View Full Version : An everyday fixed blade

03-15-2005, 06:02 PM
I'm looking for an everyday fixed blade 3-4 inch single edge. Something that will not upset the locals. It will be for utility day to day use (hopefully never for defense). Any ideas?

03-15-2005, 06:14 PM
CRKT First Strike

Charles Rives
03-15-2005, 06:26 PM
Spyderco Ronin. Knife expert Mike Janich (http://martialbladeconcepts.com)developed this FANTASTIC little fixed blade to blend in and be carryable many places. It only has a 2.75 inch blade and looks like a utility knife.

Charles Rives
03-15-2005, 06:28 PM
Worn low IWB at the appendix, the Ronin disappears.

Dr. Snubnose
03-15-2005, 08:26 PM
I like the spyderco FB01 Bill Moran Model with the upswept blade...great knife for everyday carry and big enough for any task...the handle is so comfy in the hands you'll just want to fondle it all day...The tec-lock shealth allows for carry in 5 positions...something for everyone...the blade retains its sharpness for a long time...Doc

03-15-2005, 08:44 PM
You should also look at the Clinch Pik and Disciple at www.shivworks.com.

John Chambers
03-16-2005, 09:24 AM
Cold Steel copy of the Barry Dawson Spike. Under $30 and very high quality.

03-16-2005, 03:24 PM
Those are all fine knives, but I need something a little more PC. I

03-16-2005, 06:44 PM
Go to the Russel knife works and look at the little woodswalker

03-17-2005, 01:22 PM
I second the suggestion of the Spyderco Ronin. It's sort of the fixed blade version of their Yojimbo, and has a very utilitarian look to it. It's VG-10 blade should stand up to a bunch of your day to day stuff, and it's a really good SD item.

03-17-2005, 01:37 PM
I really like the feel of the Benchmade Nimravus Cub. The only reason I do not carry it every day is beacuse it came with a crappy sheath that broke. Anyone have recommendations for a good replacement sheath?


03-18-2005, 06:08 AM
I also like the Nimravus Cub. I have carried mine for 3 years. I'm not smart enough to post a picture but here is a link as to how I carry mine.


03-18-2005, 08:46 AM
Check out Bud Nealy's assortment of fixed blade carry knives. He has a great selection. They run from fairly ordinary to wicked in appearance.

John Chambers
03-18-2005, 02:54 PM
Check out the Kershaw 1070 Ken Onion Echo. It runs about $30 and is a great knife for utility or defensive needs if you are looking for something that is more PC.

03-18-2005, 04:32 PM

I like the looks of the Keating Drawpoint. Are they kept in stock or made per order? What is the delivery time? Its a shame that I have had such a sweet little fixed blade for so long and not been able to carry it.


03-18-2005, 07:36 PM

I try to keep some in stock. If I do not have any when you order it takes 3-4 days for me to make one and ship it to you.

I looked around for awhile for a knife to carry and found the Nimravus Cub the best for me (there are many other good knives on the market). If you wear a dark shirt the knife can not be seen. In 3 years I have had 3 people notice it and ask what it was.

Pogo the Clown
03-21-2005, 02:48 PM
I have a full size Nimravus coming from a trade.I hope the sheath works for me.I just got my Perrin bowie and love it.

03-26-2005, 02:36 PM
I have the full size Nimravus and it is a very nice knife. The sheath that came with mine was a big improvement over the sheath I got with the Cub.


Pogo the Clown
03-27-2005, 08:15 AM
I got my Full size Nimravus and have been wearing it IWB.It's a great little carry set-up.Sweet knife.

Tennessee Jed
04-05-2005, 07:59 PM
I was in the same position, looking for a PC looking fixed blade. I ended up with a Greco Baby Whisper. I love it. It's essentially a sharpened prybar capable of a razor edge with a little work, but looks like a steak knife with black micarta handles. I ended up making my own kydex sheath which fits very nicely in the front pocket of my pants.

John is (from what I understand) going out of the business, and last time I checked his site (grecoknives.com), he was selling the Baby Whispers for $35.

Good luck in your search.

04-06-2005, 06:14 AM
An EDC fixed blade.

Small, reliable, sharp and low profile. Extremely concealable too.



Ed Straker
04-06-2005, 06:45 AM
When I first read the title of this thread, my first thoughts were Spyderco Fred Perrin model, and the La Griffe. But, here's his criteria:

I'm looking for an everyday fixed blade 3-4 inch single edge. Something that will not upset the locals. It will be for utility day to day use (hopefully never for defense). Any ideas?
I'm a big believer in carrying one knife for utility and another for defence. I know this isn't always practical, but if you have to carry only one knife, better make sure it's sharp after cutting those boxes or whatever.
As far as 'sheeple friendly', there are all kinds of small fixed blade hunters and skinners from traditional makers such as Case, Buck, Schrade (if you can still find them)... Smoky Mountain Knife Works, www.eknifeworks.com would be a good place to look.

