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Zombie dispatching push dagger...

Discussion in 'Blades' started by Cousin Jack, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. Cousin Jack

    Cousin Jack Knifemaker Founding Member

    Please excuse the picture...I gotta get a better camera.

    I finally finished the push dagger that I started awhile back. The scales are black G-10 with nickel/silver pins. I took this one all the way to 1500 grit before putting a mirror finish on it with the buffer.
    dscf0986_881. dscf0985_176.
  2. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Nice! I have to get me one of those types of knives. Never really used one regularly.
  3. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Beautiful work. :p
  4. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

  5. TLynn

    TLynn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Most excellent!!! :D
  6. Clay

    Clay Monkey+++ Founding Member

    WOW! Very nice!

    If you don't mind me asking, what tools did you need to make that?
  7. BigUglyOne

    BigUglyOne Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Damn, that's a gorgeous job !!
  8. Cousin Jack

    Cousin Jack Knifemaker Founding Member


    Well, basically, I used a hacksaw to cut the rough profile from a piece of tool steel, then I used a belt grinder with an assortment of different grit belts to establish the final profile and cut the bevels. I used a drill to make some holes for the pins.

    To heat treat, I used a propane torch, a pan of olive oil to quench, and a toaster oven to temper it in.

    I cut the handle material with a hacksaw as well. Clamps come in handy when gluing the handle scales to the knife. A buffer is nice to have to put a nice finish on it, but is not necessary as you can achieve a mirror finish if you hand rub up to 1200 or 1500 grit.

    You should check out Valkman's excellent tutorial thread "The making of a knife"
    located here: http://survivalmonkey.com/forum/making-of-a-knife-vt166.htm

    Don is an awesome knifemaker! [beer]
  9. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Shoot - I couldn't make what you just did! You did good, and that finish is neat!
  10. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I would say that if you used a push dagger regularly, you might have some legal problems... :lol:
  11. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    hehe. My dad used to carry a .45 on his hip since he was a small child. I carried a .38 most of my youth. Then I started carrying a rifle in the urban areas where we always lived as well. I never went anywhere without a knife, though. ;) Of course, I am now grown and had to give up my open carry from where I lived in Pennsylvania, but now find myself being comfortable with my tanto folder made by Cold Steel. I know that i will need my .45 one day, and I am hoping that it will never be when I don't have it on my side.

    I simply refuse to exchange my right to bear arms for the privilege to carry.

    But, ya. lol. I could hide a push knife if I needed to. :)
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