In looking at most push-knives made today, the blades measure between 1.5" and 2.5", with only one or two making it to 3.5". Also, they're all spade-shaped.
Is there a reason push-knives are so short and stubby? Why don't they make things like a classic Katar? You could easily make a 4" blade on a push-knife and still be quite concealable...
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January 27, 2014, 08:51 PM
I think there is a limit to how much force and torque your wrest can support/withstand without a Katar type wrest brace.
Push daggers are used like a punch with a fist.
So, a long blade isn't necessary when you consider how far you can sink a punch in someone's gut when they aren't expecting it.
A push dagger is a stealth weapon best used when the victim is not expecting it.
January 27, 2014, 09:03 PM
Why don't they make things like a classic Katar?
They may Katars still, but push daggers are hideout knives as opposed to the Katar, which is not per se a push dagger being 12 or more inches in blade length and with sharpened edges. The grip of a push dagger (historically a gamblers or sporting man's hideout weapon) is this itty "T" with the tang projecting between the fingers and a long blade is neither concealable nor is it manageable due to the torque with that small grip. OTOH, the Katar if held with the entire fist and has langets along the forearm.