Friday, 3 September 2010

Handmade Tanto Trench Knife

Tanto Trench Knife - Non Spike Tanto Trench Knife.
A one off new design that was Not really copied from any existing designs but thought up by myself.
I had always wanted a tanto trench knife so I designed this one, although now it is made there are things I do not like about it, I think spikes or triangular striking surfaces would have looked better, still many others may like it and that is why I am sharing this with you all.
The size for this one is medium to large hands, but would probably be too big for smalls hands due to the size finger holes.
Features oval finger holes and a flat palm rest, and standard rounded over striking surfaces. The sheath is leather and was made by myself, it has a belt loop, but no handle catch at this moment and also features a leg tie.
The blade is an old English Dunlop tyre lever, although not razor sharp it is still sharpened as much as i could do at the time and was shaped into a tanto style blade and would still be capable of stabbing and slashing, the handle is solid aluminium, and the blade is held within the handle in a groove and has been secured in place with two large screws.
Weight is average due to size and it being made of Aluminium.
Features no makers mark but was made by the person who makes most of my brass knuckles, the blade is imprinted with DUNLOP and MADE IN ENGLAND across the entire blade.
Overall an average trench knife in looks but is a one off in trench knife designs, not my favourite either, although still makes a good collectors piece, good for display and as a talking point.

Dimensions - 120mm wide (handle only), 80mm high (handle only), 18mm thick, Finger holes are 26mm wide and 32mm high.
Blade is 180mm - (7" inches)  Overall length is 305mm - (12" inches) Approx.



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Very First Knuckle Duster (Hand Made in 1998)

WeaponCollector's Very First Knuckle Duster - My very first one piece four finger Knuckle Duster, although not my first ever, but my first of this kind, made in 1998 or around that time, although they could be even older.
It has a very crude finish and was once painted black, the design was copied from the standard traditional knuckle dusters that are sold all around the world,
Although its looks are not great this is a very well fitting and comfortable knuckle duster and would work fine if used.
The size for this Knuckle Duster is small to medium hands, and would not fit large hands, Features oval finger holes and a curved palm rest and round striking surfaces.
Weight is low due it to its thickness and being made of aluminium.
Features no makers marks but was made by the same person who makes most of my other knuckle dusters.
A very sentimental piece and one I would like to keep for a long time and maybe pass it on to a relative.

Dimensions - 110mm wide, 70mm high, 6mm thick, Finger holes are 24mm wide and 32mm high.

 
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Home Made Knuckle Duster (3 sections)

Old Three Section Knuckle Duster - An old 3 section design knuckle duster / brass knuckles, simple design and old too, at least 10 years old (this is old in relation to my collection), One of the first I ever owned and was just one of many three or four section knuckle dusters that I had back then, most are now lost or confiscated now due to carrying them in the streets.
Although very crude looking they are still comfortable and would still be capable of being used in a self defense situation. they are made from 3 sections of 3mm Aluminium, the same type of metal that road / street signs are made of, each section is glue together and then bolts are added.
The size for this Knuckle Duster is medium hands, but may fit large hands as well, Features round finger holes and a flat palm rest and triangular striking surfaces.
Weight is average due it to its thickness and being made of aluminium.
Features no makers marks but was made by the same person who makes most of my other knuckle dusters.
One of the oldest in my collection and although not the prettiest it still holds a sentimental place in my collection.

Dimensions - 120mm wide, 85mm high, 9mm thick, Finger holes are 26mm wide.

 
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