Myth Compact Fixed Blade
An updated take on a small fixed blade paring knife, the Compact Fixed Blade marries the modern design cues of the Myth™ hunting series with the precision and craftsmanship of the classic Gerber Pixie. Its small profile and comfortable, soft rubberized grip make small quarter and cavity work effortless. It comes with a durable hard plastic sheath outfitted with a built-in carbide sharpener for sharpening on the go. The Myth™ Compact Fixed Blade is a minimal field-dressing knife that’s on track to becoming a Gerber hunting classic.
- Textured Rubber Handle
- Sheath with Integrated Handle
The design of this knife is great. The length of the handle and blade give a good combination of ergonomics and use. However I was considering this knife and the Mora knives. Mora handles are all wrong for me but the blades are thick enough to do what I want. This Myth has the best handle but a thin flexible blade. I would love to see this knife with a thicker blade while retaining the handle and sheath combination. The blade shape is perfect, just too thin.
I have carried folding knives all of my life for light-duty utility work ... cutting rope, chopping up dog treats, sharpening pencils ... you name it. For various reasons, I have decided to move away from folding knives and use a fixed-blade. So, I went shopping and ran across the Myth Compact.
It was exactly what I needed ... unobtrusive, professional looking, nicely designed, light-weight.
The blade is advertised as a paring knife, and it is. It is a little thinner than I am used to. Even pocket knife blades are much thicker. However, I was able to use the back side of the blade near the handle to open a beer bottle, so it is plenty sturdy enough. The blade is full-tang, which I really appreciate.
In a nutshell, I really like this little knife and am looking forward to putting it through day-to-day paces for a while.
I think the sheath is sharp-looking and rugged. If it breaks, at least Gerber has a life-time warranty. But I don't see it breaking easily.
Quite happy with this knife. Skinned and processed my deer with it. Initial field dressing was done with my fixed blade gator drop point. Only complaint, sharpener "plugged up" when I toucvhed up the edge in the feild.
I bought this knife thinking it would be a great skinner and found that is was cheaply made and the sheath is brutal falls apart. Very poor quality would not recommend.
Nice little knife. Light flexible blade, nice grip. Good for cleaning birds or trout. Sheath is nice but the "built in sharpener" is a little lacking. Could have lived without the rubber tab at the top.
OVer all... Winner!
what is the thickness of these blade ?
The Myth Compact Fixed Blade knife is a sweet little knife. Bought it for kayaking to where on my PFD for easy access. It is perfect for it. It holds its self in the sheath by two divets in the handle, which workd great. The handle is ruberized so it won't slip even when wet. The sheath has a integrated blade sharpener too. Couldn't ask for much more in a little knife lit the Myth Compact.
Sweet looking knife. When is it available?