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Help finding a good fixed-blade horizontal-carry knife

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by DFW1911, Jan 22, 2008.

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  1. DFW1911

    DFW1911 Member

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    All,

    I'm looking for a fixed-blade knife offering multiple-carry options (horizontal, neck on a lanyard, etc.) Ideally I'd like a blade about 3.5 inches long and "skeletonized" handle.

    I've found a couple Benchmades (Instigator) and Bokers (Bud Nealy Designs, Specialist, Escort, Etc) that seem like they will work.

    I'd appreciate your input on other manufacturers and models I might want to consider.

    Thanks,
    DFW1911
     

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  2. highorder

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    what is the intended use? you have already selected two fine blades; it just depends on what you need them to do.
     
  3. DFW1911

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    Oops - good question. Primarily to carry where I can't CCW - Texas has some well-defined areas we can't carry.

    It will also be carried when I CCW, but I'm not sure where - meaning weak side, strong side, etc. I'll have to work that out once I get it.

    Thanks,
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  4. Browning

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    Tops makes some great knives that you can carry horizontally.

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    Dozier also makes some and it's become one of their trade marks.
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    Or you could just buy whatever knife you want (say a Fallkniven F1 or a fixed blade Al Mar Sere for example and just have a horizontal sheath made by one of these guys. From what I understand Dozier also makes custom horizontal knife sheaths.

    http://www.chaxknives.com/Sheaths.html

    http://www.snodyknives.com/MS_Knives_Sheaths.htm


    Knife sheath meant to look like a sunglass case.
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    http://www.rjtaylor.net/products/knife/sheath.htm

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    http://redhillsheaths.com/_wsn/page3.html
     
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    My Spydie Perrin Street Beat does just fine horizontally.
     
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    Kim Breed has done some knives in the size range you're looking for, with horizontal carry sheath.

    Here's a thread...
     
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    Bud Nealy makes some wicked knives, his sheathing system is great if you need to change deployment options.
     
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    Yup, you can pick whatever knife you want and have a sheath maker build whatever you want. Mike Sastre is a fellow forum member here and makes sheaths for all sorts of knives from folders to fixed and neck to IWB to horizontal.
     
  10. DFW1911

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    All,

    Thanks for all of the information and the referrals. Judging from the pics posted and information provided, I think I may have found another expensive hobby!

    Finally, is there a site that consistently has the best prices for mass production knives? I'm guessing I'll need to order directly from the custom makers for their products?

    Thanks again,
    DFW1911
     
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    I have a Bud Nealy, it is a great knife and has a great kydex sheath system with it, I think he calls it the MCS system.

    Check b
     
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  13. DFW1911

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    Thanks, everyone, for your input. I ordered the Boker and will post my impressions once I receive it.

    I have a very, very strong suspicion this will NOT be my last fixed-blade knife!

    Thanks again.

    Take care,
    DFW1911
     
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