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Fixed blade for "cross draw"

Discussion in 'The Cutting Edge' started by Noles26, Feb 26, 2013.


  1. Noles26

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    I've been searching for a Fixed Blade knife for "cross draw".

    I'm right handed, and would like to wear it daily on my left side. (firearm stays IWB at 3:30)

    I own a couple of pocket knifes, (two ZTs), would prefer this knife to be fixed, bone handle, damascus.

    Budget $500 or less.

    Any suggestions ?
     

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  3. Noles26

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    Has to be custom made?
     
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    Most likely. The knife materials are relatively common but the sheath is not. Right off the top of my head a I cannot think of any production model knives that really meet your requirements. Your best bet would be to find the knife you like and then find a sheath maker with design you like.

    With your budget it shouldn't be to hard. Want to design your own knife and have it built?

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/forumdisplay.php/871-Wanted-Knifemaker-Craftsman-Related-Services


    Want to buy a custom already made?

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/forumdisplay.php/767-KnifeMaker-s-Market-Knives-amp-More-for-Sale

    Just an example of the first thing I found close to what you were looking for. Priced at $300.

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    That thing is perfect

    Thanks, I'll check them out
     
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    If I hadn't bought a ZT 0777 last week I would have bought that one when it came up this morning.
     
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    For EDC? For field carry? Size restriction?
     
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    I couldn't believe the price on it when I opened it.
     
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    EDC , less than 8 inches in length total, less than 1 1/2 in wide.

    Prefer Damascus on Bone, but would consider a diff handle.

    I'll carry it between the 1st and 2nd belt loop to the left of my belt buckle. The sheath, must fit my 1 1/2 in wide beltman belt.
     
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    Yep, you want a custom. To Bladeforums!
     
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    Syntax's entry looks real good to me.
     
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    i ended up buying his other version of this knife last night. Thanks for the new forum !
     
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    Very cool. Post up pics when you get a chance.
     
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    So, this fixed blade knife for cross draw seems to be for defense, but you want to spend $500 on looks? You can get a knife that will do anything the $500 one will do for $50-80, made in USA, from Ka Bar, Ontario or a few others. If the knife is for use, and not show, you are throwing away $450.
     
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    Does your bike have any chrome on it?

    Not for nothing but a K-Bar has a rat tail tang where as the one pictured is full tang. That's a performance option. Soft carbon steel from a mass production factory... or hand built and heat treated one at a time.

    Your single dimensions vision is blurred.
     
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    I bought a custom sheath for my little Buck 102 off ebay.

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    Its a nicely made sheath and of coarse is set up for cross draw.

    CW
     
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    OP, you feel the need for a large fixed-blade knife as well as a firearm? May I ask where you live?
     
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    Plan on avoiding it like the plague? :whistling: :supergrin: :wavey:
     
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    And that's actually a fairly small fixed blade, FWIW.
     
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    My bike is for show, as well as use. It isn't carried concealed. Both Ka Bar and Ontario have plenty of full tang knives - I'd buy the Ka bar Becker line or the ton of full length/width tang Ontarios over that. Ontario Tak, Blackbird, Ranger Shiv, etc., etc., etc.

    So you're posting in the knife forum and you don't even know Ka Bar makes more than 100 knife models, both fixed and folding? Just the Becker and TDI lines shoudl give plenty of good choices for the OP.
     
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