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What's the best looking fixed blade in your opinion?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Herr_Noobien, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. The Burgh

    The Burgh Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jan 22, 2015
    In my fixed blade collection, I keep coming back to this John Doyle creation, the "Gambler's Hideout Bowie":

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  2. HARDBALL

    HARDBALL

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    May 6, 2001
  3. FA1BladeGuy

    FA1BladeGuy

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    Jun 28, 2015
    Best looking fixed blade is my new Fallkniven A1. It's blade length, beautiful satin finish, light refracting off the swedge angles, it's pure Swedish perfection. Other knives have glittering hilts and encrusted handles, but they don't appeal to
    me. The Fallkniven A1 is the best, I guess until I can afford a Dawson.
     
  4. Mike45ACP

    Mike45ACP

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    Nov 29, 2014
    Extremely cool! Thanks for sharing.

    Mike

     
  5. Mike45ACP

    Mike45ACP

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    Nov 29, 2014
    I've yet to see a BR city knife that wasn't gorgeous!

    Mike

     
  6. silverds

    silverds

    416
    Jul 8, 2015
    I think the Diskin Hunter collaboration between Matt Diskin and KAI is one of the best looking fixed blades. This knife is just begging for customization.

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  7. jfk1110

    jfk1110 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 9, 2013
    My fallkniven volcano
     
  8. ryanh121

    ryanh121

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    Nov 3, 2009
    I just received this custom fixed blade made to my specs from Chad Nichols stainless blackout Damascus by my friend Gus Mendoza at Havana Knife Company.

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  9. FA1BladeGuy

    FA1BladeGuy

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    Jun 28, 2015
    jfk, the more you talk about and post your love for the Fallkniven Volcano the more I want, make that need, to get one. Is it the one knife to rule them all, almost like Bilbo's Elvish blade "Sting"? Please excuse the double metaphor/reference, or whatever I thought I was trying to say.
     
  10. Mike45ACP

    Mike45ACP

    764
    Nov 29, 2014
    Where's all the beautiful Fiddleback Forge knives? If I owned one I'd post it for sure! I'm still trying to find a hiking buddy or bushboot.

    Mike
     
  11. Ken44

    Ken44

    Jun 29, 2005
    Don't think I can narrow it down to one.


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    I'm thinking the David Mosier on the bottom may be my overall favorite.

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    Love the micarta on my Arkansas Traveler(bottom).

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    Snakeskin micarta looks great IMO.

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  12. NJBillK

    NJBillK Custom Leather and Fixed Blade modifications.

    Mar 27, 2014
    I posted these knives not too long ago, but they are Still stuck in my head. There is something about Johns take on this classic design that resonates with me, and it just looks like it Wants to be used.

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    The Specs:

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    4" blade
    1/8" thick O1 steel
     
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  13. Boris74

    Boris74 Banned BANNED

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    Jan 6, 2015
    Well used ones look best.

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    Any brand, style, don't matter.

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  14. Ken44

    Ken44

    Jun 29, 2005
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  15. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    ^^^Love those e handles!
     
  16. miltmaldo

    miltmaldo Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2012
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  17. ThePeacent

    ThePeacent

    Sep 15, 2013
    All credit for this Blade goes to Makandr (user here on BF)

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    Didn't know he also made blades, apart from collecting them!
     
  18. SpikeHawk

    SpikeHawk

    365
    Jan 3, 2013
    Becker BK12/Ritter MK2
    Ontario Ranger RD6
     
  19. Leftytwogunz

    Leftytwogunz Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 30, 2013
    Loving Daniel Winkler's sculpted micarta and damascus right now.

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  20. Sikael

    Sikael

    Aug 30, 2014
    For myself, I've gone from being focussed entirely on folders to a growing appreciation for the custom Bowies and Fighters that are produced by uber-talented ABS makers. For now, I'll have to just content myself with photos and videos. My vote for the most beautiful fixed-blade is the 'Tsavo' by Sam Lurquin... but others come very close, like Nick Wheeler's Bowie models or Jason Knight's Kukri designs. That distinctive harpoon profile, though, and exquisite hamon, combined with a perfectly shaped handle that looks like it's made to lock your hand in place -- it's like the Bowie all other Bowies attempt to be, balancing the real with the ideal. No, it's probably not much like the blade Bowie used during the Sandbar Fight, or the knife that was likely taken as a souvenir by a Mexican soldier after Bowie's death at the Alamo. But I think Bowie would have been proud to inspire a knife like the 'Tsavo'.

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