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The thread about fixed knife bargains in fasttech, gearbest, ebay or others...

Wich fixed knife, full tang, decent steel from standard shops and free shipping to the world are bargains, true gems, impossible to skip.
We can make two categories for example:

1) Maximun 10.99$
2) Maximun 20.99$

What is the experience with this?

I have tried 3 of the first category, the famous “buck” 480, the “colt” CT343 and the “buck” 2008 usa design.
The buck 2008 is not called buck anymore, now you can find it with another name and has raised the price. The colt ct343 is the 8cr13mov version, but now i see the same with 3cr13mov and almost the same price, i don’t know if the 8cr13mov is true then… both are coexisting. Each one have good and poor things that i can explain later. I’m thinking if some would have the “bargain gem” title or not…

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Excellent thread!
A lot of small pocket/folding knives around the net, but very difficoult to find some good items when you go with fixed blade… :~

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Good thread, I would like to see the Fallkniven clones carried at fasttech or other PayPal accepting vendors. The prices on Aliexpress are good, but minus PMing Simons Convoy shop, I do not buy off of Aliexpress…

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I am interested!

I have a  Fallkniven clone from FT and the blade is bent so I don't recommend it really.

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Which one? I could not find any of them on FT….

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bikenber73 wrote:

I am interested!

I have a  Fallkniven clone from FT and the blade is bent so I don’t recommend it really.

I don’t see a fällkniven clone in fasttech, only bucks, bear grills and colt (may be some more but no fällknivens).

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Subbed. Am also fan of fixed blade. Mine mostly bought locally though, so can’t really recommend anything.

At least I can say those cheap neck knives on ebay are surprisingly good value. Not quite “unskippable” as OP mentioned though. But they’re usable and you can afford to lose them (like $3-4 each).

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Interested to join this thread, most of my knives are folders as most offers I have seen were folders. Good idea for a thread.

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I don’t have a lot of interest in fixed blades – but I do have a Fallkniven clone from AE – it is about the bluntest thing I own. When I get the time/inclination I may have a crack at profiling the blade to a narrower angle, maybe 15 degrees or so. Not sure if that would help. It’s a very solid item but nowhere near being sharp.

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My SAK and multitool serves my needs for a folder. And after having a few folders fold when I didn’t want them to (including good ones) I’ve gone toward EDC’ing small fixed blades sheathed in-pocket. The big issue with these is that I tend to lose them at work or the steel is crap and either won’t take an edge or won’t hold it. Or they cost too much to lose. I’ve got a Randall with a back-story as my large knife, an incomplete project but neither can it be called ‘budget’. Wish all knife steels were that good Smile

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I’we been tempting with this beauty for a while but it’s way over 20$, was 39$ but now is 45$ :_(
Looks really good,and I bet its worth that money

http://www.gearbest.com/fixed-blades-knives/pp_245322.html

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xatu wrote:
bikenber73 wrote:

I am interested!

I have a  Fallkniven clone from FT and the blade is bent so I don't recommend it really.

I don't see a fällkniven clone in fasttech, only bucks, bear grills and colt (may be some more but no fällknivens).

Its been a long time, years so I might be mistaken 

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At 45$ and with that short blade i think it isn’t very budget, for the price you must get other brand knives. I don’t say it could be a good knife, only that the price is not “budget”. For that i try to put 2 levels: <=10.99$ and <=20.99$. There are a group from that shops that can fit in that range, i have 3 from level 1!! Big Smile

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This will be a bit tough with the price limit being $20. There are a few between $20-$30 but i haven’t seen many I’m interested in, sub $20. I find its much easier to find a quailty folder in the sub $20 range. Maybe I need to look around a bit more.

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You can buy high quality authentic Mora for under $20. So why even bother to look in China?

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NikolaS wrote:
I’we been tempting with this beauty for a while but it’s way over 20$, was 39$ but now is 45$ :_(
Looks really good,and I bet its worth that money

http://www.gearbest.com/fixed-blades-knives/pp_245322.html

I could justify something like this if the sheath is as good as it looks…. more than half of a fixed blade is the sheath, otherwise how do you carry it? So $20 for the knife $25 for the sheath… Wink

Seriously, stuff like the Mora Knives, the sheath makes the knife, otherwise it is a kitchen utensil… I love the Mora Knives, an their sheaths work, but they are plain…

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js505 wrote:
You can buy high quality authentic Mora for under $20. So why even bother to look in China?

Yes you can a mora companion or pro under 20$ but a mora does not the good looking of some chinese knives, bushcraft, tactical or combat knives.
Moras are good but very thin, no wide blade too and so…

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There are some cima and hx outdoors in gearbest and everybuying but cheap cimas under 10$ in my opinion they do not seem get the “bargain gem” title, only the “cheap and cheap made” knife. 3cr13mov steel… you get what you pay, a bargain is another thing.

