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Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by rpn, Sep 26, 2020.
Nice! That's goals right there.
This dagger does look great. I wish the blade was at least 4". I may buy it anyway because the price is very affordable.
I'm a fan of daggers too (of which I have many in various forms) but it's really hard to beat the Gerber Mk I (of which I own 2 - the short and long variations - plus a partially serrated Guardian).
Nothing sharper or more "pointy" and better balanced in a doubled edged dagger exists IMO and, when I'm in the mood to carry it, I use a Sticky Holster Ankle Biter inside a boot to do so.
The most recent "dagger" that I bought was the newly released Spyderco Nightstick which is a dagger in name only because it only has one sharpened edge. It's ok but it's no Gerber Mk I.
In terms of autos, the Benchmade Infidels (long and short, DLS and satin) or Protech Dark Angel are also hard to beat as is the Spyderco SpyderFly if you're looking for a dagger in alternative formats. BTW, I own 1 or more examples of these knives too.
I only have 3 daggers. One very small one I had hand-forged by a Hmong blackmith in a Lao refugee camp in Thailand in 1980 for a few bucks. No pic, but it's around here somewhere. The other 2 are Boker Applegate-Fairbairn, one longer, one short. The long one was carried by my son in Iraq. I got it back when he was killed there. The other was a short, triangular section boot knife version that my brother gave me in memory. My son's pic:
Here's a few less commonly seen ones:
Left to Right:
Spartan Harsey Dagger
Williams Blade Designs / Winkler HZT (not a dagger but the intention is the same!)
Yes sir, yes. You are absolutely right which is why the model has been copied to death by Kabar, Taylor Cutlery, etc. My favorite version of the Mark 1 is the 35th anniversary edition they came up with in 2011. I have 4 of them lol.
I remember owning Japanese repros of the Mark I and Mark II in the 1980s... ahhhh fun times.
That anniversary edition is an interesting one.... it has the lines / DNA of a Mark I but it's a different beast. Full tang + G10 modern construction vs original alloy handle and integral guard. Not too many knives made with cast alloy handles these days.
Wow! Those look great.
I would love to own a true dagger but, I just can’t justify something like that right now.
The closest thing I own is an M3 Trench Knife that was issued to my father during WW2.
I just purchased this dagger and can’t wait for it to arrive in the mail
Not a bad blade either IMO. Did a few stupid tests with it and it survived lol.
Nice score, brother! I’m jelly.
This Camillus folder has a custom 5 1/2" Stellite 6-K blade.
One is a dagger, the other is a srambit.
My condolences and Thank you For YOUR SON'S Ultimate Sacrifice.
RIP Koyote Knives
I'm a big fan of these models. The Spartan is on my someday list
This thread would never be complete without honorable mention of the Smatchet.
I'm surprised the thread got this far!
Then again, this isn't the Prac Tac Subforum
Here's a few of mine.