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Self defense fixed blade

Postby Grundy1133 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:03 am

I'm looking for a decent fixed blade that I can attach to my belt horizontally on my weak side in case I'm unable to get to my gun. Doesn't need to be a crocodile dundee knife or a big bowie knife. Just looking for something to replace the folder that I have due to the time it takes to unclip this one from my pocket and open it up and get it ready to strike. I want something I can grab and pull out in one swift movement have it and ready to go. I have a lot of fixed blades but none that I can attach to my belt horizontally in a concealed manner.
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Re: Self defense fixed blade

Postby EastTexasRancher » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:12 am

I carry this CRKT: https://www.knifecenter.com/item/CR2860 ... ag-handles

The sheath can be worn vertical or horizontal.
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Re: Self defense fixed blade

Postby Interblog » Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:27 am

Points awarded for pics that specifically show what this OP asked for - a horizontal mount. A knife and one or more sheaths nesting on a tarp with other unrelated equipment or in a photogenic bed of woodland twigs and leaves does not give a good feel for how it is actually worn and accessed.

I find this to be an obstacle generally with online sources. Very often I have to go to purchasers' pics on Amazon rather than the seller's pics, to get an idea of how an object really looks and functions.

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Re: Self defense fixed blade

Postby carlson1 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:43 am

I have a K-Bar. It was not horizontal so I bought a sheath from NSR Tactical. Now NSR sales the knife with the horizontal sheath. There are several people who sale a horizontal sheath for the TDI.

https://www.nsrtactical.com/collections ... quick-ship
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Re: Self defense fixed blade

Postby EastTexasRancher » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:27 am

Interblog wrote:Points awarded for pics that specifically show what this OP asked for - a horizontal mount. A knife and one or more sheaths nesting on a tarp with other unrelated equipment or in a photogenic bed of woodland twigs and leaves does not give a good feel for how it is actually worn and accessed.

I find this to be an obstacle generally with online sources. Very often I have to go to purchasers' pics on Amazon rather than the seller's pics, to get an idea of how an object really looks and functions.


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Re: Self defense fixed blade

Postby bdgyeah » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:44 am

I want the same. But I am going to buy locally. Try this.

https://bkknives.net/


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Re: Self defense fixed blade

Postby philbo » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:22 am

I picked up one if these recently on a whim. Impressed so far, especially considering that it's $20. Sheath is decent as well.

https://www.amazon.com/Columbia-Survival-RailKnife-Stainless-Lightweight/dp/B078RVH5NT/ref=sr_1_31?ie=UTF8&qid=1522512173&sr=8-31&keywords=horizontal%2Bsheath&th=1

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Re: Self defense fixed blade

Postby Grundy1133 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:53 am

I grabbed one of these. https://www.sogknives.com/instinct-g10-satin.html the main appeal to me is it's small size and the sheath can be carried horizontal vertical diagonal IWB or OWB. i ordered it online and it should be here tomorrow. If I don't like it, then it's no big loss as I'm a bit of a knife collector and literally have a couple hundred knives. I'll just add it to my colelction :mrgreen:
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Re: Self defense fixed blade

Postby AndyC » Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:33 pm

CRKT Obake is a good blade (I have the little Skoshi and the full-size) and comes with a horizontal add-on:

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Personally I'd turn it around so the sheath was in line with the belt, but whatever. Downside is it's narrow and only fits business-width belts, but I suppose one could make something better from Kydex.
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Re: Self defense fixed blade

Postby RoyGBiv » Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:41 pm

I am not a lawyer. This is NOT legal advice.!
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Re: Self defense fixed blade

Postby anygunanywhere » Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:04 pm

Horizontal sheath for full size Kabar. Either with or without fire starter.

Thinking about one of these for my Kabar.


https://hedgehogleatherworks.com/products/sheath-for-the-full-size-ka-bar-knife


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Re: Self defense fixed blade

Postby Grundy1133 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:08 pm

wow lots of good suggestions! :thumbs2:
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Re: Self defense fixed blade

Postby Grundy1133 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:37 pm

I'd LIKE to use this knife since its a S&W but the holster is leather and vertically mounted. maybe if i can find someone who does custom kydex or polymer i can get a IWB sheath made for it.
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Re: Self defense fixed blade

Postby Grundy1133 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:46 pm

Grundy1133 wrote:I'd LIKE to use this knife since its a S&W but the holster is leather and vertically mounted. maybe if i can find someone who does custom kydex or polymer i can get a IWB sheath made for it.
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this was more of a joke before anyone starts yelling "Tacticool" lol. its just a really cool knife i've had forever and never really used. it's way too big for what I wanna do with it. the smaller knives like the SOG Instinct or the Crawford Kasper or a Clinch Pick or something like one of these. Image
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Re: Self defense fixed blade

Postby Rob72 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:30 pm

I've carrired my CPs for years. Perfect niche blades.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01H810B ... linch+pick

Depends on your budget, and slap-n-tickle style, but for being readily indexed from the draw, easily concealed, legal length anywhere you can carry a fixed blade, and easily modified if you want to texture the grip, it's a best buy.

I am going to have to try one of those Watson PDs...


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