Jul 23, 2019

DAGGER!

We wanted to make a fighting dagger for a long time. 
The concept was very clear on our minds.  A tactical knife has to be simple and intuitive to use tool, but also imposing and intimidating. It took us a while to find the right design that would fulfill all our requirements:

- A long, slender blade
- Thinner than usual cross section
- Excellent penetration capabitities
- Good cutting performance
- Versatile and safe handle in all grip positions

We ended up with this:

Tactical fighting dagger



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A fighting knife has to be TOUGH above all. If we wanted to achieve a slender blade with a thinner than the average cross section and to keep a reasonable final price the steel choice was obvious: 4340 high strength alloy steel was the way to go:






4340 alloy steel is the THE REFERENCE for toughness. Properly heat treated it will create the toughest blade with an acceptable edge retention (+/- 55 HRC).

Although we are planning a cord wrapped version of the Kadesh dagger, we wanted the first version with solid scales. A slow cure epoxy (24 hours dry time, clamped on the bench vice) combined with pinned and riveted aluminium pins is the best way to secure the handle scales on this full tang fighting knife.

The Kadesh fighting knife is the Bladetricks approach to the popular commando fighting knives and daggers developed since WWII such as the Fairbairn–Sykes fighting knife, Gerber Mark II used by many special  forces around the world such as the OSS, the Marine Raiders, the Dutch commando Corps, and the Rangers.

Exclusively designed for surprise attack and fighting, the Bladetricks Kadesh dagger has a slender, sharp and pointy blade with a recurve edge. The carefully designed ergonomic handle grants a strong and precise grip in all grip positions ( forward grip techniques: hammer, saber, filipino, reinforced palm grips - Reverse grip techniques: reverse grip in, reverse grip edge out grips).



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Jul 17, 2019

A FAT ONE!


Here's a a new custom, One of a kind version of our Diyuk dagger:

Knife maker tactical dagger

The Bladetricks Fat Mini Diyuk Dagger is the straight and Mini knife version of our original Bladetricks Diyuk Karambit.


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A fully handcrafted blade with a simple, well thought and efficient dagger design offering a good grip and control in all positions.

O1 tool steel, 8 mm thick
OAL: 180 mm - Blade: 75 mm, chisel grind, single edge
Black G10 scales, sculpted, pinned and epoxied
Kydex Sheath


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Jun 19, 2019

FLY FAST

I just finished a new, One of a kind version of my Colibri karambit.

I made a few design modifications in order to make it a bit faster in a grappling / CQC situation.

This is how the original 2010 model looked like:

knife maker tactical karambit


As a custom, One of a kind version I want to offer a little extra, so I went for a triple edge blade. Here is a picture of the karambit after heat treatment with its final grind and waiting for the handle:


Triple edge chisel grind karambit knifemaker WIP

Originally designed as a single edge karambit, this custom One of a kind version of the Colibri karambit has a triple edge blade with an elegant and precise grind and shaving sharp cutting edges.

For the handle I decided to go for elegant exotic bubinga wood scales, pinned and epoxied as we do most of the time:

Custom karambit knife exotic wood handle by Bladetricks

The hand carved handle made from exotic bubinga wood offers a strong, secure and warm grip.

This is the final result:

Custom badass handmade tactical edc karambit

Conceived as a compact Every Day Carry self defense knife, the optimized geometry of the Colibri karambit allows fast and efficient attacks and unexpected counterattacks in a very small pack.

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