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Originally posted by esdunbar:
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



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I carry th Colonel Blades nco fixed as well. Love it.


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Originally posted by tatortodd:
I like my short Ka-bar . Texas has an odd regulation on fixed blade length and the 5.25" is legal. Made in the USA and about $64.

If you're wanting tanto style, KaBar makes a 5.25" tanto version for $61 and it's made in USA as well.


Thank you, I was not aware of that part of the law. I have been contemplating a fixed blade as well but the only seni suitable one I have is a Dozier AR toothpick but I need a different sheath to carry it concealed....and I would hate for it to end up in a evidence locker.

Sounds like a good chute knife would be perfect. I thought we had a member that made a nice version but I can't find the link.

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Posts: 8082 | Location: Back in NE TX ....to stay | Registered: February 12, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I'm picking up a few fixed blades of late, just in case...my next one that I'm looking at is the Ontario RAT 5. They're getting a bit scarce, but that firm I try not to do business with has a few.

https://www.amazon.com/Ontario...-Green/dp/B077QWPSHK
 
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Originally posted by esdunbar:
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


Attaching a link to the Gerber should Para want to check it out. Good choice!

https://www.gerbergear.com/en-...plain-edge-30-001058
 
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HA! Someone ask if I had a knife on me once... I replied "If I have pants on I have a knife". I often carry 2 knives, but both folders... one clipped on my pocket and one in my pocket...

... that's nothing compared to my prepper, survivalist, 3%er Son in Law. He showed me his knife stash once. He had 5 on his person. One on a cord around his neck inside his shirt, one folder in a pocket, a fixed blade on his belt under his shirt tail same as his carry gun, one clipped to his boot laces hid by his pants leg and one on the opposite ankle from the boot lace one. None were visible.

I used to carry one in my old truck, a Bowie, the sheath taped to the bottom of the steering column out of sight but in perfect easy reach of my right hand. Sold the truck, this reminds me I need to put it in the other one, just haven't done it yet.



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Para, does your state allow double edge?


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The handles are probably thicker than you want but my current fixed blades I use for carry opposite a S&W J frame are

Mora Heavy Duty 3.2mm thick blade with custom shealth (very lightweight)
Gryphon M10 with custom sheath
Spyderco Street Beat
Spyderco Street Bowie
KaBar BK16 with kydex sheath

If you'd like measurements let me know.
 
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Para, does your state allow double edge?


"Allow" isn't a word we let them use in our state. Smile

I'm a fan of the short KaBar too, just not from Amazon.

https://www.gpknives.com/kabar...-plastic-sheath.html


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I have thought of something along the lines that you are contemplating, parabellum. I have been giving thought to a Skean Dhu, from Cold Steel. Glass composite blade, kraton (I think) covered grip, wouldn’t trip metal detectors.

https://www.coldsteel.com/fgx-skean-dhu-92fsd


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For what you describe needing my 30 yo Ek "Secret Agent" Boot Knife is a good fit although with a shorter blade length than the CS you originally cited. Easier to carry though. Smile


http://sigforum.com/eve/forums...0601935/m/9240080854

There are numerous versions of this on today's market like the Kershaw here
https://www.amazon.com/Kershaw...ective/dp/B00I0RUZGY
Or CRKT Sting (old AG Russell style) here
https://www.amazon.com/Sting-F...heath/dp/B00180CYFA/



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For what you describe needing my 30 yo Ek "Secret Agent" Boot Knife is a good fit although with a shorter blade length than the CS you originally cited.


http://sigforum.com/eve/forums...0601935/m/9240080854

There are numerous versions of this on today's market like the Kershaw here
https://www.amazon.com/Kershaw...ective/dp/B00I0RUZGY
Or CRKT Sting (old AG Russell style) here
https://www.amazon.com/Sting-F...heath/dp/B00180CYFA/


Bald1 that is a great knife, had one, gifted to a cousin when he entered a fed agency


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The Gerber Guardian would seem to fit your requirements. It’s about $50 and made in USA. I’ve had mine for many years. Top quality, very sharp, fairly easy to carry and large enough to get the job done.

Edited to add: I just looked on amazon and eBay, I had no idea how much they cost now. Still a great knife, but not as affordable as I thought.
 
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Para,

If I were in the same position, I would pick something like the Ka-Bar TDI, or Benchmade Azeria.

The forward cant gives a very secure grip that supports the knife with the palm of your hand, rather than relying on your grip strength to push the blade through clothing.

The forward cant also gives you a full grip in a more compact package, and gives you a hook shape to get your finger under and pull on to get the knife out of its sheath, even if your hand is covered in blood or sweat.

Works as a cross draw and weakside in the reverse grip, and gives you better slashing power in the weakside reverse grip than a straight blade.

Knife fighting may devolve into ground fighting and become reliant on just gross motor skills. You want to be able to grab a big handful of knife (handle) and be able to drive the blade repeatedly into a vital area even if your head/face is buried in an opponents clothing. A long blade may be more of a liability than a short canted blade designed for rapid stab/punches. Watch MMA fighters when they get taken down and start throwing punches at each other while grappling. Now imagine doing that with a knife in your hand.
 
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Para, does your state allow double edge?
Tacitly, yes. The law makes no mention of configuration. What the law does say is that you can carry a 12 inch [Foghorn Leghorn]A 12 I SAY A 12 INCH BLADE, SON!! THAT'S RIGHT, BOY!! JOHN I SAY JOHN HOLMES WOULD BE PROUD!![/Foghorn Leghorn]
 
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Kansbol by Morakniv maybe? I picked one up a while back from recommendation from someone on SF
It’s cheap and durable.


Yep and Swiss made and under $20. An awesome device and value.



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Here's a Cold Steel knife that is designed for ankle carry for about the same price as the one you're looking at.

https://www.amazon.com/Cold-St...op_468_14?_encoding=

Jim


I've got that knife, and I like it, and it has some of the characteristics Para is looking for, but I think the tip is too pointy and sharp and likely to break/snap. Also, I wouldn't call it a really stout knife.
 
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Not sure how it would be for ankle carry, but I figured if I had to be in a knife fight, I wanted a big, bad knife not some little apple peeler.

Horizontal across the small of the back, reach for a wallet, pull a thug popper.

Picked up a Cold Steel Chaos from Amazon (don’t carry it any more) for around $50. Available other sellers...

https://www.knifecenter.com/it...les-secure-ex-sheath







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Para, does your state allow double edge?
Tacitly, yes. The law makes no mention of configuration. What the law does say is that you can carry a 12 inch [Foghorn Leghorn]A 12 I SAY A 12 INCH BLADE, SON!! THAT'S RIGHT, BOY!! JOHN I SAY JOHN HOLMES WOULD BE PROUD!![/Foghorn Leghorn]


In that case, I have a Gerber guardian. Loveless design and or a Cold Steel push dagger I would like to karma you for keeping this forum going for so many years. It is the one forum I go to everyday
SPG


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Been following this thread and just ordered the Gerber Strong Arm Coyote Brown from Scheels for $70. Fit the bill for everything I was looking for. Under 10" overall length, horizontal belt carry option, spike pommel, rubberized non slip handle. And most importantly made in the USA.


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