“What makes a good push dagger?”


Ian Wendt of Special Circumstances, Inc. can be considered a subject-matter expert (SME) on push daggers.

Contact him if you are interested in a very high quality knife.

Some points I’ve learned about push daggers¬†from Ian Wendt

  • They complement your skill set really well if you have a strong boxing background.
  • It is somewhat difficult to find good factory produced push daggers.
    • When evaluating a push dagger, keep in mind the following things
      • The tang should be no longer than 1 to 1.5 inches
        • The tang is the part that will be between your fingers.
          • You really don’t want any air gaps¬†between the guard and your fingers.
        • Keep in mind that the size of your fingers can play a part in whether or not a particular push dagger fits you
        • A lot of push daggers are often designed with a tang that is way too long.
          • Looking cool often comes at the expense of practicality.
      • The blade can be wider than the handle.
      • The T-handle would ideally be full tang since the rubber handles seen on Cold Steel knives can degrade
    • The blade should be 2-3 inches at the most.
      • Longer is not better when it comes to push daggers.
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2 comments on ““What makes a good push dagger?”
  1. jay352 says:

    Those are some nice looking blades

    Like

  2. Reblogged this on disturbeddeputy and commented:
    Sharp and pointy things can save your life.

    Like

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