DAN-D Belt Buckle Push Dagger


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rcmodel
November 15, 2012, 10:05 PM
I bought this one at a flea market for .50 cents years ago.
Made by Dan Valois, his company is still in business, and still makes belt buckle knives.
Just not this old handmade one.
http://www.valoisknives.com/beltknives.htm

EDIT: The Above makers info is incorrect.
Thanks to Piraticalbob in post #4 for pointing out the actual maker.

Marked DAN-D Yuma AZ with a cloverleaf trademark.
Daniel Dennehy, known as DAN-D knives with the shamrock logo was a member of the Knife Makers Guild. He passed away in 2011.

The knife has a 3 ” double edge blade, ground concave on the back.
It is expertly ground, fitted, and finished.

The handmade brass buckle has a twisted wire edge, and a polished stone contoured to fit the palm of the hand.
In all, it provides a very secure grip and would be an effective push-dagger.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/KTOG/DAN-D1.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/KTOG/DAN-D2.jpg


I never had the special belt / sheath for it, and have no desire to get one.

1. The buckle knife would be illegal when concealed inside a belt in most jurisdictions in the country. :scrutiny:

2. I would have to unbuckle my pants to get the knife out if I ever did have to use it. :uhoh:

3. That would result in my pants falling down. :o

4. And then I would have to do the Bunny Hop to run away! :what:

rc

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Certaindeaf
November 15, 2012, 11:51 PM
I'm surprised you didn't/don't make a belt for it. that's pretty cool.. specially for fiddy cent!

Owen Sparks
November 16, 2012, 12:41 AM
This is no different than my Bowen belt knife except the bucked is a bigger Western style. Bowen is still in business.

Piraticalbob
November 16, 2012, 06:51 AM
I think the OP is misinformed on the knife ID. DAN-D with a shamrock was the logo of the late custom knifemaker and Navy veteran Dan Dennehy. If you bought one of his knives for fifty cents, then you got yourself a true bargain.

CharlieDeltaJuliet
November 16, 2012, 10:12 AM
Awesome knife rcmodel.

rcmodel
November 16, 2012, 12:11 PM
I think the OP is misinformed on the knife ID.You are right!

Thanks for correcting that little error.

The knifes value just increased about 1000%!

Here is one very similiar to this priced at $795, and it's no longer available!
http://www.arizonacustomknives.com/Push-Dagger-w-Belt-by-Dan-Dennehy.aspx

rc

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