Santee Push Dagger


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Custom, hand made knives for hunters and collectors   

Custom handmade knives and high performance cutlery for hunters, collectors, and chefs

Michael H Mara  

(708) 330-5101   Cell: (708) 299-4631


Here are the knives. Some are sold, and some are currently available, as described in the captions. I can duplicate a sold knife, or work with you to create a custom piece. Lead time for custom orders is currently 6 to 8 weeks.

All my knives come with a Lifetime Guarantee. Call or email to arrange a commission or purchase.


Santee Push Dagger               

Hand Forged Hunting and Skinning Knife 

Santee Push Dagger @ 2009 Michael H. Mara

This frontier style hunting knife features a 3 1/2 edge (4 1/2" overall blade length) of 1/8" 1084, with a dagger point, dual curved choil, and finger grips. The blade design includes a forged and etched finish, and a convex ground edge, and is hardened to HRC58. The handle is 4 1/2 overall,  comprised of Elk antler with 1084 end caps and Damascus bolster and pommel. Includes a handmade, beaded belt sheath with rawhide fringe. $472 SOLD

Some detail pics:

Hand forged custom knife

Damascus pommel

Progress pics of the knife. The pieces rough-formed:

The pieces finished and ready for assembly:

The cut-out in the antler for the bolster:

And on top, for the pommel:


The blade in profile:


Michael H Mara   (708) 330-5101   Cell: (708) 299-4631

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