Sunday, December 27, 2015

Best Fixed Blade Knife Under $50 Guide

Over the last few years we have been testing and trying all sorts of knifes, fixed blade, folding knife, survival knife, tactical knife, compact knifes, pocket knifes, hunting knifes and more. And with the assistance of my fellow knife lovers we have built a collections of knife reviews and guides,

This guide is all about the best fixed blade knifes under $50, while this is no complete list this is a guide of our preferred fixed blade knifes, each with their own strengths and weakness and preferred environments for use. Although the one this they all have in common is that they are the most incredible value on the market, with most of the knifes well below the $50 maximum value.

Survivor Outdoor HK-1036S Fixed Blade Knife 10.5-Inch Overall

As with all the knifes in our guide this is a great knife and sharpens like a razor. Very light weight, fits in the hand well and made to really last through all types of use, knock and hit.

This knife is a good combo between a large bowie-type blade, and a entry level fixed blade knife. It's small enough to wear each day and not create a problem but big enough to use for a variety of jobs at any time of the day or in any location. The knife is sold with a nylon sheath that is very sturdy and the knife is kept in place with snap clasp.

10.5'' Overall
5.75" Stainless Steel Black Blade
4.75"Black Rubber Handle
Includes Nylon Sheath
11.2 ounces in weight

MTECH USA MT-086 Fixed Blade Knife 12.25 Overall

This fixed blade knife has a stainless steel blade that is extremely sharp. Its rugged handle is designed for extra grip and fits perfectly in your hand. Complete with protective carrying case.

We bought this knife to compare with the trusty Buck 119. For less than half the price of the Buck knife. Well, it compared vary well in comparison, whilst the Buck 119 is still believed to be the slightly better knife, in some situation you would struggle to justify the difference in price.

Nice quality knife. Has a nice solid balanced feel. Good grip & sharp out of the box. Nice sheath as well. Worth the money.

Overall the fixed blade knife is very sturdy and the rubberized grip is comfortable and very well balances. It has a glass break knob on the pommel that, based on the weight of the knife, this works very well, encase you ever find yourself in the situation to use the glass breaker.. While it has some weight it is well suited for anything reasonable you need to do with a knife.

Black coated stainless steel blade Black rubber handle with non-slip inserts
12.25 Inch overall
7 inch blade
5.125 inch handle
Nylon belt sheath
9.6 ounces in weight

Smith & Wesson CKSUR1 Bullseye Search and Rescue Fixed Blade Knife

The handle of the knife is made of a durable, weather-proof, rubberized material that is comfortable and easy to grip in any conditions. and the heavy-duty nylon sheath has synthetic liner, metal reinforcements and lashing slots and includes D ring, lashing slots.

The blade is right around 1/8 of an inch thick nearest to the guard, making it very rigid and solid knife when you are using it. This also contributes to giving the blade a sufficient amount of mass for chopping down saplings or chopping up kindling, if needed. While the back top end of the blade is semi sharp which marks it perfect for those jobs where you need to scrap something away, but dont want to dull you knife sharp blade.

Fixed blade knife has 5.88-Inch blade made of 440 stainless steel, 10.50-Inch total length
Grooved blade with non-reflective black coating, rubberized aluminum handle
Heavy-duty nylon sheath has synthetic liner, metal reinforcements and lashing slots
Forward-bending metal cross guard and butt cap, front-mounted nylon storage pouch
Includes limited lifetime manufacturer's warranty

Elk Ridge Er-052 Fixed Blade Knife 9.5-Inch Overall

This is a classic design for a knife and we have all grown up owning one like this or seeing our day or uncle with one just like it. This Elk Ridge fixed blade knife is of good size, in that its a good functional size to use and a good functions size to carry on your person.

The quality is great, 440 Stainless with full tang, and a very sharp edge out of the box, with an expected leather sheath with low level handle snap. Although the sheath doesn't come with a inner slice guard, so with regular ruff use it will get damaged.

In summary, the price and the quality make this an incredible knife

9.5-Inch Overall
10.6 ounces in weight
440 Stainless Steel Blade with Double Blood Groove
Full Tang Handle with Pakkawood
Includes Leather Sheath

Survivor HK-1035 Outdoor Fixed Blade Knife 10-Inch AND 7-Inch OVERAL

If you enjoy hiking, camping or the outdoors this amazing fixed blade knife set is what you need to consider. The resilient stainless steel construction of these survival knives, large and small, are complimented by their sharp double edged blades which feature a resilient black coated finish.

The handles feature a braided rope wrap with a handy tether. In addition to these two great knives a magnesium alloy fire starter is also included so you can quickly and easily build a fire, which can all be carried in the velcro strap case.

As with all low cost fixed blade knife that have rope wrapped handles we recommend that you remove the rope and re-wrap with a higher quality cord for a better and more comfortable grip.

