Fixed-blades

10 New Fixed Blades to EDC This Summer

When you think of an everyday carry knife, chances are you will have a folding knife in mind. But when you absolutely need a knife that cannot and will not fail on you, a fixed blade knife is the best option. Fixed blade knives don't have any moving parts to break or opening mechanisms to fumble around with when you're in a rush. Plus, in many jurisdictions, a fixed blade knife might be your only legal carry option. And if you have the idea that folding knives are too big for everyday carry, know that not all of them are built like the comically huge knife in Crocodile Dundee. There are plenty of EDC-friendly fixed blade knives out there, and the designs released this year are especially nice. In this guide, we'll round up our favorite recent fixed blade knife releases, and go over why they deserve a place in your own carry.

The Best Compact Fixed Blade Knives for Everyday Carry

If you're looking for a compact everyday carry knife, you might think that a folding knife is your only option. But have you considered a fixed blade? At first glance they might not seem like the best for EDC, but you'd be surprised. They actually offer a few advantages over their folding counterparts that make them better-suited for your EDC. In this guide we'll break down the benefits of fixed blades and show you 10 excellent options that offer serious performance at a size and weight that puts some folders to shame.

Boker Plus Mini Slik Tanto

When it comes to everyday carry, a folding knife seems like the obvious choice. But you have more options than you might think. For example, plenty of EDCers prefer a fixed blade for the ultimate reliability and ease of use they offer. Unfortunately, they tend to be far too big to carry comfortably. If you want a fixed blade you can actually EDC, the Boker Plus Mini Slik Tanto is for you. It's a small, minimalist knife made in collaboration with custom knifemaker Rob Amsler.

This is one of the smallest and lightest fixed blade knives you can EDC. At 4.9" in length, you can cover it in the palm of your hand. At that size, it's also no wonder that it only weighs a mere 1.7 ounces. But don't let its size fool you. It's a featherweight knife that punches far above its weight class. That's because it features a sharp 2.1" 440C tanto blade that excels both at cutting and piercing. And because it is a full-tang fixed blade, you can rely on it for serious hard use unlike some folding knives.

Size isn't everything, and the Boker Plus Mini Slik Tanto proves it. If you've been on the fence about carrying a fixed blade for EDC, this is the one to do it with. Plus, it's stunning to look at, with its beautiful titanium scale handle and sharp angles on the blade. Make one of these beauties yours at the link below.

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