What's the best looking fixed blade in your opinion?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Herr_Noobien, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. Herr_Noobien

    Herr_Noobien

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    May 20, 2009
    Benchmade Nimravus for me.

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    Unfortunately I'm Australian...and poor...so I don't actually have one, but hey, a guy can dream right?
     
  2. asdf12345

    asdf12345

    Jul 4, 2014
    Always had a soft spot for Sibert's Traverse & Neutrino models. They are not everyone's cup of tea but they are the best looking to my taste. No nonsense, functional, and featherweight.

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  3. dialex

    dialex

    Oct 8, 2002
    You're gonna laugh, but I always liked the Ryan Plan B, (made by CRKT):
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  4. kagato82

    kagato82 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 2, 2012
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    ZT 0100 has always caught my eye.
     
  5. KenHash

    KenHash

    Sep 11, 2014
    SOG Recon Bowie. Manufactured by Kinryu Seki for SOG 2000-2008.

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  6. garciajr

    garciajr Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 19, 2004
    I've always thought that the Buck 113 was a pretty knife.
    Don't own one as I don't have a need for a fixed but maybe.....
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  7. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    For me, it's this:

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    This belonged to a friend here, and after badgering him for ages, he was gracious enough to sell it to me. The knife is an absolute work of art, and as such, I don't often carry it, because I want it to remain pristine. This is the one in the top of my knife chest that I take out often just so I can appreciate it in the hand, and visually.

    The way the handle and blade are the same width. The hidden pins. The elegant simplicity of the design. The beautifully thin blade. The chosen patterning in the wood of the scales. This knife has a chisel grind, and cuts like a laser. I have few safe queens, but this knife is it for me.

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  8. Comeuppance

    Comeuppance Fixed Blade EDC Emisssary

    Jan 12, 2013
    Rockstead Kon

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  9. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    That Rockstead's handle almost looks like sushi tuna looks when it's been lightly seared on the outside. I imagine that's by design. Beautiful knife!
     
  10. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    For me it has to be the TGLB or the original SOG TigerShark. Honorable mention goes to the Bravo 2.

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  11. Herr_Noobien

    Herr_Noobien

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    May 20, 2009
    That's a sweet looking knife! I also really like the Randall Model 1 and by extension, the SOG Agency.
     
  12. Klutz

    Klutz Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 1, 2011
    JK Kephart in tiger maple scales.

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  13. Spiggles

    Spiggles

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    Oct 7, 2013
    I think the Randall Model 25- 6 is B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L.

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  14. Inazone

    Inazone

    Aug 27, 2012
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    The Buck Nighthawk is what started the addiction for me. I like the Buck/TOPS models because of the improved sheath design, but I love `em all (except maybe the tanto version) in terms of look and feel.
     
  15. marcinek

    marcinek Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    Tough call...either this Ranger Custom Bowie fro Justin Gingich

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    or this Mike Malosh Hunter

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    Both, coincidentally, are mine.
     
  16. ebidis

    ebidis

    Jun 23, 2012
    This one.

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    Blackjack model 1-7.
    At least it's the best looking one I own.
     
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  17. chiral.grolim

    chiral.grolim Universal Kydex Sheath Extension Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 2, 2008
    This is one i own:

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    but browsing through this thread will bring out a lot of nice ones: http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/681316-Show-me-your-custom-camp-knife-chopper

    including this one owned by worldwood

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    This is a nice one up for sale in the maker's section: http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/1282792-HULIBU-in-1084!

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    Cluadio Sobral makes some nice ones:

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    as does Matt Bailey here on the forums:

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    Or what about Ryan W?

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    There are some nice production knives out there but... I mean, come on, I've barely touched the surface of custom makers that frequent this forum! And prices of some of what's available here track closely to production company models! So much good stuff out there, we should all broaden our horizons.
     
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  18. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    And perhaps folks should be allowed to enjoy what they enjoy? If you want to be a salesman for the craftsmen on this Board, that's absolutely fine. I'm just not sure this is the thread to do it in.
     
  19. chiral.grolim

    chiral.grolim Universal Kydex Sheath Extension Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 2, 2008
    Did i stop someone from enjoying something??? I think such a response to my post doesn't belong in this thread. I typed, and you quoted, we should all broaden our horizons after posting many images of knives that I find unique and very good looking. The OP specifically requested the "best looking fixed blade". I found some of the responses surprising, as if the OP had asked about the "best looking car" and the responses included a number of off-the-lot honda civics or mercury sables. Might some consider those to be "the best looking"? Perhaps. But I suspect that such specimens would take a somewhat lesser standing if the observers were exposed to a greater variety of what is available. Nevertheless, my statement does NOTHING to prevent people enjoying ANYTHING. Why do you care so much about my opinion?? And a General thread asking about the "best looking fixed blade" is imho the perfect place to advertise the work of BF craftsmen! They deserve our support for the work they do in beautifying the knife-world with variety that FAR outstrips what popular production companies are able to offer.

    Another knife I love, though a folder, is the Buck 110. I own a basic one, but I would never compare it's beauty to this custom version:

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    My apologies to the OP for the inclusion of a folder.

    There are many great "looking" fixed blades out there, indeed SO many that it would be a shame for us to not appreciate the work of masters and journeymen and apprentices by taking note of what they create.
     
  20. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    This is absolutely not the place to discus how all our horizons should be broadened. Nor is it the place to insult other peoples choice's of their favorite looking fixed blades. It is a great idea for a thread all on its own with a lot of great pictures.

    I want to second Ken's inclusion of the SOG Recon Bowie. It is the only non-synthetic handle knife I own and is an absolute beauty. Some shots that I just took of the others I posted with the Recon Bowie:

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