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Best thin/light fixed blades?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by steelhog, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. Skywalker31


    Feb 29, 2012
    That looks really good. Is it recently that they started selling them with a sheath? Don't recall them doing that when I got my Elmax(?) BRKT Bird and Trout a few years ago... The BRKT has great stain resistance and toughness but miserable wear resistance. So now it's my loaner for people who cut food on ceramic, or need to do some picking on a deer skull they're boiling for a euro mount, and I use the Sprig for my hunting fixed blade.

    For $74 with the kydex I might need to get a North Arm...
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  2. Currawong

    Currawong Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2012
    USMCPOP, Shooter4321, jux t and 2 others like this.
  3. DeadboxHero


    Mar 22, 2014
    15v at 68rc
    Rex 121 at 70rc
    52100 at 66rc

    K390 at 66rc

    Vanadis 4 Extra at 67rc
    S125v at 63rc
    Nitrobe77 at 63rc
    S60V at 60rc
    fatsubie, herisson, Sergeua and 10 others like this.
  4. Filthyj24


    Jan 5, 2016
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  5. buckeyejake


    Dec 28, 2013
    A small hess .
  6. Rupestris

    Rupestris Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2006
    I wish I could tell you when they started selling the knife with the sheath. It was after I bought my paring knife because I'd have gone with it as well.

    Notice that the Mallard has a lanyard hole too. The Trilium paring knife does not.
    Skywalker31 likes this.
  7. Sulaco

    Sulaco Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 15, 2003
    Yes I forgot about Opinel. I just cut myself with one of mine this week in fact! Scary sharp that thing!
  8. lonestar1979


    Mar 2, 2014
    I wish opinel made more types 9f knives too,some kind of plastic instead of wooden handles,it would be awesome.
  9. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Absolutely love the trillium. That mallard looks like it would be a great lite fixed blade.
    Rupestris likes this.
  10. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Working on this batch of 23 right now. Just finished the first stage of handle shaping on the grinders when these pics were taken yesterday. Got em finshed up on the grinders yesterday and will start handsanding today. Anyhoo, thin? Lets see:



    A Poco:



    A Gordo:



    Thicker knives.

    A Buckaroo:



    A Castrator:



    All measurements taken right in front of the bolster or handle, (ricasso). Even the thickest in this batch still right around 1/8th of an inch.
  11. Alberta Ed

    Alberta Ed

    Jun 29, 1999
    Grohmann Knives of Pictou, Nova Scotia, maker of the famed D.H. Russell Canadian Belt Knife, features relatively thin blade stock, 1/8" or so.
  12. cchu518

    cchu518 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    Surprised no one has offered up the fixed blade version of the Skyline



    Jan 6, 2016
    Nothing beats a full flat grind ...

    On a more serious note, try an Ontario 6" cabbage knife or a Russell Green River 4 1/2" sheath knife. (10311 /#2212) Cheap and slicey.

  14. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Everyone knows, if you hit the woods with a knife thinner than .25 thick, you will die, nearly immediately!!!

    Even holding a thin knife in the comfort of your own home, can be a terrifying experience.....

    What if a car suddenly plunges into your heated pool, and you have to spring in to action and pry the door open?? Is your thin, high hardness, excellent slicing knife going to work??

    What if the microwave won't open.... how are you going to pry your way to your Hot Pocket before it cools off???

    Thin knife, that cuts amazingly, and holds an edge for a long time? Light, and easy to cary? No thanks!! Give me a .32 thick tank, with 50-70 degree inclusive bevel.... thank you very much!!!

    On a more serious note, the older I get, the more I really appreciate a thin, light, high hardness cutter! I find when camping and whittling, Opinels and such get more use.
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2019
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