Push Dagger with Mammoth Molar

Product Description for Push Dagger with Mammoth Molar

Maker: Dave Skinner (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 103692
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 3.30 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.50 in.
Total length: 5.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.82 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 3.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.6 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 5160 carbon steel
Handle: Wooly mammoth molar set on a full tang
Sheath: Hand stitched leather sheath
Description: This custom push dagger was made by South African bladesmith Dave Skinner. Dave is from Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.An optometrist by day, his great attention to detail is clearly evident in his knives.
A push dagger is a small knife with a "T" shaped handle, designed to be grasped in the hand so that the blade protrudes from the front of a fist, typically between the 2nd and 3rd fingers. The push dagger has a colorful history - it is believed to have originated on the Indian subcontinent, being brought west by the British. As the empire spread (and crumbled), push daggers gained favor among riverboat gamblers in Mississippi as a boot knife. They were also popular with early American law enforcement officials. This push dagger with mammoth molar s a masterful creation!
The hand satin finished blade is hand forged 5160 carbon steel. 5160 is extremely resilient and a great choice for a knife that might be put to hard use. Because this knife is made from carbon steel, it needs to be oiled and dried before being put away. We recommend using camellia oil to oil the blade and tang. At 61 Hrc, this knife will hold an exceptional edge.
Wooly mammoth molar handle scales are set on the full tang for strength and durability. Red fiber liners assist the scales to adjust to temperature and humidity changes. The hand contoured scales are extremely comfortable.
This puch dagger is accompanied by a hand stitched leather sheath.
Excellent work throughout!

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