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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.

Please leave a comment letting me know what you think! Thanks.

1 comment:

  1. It reminds me of a theater knife. Over all the design is great!