Milwaukee Introduces Fixed Blade Knives in Both Utility and EDC

MILWAUKEE, WI- Milwaukee Tool has expanded its leadership in cutting solutions once again by introducing a line of fixed blade knives built to deliver uncompromising performance and extreme blade durability: the Tradesman Fixed Blade Knife and Hardline™ Fixed Blade Knife. The new knives feature best-in-class blade performance, full-tang construction, and a molded sheath for easy transportation.

Tradesman Fixed Blade Knife

Designed to stay sharper longer, the Tradesman Fixed Blade Knife features a 4” stainless steel blade and a full tang, extending the full length of the handle for increased durability. The ergonomic handle also provides a secure and comfortable grip for the user. For added utility, the tool has a lanyard hole for tethering and also comes equipped with a durable, molded sheath for safe storage.

Hardline™ Fixed Blade Knife

For ultimate durability, the new Hardline™ Fixed Blade Knife is constructed with a 5” AUS-8 steel blade that is full tang. This tough steel also allows the blade to hold its edge longer, reducing the user’s need to sharpen.

The Hardline™ Fixed Blade Knife has an overmolded handle for a strong, secure grip, and a lanyard hole. A versatile molded sheath allows users multiple ways to carry it, as well as access the knife easily when needed.

Backed by a limited lifetime warranty, the new Fixed Blade Knife and Hardline™ Fixed Blade Knife confirm Milwaukee’s commitment to best-in-class durability and their relentless commitment to provide innovative cutting solutions to the end user that will increase productivity.

Model Options

Tradesman Fixed Blade Knife            48-22-1926 ($19.99)

Hardline™ Fixed Blade Knife             48-22-1928 ($79.99)

About Milwaukee Tool

Since the company began in 1924, Milwaukee Tool has led the industry in both durability and performance by providing the best in professional, heavy-duty tools and accessories. With an unwavering commitment to the trades, Milwaukee continues to lead with a focus on providing innovative, trade-specific solutions.  Whether it is through their leadership in LITHIUM-ION technology, as seen in the M12™, M18™ & M28™ Systems, time-saving accessories or innovative hand tool products,  Milwaukee is dedicated to delivering a steady stream of advanced solutions for the trades that offer increased productivity and unmatched durability. Milwaukee Tool is a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (HKEx stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY). For more information on the full line of Milwaukee® products, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit

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Oleg k

D2, the steel other Hardline knives are made with, is a high-quality tool steel, it isn’t stainless but holds edge for a long time and is much tougher in every respect than AUS-8. aus-8 is an ok steel too but it doesn’t hold the edge, isn’t tough at all and isn’t hardened like the premium steels (such as D2), which begs the question why a fixed blade knife that doesn’t require a complex ball bearing setup and is made with much cheaper (although stainless) steel is $80? Milwaikee’s hardline knives are a great deal because most others manufacturers charge way… Read more »


AUS-8 is a more ductile material and less prone to chipping or breaking if the knife is used in an abusive manner, i.e. prying, splitting wood by striking the top of the blade with another piece of wood, etc. While yes the edge will not stay as sharp as long as D2, it is still a good compromise given the price and intended use of a fixed blade knife with a full tang. You can’t compare a $80 knife to one for double or triple more that uses a “better” steel. I feel Milwaukee has a great feature set in… Read more »

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