I do believe in carrying stout fixed-blade knives, on and/or about my person, in these Troubled Twenties. A Glock knife is an inexpensive hole-puncher, to keep in a vulnerable place, such as a vehicle, which is exactly whee I have kept mine, for years. This one is the only one that would be anywhere near the price point established in the original post.
One my belt, daily, virtually everywhere, I have resumed toting a Shivworks Clinch Pick. It is legal, in Texas, and, in many environments, I can be casual about concealment, as it small enough that it does not spook folks, even the demographic in my urban professional residential area, a small city that is separate from Houston, but surrounded by Houston, a short distance west of the Texas Medical Center.
Between these two, I am experimenting with several stout daggers. Texas law became dagger-friendly in 2015, (IIRC,) with the last remaining annoyance in knife law being that blades longer than 5.5” are “location-restricted,” so one has to be cognizant that longer blades are prohibiting in some few specified places. My favored dagger that is just under 5.5” is RMJ Tactical’s Raider. If this one is built anything like their ‘hawks, it should be quite stout.
In the category of longer than 5.5”, but still of reasonably portable size, I have yet to firmly settle upon anything.
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FWIW, I found a good deal ($85) on another Tanto-tipped Hogue EX-F02, and that's been the stash-in-the-vehicle option for me.
I went with a more affordable 6" option, but then quickly realized I can't imagine where I'd actually wear the dang thing where it wouldn't stick out like a sore thumb. I would guess the same is true of any dagger, whereas a longer bladed hunting or work knife isn't far enough out of the ordinary to really attract all that much attention.
They also offer a slightly shorter K-02, but I'm not sure what advantages that version offers over the one I got.
Even a Glock 7?
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It costs more than you make in a week.
Seriously though, over the last year I've gotten in the habit of carrying a 3-5 inch fixed blade in place of or in addition to a folder most of the time. It's legal here and as long as it's something fairly benign looking like a Falkniven F1 it draws very little attention.
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Thanks airborne19822003, just ordered an M1, fits my need perfectly, would have picked up a M2 as well but they are sold out.
I have many folders, my Kershaws ( Blur and Leek) are what I typically EDC, Leek at work and both off work. That Leek fits perfect in a jeans watch pocket.
Been looking for awhile for a shorter fixed blade- found many good candidates that were always either too pricey or that were flawed in some manner.
Fixed blades I have are mostly beasts. The shortest I have is a Buck 105. My Case Quartermaster gets the most use since I wear it when I ride but it's a tad large for everyday settings. That M1 scout worn horizontally should work fine.
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Ordered this on July 31st and it came today. Looks really nice and is pretty darn sharp. It was on sale for $29.99. Figured I would keep it in my vehicle.
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Upon reading through the thread, my inital thoughts kept going back to my Kershaw Military Boot Knife. I picked one up at the Elmendorf BX in the mid-00's I believe, and have carried mine in multiple capacities for years. It's not my favorite primary, but it's been a constant backup over the years. I don't remember if mine came double edged, or if I added the second edge sharpening, but mine is sharp on both sides. It's a fairly stiff, needle point that holds an edge well and disappears easily in several carry methods.
I was trying to link to it on Kershaw's site, but it appears to have been discontinued. Here's the amazon page where it is unavailable, and I can't find it on kershaws site anywhere: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001...XI/?tag=ataofhoco-20
I carried multiple gerber versions of the Applegate Fairbairn fighting blade. Most I've broken using them in utility roles. I'd perhaps consider the fixed blade version by boker which appears to be a higher quality:
I'm still a sucker for a seal pup, and when I'm concealing a fixed blade I usually grab one of those or my little gerber:
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The later bayonets of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, etc. up until perhaps 2010 were essentially the M3 with an attachment handle. Meant to be more of a stabber, than a slasher (like the Ka-bar). Alas, I checked the website today of the vendor my order is with; last update shows not in stock until Sept. 30. Guess I'll have to wait a little longer.
That’s a great little knife, but as you have discovered they discontinued it a few years ago. It’s a shame because I lost mine shortly after they discontinued them.
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