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Custom Blackjack!

Mitchell Knives

Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider
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May 21, 2000
I've decided to make a limited number of my custom black jacks available. These are fascinating tools of yesteryear that are still very relevant.

This particular model has an overall length of 9.8" and weighs 9.6 ounces. The handle and head are simple "checkerboard" pattern braids. There are two turk's head knots and a copper end cap. The end cap can be used for striking if desired. This blackjack is constructed using the same nylon lace that I use on my Japanese knives.

The core is constructed from steel cable, which I generally find preferable to a spring. It has just enough flex to have a dead blow effect, and isn't floppy like some examples I have seen.

This seems to be a great balance between weight and flex for maximum impact!

The head is comprised of steel and lead. The lead is cast around the cable, and will not separate. The square steel tubing keeps the lead from deforming, adds mass and also creates 4 points intensify energy transfer.

The head and the turk's head knots have been treated with epoxy to ensure that it never unravels. This also increased the durability of the unit. The shaft remains untreated to ensure that the flexibility is not impeded.

This is a nice example of a modern blackjack that hits hard!

Sold! - Thanks Guys! :D

This price includes shipping and all fees in the USA.

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Thanks for looking! :cool:

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Can you make one with a loop?


Would you like the loop at the end of the handle?

I actually have another blackjack in the works right now if you are interested.

The design and weight is similar, but with smaller cord and a 8 plait handle.
I'm very tempted. That is nice looking jack. I've owned many leather jacks, but never one made of paracord.
I also make this style, which I actually prefer.