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Need some insight on a full tanged fixed blade for Concealed Carry.

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by chrisnoel27, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. chrisnoel27

    chrisnoel27 New Member

    Hi folks, I need some help choosing a fixed blade knife, with a sheath. I'm partial to the almost triangle shaped blades, not sure what that blade shape is called. The blade shall be at least 4 inches, full tanged and under 60 bucks. I've been searching for the last hour and am overwhelmed, I couldn't find a knife that met those requirements. I have CCW and carry a gun but I want a stout, formidable fixed blade knife in case I'm disarmed or can't reach it.

    Any Ideas?
  2. Mp7

    Mp7 New Member


    Mora Companion.

    Weighs almost nothing, costs almost nothing
    does almost everything.

    Had a kydex sheath made.

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  3. lemaymiami

    lemaymiami Active Member

    Chris, during a career in law enforcement, along with everything else I carried ... I did some experimenting with carrying a small fixed blade as a backup using a Gerber Guardian (which is a very sturdy small double edged crotch stabber...). No matter how I tried it just wasn't comfortable or convenient. I fell back to a very sharp locking folder with a 4" blade -and was never without it. I still carry a folder with those dimensions today although I've been retired from police work since 1995....

    Find, and purchase the blade you want. My guess is that something like I've just described will see a whole lot more use.
  4. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

    Good luck finding a good fixed wharnecliffe for $60.

    When it comes to EDCing a fixed blade, I think there are 2 realistic choices: go smaller, or carry a folder.

  5. RatDrall

    RatDrall New Member

    Agree that you won't find a decent fixed blade for less than $50.

    I would recommend spending a few more dollars and get an ESEE-3. They're as small as you can go and still have a knife that "feels right". It's flat and light and carries very well.

    If you can find more money, the Gryphon M10, TSD Grab N Stab, and many others make high quality short fixed blade knives, but you have to pay for the quality.
  6. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

    Well, these - at least the 2 on the left, are small but feel good, and provide some protection for your hand.

    If you're using a knife as a retention device, it doesn't need to be huge, just quick and sharp and sturdy.

  7. Madcap_Magician

    Madcap_Magician New Member

    I am a little confused by what you mean by triangle blade.

    Do you mean a tanto point, or a wharncliff, or a double-edged?
  8. VegasAR15

    VegasAR15 New Member

  9. SG1

    SG1 New Member

  10. conw

    conw New Member

    The Ka-Bar TDI knife, either the large or regular one, fits your requirements perfectly, and offers several modes of deployment for you to play with. It would be a good idea to maybe get a custom sheath if you end up liking it.


  11. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Make sure you know your local knife laws before you stuff a double-edge dagger in your pants.

    They are against the law many places where a Tac folder isn't.

  12. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

    RC, I don't think anyone's talking about double-edged blades.

    I will say that LEO in general are likelier to view large fixed blades with more suspicion than folders.
  13. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Well, I'm kinda unclear on what a "almost triangle shaped blade" is?

  14. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    I'm assuming he's talking about either a "tanto" or a dagger. Neither are what we recommend.

    Get a small enough fixed blade you can carry all the time and you might actually carry it. Get something with more than a 3" blade and you're more likely to leave it in a drawer and forget about it.
  15. chrisnoel27

    chrisnoel27 New Member

  16. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy New Member

    Mora' s work great.
  17. chrisnoel27

    chrisnoel27 New Member

    Thanks guys for all the info and insight, I appreciate it. I'll post some pics when I choose a couple of knives.
  18. Dirty Bob

    Dirty Bob New Member

    Anyone thinking Mora for carry should at least consider the Mora Robust. It features a thicker blade (about 1/8") and is carbon steel. They're under $20 at ragweedforge.com

    For discrete carry, I would make a new, slimmer handle for it, along with a Kydex sheath.

    All my best,
    Dirty Bob
  19. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    That's a clip point with a sweeping belly.

    Plenty of those around.
  20. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy New Member

    The Kim Breed Knife would work too.

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