Finally daggers I like!

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by rpn, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. Legendary_Jarl


    Feb 8, 2010
    Nice! That's goals right there.
  2. Larry Turko

    Larry Turko

    Oct 4, 2007
    This dagger does look great. I wish the blade was at least 4". I may buy it anyway because the price is very affordable.
  3. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    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.
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2020
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    USMCPOP Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2016
    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:

  5. Daniel L

    Daniel L

    Nov 2, 1998
    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!)
    Eickhorn FS2000
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  6. Legendary_Jarl


    Feb 8, 2010
    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.

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  7. Daniel L

    Daniel L

    Nov 2, 1998
    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.
  8. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    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.
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  9. Chevelleface

    Chevelleface Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Aug 7, 2012
    I just purchased this dagger and can’t wait for it to arrive in the mail :) 39EDA83B-FC8D-4736-9F86-1E3867654A34.jpeg
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  10. Legendary_Jarl


    Feb 8, 2010
    Not a bad blade either IMO. Did a few stupid tests with it and it survived lol.
  11. Big Ol’ Hauger

    Big Ol’ Hauger Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 8, 2019
    Nice score, brother! I’m jelly.
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  12. Steven65

    Steven65 Traditional Hog Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2008
    Howard Hitchmough..........


    Les George........

  13. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    This Camillus folder has a custom 5 1/2" Stellite 6-K blade. image.jpeg
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  14. kylemiller

    kylemiller Basic Member Basic Member

    May 18, 2016

    One is a dagger, the other is a srambit.
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  15. Darkpast

    Darkpast Gold Member Gold Member

    May 5, 2013
    My condolences and Thank you For YOUR SON'S Ultimate Sacrifice.
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  16. Bradass80


    Apr 10, 2014
    RIP Koyote Knives
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  17. Kaizen1

    Kaizen1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    I'm a big fan of these models. The Spartan is on my someday list
  18. not2sharp

    not2sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 1999
    This thread would never be complete without honorable mention of the Smatchet.


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  19. Daniel L

    Daniel L

    Nov 2, 1998
    I'm surprised the thread got this far!
    Then again, this isn't the Prac Tac Subforum :)
  20. vjb.knife

    vjb.knife Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 2, 2002
    Here's a few of mine.


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