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SOLD, Forty 4" Boot Daggers, Delta 3V

Discussion in 'For Sale: Fixed Blades' started by Nathan the Machinist, Oct 30, 2020.

  1. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    Due to limited quantities please limit one knife order per post.

    This is our new Boot Dagger pattern. It won't be a standard pattern. Our run of these will yield about 100 knives. This is the first big sale. We will have another big sale of these in a month or two, please check our "Next Sale" thread on our Carothers Performance Knives sub forum here for updates.









    I've been wanting to do this project for a long time. Let me tell you about this little dagger.

    Delta 3V, HRC 60.5
    Blade length 4.438" from tip to guard
    Blade width .9"
    Total length 8.69"
    Thickness at ricasso .205"
    Sharpened 20 DPS
    Black on black micarta (canvas or linen)
    heat darkened titanium screws
    Engineered skeletonized tang
    4.9 oz, balances 7/8" behind guard

    Edge thickness before sharpening tapers from .015" at ricasso to .010" at point
    Edge thickness behind the edge after sharpening is under .025" at ricasso and over .030" at point.

    I tapered the edge thickness before sharpening down towards the point to compensate for the complex interaction of the intersection of the edge bevel with the primary grind as the primary grind changes along the length of the blade.

    The grind starts out as a severe hollow grind at the plunge. It is a 1 1/2" radius there (3" hollow grind) but grows in diameter becoming a flat grind at the point. Also, the grind is twisted becoming more obtuse at the point to create a reinforced point. Otherwise the tip of a deep grind like this is extremely weak. My point is very strong. The goal with this design was to create a very sharp double edge straight razor geometry at the plunge with a stout armor piercing point reinforced with a strong center rib that runs the length of the dagger. This dagger will shave the hair off a fly and also defeat Kevlar body armor.

    The handle is designed for a saber grip and a reverse grip. In the saber grip the butt fits in the palm of your hand. In the reverse grip your thumb fits over the end of the dagger. When held in a saber grip you can hold it like a regular knife with your thumb and index finger in the finger choils, or you can turn it 90 degrees with the blade horizontal as a traditional main gauche is held. When held like a main gauche there are deep jimping milled that give good positive traction to your thumb tip.

    We kept the handle as thin and trim as possible considering this is not a general purpose cutting tool, it is a concealed weapon. But we kept a lot of well thought out geometry between the blade and your hand to keep your hand safe. Also the handle is not overly rounded, it indexes positively in your hand. The tactile feel of the deep thumb jimping scallop is unmistakable and easily identified without looking.

    Price is $375, no sheath
    Shipping adds $13 (does not increase with multiples)
    Comes with very good black on black canvas micarta. Change to black on black linen micarta add $20. <--- limited quantity
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  2. Josh K

    Josh K Pirate

    Sep 29, 2008
    I'll take at most 3 please. I guess I'm in for one linen! Thanks!
  3. moparsbob

    moparsbob Gold Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2014
    I'd like the blacker than black double black linen please!
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  4. jlauffer

    jlauffer Tempt not the Blade Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
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  5. Goose 7279

    Goose 7279 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 22, 2015
    I'll take one thanks they are a beauty
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    BIGDORK Gold Member Gold Member

    May 27, 2018
    The super dark matte one if available
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  7. steelcitysixteen

    steelcitysixteen Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 12, 2017
    Double black linen please! Thanks!
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  8. prom52

    prom52 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2014
    DB Linen please if available w/ blue fasteners & Thanks !
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  9. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    Hot damn!
    Linen please, as black as my heart!
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  10. Southstarjeff


    Feb 15, 2013
    In double black linen, please
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  11. Siddhant

    Siddhant Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 25, 2018
    In black on black linen plz
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  12. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    One in black linen please.
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  13. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    one with standard scales, please!
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  14. cpirtle

    cpirtle Leathercrafter Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 28, 2001
    One black on black canvas :thumbsup:
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  15. Phill50

    Phill50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2018
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  16. Burke

    Burke Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 25, 1999
    In please
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  17. Nystagmus

    Nystagmus Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 22, 2016
    These turned out amazing. I'll take one! Thanks!
  18. xxwarderxx

    xxwarderxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2015
    I'll graciously take one please, with black linen. Black as midnight. Black as pitch. Blacker than the foulest witch.
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  19. vxd

    vxd Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 1, 2011
  20. fatfrog

    fatfrog Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 26, 2019
    In for 1 with double black linen.
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  21. jjweb


    Nov 20, 2015
    one please
  22. coinbuysell

    coinbuysell Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 29, 2014
    black on black linen micarta, if still available
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  23. nandok

    nandok Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    In, please. Linen if available, thank you!
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  24. Hundred Acre Wood

    Hundred Acre Wood

    Mar 19, 2017
    In for one
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