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    Fixed fighter--------suggestions???


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    Moving away from folders for a little and contemplating a fixed blade fighter for my next purchase. Open to any and all suggestions.
    Thanks!

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    Price range?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Mike View Post
    Price range?
    500 and under if possible. If it's a little more that's fine too.

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    You should get a Randall model 14.

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    I like the Spartan Harsey model 2 if you can find one...
    Any specific blade length?

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    Keep an eye on the knifemakers forum I've seen some nice fighting type knives over there for sale once in a while.
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    Does the area you live in have any restrictions as far as blade length? If not then do you have a preference as far as size or how you will carry the knife? Things to consider because a foot long Bowie is harder to carry than a neck knife. I would start of cheap: you mention a price range of $500. You could easily get several cheap knives of different styles and sizes for under $100. Try carrying them in different positions (vertical, horizontal, neck, pocket, etc.), heck you could even carry one in your boot if you wear them. As far as a fighting knife, I am not sure of your knife fighting skills but any style knife is a fighter in a trained hand but yet a dedicated fighting knife in an untrained hand is a sure way to cut yourself.
    I would look for a good all purpose knife that is midsize. The ESEE 3 is a good example.

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    Or I can build you a nasty chisel ground bowie...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gideons View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Polynikes01 View Post
    I like the Spartan Harsey model 2 if you can find one...
    Any specific blade length?
    I was looking at some of the Spartan blades. I don't see too many people conversing about Spartan blades on BF. Are people not into them here? No specific blade length, open to any ideas/recommendations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Mike View Post
    Or I can build you a nasty chisel ground bowie...

    Very nice!

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    I think you should spend some time looking at the custom fixed blades section of the Exchange. There are some very talented knife makers who are members here. By going custom you will also often find different steels, higher hardness and more ambitious grinds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nedflow View Post
    I was looking at some of the Spartan blades. I don't see too many people conversing about Spartan blades on BF. Are people not into them here? No specific blade length, open to any ideas/recommendations.
    I'm new to the forum, so I don't know if there's been any negative talk about Spartan in the past... all the YouTube reviews I've watched about them have been positive though.

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    I think it depends on what type of fixed fighter you are looking for. Like for me since I am in a city where you can't practically carry a large fixed blade not concealed my ideal fighter would be a clinch pick or Spyderco reverse. I also love the Street Beat or for something abit bigger the street bowie. I love the little fixed la griffe type knives as well.

    Now if we are talking a big honking fixed blade fighter in my opinion nothing beats a Bagwell type or style Bowie. Particularly with one of the sheaths set up to carry IWB with its stud that hangs on your belt worn for the recommended "cab draw" Here is a video demonstrating this cab draw and the fighter type and sheath system I am talking about.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3kXp5zGqwmw

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    I say try some less expensive things first as it is your first foray into fixed blade fighters. I would check out Kabar's version of the EK commando knives, the fighter and the Bowie.

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    Already have cheaper versions. Looking to add something with some value to the collection.

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    Get one of those comtech bowies with the panther concealment system. You'll be winning bar brawls songle handedly with that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Mike View Post
    You should get a Randall model 14.
    This. Carbon blade is $410 plus you get an awesome sheath.

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