plain carbon fixed blade EDC

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Hello, I've been looking around for a while now to try and find a good fixed blade for EDC. I tend to put my knives through a lot of (ab)use and while my old spyderco (delica II I think) is holding up alright I think it needs some time off. What I want ideally is a good fixed blade spear point about 4". A SAK blade geometry is almost exactly the layout I want, but in a fixed blade and in plain carbon steel. Does anyone make a knife like this for under $100 canadian? My main criteria are spear point (though puuko style or TRADITIONAL tanto would also be welcome), plain carbon steel and non permanent mounting hardware, I want to be able to dismantle the knife for maintenance or modification. Does anyone know if there is a production knife (or maybe a kit knife?) on the market that fits these specs?
 
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SRKW actualy makes knives that are entirely too low maintenenace for my current purposes (though I must admit to drooling on my keyboard when I first checked them out...). The main point of trying to find a knife with removeable natural handle materials and a non stainless blade is to keep it sheeple friendly in a roundabout kind of way. If I keep it looking "quaint" enough then people will be less likely to give me trouble... plus everyone seems to think I'm "quaint" anyways so I might as well go with it :) Like the old clip point lockback folders, wood handle slabs never raise an eyebrow, but you put black checkered rubber on the exact same knife and suddenly every mindless drone thinks its a weapon.
 
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Bark River Knife and Tool (barkriverknifetool.com) makes excellent fixed blades, for a very reasonable cost.
i edc a mikro-canadian currently. it's only 5" overall, which means that it's great for pocket carry, or non-scary belt carry. they have some others that are great for edc: mini-canadian is slightly larger, and the woodland is the next step up i believe (a more normal-sized blade). check it out.
otherwise, go to ragweed forge, or kellam knives, and get a Finnish puukko. great prices, super steel (carbon), nice looks.
peace.
 
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What puukkoman said. Marble's is again making very nice carbon steel blades (50100b a.k.a. Carbon V-ish), CS Master Hunter (if you want to go that large), or if you want a real cheap beater, one of the plastic-handled Moras by Frosts or Ericksson. My Bark River Woodland is my fixed blade EDC. Love that A2 steel.
 
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