Matching fixed with my folder

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by peter lg, Oct 20, 2020.

  1. peter lg

    peter lg

    Oct 21, 2016
    My favorite folder is the ZT 0350SW. Easy to open and like a workhorse. I have several fixed blades and machete but none of them are my favorite. I have the Ontario FF6, the Condor Crotalus and the machete Condor golok. In general, I like thick blades. I live a lot outside and do work on the land. So, I am looking for a rather large thick fixed blade. I like the handle of the Crotalus and the ZT (G10). It must be ful tang. Any suggestions?
  2. celticrogues


    Mar 15, 2020
    Esee comes to mind - a 3, or 4, or 5, or 6, depending on how long you want it.

    Knowing your preferred blade length would help.

    Also knowing what you don't like about your current fixed blades would help.

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  3. BitingSarcasm


    Feb 25, 2014
    My favorite big fixed blade for outdoor use is a BK9.
  4. E.D.C.

    E.D.C. Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 7, 2016
    Check out the recent pic thread on this subject.
  5. DMG

    DMG Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 30, 2005
    When I carry a fixed blade I opt for a much smaller folder like a Native salt or bugout. To keep the ratio, I suggest an Esee Junglas.
  6. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
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  7. bigsurbob

    bigsurbob Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2016
    My favorite fixed is the BK62, their tried and true Kephart design. But at 0.158" may not be as thick as you want, although I think it's plenty thick (TWSS) for any of my fixed blade uses. 20200930_130352.jpg
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  8. jfk1110

    jfk1110 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 9, 2013
    Dpx gear triple black heft and Dpx gear assault II hest! There are a 4" & a 6" blade in the family made by LionSteel!! Solid knives and.good steel Niolox. IMG_20200708_202949.jpg
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  9. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    If you like recurves, maybe a khukuri?

    Thick, strong, sharp, and will certainly handle the heavy lifting your ZT can't.

    The 350 is one of my favorite work knives. I have higher end ZTs, but I keep coming back to the 350...even over the 303.
  10. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    Not super large, but if you want a thick fixed blade to "pair" nicely with the ZT 0350, find yourself a ZT 0121.

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  11. Lee D

    Lee D Basic Member Basic Member

    May 27, 2013
    Becker 2/7/9/10
  12. gazz98

    gazz98 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    It would help if we had a price range.

    Cold Steel SRK Sk5 steel can be had for $40 something.

    Beckers and ESEE are also great choices.
  13. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Am I missing the size thing? Sounds like you want a bigger knife, thicker edge, but what length? I vote for the BK9, have one, used to de-limb a cedar tree to fit in the truck. Sounds like you have the tools for outdoor use already. But I do like a big knife....still....even if my main ones are smaller.
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2020
  14. E.D.C.

    E.D.C. Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 7, 2016
    Obvious answer is Becker or ESEE.
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  15. JDRanger


    Aug 14, 2017
    Chris Reeve Pacific is super solid. Relatively expensive.

    Bradford also makes great fixed blades.
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