Posts Tagged ‘WWII’

Bladed Dogfaced Knuckle Dusters…

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

A while back I happened to run into a rather cool little weapon on our forum, Exotic Automatic (http://exoticautomatic.com). Thought today would be a good day to share…

Rob Dalton's Dogface

Rob Dalton's Dogface

I present to you the Dogface, by Rob Dalton. And an amazing piece of work, I might add. An OTF blade, attached to a unique grip, with integrated finger holes, and some rather evil looking spikes on the top to as well. Just wicked all around.

But the really cool thing I like about this blade is that, depending on how you look at it, it could be a combination of several different weapon designs all mashed into one. Can you guess what they are? Let’s play a little “Where’s Weapon Waldo…” 🙂

Dalton's Dogface OTF

Dalton's Dogface OTF

The first one should be obvious. It’s an OTF, or “out-the-front” automatic switchblade. It’s a fairly simple blade design, nothing too fancy, but certainly a nice design. OTFs are always cool. What you see next really depends on what kinds of weapons you prefer.

If you are the brawler type, you might see a knuckle duster and a pocket knife. If, on the other hand, you are the knife fighter, you might see a WWII trench styled knife, which combined the knuckle duster design with a fixed blade. Yet another knife design I’ve always liked. It’s all about the options…

Dalton's Dogface - Stainless Steel Finish

Dalton's Dogface - Stainless Steel Finish

Either way, this blade is just way freakin’ cool…

Rob Dalton’s Dogface OTF – [The Knife Auction]

A Power Gliding Folder.

Monday, July 20th, 2009

LOL, no. Before you ask, this knife has nothing to do with either Harley Davidson motorcycles or powered ultralight aircraft. It does, however have something to do with firearms. Sorta. In a kind of round about way. OK, maybe to say that is a bit of a reach. But it is manufactured by a well know firearms manufacturer, so that’s got to count for something right?

Smith & Wesson Black Tanto Power Glide Folding Knife

Smith & Wesson Black Tanto Power Glide Folding Knife

So yes, this is the Smith & Wesson Black Tanto Power Glide folder. A rather cool folder if you ask me, primarily for mechanical reasons. Not that it’s a slouch in the aesthetics department either. Sporting an all black, clip point westernized tanto blade, and an equally black aluminum handle with black inserts, it is certainly the kind of knife that would accessorize well… 🙂

But the coolest part of this folder is the folding mechanism. The blade actually folds downwards and inwards between the grip halves. As I mentioned earlier it is not an entirely unique idea by any means. A similar design is used in the pantographic knife, more commonly referred to as the Paratrooper knife, though there is ironically no evidence to suggest it was ever used by paratroopers.

The Pantographic Folding Knife

The Pantographic Folding Knife

But it too folds the down knife between the handles, guiided by a collar, to which both handles are attached. The difference between this knife and the patnrographic knife, is that rather than using folding grips, the Smith & Wesson version uses solid single piece half grips, and using a gear set within a modified pantographic mechanism, it slides the entire blade down into the grip. A much stronger design, in my opinion.

Overall a very cool folder design. Certainly one I think I’ll be adding to my collection…

Smith & Wesson Black Tanto Power Glide Folder – [True Swords]

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