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Titanium Daggers?

Discussion in 'Mitchell Custom Knives' started by Mitchell Knives, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Mitchell Knives

    Mitchell Knives Knifemaker Moderator

    May 21, 2000
    I have a GIANT sheet of .100" titanium sitting in my shop just begging to be turned into high-quality custom knives! :D

    Once I finish a few projects (almost done), I'll probably design a few new pieces specifically for this titanium sheet.

    I keep coming back to the idea of making a medium sized dagger simply because I have yet to make one.

    It would probably have a 5" inch blade with an OAL of around 9.5" or so. Hollow chisel grind with a carbidized edge with a Japanese wrap.

    What say ye? Anyone up for some doubled edged titanium goodness?
     
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    Sounds good to me Johnathan! Personally, I'd like to see what you come up with. You have your own style and I think it would come out great. Are you thinking about putting a guard on the dagger?
     
  3. Mitchell Knives

    Mitchell Knives Knifemaker Moderator

    May 21, 2000
    Hi Mark,

    Thanks! There would be a guard, although it wouldn't be terribly large.

    I'm also thinking that some 1/4" 5160 daggers would be interesting as well. The added thickness would give them a nice cross section.
     
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    Sounds good! Just asking about the guard because I like the extra security of them especially for thrusting/stabbing motions, which a dagger is ideal for obviously. Although, sometimes I agree that the guard can detract from an otherwise clean design. I hear handles can become slippery when wet, so I've been told :)

    5160 sounds outstanding! I'm a big fan of the utility of that steel. I have a hawk in 5160 and it's tough as hell. But, you already know that. I think it will give more utility than titanium, but I figure if it's meant for stabbing than titanium will work just fine for that. I'm definately looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
     

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