Ringed Fixed blade for SD ?

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  1. bubbaskyjacker

    bubbaskyjacker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2008
    Hello all,

    I’m looking for a nice ringed fixedblade for Self defense due to the communists state I live in CCW is not an option. I don’t want a karambit because they look scary and I could never use it for general knife tasks at work. Please let me know of some good options that I haven’t found any any suggestions would be great.

    I take public transportation where 3 people were killed in 1 week and the police are about as sparse as 100$ bills on the ground.

    So far I have found-

    Boker accomplice - looks good

    Extrema ratio nk3k - looks good

    Tops ice dagger - I like the double edge but the ring looks uncomfortable

    Zu bladeworx a few models - kinda expensive
  2. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Just a heads up, the ring could be interpreted as a "metal knuckle", which is a felony if I remember right:( (I'm also in the Bay area).

    I've toyed with the idea of carrying a fixed blade again, but the impracticality of making sure it's visible at all times always turns me back to folders. I'd go with a Cold Steel that has a "waveable" thumbplate, as big as local regs allow (4" when loitering in S.F. :rolleyes:)

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  3. Boxer .45

    Boxer .45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 11, 2015
    Look at Fred Perrin and bastinelli knives
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  4. McFeeli


    Feb 13, 2017
    Max Venom makes a model that I’ve pondered a few times called the Karambite. It may interest you. They have another one or two bigger models as well if I’m remembering correctly.

    Shite, just saw you didn’t want a karambit. Ringed self defense = karambit to me. Sorry about that!
  5. Moander


    Feb 7, 2014
    Perhaps one of these?

    Cold Steel Double Agent II
    Shadow Tech Bandit
    Bark River Donnybrook
  6. P7HVN

    P7HVN Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 1, 2007
    Flagrant Beard Havoc- about $140 and single edge. Some of the double edged blades are banned in many areas. I put an Ulti-clip on mine and wear it in front pocket.
    The George Knives sabot ringed knife is a great little fixed blade. Could be worn on a belt and hardly anyone would notice it. Also not scary if you used it for other stuff.
  7. W. Anderson

    W. Anderson

    Jun 22, 2016
    There's a god thread in Prac Tac from a few months back that hashes out the topic. Look up "Straight ringed knife"
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  8. kbirk2003


    Jul 13, 2018
    If you have a PM2 or Para 3 you could put a Wisemen Fang and Signet Ring on it, the Signet Rings are compatible with a couple other Spydercos including the Delica/Endura and the Matriarch also. Cold Steel has a few options too, including the already mentioned Double Agent and a wavable folder called the Tiger Claw that is more Hawkbill than Karambit.
  9. W. Anderson

    W. Anderson

    Jun 22, 2016
    I don't like the way the signet rings force the knife to sit in your hand, all extended. It feels weird. You'll see. Good concept but it isn't optimal.
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  10. W. Anderson

    W. Anderson

    Jun 22, 2016
    I'm sure @Lapedog could share some experience as well.
  11. W. Anderson

    W. Anderson

    Jun 22, 2016
    Look at the Max Venom PKM. Really the best you're going to get. Its the opposite of a karambit. I carried one for years.
  12. bubbaskyjacker

    bubbaskyjacker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2008
    Can’t seem to find that thread in the search. And his name did not pop up either. I’ll keep looking.

    I hear ya on the spyderco i look into that.

    Mostly interested in a fixed blade. One less thing think about.
  13. W. Anderson

    W. Anderson

    Jun 22, 2016

    Its a very informative thread.
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  14. thebrain


    Dec 12, 2007
    If I was going to carry a fixed blade for self defense only it would be the old cold steel Desperado no ring but checks all the slashing boxes. And if for self defense and utility I would go with the Perrin street Bowie by Spyderco again no ring but that isn't coming out of my hand in a scuffle. Sorry for no ring suggestions.
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  15. W. Anderson

    W. Anderson

    Jun 22, 2016
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  16. W. Anderson

    W. Anderson

    Jun 22, 2016
    Pictures because:


    My take on the general concept, CMFTW made.
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  17. BitingSarcasm


    Feb 25, 2014
    Bastinelli does some nice work. This little guy here is a Rancunier, and it cuts way above what you would think by its size. If I get the knife budget fat enough again or if there are some good sales, the next one on the list is the Picoeur scalpel.
  18. Lapedog


    Dec 7, 2016
    That Flagrant beard...thing... is no knife. It is simply a poignard. It is so excessively thick behind the edge that it simply will never cut.

    Is there a blade size that you prefer? Do you care what side of the handle the ring is on? (Blade side vs butt side)

    Here’s some suggestions for some small concealable ringed fixed blades. The sizes vary abit but are all small enough that you will carry them and not find them annoying and leave them at home.

    Some of them are neck knives but can be worn in the belt using a static cord. I just use the ball chain necklace as a static cord. (Just google static cord knife carry if you’re not sure what static cord carry is. It is one of the best low profile ways to carry a fixed blade.) All of these knives can perform EDC task cuts as well.

    Off the top of my head.

    Blade side ring fixed:
    Perrin La Griffe, Brous Silent Soldier Neck knife (Ranger is my fav silent soldier model, all silent soldier neck knives come with belt clip too) White River Knucklehead, Les George Sabot. Hide Away Knife (or budget version of Hide away, the Talon knife)

    Here are some butt side ring fixed blades:
    Kabar Snake Charmer, Bastinelli Mini Mako, Bastinelli Picoeur (has a very tiny blade), Benchmade SOCP (Too obtuse to cut, only can stab really)

    Here are some ringed self defense folders. (Not karambits) imho for a folder to even be considered for self defense a wave feature or wave substitute is an absolute must:
    Bastinelli Mako folder, Fox DART

    As for the Signet ring; I don’t know how it would feel on the Para2 but on the Delica it made the knife grip extremely weird in my hand. I imagine it would be even worse with the Endura due to the longer handle.
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  19. pyreaux

    pyreaux Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2015
    Ronin tactics sakura blade. Benchmade or Spartan SOCP variants.
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  20. Bob6794


    Apr 21, 2013
    Concealed fixed blades I think are felonies if you are in california.

    Pepper spray helps, adds range and so you dont have to escalate to lethal force immediately.
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