Top 10 fixed EDC knives
In this Top 10 fixed EDC knives we have listed our favourite fixed EDC knives. You could say that a folding knife is by definition defective because it can close. In situations where that really shouldn't be allowed a compact, fixed EDC knife is the answer. These are neck knives, or knives that are designed to be worn in a pocket.
Why would you carry a fixed EDC knife?
First of all, a fixed EDC knife won't just close. Incredibly safe, especially when you know you are about to carry out heavy-duty tasks. But also think of maintenance: a pocket knife with moving parts should always be kept clean. This to ensure the function of the lock and the opening mechanism. In dusty surroundings a fixed knife will therefore be the answer. Another reason to carry a fixed EDC blade could be the law. In some countries you cannot carry a pocket knife, but are able to carry a fixed knife up to a certain length.
What makes a fixed knife a suitable EDC knife?
Of course not every knife is great for EDC use, although opinions sometimes differ. We, however, believe that a fixed EDC knife should easily be carried on a daily basis. With the help of a great sheath or other carrier solution, for instance, or because the knife is so compact and practical you can easily carry it with you. This is a list of knives we believe are suited for the job.
The LionSteel M1 is a crowd favourite; and with good reason! M390 steel, Italian design, wooden handle, amazing finish, and all that for an amazing price. You can easily carry the leather sheath in your pocket and with the lanyard you can easily pull it out. This knife is available with different handle materials.In stock€168.95
The CRKT Minimalist is as its name already suggests: simple and effective. For years it has been one of CRKT's most popular fixed knives. With such a price and utilitarian design that isn't too surprising. The plastic sheath fits perfectly and comes with a neck cord and belt clip.± 1 month€44.99
Those who keep an eye on our social media and website, probably won't be surprised to see the Spyderco Stok in this top 10! This fixed EDC knife was designed by our very own Knivesandtools employee Sjoerd Stok. With its compact size and friendly-looking appearance, the Stok is ideal for urban environments. Also, its low weight of only 100 grams makes the Stok an excellent choice for those looking for an effective back-up blade.In stock€96.95
Looking for a fixed knife with outdoor ambitions? The Mora Eldris is the right choice for you. This knife is perfect for smaller tasks around the camp, food prep, wood carving or making a one-stick fire. It's an ideal knife to put in your backpack alongside your larger outdoor knife. You can carry it as a neck knife or put it in your jacket pocket.In stock€48.60
The Mercury Kali Sheepsfoot is a compact fixed knife for everyday use. Each knife comes with a nice, black leather sheath with belt clip. This allows you to carry the knife in your pocket, or attach it to the edge of your pocket with the clip. In short: this knife is very versatile and that's why we like it!In stock€109.00
A hunting knife in a top 10 EDC knives? Why not? The Benchmade Hidden Canyon Hunter is a compact and light-weight hunting knife, that can also be used as an EDC knife. However, when you hold it you notice that the ergonomics and usability of the knife were carefully thought through. The blade is made from high-end CPM S90V steel. One of the best types of steel for EDC use.± 1 month€245.95
The Civivi Elementum is one of the very best EDC pocket knives of all time. It's famous for its practical design, friendly appearance and excellent value for money. A true to friend to all! The Mini Elementum Fixed is a smaller fixed version of this pocket knife, with the same qualities as the bigger version.In stock€65.95
The MKM Makro is a compact EDC knife, designed by Jesper Voxnaes. He designed this knife after the success of its baby brother, the MKM Mikro. With a blade length of 7.5 cm, the Makro is still quite subtle in terms of size, but considerably larger than its predecessor. The knife is perfect for a variety of tasks without getting in the way of its EDC potential or friendly look and feel.± 1 month€176.30
One of our favourites because of its unique design: the Amare Knives A-Max, designed by Uli Hennicke. He designed the A-Max as an EDC neck knife. You carry this knife in its kydex sheath around your neck with the neck cord. This means you'll always have the knife close at hand. You can easily take the knife from its sheath by putting your index finger through the hole and taking the knife from the sheath.In stock€47.95
The Abbey Black is a sight to behold! It's the perfect knife for your chest pocket or on your desk. The most remarkable part of the Abbey is its handle. It has an inlay made from vinyl, and not just any vinyl. Vinyl made from recycled vinyl records. Really cool!In stock€79.00