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Boot knives and Small fixed blades, Lets see'em

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Hobbes118, Sep 8, 2018.

  1. Hobbes118

    Hobbes118

    13
    Aug 12, 2018
    Heyyoooo,

    What small fixed blades do you guys carry? Whats your preference? Lets see some pics here

    Thanks,
    Hobbes118
     
  2. Tommy-Chi

    Tommy-Chi

    672
    May 25, 2017
    The best small fixed blades (under 5 inches) that I have are

    - Cold Steel Drop Forged Boot Knife with 52100 High Carbon Steel Bronze Finish
    - Spyderco Jumpmaster 2 Fixed 4.5" in H1 Serrated Leaf-Shaped Blade, Black FRN Handles
    - TWO, Bradford Guardian 3, M390 - Black G-10 - False Edge - Stonewashed
    - Winkler Knives/Jason Knight WK II Jaeger Fixed Blade Knife Black Micarta
    - Bastinelli Creations, PiKa
    - TWO, KA-BAR / EK - Jarosz boot knife
    - TWO, Les George Galvos Daggers CTS-XHP. (TWO) leather sheaths, (TWO) kydex sheaths.
    - Gerber Strongarm BDZ-1
    - Boker Besh Wedge (Bought two, and gave one to brother.)
    - FOUR, CRKT Columbia River 2010K Crawford Kasper Dragon Combat Knife 4.5"
     
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  3. fq55

    fq55 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 1999
    These are right up my alley. Here are a few:


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  4. Legendary_Jarl

    Legendary_Jarl

    403
    Feb 8, 2010
    This is an old picture. I have a few although I do not carry them with me. Basically everything to the left of the third knife from the right:

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    I got this one as well:
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    See if you can guess which one is my favorite :p
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  5. lieferung

    lieferung Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2016
    Did you have the false edge on your Bradford G3s added, or did they come with them? Any pics?
     
  6. Tommy-Chi

    Tommy-Chi

    672
    May 25, 2017
    I don't have any pics of the knives. There is a tapered swedge. I would not call it a false edge, but that is how it is listed.

    I plan to buy the Bradford Guardian 4 in M390 too.

    I love these knives and it's a decent sized blade in M390, one of my favorite steels.
     
  7. Makael

    Makael Leather Craftsman Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2015
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    I built the sheath for this one. Nice little knife.
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    Ruana sidekick. Collaboration with a Missoula MT blades Smith for the Damascus blades. 100 were made.
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  8. Dan of Bazz Clazz

    Dan of Bazz Clazz Gold Member Gold Member

    635
    May 10, 2017
    Virtually all of my knives, fixed and folding are small compared to most here on BF.
    Here is a recent photo of the upper end of my Bird & Trout knives which are small by definition, not by usefulness.

    The size ranges from the 6.0" OAL AG Russell Woodswalker, bottom row, far left, to 8.5" OAL for the Browning Escalade B&T, bottom row, 5th from the left. The majority of these knives are production knives, under $100 ea. and still available. Only the two, top row far left could be considered custom knives. The Buck 102 was my first hunting knife bought in the early 70's when I was maybe 13. Even then I appreciated the beauty and utility to be found in little knives

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  9. 115Italian

    115Italian

    Nov 13, 2015
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  10. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    I like seeing that the 102 still has fans. It wasn't my first hunting knife, but it was my first serious stainless hunting knife that my dad bought for me when we moved to Tampa in 74 when I was 9. It was there that he really ramped up my skills training in living off the land during the stock market crash and recession of the 70s. He had grown up there during the depression of the 30s. The 102 was the replacement for a German made hi carbon steel knife I ruined pretty quickly not understanding the salt water effects on steel. By the time I was 12 he was getting more advanced with lessons and I had a Buck 119 and slip joint folder combination. I'm currently working on my biography, so I've spent some time carrying and using a new 102 to help remember some of the details of it that are buried now. One of the areas we went to a lot had some avocado trees.

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  11. lieferung

    lieferung Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2016
    Really like the look of those White River knives. Like pointier Izulas.
     
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  12. dirc

    dirc

    584
    Jan 31, 2018
    Ruike Jager, 14c28n, perfect imho as an all around fixed blade in tough stainless, 4.5" blade with a nice almost full height grind

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  13. jstrange

    jstrange

    Mar 31, 2012
    Just picked up one of these little guys:
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    With this handy sheath:
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    Looks like it will be a great little EDC fixed.
     
  14. Legendary_Jarl

    Legendary_Jarl

    403
    Feb 8, 2010
    Cool. It does certainly look practical. I'll look them up.
     
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  15. Makael

    Makael Leather Craftsman Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2015
    Bought for price?
     
  16. Makael

    Makael Leather Craftsman Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2015
    Handy set up. Nice.
     
  17. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
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  18. Makael

    Makael Leather Craftsman Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2015
    Some good looking knives.
     
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  19. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    Thanks since I live in the city small edc self defense based fixed blades are a favourite of mine.
     
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