Recommendation? Fixed blade EDC knives reccomendations?

Discussion in 'Cold Steel Knives' started by Smiling, Apr 26, 2020.

  1. Smiling

    Smiling

    Nov 21, 2019
    So, I gave my Boker GoBag to my GF.

    And today my dog went into a larger forrest spring water flow which is rather dirty.
    My dog got tangled into some kind of net, like the one used on football goals... and I had to jump in and cut it up with my Drop Forged Hunter, and somehow I unfortunatley lost it in that muddy water on my way out.

    Now I seriously have only 2 knives.

    My eyes are set on PeaceMaker III.

    Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
     
  2. dogstar

    dogstar

    Jan 23, 2011
    What?! That sucks!

    I would consider the Bird & Trout or Bird & Game. They could do lots of EDC tasks unless you work construction or on a farm.

    Inexpensive options would be Pendleton Light Hunter, Finn Hawk, Finn Bear, Canadian Belt Knife, Roach Belly, PMIII. It depends on the grind/blade shape you like. I like scandi grind.

    What about replacing the Drop Forged Hunter? I think you have to give the Master Hunter a thought for something nicer. The SRK-Compact is probably the biggest I'd want to EDC; it's a nice knife.
     
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  3. Smiling

    Smiling

    Nov 21, 2019
    Thanks for reccomendation.

    SRK-C is too large for EDC, and I dislike scandi grinds usually, I think PMIII is my best option here, especially since it's sheath has pocket clip.
     
  4. dogstar

    dogstar

    Jan 23, 2011
    You know I won't try to talk you out of PMIII, but it is technically Scandi grind. The blade is 2.5mm thick, so I think it will still slice well.

    Give the Pendleton mini hunter a look. It has a 3" FFG blade; really not much you can't do with that for EDC.
     
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  5. DangerZone98

    DangerZone98

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    Dec 7, 2019
    Sorry to hear that man.

    If you’re set on the PMIII, I’d suggest going for it then. I don’t own this knife, but based on Cliff Stamp’s review, it seems pretty rock solid. It’s also fairly inexpensive, so if anything bad happens, you won’t cry over it like you would a $500 custom bushcraft knife. :D

    My go-to camp chores fixed blade recommendations would be the ESEE Izula and the Morakniv Kansbol. Both have held up well so far.
     
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  6. Halfbaked94

    Halfbaked94 Gold Member Gold Member

    83
    Dec 25, 2019
    Lionsteel m4 for fixed blade small EDC or Bugout/manix for folder. Maybe a spydie salt series if you keep jumping in lakes ;) sorry to hear about your loss bro
     
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  7. yoz's friend

    yoz's friend

    Jun 30, 2001
    lately my fixed blade rotation is a crkt sakimori or a Microtech sbk.
     
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  8. dogstar

    dogstar

    Jan 23, 2011
    Does anyone have a Cold Steel knife they want to recommend? ;)
     
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  9. Smiling

    Smiling

    Nov 21, 2019
    I know that PMIII is scandi grind but something about that knife keeps calling me. I like the design, the fact it has a guard and the sheath, and it's also in right dimensions
    My budget is way too low for that.
    ESEE Izula would be on top end of my price range, and I'd also have trouble getting it here in Europe. I have Cold Steel retailer nearby so that's not an issue. Morakniv has rather large sheath and rounded handle, but what concerns me the most is the lack of guard.

    PMIII doesn't have a thick blade, but as you said, I won't be crying over it if I break it since it's cheap.

    I know I'm picky :D
    Yeah, stainless might be a good EDC option
     
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  10. dogstar

    dogstar

    Jan 23, 2011
    Okay, I know you've seen these before, but here is a little encouragement:
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  11. Smiling

    Smiling

    Nov 21, 2019
    I like the way the sheats is modified :D
    Pocket clip + the fact you can put the knife back in the sheath on both sides for either right handed or left handed carry are great IMO, the knife has a guard too, which I really like.
     
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  12. DangerZone98

    DangerZone98

    972
    Dec 7, 2019
    Sadly I only got two fixed Cold Steels right now: the Leatherneck and the Recon Tanto. :( For a budget folder that you can absolutely beat on though, it’s hard to beat the Rajah 3.
     
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  13. Smiling

    Smiling

    Nov 21, 2019
    We're similar, as I have Warcraft Tanto and Recon tanto.

    I'm looking for a small fixed blade, the more I look at it the more I think that PMIII is the way to go.
     
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  14. yoz's friend

    yoz's friend

    Jun 30, 2001
    for years i carried a cold steel outdoorsman first-generation and very underrated. I've retired it recently. the kobun is also an excellent carry blade.
     
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  15. Halfbaked94

    Halfbaked94 Gold Member Gold Member

    83
    Dec 25, 2019
    If you want a cheap coldsteel you can wail on, how about that cold steel bushman? Is about £45 now a days and can take a serous beating (don't let the hollow handle put you off) I've seen people run that handle over with no problems
     
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  16. Smiling

    Smiling

    Nov 21, 2019
    I need something more compact for EDC, Bushman is close to my Recon Tanto in dimensions.

    PMIII, or eventually Mini Tac Tanto or Roach Belly are my current considerations.
     
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  17. DangerZone98

    DangerZone98

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    Dec 7, 2019
    The Mini Tac Tanto looks real slim and light, perfect for EDC. You also get pretty decent blade length. I’m considering getting one as soon as the quarantine in our area lifts hehe.
     
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  18. Smiling

    Smiling

    Nov 21, 2019
    I like it's handle design too. It looks safe and decent.
     
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  19. bikerector

    bikerector KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 16, 2016
    If you want a stout EDC sized fixed blade, the Pendleton hunter would be a good option. The mini Pendleton is probably a better EDC but the larger one is very stoutly built if that's your thing. I carry the Pendleton hunter in my work bag as I feel I could abuse the heck out of it if needed in an emergency while it's small enough to carry easily and cuts acceptable given the spine thickness. For most of my uses, I carry something closer to the mini Pendleton though.

    IMO, spring for the 3V version as it's good and the price on them is surprisingly low for these knives.
     
  20. Smiling

    Smiling

    Nov 21, 2019
    Why did you have to tell me this? Now I want to double my budget to have another 3V knife :D
     
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