With so many options for knives out on the market, it can be difficult at times deciding which ones are best for what tasks. Fixed blades are one of the most popular kinds of knives that have a durability that surpasses folding knives. You don’t have to worry about a failed locked or possibly snapping your blade. Tactical fixed blade knives are essential for anyone who a lot of camping or hiking.

ESEE Izula

Without a doubt, a perfect knife for any survival kit or hiking bag. Made from 1095 steel, the Fire Ant Izula is known for its toughness, ability to be used in the field, and its durability.  This knife company, which is headed up men who are known for their survival training. They ensure that all their knives are pushed to the absolute max and can handle even the most difficult of situations.

The knife is extremely sharp and comes with a clip for your belt and other accessories to keep the knife safely in place.  Expect a lot of power behind its 2.875-inch drop point blade with a weight of 1.90 ounces. The product can also come with Micarta handle scales.

ESEE Black Izula w/ Micarta Handles, Molded Polymer Sheath, and Survival Kit
  • Overall Length: 6.25
  • Blade Length: 2.875
  • Blade Finish: Black
  • Handle: Grey Micarta
  • Sheath: Molded Plastic

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Benchmade Hidden Canyon Hunter

Benchmade is one of the most known companies when it comes to knives.  This is a tough and light as a feather fixed blade knife that is capable of tackling any of your outdoor chores.  Ultimate blade steel glides through some of the most difficult and harsh material. The Canyon Hunter really holds a strong edge, is pretty easy in terms of sharpening, and just feels like it belongs in your hand.

With a drop point blade measuring 2.67-inches in length, you can feel totally in control with a solid weight of 3.52 ounces.  The knife comes with G-10 Handle Scales that can be carried on your belt or around your neck. Just be careful not to forget where it is due to its small size!

Benchmade – Hidden Canyon Hunter
  • BUILT FOR THE HUNT: Simplicity and style meets unmatched function, no matter the application; An ideal hunting knife capable of countless tasks in the field.
  • AMERICAN MADE CPM-S30V STEEL: For first-rate edge retention and corrosion resistance; Drop-point with wide blade radius makes breaking down game a breeze.
  • STABILIZED WOOD HANDLE: Is made from a durable composite material thats been backfilled with resin; Stands up to a range of harsh elements and environments; Stronger than natural wood.
  • SUPERIOR TACTICAL USE: The full-tang, fixed blade construction provides enhanced stability when in use; Leather belt loop sheath for easy access; Lanyard hole for versatile carry options.
  • EVERYDAY CARRY: With its slim profile, compact size, and lightweight design, the Hidden Canyon Hunter 15016-2 is the perfect addition to your EDC collection, backpack, survival kit, tackle box, and more

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Bark River Bravo Necker Fixed Blade

Coming in at a little longer blade length than the previous two, Bark River has some of the most impressive fixed blade knives around.  At 3.50-inches, you can be sure you are getting the most out of your cuts. The product comes with plenty of design options and philosophy that their company can be proud of.

It also comes with Micarta Handle Scales. The handle comes perfectly shaped for the ideal fit and finish.  The company takes tremendous pride in their knives, so you can ensure that you are receiving a quality knife.

Morakniv Robust Fixed Blade

If you are really on a budget for small tactical fixed blade knives, the Mora Robust is the nice for you.  The knife is bomb proof and costs almost as much as a trip to the coffee shop.  This is the perfect first-time knife for a younger hunter. It is also the ideal knife to keep tucked away in a car or as a camping companion. It has a 3.625-inch carbon point blade that weighs 3.56 ounces.

This particular blade is marketed towards a craftsman, but reviews on the knife has been very positive for outdoor use as well.  Users will need to file the spine if you are looking to start a fire with it, but you can’t go wrong with this durable knife. With rubber handle scales, you will feel in total control holding the knife in your hands while appreciating how heavy your wallet is after such a bargain.

Morakniv Craftline Robust Trade Knife
  • Fixed blade utility knife with an extra-think carbon steel blade for extra strength and durability
  • Blade Thickness: 0.125 in (0.32 cm), Blade Length: 3.6 in (9.1 cm), Total Length: 8.25 in (20.9 cm), Net Weight: 4.9 oz (140 g)
  • Ergonomic handle of TPE rubber provides optimum grip
  • Hard plastic Combi-Sheath allows for the connection of a second knife and sheath
  • Limited lifetime manufacturers warranty.

