only feature concerning your purchase. Look for the blade that provides a grip to suit the tasks you’ll be doing with the knife.

Camping and hunting knives usually prefer polymer handles with plenty of stippling grip for traction on the blade when cutting. The last thing you want to happen is for the knife to skip out of your grip, cutting your wrist or hand.

With a fighting knife, you’re looking for a smoother grip. The shape of the grip should conform to the shape and grip of your hand, with the handle filling up the front of your palm.

Survivalist knives will often have grip and a hilt at the base of the blade to prevent other objects from running off onto your hands.

What Is the Best Grind for My Fixed Blade Knife?

The grind refers to grinding that the knifemaker uses when putting the edge on the blade. Knifemaking is a skill that takes years to master, and learning the different types of grinds is an interesting way to expand your knife knowledge base.

Understanding knife grinds is sort of like learning about ammunition calibers in firearms. Each of them has a different purpose and effect for combat, hunting, EDC, or camping. There are around a dozen grinds used in blade manufacturing. However, only four of them are common in the knives you’ll buy from leading manufacturers.

Let’s unpack these four styles of grinding to find out which one suits your fixed blade knife.

  1. The Flat Grind – When using the flat grind method, the sides of a triangle form the straight lines. The flat grind is a good choice for everyday utility knives and general-purpose cutting applications. If the knife smith puts a converse edge on the grind, it adds a robust edge that increases sharpness.
  2. The Convex Grind – However, convex grinds are more challenging, and require a knife smith using a slack grinder to achieve the final finish. The convex grind is a good choice for chopping blades, like a fixed blade knife.
  3. Serration Grind – Serrations are the ideal choice for cutting tough materials like fishing netting and ropes. They are a good option for slashing, skinning, and other hunting chores, but not too great for common tasks around the campsite. Serrated edges require an expert to sharpen the grind to perfection.
  4. Scandi Grind – This grind involves a flat grind starting halfway along the blade. However, unlike with a flat grind, there’s no secondary cutting bevel. Non-Scandi knives feature a big grind, with another secondary grind at the edge.

The final grind is what does the cutting work, and with a Scandi grind, there is no final bevel to the edge. Therefore, you get a razor-sharp finish to the edge, but it’s challenging to maintain and requires sharpening through a qualified knife smith.

What Type of Steel Is Best for Corrosion Resistance in Your Fixed Blade Knife?

Water and acids can stain your blade. Corrosion-resistant steels like Krupp 1.4116, VG10, and N690 are excellent choices for corrosion resistance. H1 steel is another popular choice for superior corrosion resistance. However, corrosion resistance involves a trade-off with hardness and toughness of the blade.

What Steel Is Best for Toughness in a Fixed Blade Knife?

Toughness describes the ability of the blade to bend without snapping. If you’re doing chores around the campsite, like chopping firewood, you’re going to need steel like 1095 or 5160.

The toughest options for your fixed blade are INFI and 3V. 3V is readily available on many knives from various brands, while the Busse Knife company holds the patent on INFI.

What Steel is Best for Hardness in a Fixed Blade Knife?

Hardness describes the quality of the fixed blade of resisting bending forces. Hardness can also mean the ability of the knife to hold an edge. The Rockwell scale represents a measurement for interpreting steel hardness.

High-end hardened steels like m$ and ZDP-189 are in the 64-66 Rockwell range, producing the best cuts.

For the best general use steels, look for hardened versions like M390, CPM154, and S35VN. All these steels are in the 58-62 Rockwell range. The harder the steel, the less maintenance, and sharpening required in keeping the edge on the blade.

For an EDC knife with excellent hardness, we recommend the ZDP-189 material as the most useful for this application.

Fixed Blade Knife FAQs

What kind of sheath do I need for my fixed blade knife?

We recommend you look for Kydex or plastic sheaths for your fixed blade knives. These materials are like the materials used in modern firearms holsters. You get a sheath that keeps its shape, providing a lifetime of use. Many of the sheaths have built-in safety functions that prevent the blade from coming loose. These sheaths allow for quick and easy draws in combat scenarios.

What EDC setup should I use with my fixed blade knife?

If you’re getting a knife for self-defense, we prefer sheaths that offer an appendix carry inside the waistband, similar to the Ka-Bar Law Enforcement model in this review. Beltline draw sheaths are another good alternative for fighting knife sheaths. For survival knives, and longer blades, you’ll need a sheath that attaches to your beltline and your leg for secure control over the blade when drawing the knife.

How often do I need to sharpen my fixed blade knife?

It depends on how often you need the knife, and the tasks you do with it. Most fixed blade knives can take a beating without losing its edge. However, there comes a time when even the sharpest edges dull. When you feel the time is right, take your knife in for professional sharpening. Professional sharpening services ensure you get a razor-sharp, clean finish to the edge, without damaging the blade.

What knives do SEALS and Green Berets prefer for fighting?

Navy SEALS and Green Berets prefer knife-fighting with models like the Ka-Bar Law Enforcement, or the Cold steel tanto. The Ka-Bar comes with a design that fits in your hand like a firearm, allowing you to slash and pierce. A tanto is a knife-fighting tool with a longer blade for inflicting more damage. The combat situation should dictate the type of knife required.

Fixed Blade Knives – The Verdict

By now, you should have a firm grasp on the best fixed-blade knife to suit your needs. All the models in this review are top choices, trusted by professionals in the field. From knives for survivalists to military operators, there’s a fixed blade in this review to meet the demands of the most hostile environments on the planet.

If you’re having trouble settling on the right fixed blade knife, why not go with one of our top choices? We looked through hundreds of knives to find these three models we feel represent the best of everything available.

The Ka-Bar Becker Kephart is a great model for anyone looking for a hunting or survival fixed-blade knife. It’s a little large for EDC, but you can get away with it if you don’t want to conceal-carry the blade. This model is a good choice for hunters and survivalists that want a premium-blade and design at a reasonable price.

The Bastinelli Creations SIN is the ultimate EDC knife. This blade comes with a compact design and full-tang construction for ultimate strength when cutting. The streamlined design is ideal for concealed carry use, making it a top choice for a fighting knife.

If you’re looking for a top-rated EDC fixed blade option, at an affordable price, we recommend going with the Cold Steel Drop Forged Series. This model comes with a Kydex and nylon sheath, and a short, thick blade for an excellent EDC knife-fighting carry.


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