Check out my homemade push dagger.

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by rodent.22, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. rodent.22

    rodent.22 New Member

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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....
     

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  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Outstanding! Mad respect of your skilzzzz!

    How long did it take you?
     

  3. rodent.22

    rodent.22 New Member

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    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...;)
     
  4. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Very nice work product!

    Be proud.
     
  5. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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  6. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Very nice indeed. :cool:
     
  7. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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    Nice job! Very clean build.

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    Congrats :p

    BTW, How did you attach the grip scales?
     
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  8. rodent.22

    rodent.22 New Member

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    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!
     
  9. Franciscomv

    Franciscomv New Member

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    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.
     
  10. rodent.22

    rodent.22 New Member

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    Thanks for the kind words!
     
  11. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    Very cool. I am impressed!
     
  12. BillDeShivs

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    Great work! But next time use a knifemaking steel. Trailer hitches are not known for holding an edge.
    Steel is available at any of the knifemaker's supply houses.
     
  13. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Nice work my friend, you should be proud.
     
  14. Uchahi

    Uchahi New Member

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    MAD respect! That is awesome. I wish that I had skillz like that.