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Just added this one to the rotation.

Malificus by Brad Benzing, on Flickr

Malificus spine by Brad Benzing, on Flickr


I usually carry a TDI knife just to the left of the buckle on my wilderness belt but switch off to a Spyderco Reverse, Ban Tang Clinch Pick and now this from Special Circumstances


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I like the blade design but there's not much of a hilt for your hand to butt up against to keep your hand from slipping over the blade if you were thrusting it into something.



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I like Spyderco. Here is a 5" fixed blade, the Street Bowie. They also offer a 3.5" version, the Steet Beat.

Spyderco Street Bowie

3.5" Street Beat

Both around $115. Looks like a viable option to me.
 
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I like Spyderco. Here is a 5" fixed blade, the Street Bowie. They also offer a 3.5" version, the Steet Beat.

Spyderco Street Bowie

3.5" Street Beat

Both around $115. Looks like a viable option to me.


I have the Fred Perrin Street Beat and I like it. I also have a Spyderco Ronin 2 which I really like. It is the bigger fixed blade version of the Yojimbo 2, which I also have and like.
 
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Well it sounds like SPG got you covered. I also used to have a small collection of Cold Steel fixed blades, as well as a Voyager and Recon Tanto, up until the late 90's/early 2000's. I now only own a Kershaw Blur (EDC) and USMC Ka Bar (SHTF). This thread got me eyeing the CRKT Sting, ESEE IZULA and Gerber Strongarm. I love this forum, but it can get expensive...
 
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Brad,
That is one sexy pig sticker.
Where did you get it?
And does it come with the sheath?


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Brad,
That is one sexy pig sticker.
Where did you get it?
And does it come with the sheath?


http://specialcircumstancesinc...e-maleficus.html?m=1
 
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Originally posted by crue-dell:
I like Spyderco. Here is a 5" fixed blade, the Street Bowie. They also offer a 3.5" version, the Steet Beat.

Spyderco Street Bowie

3.5" Street Beat

Both around $115. Looks like a viable option to me.


I have the Fred Perrin Street Beat and I like it. I also have a Spyderco Ronin 2 which I really like. It is the bigger fixed blade version of the Yojimbo 2, which I also have and like.


The Street Beat is one of the first things I thought of in this thread. I, too, have it and like it a lot. It will be among my high choices if I find myself carrying a fixed blade for possible defensive purposes.
 
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Brad,
That is one sexy pig sticker.
Where did you get it?
And does it come with the sheath?


I don't know about sexy, but it sure looks like it means business. That's a nasty piece of work.
 
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Ouch.. $400 bucks with the trainer. I gotta take a pass.


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Originally posted by Yanert98:
Brad,
That is one sexy pig sticker.
Where did you get it?
And does it come with the sheath?


Thank you. I waited a long time for it but it is a work of art. Ian's stuff if fantastic, spendy yes but truly neat stuff. And yes, it comes with the sheath, And I just spent half again the price of one of them for a small Sebenza with raindrop damascus.

I passed on the trainer as I have been using Nok Hodges Nok knives for trainers for several years now.


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ESEE knives might be worth a look. When carrying, sheaths will be of prime importance. ESEE knives are extremely common and there are all kinds if various sheaths available for them.


Have a few ESEE's and really like them. However, the CM6 seems the only "sticker" in their line up and it is just shy of $250.

Maybe look at Gurber "Strongarm". About $70


ESEE does make a push dagger as well based on the Izula.

https://www.bladehq.com/item--...Tertiary-Push--37211




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Damn you guys! Big Grin Seems like you need several sources of income established before reading some of these threads! Anyhow, I have several orders in now. Timely & informative thread. Much appreciated.



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^It's true. I had no need for a new knife until I perused this thread. Now I have two on the way. Had to order the second one to get above $100 to qualify for free shipping.
 
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Cliff we are happy to help you spend your money Big Grin


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Damn you guys! Big Grin Seems like you need several sources of income established before reading some of these threads! Anyhow, I have several orders in now. Timely & informative thread. Much appreciated.



Was that before or after you read this thread?
 
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Living in the South, it's warm most seasons, and I really don't want to carry a fixed blade OWB. The idea of a tuckable sheath came to mind (looked it up, it IS a thing), but then it's just one more hassle to deal with. I don't wear full height boots, I wear chukkas, so boot carry is out for me. I have the CRKT around the neck mini-pig sticker knife, but since I wear a scrub top with no collar every day it kinda makes it obvious.

So, at this point the benefit of this thread is simply to continue coveting the really cool blades and wait for one to appear that I could utilize.


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I have a Zero Tolerance 0121 on Military cord around my neck.
 
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Ah, yes, neck carry. This is a very practical way to carry a blade, provided you have a secure sheath and the knife is not too big or heavy, which is a big factor in neck carry.

Members keep mentioning ESEE knives. I have an Izula with Knife Connection handle scales which I neck carry from time to time. The Izula comes with a flat and very secure sheath which allows for upside down carry. The sheath has a lanyard hole at center bottom, making it ideal for upside down carry on the neck. It's a friction lock sheath, so there are no straps to manipulate. Just give the knife handle a firm pull and out comes your blade. If you wear this knife on the neck and wear a shirt which is not tucked in, you can get to it and get it out very quickly. As with all practical neck knives, though, it's got a short blade.

You might get away with carrying an ESSE-3 in this manner. Same flat, secure friction lock sheath. But, now we're getting into heavier knives and you might find wearing such a rig for hours on end to be somewhat uncomfortable.

The Zero Tolerance 0121 Citadel is referring to- that's a whole lot of blade for neck carry: 4.25 inch blade, 9 ounces, not including the sheath. Thiis is something I wouldn't do and I think a lot of people would say the same. But, if you can manage it, then you are well-armed.
 
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