Or, if you don't want to spend $50.00, get a lg. CRK&T Kasper Folding Fighter. Less than $45.00 and the one I have is the absolute best value for the dollar I've seen yet.
Even with the oft-scoffed (that would be me), AUS-6M blade steel, I got pretty good results in rope cutting tests I conducted recently. I was really quite surprised at the results I obtained. I think it was about 47.5 cuts, (that was the average result of 4 series of cutting tests) in Manila rope before the knife would no longer shave or scrape hair.
Not too shabby by any stretch.
The knife feels good in the hand, for the most part, and the lockup on this knife is TIGHT. It also has the Lake and Walker Knife Safety (L.A.W.K.S.), which really basically makes this knife a fixed blade, IMO.
I am very impressed with the amount of knife that you get for your dollar with this folder. You should go to your local dealer and hold one. I can almost guarantee you'll want it after you handle it.
If you are looking for a fixed blade tactical, I would highly recommend the Fallkniven S-1 Forest knife or the F-1 Survival knife.
The S-1 is really the perfect size knife IMO and is almost a dream come true. Comfortable, affordable, tank tough, great multi-purpose blade profile, not too big so as to be comfy riding on the hip, great edge holding VG10 Stainless steel and the steel can be made sssscary sharp with not much effort. These statements can easily be applied to the F-1 too. Outstanding knife for the $$.
I'm mucho happy with Fallkniven's efforts in the fixed blade arena. Can you tell?
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[This message has been edited by misque (edited 05-10-2000).]