Sheath knife

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A sheath knife is a fixed-bladed knife that fits in a sheath of leather or other material such as nylon or kevlar. The sheath is used to protect the knife and as a carrier.

The blades vary in size, shape and construction.

In Australian law, "sheath knife" has a different definition.[1] In this case, they are a type of non-folding, fixed-blade knife which has "a sheath which withdraws into its handle", thus giving something of the effect of an "out-the-front" flick knife. These knives, like flick knives, are classed as "prohibited weapons" in Australia.

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  1. ^ "NSW Legislation". Retrieved 2016-07-09.