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Interested in a small fixed blade with pocket sheath.

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by TheEdge01, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. TheEdge01

    TheEdge01

    436
    Apr 3, 2015
    As the title says, I am interested in a smaller fixed blade, probably in the 3 to 3.5 inch blade length. Steel isn't a major issue I prefer something decent though. I would like to get something with a sheath equipped with a pocket clip. If possible, I would like to keep the price between 50 to 100 dollars. Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks
     
  2. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    When you say a decent steel what does that mean? Esee isula is always a good option but it is 1095 and not stainless.
     
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  3. FullMetalJackass

    FullMetalJackass Gold Member Gold Member

    854
    Apr 10, 2016
    Try a Buck Thorn. It's being discontinued so it's on sale everywhere. It's a great lil' blade for less than $50 now.
    Not pictured here, but there is an attachment to the sheath for vertical carry.
    Steel is 440C, a pussycat to sharpen.

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  4. dalefuller

    dalefuller Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    A. G. Russell has some small FBs on his web site that fit into your general specs.
     
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  5. TheEdge01

    TheEdge01

    436
    Apr 3, 2015
    I am trying to avoid lower end steels like AUS6, 440A, 420J pretty much steels that have poor edge retention. I prefer something that takes and holds a decent edge like AUS8, 8CR13MOV, 440C, etc.
     
  6. TheEdge01

    TheEdge01

    436
    Apr 3, 2015
    I like the looks of that little Buck. Thanks for the pic.
     
  7. T.K.C.

    T.K.C.

    May 7, 2005
    Bradford Guardian?
     
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  8. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Okay, got it. Esee's 1095 might just work for you then. Also, lots of makers on the exchange do small fixed blades. I't take a look there. Not sure you would get a sheath with a clip though. Easy enough to get a g-clip on most kydex sheaths.

    That is my choice for a small FB. Perhaps the budget can be stretched?
     
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  9. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    I've looked hard at the woods walker and the hunter's scalpel. Those should make the short list.
     
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  10. Revolverrodger

    Revolverrodger Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 23, 2007
    Becker bk14
     
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  11. adamlau

    adamlau Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 13, 2002
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  12. NJBillK

    NJBillK Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2014
    I went custom for $70, from Daado on here. I have a sweet little B&T/EDC in 52100.
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    It came with a vertical belt sheath, but once I am back up on my feet, I will be making a crossdraw for it.
     
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  13. ATJ999

    ATJ999 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2013
    you will find a bunch of them if you look on the knife maker for sale area here under fixed blades. There are some really nicely made knives!
     
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  14. JupiterPaladin

    JupiterPaladin

    579
    May 4, 2016
    I'd say try a Schrade SCHF5N. For under $20 it's 7cr17mov, but does have a neck chain and pocket clip. I moved my clip to the show side so I could clip it in to my right pocket, which only required a drill and 1 minute of my time to do. Same dimensions basically as the ESEE Izulas.

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    Or just get the Izula. I've seen them under $50 for the smaller one :)
     
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  15. rick melear

    rick melear

    792
    Nov 28, 1998
    Check with Kelley Ward @hardedge knives, he makes some great small fixed blades at a great price point.
     
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  16. NJBillK

    NJBillK Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2014
    Yea, Hardedge, or Daado will land you with a quality knife for your price range.
     
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  17. TheEdge01

    TheEdge01

    436
    Apr 3, 2015
    The Izula really sparks my interest.
    Does it come with the pocket clip? Is it shipped with the cord to wrap the handle?
     
  18. NJBillK

    NJBillK Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2014
    If the Izula catches your eye, also look into the Becker BK11 for an added cap lifter.
     
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  19. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    363
    Nov 16, 2016
    Hardedge knives posted 2 decent ones this week. I picked up a 3" D2 wharncliffe from him a few months ago for a very good price and have liked it.

    http://bladeforums.com/threads/2-paracord-wrapped-blades.1497746/

    Childress has been putting out some smaller neck knives in 440c in that price range as well but I think most have been around 2.5-2.75".

    As far as production models, there are a lot to choose from. OKC rat 3 or esee izula should run right around the top of your price range and are well liked. I have a buck ops boot knife that's pretty decent for lighter use as the handle is a bit small for hard use.
     
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  20. NJBillK

    NJBillK Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2014
    Don't forget on the harder use end of the spectrum you have Busse with the Scrapivore, Swamp Warden, and full handles models like the 311, Game Warden and Active Duty.

    Though the Game Warden and Active Duty will stretch your budget a little, the others shouldn't.
     
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