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Belt Buckle Knife designed by Dan Valois (item# DV-01): A Review

Belt Buckle Knife designed by Dan Valois (item# DV-01): A Review

The Present: Unpacking the package

wrapped in foam cushion & taped

wrapped in foam cushion & taped

Unwrapped

hello Master...

hello Master…

Master's out

Master’s out

Self Defense Belt Knife box

Self Defense Belt Knife box

item# DV-01

item# DV-01

the belt & buckle

pictured here is the item which shows the box, the belt buckle knife (sheathed), the sheath with hook (mordant) and the belt strap coiled and fastened with another small strip nylon strap fitted with a snap button.

pakkawood buckle

pakkawood buckle

The Buckle

Specs:

Material: Pakkawood

Color: Black

Length: 9.4 cm (3.70″)

Width: 0.6 cm (0.23″)

Height: 3.9 cm (1.53″)

unsheathed

unsheathed

buckle knife and a belt

buckle knife and a belt

knife's underside

knife’s underside

The Belt

Specs:

Material: Nylon

Color: Black

Length: 118 cm (46.45″) nylon belt

buckle included: 129.5 cm (50″)

Width: 3.81 cm (1.5″)

Height: 0.15 cm (0.06″)

unfastened

unfastened

The Blade

Specs:

Material: 440 Stainless Steel

Color: Black

Length (from the buckle to the tip): 9.1 cm (3.58″)

(from ricasso to the tip): 7.2 cm (2.83″)

Thickness/Width: 0.4 cm (0.15″)

Height: 2 cm (0.78″)

Cutting Edge

Length

Serrated: 2.8 cm (1.10″)

Straight: 3.3 cm (1.29″)

Overall edge length: 6.1 cm (2.40″)

Ricasso

Length: 2 cm (0.78″)

Spine to tip

Length: 9.1 cm (3.58″)

Full tang knife overall length to the tip: 17.5 cm (6.88″)

partly withdrawn from the sheath

partly withdrawn from the sheath

The Sheath

Material: ABS engineering plastic

Overall length: 16.7 cm (6.57″)

Blade Sheath’s length: 9.3 cm (3.66″)

Width: 0.1 cm (0.03″)

Height: 3.2 cm (1.25″)

The Sheath's top side

The Sheath’s top side

The Sheath - underside

The Sheath – underside

Belt Buckle Knife with the Pen Knife

Belt Buckle Knife with the Pen Knife

Belt Knife's underside with the Pen Knife

Belt Knife’s underside with the Pen Knife

Self Defense Belt Knife and Self Defense Pen Knife

Self Defense Belt Knife and Self Defense Pen Knife

a comparison of blade thickness

a comparison of blade thickness

The Belt Buckle Knife in review (item# DV-01) was designed by Dan Valois and made by Master Cutlery, Inc. (Largest variety in the knife industry), the largest knife manufacturer in the USA.

This item features a concealed, fast access belt buckle knife that can be quite handy in certain situations.

The buckle knife is affixed to the upper part of the plastic sheath by a double pronged clip found behind the buckle’s pakkawood curb handle at the end of the knife’s tang.

double pronged clip

double pronged clip

double prong clipped on sheath

double prong clipped on sheath

The hidden sheath located behind the nylon belt strap on one end of the belt keeps the blade from being seen.

The sheath (cover) affixed to one end of the belt has a single metal clip that has one end folded, attaching it to the sheath, while the other end that goes through the sheath, forms a hook (mordant) on the other side.

The sheath's clip

The sheath’s clip

The hook is the part which enters the hole that is found on an adjustable metal piece on the other end of the strap, to fit different waist sizes and buckle up the belt.

an adjustable metal piece on the other end of the strap, to fit different waist sizes and buckle up the belt.

an adjustable metal piece on the other end of the strap, to fit different waist sizes and buckle up the belt.

metal piece with hole for the hook to enter

metal piece with hole for the hook to enter

Now who would ever think that this belt hides such a tool that can prove useful in Self defense if the need arises.

 This dual-purpose belt is so cool as it not only serves to support outer garments and at the same time may provide the wearer some protection where needed, but it is also apparently fashionable and impressive.

 Here are things that you need to look out for if you happen to have this kind of Belt Knife:

1. When buckling, while trying to tighten the belt one should be careful and make sure to get a good hold of the buckle knife’s handle because you may unexpectedly pull it out, drop it and impale your foot in the process…

2. It can be considered as a “concealed weapon” and may get you into trouble…

 “In Buckle-logy terms or Belt-ly speaking”

This sheath buckle is like of the Plate-style buckle types that were common on western military belts in the mid-19th century [wikipedia(dot)com].

The blade’s sheath acts as the “chape” and in a sense, serves as the real buckle itself.

The “buckle knife and its curb handle” somehow acts as a “decoration” to make this item appear stylish.

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