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    I cant stop laughing with some of the responses to this thread.

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    I get that the OP is proud of his "custom" fighting knife, but I've seen better points and edges on a box of donuts.
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    Looks like the OP was going for this....
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    First, would it work? Yes! Put the pointy end in the bad and push hard. Congratulations, you made a dagger. Assuming the heat treat is right it won't break and will have reasonable edge retention for slashing.

    My first concern is the round handle. I know Sykes and others go this route but for me this makes edge alignment difficult. Something more on the rectangular side gives better control.

    Second, you don't give the dimensions and I suspect the handle is too long or the blade is too short. Any blade less than 5 inches or so I would consider a boot knife, which is specific type of combat knife, not a general combat knife. Most combat knives are in the 7 to 8 inch blade range to give you some "reach". I know EK knives have long handles but I have never really figured them out.

    Third, it has a guard which serves to keep your hand from sliding onto the blade if you hit something harder than you planned on. If it is a boot knife, the guard is a tad too big. If it is a combat knife it probably needs to be on one side only.

    And I don't understand the serrations on the top.

    If you look at issue knives from major armies, I think the you will find most combat knives are of Bowie designs. If I were looking at a combat knife, I would be looking at something like a Kizlyar Phoenix or a Prather War bowie. Daggers have their charms, but they just seem a little over-specialized to me.
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    You call it a plug bayonet, what caliber does it function with?
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