Fixed Blade Knives

by A-Poc

There are many excellent fixed blade knives on the market today and there are some better left on the dealer’s shelf.  We will be trying our best to cover the top fixed blade knives available.

Some knives such as the SOG Seal Pup are very light, and some are quite heavy like the Gerber LMF II knives.  However, both have their respective places in any survival situation and to be honest you should be carrying more than one knife anyway.

Remember, this is not survivorman (although his knife is listed here) and you probably won’t be doing much hunting in a 72 hour survival situation, but the knives we will be covering would serve you well in any predicament you may find yourself.

I would like to make one final observation on here about any knife you purchase when it comes to the blade.  Combo blades are very nice (a combo blade has both serrations and a plain part to the blade), BUT and this is a big but, you must carry special sharpeners to sharpen the serrated portion of the blade.  Probably not a big deal in a 72 hour survival situation but it is something to keep in mind when purchasing your knife.

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Tarditi February 22, 2010 at 9:41 am

I recently purchased a RAT Cutlery, now ESEE knives, (not to be confused with the RAT line of Ontario Knives) RC-5. I got the plain edge, understanding that a combi edge usually requires a different sharpening mechanism for the serrated part. Their knife design actually mills out the serrations differently than most serrated edges, and can be sharpened by honing the backside of the serrations just like you would with a regular edge – it can even be done by a file, if need be.

Their knives are guaranteed forever – no questions asked. You break it, they replace it.
I highly recommend.

Eric Strotheide March 16, 2012 at 9:50 pm

I have a question, and don’t know where to ask in this forum, so I’ll ask it here. I inhereted my fathers 9 inch Randall Made Bowie knife, that he always carried with him on every mission,(he was a navagator on a B-52)that he had custom made for him sometime in the 60’s. I know i’s a special knife, but is it ‘too’ special to put in my B.O.B., or should I purchase somethine else to use? Thank you, Eric S.

A-Poc March 20, 2012 at 8:12 am

I’ll weigh in with my two cents. If it were me, I’d probably purchase a new one. I don’t quite know how your dad’s was made but the fixed blade you may need in a bug out situation could end up being abused pretty good. Plus, I just don’t think I could do that to a knife with that kind of sentimental value.

Eric June 1, 2012 at 9:09 am

Thanks for you input. I think I will put it away and buy another. FYI, It’s still razor sharp, cut my finger a little just puting it back in the sheath. Didn’t even feel it.

A-Poc June 3, 2012 at 8:52 pm

It’s never funny when someone injures himself, but I must admit I did chuckle a little there. I am glad you decided to buy a different knife. You would probably never forgive yourself if something bad happened to that knife.

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