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rodent.22 08-15-2010 07:58 PM

Check out my homemade push dagger.
 
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I have admired the antique push daggers in books, but have never seen one in person. I guess most of the market was out west, the center of manufacture being San Francisco. So for giggles I cut one out of 1/4'' plate left over from a bent trailer hitch I had to replace on a wrecked vehicle at work. It's 7 1/4'' long including the grips,, the blade is 1 1/2'' at the widest point and 5 1/4'' long. I cut it to rough shape with an angle grinder, then shaped it with my disc grinder. I final sanded the blade and handle with my orbital sander. Hand polished to finish with MAAS metal polish and old t-shirts. Being a 1/4 thick tempering wasn't needed, it will do a real stick job, LOL. The grips I cut from Oak....

canebrake 08-15-2010 08:03 PM

Outstanding! Mad respect of your skilzzzz!

How long did it take you?

rodent.22 08-15-2010 08:06 PM

Cane it took about 2 hrs to cut and shape the dagger, and about 4 hrs in front of the TV in my command center (recliner) to polish it out...;)

Glasshartt 08-15-2010 08:16 PM

Good Job!

canebrake 08-15-2010 08:18 PM

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Originally Posted by rodent.22 (Post 332214)
Cane it took about 2 hrs to cut and shape the dagger, and about 4 hrs in front of the TV in my command center (recliner) to polish it out...;)

Very nice work product!

Be proud.

NitroxAZ 08-15-2010 09:53 PM

Nice work.

CA357 08-15-2010 11:21 PM

Very nice indeed. :cool:

Gatekeeper 08-16-2010 12:26 AM

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Nice job! Very clean build.

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Congrats :p

BTW, How did you attach the grip scales?

rodent.22 08-16-2010 12:54 AM

LOL- I was wondering when somebody was gonna ask that....I do paint and body work for a living, the doubleside 3M foam tape that holds auto side mouldings on your car doors has held these scales on for almost a year, no problem. Cheap, effective and easy! Not traditional but worked for me!

Franciscomv 08-17-2010 03:46 AM

You've clearly got some talent. Symetrical dagger blades are quite unforgiving and show mistakes very easily, the same goes for mirror type polishes.

Well done, mate. Don't stop! Make more. :) Some of the bigger names in the business got their start with projects like this.


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