This week’s steal is an incredibly varied line of fixed blade knives from Maxpedition. Founded in 2003 by Tim Tang, Maxpedition quickly established themselves as one of the top purveyors of outdoor and survival gear, and these knives admirably follow in that tradition.
Design-wise these are about as simple as fixed blades get, but the basic, no-frills appearance belies a high-quality construction. Blade is made from D2 tool steel and double tempered with a cryogenic treatment. The hidden full tang nests inside the durable overmolded nylon grip. These guys were constructed to handle just about anything you can throw at them.
What really sets this line apart is the variety of styles available. There’s a selection of four different blade types, a standard clip-point, a long clip-point, a fish-belly, and finally a tanto with smooth transition. On top of that, each blade style is available in small, medium, and large sizes. It’s really appreciated when a company presents this many options.
Handle has a pleasant ergonomic shape that feels quite natural in the hand. These blades also have some nice pronounced choils to aid you in your precision cutting tasks. The nylon has some light EDM texturing to provide a pretty reliable no-slip grip. I personally prefer the handling on the largest size, but your own mileage may vary.
Each of these knives comes with a sturdy Kydex sheath, with dual retention lips to enable a very secure carry. There are several lashing holes present – designed to accommodate 550 paracord. Similarly, the handles of the knives sport a lanyard hole to give you that extra safety option.
Overall, these Maxpedition fixed blades are simple designs built well, and the number of choices available are pretty staggering. To learn more about these knives, click here. To see our entire inventory, visit knifecenter.com