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Spyderco Ronin Fixed Blade

This is an unusually shaped, but very cool looking knife.  This knife is tactical and lightweight. The point can be a bit intimidating but is ideal for any hunting stabbing strikes that are required and then it maximizes its cutting efficiency when it is time to cut up your prey.  The Wharncliffe blade comes in at 4.125-inches with a weight of 3.90-ounces. You will certainly feel the power behind this knife.

Be careful with the sharp edges, but the knife provides a sharp balance with a great fit and finish.  It is very thin, so keep an eye on it (although that would shouldn’t be a challenge with the size of the blade!).  Customers have commented that the hollow grind can make it hard to use as an every day carry.

Spyderco Ronin 2 Fixed Blade Knife
  • FIXED BLADE KNIVES - Spyderco fixed blade knives offer the same Reliable High-Performance you expect from our ground-breaking folding knives. Proudly Crafted for Life with highly evolved ergonomics to minimize fatigue and increase cutting power.
  • G-10 - An epoxy filled woven glass fiber that is rigid, non-slip, and impervious to temperature changes and chemicals.
  • HOLLOW GRIND - It comes with bevels that are ground with a concave radius. The bevels may extend the full width of the blade (full hollow grind) or only a portion of its width.
  • PLAINEDGE BLADE - This knife has a sharpened blade with no serrations or teeth sometimes referred to as a smooth blade.
  • SPECIFICATIONS - Overall Length (Inches): 7.88, Blade Length (Inches):4.12, Blade Steel: CTS BD1, Grind: Hollow

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CRKT Minimalist Tanto

The tanto blade is the perfect compact EDC knife.  It is exceptionally proficient at cutting through any piercing tasks that you may face.  The lightweight ergonomic handle shapes itself in a way that allows you to grip it easily without having to worry about cutting yourself with the blade.

The tanto comes with a glass-reinforced nylon sheath with a 2.125-inch blade.  It is made to hang around your neck. It rips through most cutting tasks better than another knife of comparable size.  It is built for versatility, comfort, discreet carry, and a handle that includes a fob for an extended grip.

CRKT Minimalist Tanto Neck Knife
  • Bead Blast Blade Finish
  • Compact Utility Neck Knife
  • Glass-Reinforced Nylon Sheath
  • Designed by Alan Folts in Melbourne, Florida
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty covers any defects in materials or workmanship, see company site for details
  • Fixed tanto blade
  • 5Cr15Mov stainless steel
  • Hand contoured green black Micarta scales and braided fob
  • Zytel sheath
  • Razor edge

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Seal Pup Elite

Want a knife that was designed to be used by Navy Seals?  The Seal Pup Elite is your knife! With an increase in toughness and heightened wear-resistance, the Seal Pup Elite meets all the requirements for a superior knife.  It comes in thicker steel stock with a newly designed ergonomic handle that has deeper finger grooves for a more secure grip. A blade shape that is racy provides a longer cutting edge with a rasp for notching, filing, and thumb placement.

With a blade length of 4.85-inches and fully stretched at 9.5-inches, it will be hard to not see this blade.  It is the heaviest of the group at 5.40-ounces, but if it’s used for the Navy Seals, you know it’s going to have some power behind it.

SOG Fixed Blade Knives with Sheath – SEAL Pup Elite Survival Knife
  • 4.85 INCH BLACK TINI AUS-8 SHARP KNIFE BLADE: The SEAL Pup Elite outdoor knife is a perfectly balanced camping knife, hiking knife & belt knife w/ sheath; measures 9 inches overall length
  • 5.4 OUNCE WT. W/ GRN HANDLE: This stainless fixed blade military knife includes a nearly indestructible field knife handle; glass-reinforced nylon offers great grip w/ zero maintenance
  • MOLLE-COMPATIBLE SHEATH ATTACHMENT: Easily carry this versatile rescue knife, back pack knife, bushcraft knife and Bowie knife with the nylon MOLLE knife sheath
  • FULL TANG & TITANIUM NITRIDE-COATED: SOGs cryogenic heat treatment hardens steel at the atomic level for stronger steel than most fixed blade knives
  • A SOG KNIFE FOR LIFE: Take care of your tactical knife and well take care of you; SOG fixed blade hunting knives are built to last, and we consider all repair and replacement requests

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