Recommendation? Single edged bootknives

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by SinoGoy, Aug 6, 2020.

  1. SinoGoy


    Aug 6, 2020
    I'm trying to find a decent boot knife to use as a EDC in the Netherlands, and I'm having quite some trouble finding any proper ones, a lot of the ones I can find are from companies with bad reps or double edged knives which are completely illegal to EDC in the Netherlands.
    Ideally it would be a small knife too because EDC knives are generally frowned upon in the Netherlands

    Does anyone own any single edged boot knives they'd recommend?
  2. Lee D

    Lee D Basic Member Basic Member

    May 27, 2013
    Buck made a decent one (model 616?) if you don’t mind the blade shape. There’s not a lot to grab on to but it’s well made and I like the options the sheath gives you.
  3. gazz98

    gazz98 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    Welcome to blade forums

    What size blade were you looking for? 3 to 4 inches? 4 to 5 inches? Also what price range (probably best if you convert to us dollar)?

    We will able to list some offerings but I'm not sure on availability to the Netherlands.

    Only one edge is sharpened. Listed from BF supporters for easy reference. I don't think they ship overseas. Maybe a European supplier has them?

    You could always try a custom makers. Plenty of our knifemakers are based in Europe.

    Maybe duckchildress could do a skeleton blade or very thin handle in something for ya? Many of his blades are around 3 inches and 6 to 7 inches overall. I've been watching his work for quite a while. Looks like a a lot of knife for the money. Just a thought.
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2020
  4. Danke42


    Feb 10, 2015
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  5. Alberta Ed

    Alberta Ed

    Jun 29, 1999
    Just about any FB the right size for you and budget would do, but today's boots don't lend themselves to carry.
  6. dirc


    Jan 31, 2018
    drop forged in 52100 is great, only 4" blade

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  7. jux t

    jux t Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 10, 2018
    Check out the Gryphon M10.
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  8. bikerector

    bikerector KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 16, 2016
    The buck ops boot knife is decent. Personally I didn't care for the blade shape as it was my first real tanto and I didn't know what to expect with the use of the blade but sheath and all of the options it comes with is fabulous and highly adaptable.

    The short handle keeps it from being an EDC option for me (not really its intent I think) so I ground a choil in the blade which makes it nicer for me. I need to grind a little belly into it and I would like it more.
  9. Legendary_Jarl


    Feb 8, 2010
    What about the Vivac by Aitor(Spanish brand)?

  10. Wurger190

    Wurger190 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 5, 2014
  11. Mick Boardman

    Mick Boardman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 15, 2020
    Those one on the left is a nice blade for boot carry, very thin and light weight, but is 4”. These are nice boot knives, but if I’m carrying a boot knife, it’s going to be the big one in the picture. image.jpg
  12. W. Anderson

    W. Anderson Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 22, 2016
    I love those old Seki Survival Explorer daggers. Top quality manufacturing for sure. Excellent sheath as well. I can find them in the 40.00 range on a few sites still. I might have to relent to the nostalgia and pick one up.
  13. tltt


    May 1, 2008
    This was my choice as well -

    [​IMG] .

    You don't hear about them much, but everyone who handles them, winds up liking them a lot.
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  14. SinoGoy


    Aug 6, 2020
    The blade doesn't have to be very small, I just need to be able to conceal it and use it without looking too menacing. As long as it's not like 10 inches long it should be fine
    The Kershaw looks nice, but I'm afraid that it might be considered double edged which would make it illegal to carry
    The Ruike's sheath doesn't look like it has a clip to attach it to a boot, might just be me though
    Unfortunately, custom blades are a tad bit too expensive for me...
  15. SinoGoy


    Aug 6, 2020
    The Buck ops is one of the few boot knives I was able to find and it looks like a pretty solid choice, but like you mentioned, the handle is a bit short which is why I'm still in doubt.

    The knife looks nice, but a saw edge also counts as an edge according to Dutch laws, which makes this illegal to carry
  16. Baggins


    Oct 13, 2017
  17. SinoGoy


    Aug 6, 2020
    The Gryphon looks like a really nice knife, the design is simple which I like as well, but it doesn't seem like there is a vendor that offers shipping to the Netherlands
  18. SinoGoy


    Aug 6, 2020
    What's the name of the knife on the left?

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