Large Knife 5.125 inch stainless steel double edge blade with black coated finish 4 inch handle with braided rope wrap and convenient tether
Small knife 3.625 inch stainless steel double edge blade with black coated finish 2.75 inch handle with braided rope wrap and convenient tether
Magnesium alloy fire starter
Convenient carrying case with Velcro strap

MTECH USA MT-632CB Tactical Fixed Blade Knife 6-Inch Overall

The MT-623CB fixed blade knife from MTECH is an excellent compact knife that can really go anywhere and wont let you down in an unexpected situation. Ideal for an urban survival environment it can completely concealed, which is often difficult when you are carrying a fixed blade knife.

In all seriousness the knife is not designed to be something that you take on a 4 day hike or hunt, this is an urban emergency fixed blade knife

6" Inches Overall
Black Clip Point Stainless Steel Blade
Black Handle
Includes Abs Sheath With Neck Chain
Tactical Fixed Blade Knife

Gerber 31-001683 Bear Grylls Paracord Fixed Blade Knife with Slim Sheath

The Bear Grylls Paracord Fixed Blade knife is a compact and sturdy full tang knife, designed to be a smaller, bare-bones fixed blade survival knife. The paracord wrapped handle is removable and customizable with 60 feet of paracord. It includes a slim Kydex-like sheath with removable belt loop.

Featuring an extremely thin side profile, the Bear Grylls paracord fixed-blade knife is notable for its fine-edge steel blade that can be used for precision cutting and slicing. A 45-inch nylon paracord is one of the highest quality cord we have seen on a knife of this low cost and for a change we don't recommend that the cord be replaced. This high quality cord is also very useful as it provides an extra tool in your survival kit.

Another simple but good feature is that the sheath is reversible as it allows you to carry the knife with the tip pointing up, down, or horizontally, depending on your preference.

Full Tang stainless steel construction
Handle wrapped with 60 inches of customizable paracord
Slim thermoplastic sheath with removable belt loop
Overall knife length: 7.75-Inch
Blade length: 3.25-Inch

Unlimited Wares Military Fighting Tactical Fixed Blade Knife 11-Inch Overall

This Mtech Xtreme military hunting knife works great for so many jobs and situation. It features a sharp and durable 6" long, 3/16" thick 440 stainless steel blade with sawteeh on backside. The 5" G10 handle is extremely durable and the finger grooves offers an excellent grip, that is very comfortable for more users, if you have a small hands this fixed blade knife may not be right for you.

The blade is full tang and runs smoothly into the handle for extra strength and creates a dependability that only comes with a well balanced sturdy knife. Coming in at just under a pound, this knife is easy to carry around especially with the lanyard hole located on the handle.

The black balastic nylon sheath has a harness strap and blade pouch.This is a reliable hunting or camping knife that needs to delivery for a variety of tasks in all different situation.

1.1 pounds in weight
11" Overall Length - Very Sharp
6" Blade Length, 3/16" Blade Thickness
5" G10 Grooved Handle - Very Comfortable
Full Tang 440 Stainless Steel Blade
Includes Balastic Nylon Sheath With Harness and Pocket

Unlimited Wares HK-1036 Fixed Blade Tactical Combat Knife 15-Inch Overall

This is a serious piece of gear, the fixed blade multi-purpose hunting-survival knife works great for those jobs that need a good solid big blade. It is sharp from the box and the simple blade shape makes it easy for sharpening to a razor blade finish, due to a good quality stainless steel blade.

The rubber handle fits comfortably in your hand, despite your hand size due to the good design and as a result offers an excellent grip, which is so nicely balanced when holding or using. Coming in at less than one pound, this knife is easy to carry around either on your person or off your chest rig, backpack or belt.

15" Overall Length
8 ounces in weight
Stainless Steel Blade - Very Sharp
Rubber Handle - Very Comfortable Grip
Includes Tactical Sheath
Heavy Duty Hunting-Survival Knife

Jungle Master JM-001L Fixed Blade Knife (15-Inch Overall)

The fifteen-inch Jungle Master Tactical Knife provides a thick, high-quality 10.5-inch stainless steel blade. The curved clip point blade is great for puncturing and slicing, while the serrated top edge saws effectively. 

This is a fixed blade knife that is built really well for camping or hiking over the weekend or a week long adventure and ideal for cutting down trees and cutting up your fire wood, and what ever else you might encounter on your adventure. Designed with steady and secure handling, the knife is equipped with a ridged, rubberized metal handle. 

Overall length: 15 inches
Blade length: 10.5 inches
Blade Style: Curved, clip point with serrated top edge
Blade Material: 440 stainless steel
Handle: Ridged rubberized metal
Heavy duty nylon sheath

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