MTs and versatile pocket knives fit very well in combination with fixed blade knives. This can be fixed blades in different sizes with the blade design you prefer. Personally I would prefer a fixed
blade from Helle, Brusletto or Casström in combination with MTs and versatile pocket knives. It can be fun to experiment with different grinds and edges. There are several combinations you can make depending on what use you are going to have. The best
edges on fixed blades are the Scandinavian grind and not flat grind. That said flat grinds are very good too. There are also no problem with using only the MTs and Swiss knives also. It is not so that one must have a fixed blade in combination.
If you are looking for a lot of wood cutting for example you many times need a fixed blade knife. The High Carbon Tool steels can be very well suited for such. In general the non
stainless steels like High Carbon tool steels for example O2 is superior to stainless steels for wood cutting, this without exaggerated force used. The Sandvik 12c27 stainless is also ok on wood. The triple laminated stainless by Helle is also well there.
Flat grind blades are not as solid as Scandinavian grind.
Screwdrivers, can openers and a wood saw are very smart functions
to bring with you.
The Swiza steel bite in wood and it without any doubt quality made.
The 14C28N is a very good stainless steel and it can be used for several different cutting tasks. I would look for stainless steels that are easy to sharpen and it is. In general there are today
many good stainless steels on the market. If you know how to sharpen and use stainless steels only for cutting then they are wonderful tools. Many are looking for super steels and I have no problem understanding this as well. If you are ok with stainless steels
that are not over 60 HRC then I believe you are doing the absolute best choice. The magic area for stainless steels is 57-60 HRC in my opinion. On fixed blades it is 58-60 HRC that is the absolute smartest choice I believe. I have sharpened knives for many
years so I can handle 60 HRC steels. Many can or will struggle with super steels. Also remember that it is the hardening process that is the most important factor from a Company. Advanced super steels and stainless steels are complexed for the hardening process
and a super steel with have mediocre abilities if not done correct, failure may happen if not.
I believe that the Scandinavian grind is the best for fixed blades. The most durable edges
are maybe the convex edges. Plain Scandinavian edge is my choice.
Carbon Tool Steel alloys is very good for use on wood and you must get a super stainless steel to compare with O2 for example.
Some stainless steels are best for use on other materials than wood and it can be a
problem with how some of them look on the edge after use. Brittle steel that get micro chipping from cutting on wood may be more demanding to sharpen again because you have to remove so much metal to maintain the edge. It could be close to putting on a new
edge and that is more than just maintenance. That is more like a repair. It is better that stainless steels are on the softer side then. The Victorinox steel is a good type of steel that is 56-57 in general and it bites wood and it is easy to sharpen. The
Wenger and Swiza steel depending on what model was 55-58 HRC. They are good too. Pocket knives with versatile functions like the D03 or models with wood saw can also be smart to bring. Another powerful combination can be large pliers on MultiTools together
with a fixed blade. It is just as well for use at work, for the outdoors and for services. The best length for the fixed blade knives are 10-12cm. I would recommend using an axe if you must split wood, baton or doing extra hard tasks. The solid full tang stainless
steels and non stainless High Carbon Tools Steels can do some light work there too but I would recommend an axe for chopping, batoning and splitting wood that require some force. Functions on versatile knives and MTs can relieve a fixed blade knife from harder
tasks. The wood saw can cut a branch and it can be used in several combinations making things in the outdoors. It is better to have a combination philosophy rather than just one fixed blade for everything. The O2 K720 used by Casström is pretty much a
cutting machine for wood.