04-06-2005, 07:08 AM
To be more precise for our friend, Ed, I have taken the exact measures of my Griffe : it's exactly 4,5 cms long .... about 1,8

I bet 1,8 inch won't upset the locals, eh ? :D

And the grip you'll have won't upset you either, when you'll need that kind of grip.

04-06-2005, 09:11 PM
I have a Spyderco Vagabond that I use as utility knife, it is a unique design that doesn't require a sheath since part of the handle folds over the edge and it is held in place with spring tension...it goes well in a coat pocket and is "friendly" looking when used IMHO... Fairly cheap, too.

see: http://www.bestknives.com/spfbva.html for a pic and description. $23-29 + s/h is the going rate.

04-07-2005, 11:59 AM
I might be showing a little favoritism here, but if your willing to step up to a 5 1/2" blade, the new Ka-bar #5055 Tanto is a solid carbon blade with good penatration with a excellent cutting edge.


If your worried about John Q. Public, the newLEO TDI concealment piece has been a big hit.


I use both of these presently and am very comfortable with both.

04-07-2005, 02:09 PM
For fixed blades, I carry a small Watson if I'm feeling "woodsy" or an Emerson Perrin La Griffe.

Here is a pic of a similar Watson: http://www.watsonknives.com/009-MVC-024S.htm

04-07-2005, 02:53 PM
Sadly Columbia River seems to have stopped making the straight Kiss, but they're still out there. I like the knife because it's light, thin, and still gives a decent blade size. I imagine it mgiht upset some people, but with its dimensions and the extremely modular sheath I believe most people could find a way around that.

04-07-2005, 03:00 PM
http://www.shivworks.com/clinchpick.asp <---This looks pretty freakin' cool if you ask me.


04-07-2005, 11:17 PM
http://www.shivworks.com/clinchpick.asp <---This looks pretty freakin' cool if you ask me.


Kobra...It's an excellent Self Defense tool...excellent design and executation...I carry mine constatnly.But it is a Dedicated Self Defense tool.

Along it's lines is the TDI Law Enforcement Knife...


I carry mine behind my spare Glock mag.

But,for a "don't scare the neighbors working knife",affordable and functional,the CRKT knives are hard to beat.

Just my $.02 worth.
Stay Safe,

04-07-2005, 11:24 PM
Jamie, I hope you never fall overboard or something...you'd sink like a boat anchor with all the gear you carry! :p

04-07-2005, 11:30 PM
Hey Buddy!

Shoot! I'd probably sink anyway :rolleyes: .

"Better to have it and not need it,than to need it and not have it!" At least I hope it worth the aching back...... :D

Later....I'm supposed to be working :eek: .

Leo Daher
04-07-2005, 11:41 PM
"Better to have it and not need it,than to need it and not have it!"

Couldn't have said it better myself. ;)

Leo Daher
04-07-2005, 11:52 PM
BTW, I like my Shivworks' Disciple. Though it was designed primarily as a defensive piece, it'd do just fine in most day-to-day utility roles. The Spyderco Ronin would be another good choice - unfortunately, it's not being made anymore (but I'm sure you can still find it if you search the 'Net).

04-08-2005, 02:02 AM
Leo....Good to see you here my friend!

I have to second you on the Ronin.

But the CRKT blades are so inexpensive,they are almost disposable...not to say the Spyderco's aren't a bargain...I always have a few at hand,as well. :D


04-08-2005, 05:46 AM
If you're looking for something really PC you might want to take a look at the fallkniven wm 1 (http://www.fallkniven.com/wm.htm) (pic: http://www.fallkniven.com/bilder/stora/wm1lila.jpg).

If it's going to see frequent use and there's a good chance you might misplace/lose it or find it confiscated you should check out swedish Mora knives; great value for money: http://www.ragweedforge.com/SwedishKnifeCatalog.html

04-08-2005, 06:15 AM
Spyderco spot knives are fred perrin inspired, a copy of the lagriffe. They work well for utility and defense both. Great knife, especially for precision cutting, i got mine for like, $40.

04-08-2005, 10:36 AM
Check out Gene Ingram knives. He uses D2 steel and makes a very good knife.

Pocket shortcut, Naked pocket knife, Lacer, and SLK alook to be the run down of his smaller fixed blades.

http://geneingramknives.blademakers.com/ (http://)

04-11-2005, 12:54 AM
There are tons of fixed blades out there.

For a non offensive appearance and generally semi PC appearance you might want to consider something like a Gerber Fixed Gator? Just a basic knife that is fine for day to day utility.

04-11-2005, 07:37 AM
Those are all fine knives, but I need something a little more PC. I
I have a Bud Neely designed knife made by Boker, a "MCS".
It has a 3" drop point blade and a kydex sheath. The sheath has attachments, to allow it to be carried in many ways. While I don't carry it very much any more, since getting my 6" voyager, it is made of good steel and has a PC look to it