Looking for recommendations for a fixed blade edc. I’d like to be able to wear it AIWB opposing side of my firearm. I also feel more comfortable keeping a blade in my truck, so if I’m commuting around to places I can’t carry a gun I still have a blade.
I have a TDI and I like it, but the grip is too large and it’s almost more difficult to conceal than a gun. I have Warrior Poet Splinter Knife. It’s a quality blade but the holster retention kinda bothers me. I might try to tighten it a little more. The TDI gets a real positive retention.
This is the fixed blade I keep in my work vehicle:)
Works very well for clearing brush from old two tracks and gathering kindling for the campfire. But could also make a pretty good improvised self defense tool. Unfortunately I think the Ontario Knife Company declared bankruptcy so these might not be available for awhile:(
I prefer a folding knife to fixed for edc. growing up in the country on a ranch I grew accustomed to always having a pocketknife on me. I found a great folder ,for my needs, sturdy spring assisted opening knife to my liking. a little on the large side but sturdy , heavy duty with a good positive solid lockup when open. that’s what’s in my pocket every day. it is a ridge runner “herdsman”
I don’t have one of their fixed blades, but I do have one of their folders. I can say that Benchmade has the absolute BEST customer service I’ve ever received from any vendor. My son gave me it after deploying all over the world and it’s kinda beat up. They are replacing the blade with a newer better steel and the clip for $80. I’m not even the original owner. Very happy customer here!
This is an awesome Blade was $30 last month now $55 (goes on sale regularly)
Good Grip, Full tang and you can throw this Bi**H! Balanced and hugs the body when in the sheath
(File photos from website: every thing I have is S&W, C.Baton, Cuffs, OC spray)gel M&P9, Holster and Rig)
As an aside, I’m very disappointed that Buck stopped it’s program with small dealers for limited runs. I used to regularly peruse Copper & Clad and SK Blades for getting Buck’s with other (often better) blade steel options and handle variations.
From my understanding, Buck stopped that program a few years back.
Although I am more of a 112 fan, here is a pic I found on Instagram better illustrating some of SK Blades options (when they SK Blades was still in business); blades in S90V, CPM20CV, and CPM154: