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Noles26 02-26-2013 11:59

Fixed blade for "cross draw"
 
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 ?

NeverMore1701 02-26-2013 12:31

Custom.

Noles26 02-26-2013 13:18

Has to be custom made?

syntaxerrorsix 02-26-2013 14:21

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noles26 (Post 20034259)
Has to be custom made?

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/fo...lated-Services


Want to buy a custom already made?

http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/fo...-More-for-Sale

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

http://i963.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps24391756.jpg

Noles26 02-26-2013 16:10

That thing is perfect

Thanks, I'll check them out

NeverMore1701 02-26-2013 16:19

Quote:

Originally Posted by syntaxerrorsix (Post 20034434)
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/fo...lated-Services


Want to buy a custom already made?

http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/fo...-More-for-Sale

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

http://i963.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps24391756.jpg

If I hadn't bought a ZT 0777 last week I would have bought that one when it came up this morning.

nursetim 02-26-2013 16:38

For EDC? For field carry? Size restriction?

syntaxerrorsix 02-26-2013 16:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by NeverMore1701 (Post 20034716)
If I hadn't bought a ZT 0777 last week I would have bought that one when it came up this morning.

I couldn't believe the price on it when I opened it.

Noles26 02-26-2013 16:56

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.

NeverMore1701 02-26-2013 17:38

Yep, you want a custom. To Bladeforums!

nursetim 02-26-2013 17:40

Syntax's entry looks real good to me.

Noles26 02-27-2013 16:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by syntaxerrorsix (Post 20034434)
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/fo...lated-services


want to buy a custom already made?

http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/fo...-more-for-sale

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

http://i963.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps24391756.jpg


i ended up buying his other version of this knife last night. Thanks for the new forum !

syntaxerrorsix 02-27-2013 16:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noles26 (Post 20038521)
i ended up buying his other version of this knife last night. Thanks for the new forum !

Very cool. Post up pics when you get a chance.

Bren 02-27-2013 16:58

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.

syntaxerrorsix 02-27-2013 17:08

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bren (Post 20038629)
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.

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.

Cwlongshot 02-27-2013 17:39

I bought a custom sheath for my little Buck 102 off ebay.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psb4bbe591.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps22dd8fe4.jpg

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

CW

jtull7 02-27-2013 18:10

OP, you feel the need for a large fixed-blade knife as well as a firearm? May I ask where you live?

syntaxerrorsix 02-27-2013 18:13

Quote:

Originally Posted by jtull7 (Post 20038904)
OP, you feel the need for a large fixed-blade knife as well as a firearm? May I ask where you live?


Plan on avoiding it like the plague? :whistling: :supergrin: :wavey:

NeverMore1701 02-27-2013 19:59

And that's actually a fairly small fixed blade, FWIW.

Bren 02-28-2013 06:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by syntaxerrorsix (Post 20038659)
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.

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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