There are plenty of reasons to carry a knife: you might need to cut strings or wire, or fend off Wampa when you’re parading around Hoth. So whether you’re hunting in the wilderness or looking for a good utility tool, a good fixed-blade knife can come in plenty handy.
Fixed-blade knives (or “survival” knives) don’t fold up — hence the name “fixed-blade” — but they’re super durable and functional. If you’re unsure which blade suits you, these six options should, ahem, point you in the right direction. We tried to vary the price points to provide you options. Lastly, yes, we apologize if we offended you with our lame play on words.
Featuring a 7-inch blade crafted from carbon steel, the Ka-Bar’s plain edge is sharp enough to cut through practically anything that gets in your way while out in the wilderness — vines, small branches, 20-foot pythons, etc. Functionality aside, it looks super badass. And that, of course, will help out tremendously when you’re being stalked by a bear.
Classic in design, the 3.8-inch blade and natural antler handle provide a great pairing for this fixed-blade knife. The handle resists moisture and slickness, and a drop-point blade is made from German steel. At $110, it’s definitely not the cheapest option on the market — but for those looking for a durable utility knife, it might be worth the investment.