Small fixed blade EDC

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by jackknife, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. jackknife

    jackknife Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Oct 2, 2004
    Having gone about simplifying my life as I've gotten older I am being drawn to the carrying of a small fixed blade with a blade of 2 to 2 1/2 inches, insead of any sort of locking blade folder. Something small that will go into the side pocket of a pair of jeans, sheath and all. An unfolding pocket knife if you will. I like the idea of the more robust construction and no moving parts. Not to mention not having to open it once out.

    So far I've been carrying a couple of very small pukko's in this role. A Roselli with a 2 1/2 inch blade of nice carbon steel, and a very small Jarvenpaa.

    Any of you do the same thing and what carries well for you. I'd like to get something in a flatter profile than the chunky handle pukkos.
  2. LongRifle


    Apr 5, 2000
    Good to see some people carrying small fixed blades; they're my favorite.

    I have a Jens Anso and Don Cowles that I enjoy carrying, they're small enough to be carried comfortably and big enough to handle all my cutting requirements. Both the Anso and the Cowles are slim enough to carry nicely, I can understand your problem with the Roselli, that's like lugging around a "D" cell battery :).

    The obvious down side is that fixed blades are illegal to carry in some cities and states. So, around town a folder is generally a better choice for me. When I'm out in the woods, fishing, or working around the yard, a small fixed blade is always in my pocket.

    By the way, I love the Roselli Grandmother, great choice :).

  3. Bob W

    Bob W

    Dec 31, 2000
    The knife I carry might work for you. It's an AG Russell Hunters Scalpel. $20, 8/10ths of an ounce, AUS8 steel, quick-release sheath, and 1-3/4" blade.

    I work as a Mudlogger on a drill rig, and this little knife has easily performed every cutting task ever encountered.

    Best Wishes,
  4. T.K.C.


    May 7, 2005
  5. TheSurvivalist


    Jun 13, 2004
    Try a CRKT Fixed Falcon. It has a 2.12" blade, overall 6 inches. I carry one daily, and it works great. When hooked to my belt, the Zytel sheath allows very quick one-handed access. Only $20.

    Also, it has a very flat profile (the handle is less than half an inch thick). The Zytel scales are held on with Torx screws.

  6. edgetrip


    Aug 10, 2004
    Check out the Bark River micro canadiens, sweet little knives, very sturdy, a2 blade steel and a bunch of handle options. I have stopped carrying a single blade folder and now carry a small Warren Thomas hawkbill and a SAK compact. I am waiting for my micro canadien to arrive and that might replace the Warren Thomas for every day use.


    Sep 28, 2005
    I totally concur with the Falcon- in fact I have one with me at work right now!! Small enough to be unobtrusive and large enough to get the job done. You might want to flatten the thumb ramp a bit ( at least that is what I did)
  8. jackknife

    jackknife Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Oct 2, 2004
    Bob, I have to ask ya, whats a mudlogger?
  9. SpyderJon


    Jan 27, 2002
    Well, that's an easy enough inquiry to satisfy (about the knife that is). I would get one of Gene Ingram's small pocketknives. I have one and its a very trick knife. Its flat and cuts like a demon. Gene doesn't charge a lot for his knives, and he's great to work with! Very small and becomes almost totally invisible in the hand.

  10. UnknownVT


    Feb 15, 2003
    Check out this past thread -

    Pocket(able) Fixed Blades ([​IMG] 1 2)

    I am currently infatuated with the BlackJack "Small" select Cocobolo stainless because its outstanding blade geometry (zero bevel convex)

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  11. Thomason


    Nov 28, 2002
    You might want to take a look at the Benchmade Activator also.
  12. t1mpani

    t1mpani Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 6, 2002
  13. Bob W

    Bob W

    Dec 31, 2000
    It's a sort-of geologist. I analyse samples of the rock cuttings that are ejected during drilling, and draw a graph showing the different bedrock layers.

    I also monitor a computer that's displaying the rate of penetration and gas levels. This data is integrated into my final graph, often making it possible to match the samples to their exact sub-ground location.

    Pay is good, but the hours are incredibly long. Usually 12-18 hour shifts, plus drive time. Often 24-hour shifts on deeper wells when I can tag-team with another geologist, and occationally 50-60 hour shifts if no one is available to relieve me.

    The job is not physically challenging, but it is "more boring than church," as Homer would say.

    After I leave the well, an "e-logger" crew comes with electronic equipment that is actually lowered into the well, showing where the layers really are. :)

    Best Wishes,
  14. USAFSP


    Jul 2, 2000
    Go to he makes a knife called a "Pocket Hunter" that I carry in my EDC rotation. It is a little thick, but it is hand made and the quality are awesome. The price is around $175.00. It is the top knife in the gallery link.
  15. 5Ronins


    Feb 25, 2005
    Hello, it doesn;t quite fit you carry methode but i EDC'd a HI sarge hunter 7" OAL and is very simple pure rustic in design, 2 cutting edges (sometimes the false edge comes sharpened but can be done if not) stag handled version.
  16. pug


    Nov 2, 2005
    Peter Atwoods Large TT drop point! Fits into my cargo pant pockets. Scares sheeple less than on my belt. Although the mini teklock is great.

    A very neat knife, great work Peter. Also, I love the name:
    large tiny tanto drop point :)
  17. thebladeguy


    Jul 5, 2005
    ranger little bird.

  18. ginshun


    Apr 6, 2004
  19. bquinlan


    Jan 5, 2001
    I EDC a Rob Simonich Bitteroot in Talonite carried as a neck knife.


    The whole thing is only 4" long, but it provides a surprisingly secure grip and the blade really performs.

    --Bob Q
  20. mitch13

    mitch13 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 3, 2004
    Gene Ingram or Al alexander I've had a couple of Gene's for awhile superb users. I just got 1 of Al's have a look on the makers for sale, he has some posted now.
    Good luck

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