The Buck Nighthawk(I like the "regular" non-serated, non-tanto version) has a very small profile, easy to conceal for a knife of it`s size. If you fight from the saber or hammer grip, it is very comfortable. I especialy like the thumbramp, for lack of a better word, the rear-gaurd forms. The default sheath can be jury-rigged to ride on the leg or forearm, but I would reccomend a custom kydex number. Good knife for 30-40 bucks. I`ve always been a fan of Buck`s. I still cary one of their lockbacks instead of a "tactical folder". I hate that word! Some of the worst knives ever made are labeled "tactical". There are some good ones, but the term is over-used. In every sense. Tactical this, tactical that. Blah Blah Blah. Kick out the style, bring back the jam!
If you don`t mind spending more money, I agree with Kodiak. All of Mr. Reeve's knives are great! I am a Western stylist, so I have trained to use a trapping gaurd like on a Hell`s Belle, but low-profile was one of my criteria when selecting my knife(and a factory Hell`s Belle didn`t exist). I can hide all 13 inches of it under my jacket, shoulder rig, handle down. It`s invisible. Carrying fixed-blades, even big ones, is not impractical if you use imagination. Just be careful where you pull it out.
Actualy, now that there`s a knife with a trapping gaurd of good quality I can afford, I wonder how wide the gaurd on a Hell`s Belle is? Might be time to upgrade. I wonder how strong it is compared to my Project 1? I`ll probably re-handle it if I get one, keep the coffin or maybe go dogbone, but use G-10 or some other wonder material. Get a kydex rig too. Damn it! Now you got ME wanting another knife!
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