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I also prefer fixed blades. They are much more substantial. It seems Folders are more popular, but I always feel like eating a Whimpy burger after I open one up. I’m pretty sure Popeye carried a Ka-Bar.

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Has anyone ordered a fixed blade from Gearbest and actually received the knife? I noticed a few people posting they were not receiving their knives from Gearbest. I ordered a Cima knife over a month ago: nuttin so far Sad

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Apex10 wrote:
Has anyone ordered a fixed blade from Gearbest and actually received the knife? I noticed a few people posting they were not receiving their knives from Gearbest. I ordered a Cima knife over a month ago: nuttin so far Sad

They are loosing a lot of fixed and folder knives if you did not pay the tracking number. My g720 was lost but resended after. The problem is the post, each time is more difficult to send knives.

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Apex10 wrote:
I also prefer fixed blades. They are much more substantial. It seems Folders are more popular, but I always feel like eating a Whimpy burger after I open one up. I’m pretty sure Popeye carried a Ka-Bar.

Mmmm, really i do not understand that about the burger, why you feel like eating a burger if you use a folder knife?

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xatu wrote:
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I also prefer fixed blades. They are much more substantial. It seems Folders are more popular, but I always feel like eating a Whimpy burger after I open one up. I’m pretty sure Popeye carried a Ka-Bar.

Mmmm, really i do not understand that about the burger, why you feel like eating a burger if you use a folder knife?

I take it you’re not familiar with Popeye? And Wimpy? Gladly pay you Tuesday for a burger today. Smile

Popeye really don’t need any Ka-Bar anyway.

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xatu wrote:
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I also prefer fixed blades. They are much more substantial. It seems Folders are more popular, but I always feel like eating a Whimpy burger after I open one up. I’m pretty sure Popeye carried a Ka-Bar.

Mmmm, really i do not understand that about the burger, why you feel like eating a burger if you use a folder knife?

I take it you’re not familiar with Popeye? And Wimpy? Gladly pay you Tuesday for a burger today. Smile

Popeye really don’t need any Ka-Bar anyway.

Yes i know popeye, but from i was a kid. “Wimpy” was “Pilón” in Spain. Still i do not know very well the burger and the feel using a folder but, it does not matter xD

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xatu wrote:
There are some cima and hx outdoors in gearbest and everybuying but cheap cimas under 10$ in my opinion they do not seem get the “bargain gem” title, only the “cheap and cheap made” knife. 3cr13mov steel… you get what you pay, a bargain is another thing.

The only Cima folder I’ve used wasn’t good. The fixed blades they have are good… But there are sheath sheath QC problems for some. Finding a good fixed blade under $20 with a good sheath is nearly impossible.

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This is incorrect.

The standard Mora Companion, yes, has a thin blade. Look at anything in the Mora Robust, HD or Craftsman line.. not so thin at all. The Mora Bushcraft Black, as well as the Mora 2000, issued to Swedish military ground forces, all have thicker blades, up to 3.2mm

Mora of Sweden makes more than just one style of knife blade.

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JasonJ wrote:
This is incorrect.

The standard Mora Companion, yes, has a thin blade. Look at anything in the Mora Robust, HD or Craftsman line.. not so thin at all. The Mora Bushcraft Black, as well as the Mora 2000, issued to Swedish military ground forces, all have thicker blades, up to 3.2mm

Mora of Sweden makes more than just one style of knife blade.

I know it. But some of them are much more expensive than 20$, like the mora black. Others are thicker and cheap but only the carbon steel ones (i do not buy carbon steel because i hate maintenance).
In all way, you can find 4mm to 5mm blades down to 20$ from chinese market.

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I purchased one of these Schrade SCHF36 and ended up sending it back twice because the blades were curved.  I didn't expect a whole lot from a $30 knife but I couldn't live with a bent blade.They get great reviews but my experience wasn't good.


It seems like it would be less expensive and easier to make a fixed blade knife than these Axis folders with all of the different materials and assemblage .

I don't even need a sheath or handles just a few holes for paracord will do. 


Maybe there is little demand for this.

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That’s true. You can get thicker blades in that price range. The quality may or may not match a Mora. But sometimes thicker blades are less useful. It depends on the intended purpose. Thicker blades will not cut all materials as well. The difference can be seen in the Mora Companion vs Companion HD.

Going from a 2.0mm blade thickness to 3.2mm puts a good amount more metal behind each cut.

And both balde thicknesses are available in Sandvik stainless. No need to buy only the carbon steel if you don’t want to.

But, if you happen to need or want a thick 4 or 5mm wide blade, go for it. Those will lend themselves well to chopping tree limbs and the like. But 5mm is almost a solid 1/4” wide. That’s a hell of a thick blade. Thems’ be Becker BKx territory!

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Some of these 5mm blades are as heavy as a small hatchet. 

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This knife from chinese shop could fit in the range:

http://www.everbuying.net/product1116560.html

Somebody has tried?

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