McNees Ridge Runner Fixed Blade

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Black G10 with Atomic SW Blade
McNees Ridge Runner Fixed Blade

McNees Ridge Runner Fixed Blade

Black G10 with Atomic SW Blade

Black G10 with Atomic SW Blade

Product Information

Blade Show Atlanta's 2024 American-Made Fixed Blade of the Year®

Our McNees Ridge Runner Fixed Blade might just be the last knife you need (or want) to use for all your hunting and outdoor expeditions!

Designed by Jonathan McNees, an ex-Marine, lifelong hunter, and outdoorsman who got his start making knives in 2008, the Ridge Runner is purpose-built to tackle the toughest and grittiest conditions you can throw at it.

Featuring a robust fixed blade with a high and thin flat grind, it slices like a champ. And made from .135" CPM 3V steel, it's tough enough to take on all the hard work you need to get done.

The elegantly contoured handles have been carefully crafted to avoid hot spots while providing maximum grip, and they can be swapped out in minutes if you are looking to customize with other Ridge Runner handle colors or materials.

An included Kydex sheath offers exceptional retention and is set up with a loop for belt carry and slots for rigging to web gear. A drain hole on the bottom of the sheath helps prevent moisture build-up inside.

And to top it all off, the whole package is Made in the USA.

McNees Ridge Runner Specifications:

  • Steel: CPM 3V
  • Thickness: .135"
  • OAL: 8.195"
  • Blade Length: 3.7"
  • Handle: Synthetic, Various Materials
  • Country of Origin: USA


Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Max West
Not as good as the folders

I love my McNees folders. I have a few.
This fixed blade leaves me a bit perplexed however.
It's a nice design and well ground, but the details are lacking at this price point: 1. the sheath is really terrible, mine at least: the fit is too tight around the flats of the blade (if sands fets in there is gonna scratch the hell out of it) but has no retention around the heel; the (cheap) clip is 'stuck on there' with, seemingly, random bits of hardware; 2. the handle is 'unfinished': rough texture, and that's ok for a 'rustic' knife, but then it does have sharp edges around the screws that make bad hotspots during use; unclear what the flat cuts on the handle are trying to achive; 3. a blasted (then stonewashed) finish on 3V: it picked up corrosion on first use; sure can be avoided with good care, but the finish does not help.
Overall, a nice blade design that was rushed to pruduction it feels like. There are better small production knives made in USA at 2/3 the price.
Will keep buying McNees, but this one needs a V2.

Hi Max,
We hate to hear that you are unhappy with your Ridge Runner. The sheath is made to have adjustable tension. It is also made to keep the knife secure and there is a drainage hole in the bottom so it can be washed out. 3V will rust if you do not take proper care of it - we offer a satin finish as well. Different people have different hands, but 99% of the people who have handled them have given great feedback for the way they feel.
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Mary Rose Norcross
Excellent Knife

I absolutely love the Ridge Runner fixed blade! As soon as I held it in my hands, I knew it was perfect for me. It fits my hands like a glove - such a comfortable and secure grip. I also love the blade shape and steel. It has so many applications and I will enjoy using it for years to come! Thanks for a great product! You guys are awesome!

James Thornburgh
Ridge Runner

Excellent quality, very sharp out of the Box. The ergonomic are fantastic in my hand . The Kydex sheath is excellent as well. Retention is fantastic. I love how you can adjust the retention on the sheath.
Very pleased with my purchase I will definitely continue to do business with McNees Knives
Thank you

Rob Earp
A great knife

This is an awesome fixed blade knife. It’s not too big to carry everyday and not be seen. It’s been a staple since I got it.

Jake Chaney
Great knife

Awesome feel and quality.