Dalton Combat Bones Knife

Reviewed by corwin99 on September 16th, 2007

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This is the first Dalton knife review on here, though my Youtube Videos have a Dalton Dragon review. I really like Dalton blades. They are simple, well-made and machined tools with a slightly industrial look. The Bones was the first Dalton design that really caught my eye with its wide spearpoint blade and vented handle.


Like many Dalton Combat knives, this one has an all-aluminum machined handle with no inserts or any sort of embellishments. I think that is part of the appeal. I prefer these over the full G-10 ones that were put out recently, and really like the old school stuff like the Dalton Battle Dragon and Assassin, which were quite oversized and not even close to suitable for EDC.

Blade on the Bones like most Daltons is ATS-34, which is interesting in a US shop. The blade is hollow ground and bead-blasted with a false top edge. Classic Dalton snap and kick when firing this guy – extremely satisfying! I’ve always loved that about Daltons.. and when it comes to cutting, the bones is no slouch either.

I carried this guy around for a few days using him for all sorts of cutting chores, mostly letter opening and box opening. I found the cold aluminum handle to be a bit “hard” for daily use, and always worried about getting it scuffed up. I guess that’s where the G10 models come in handy.. you don’t have to worry about them getting scuffed (especially if you wear a ring) and it feels warmer in the hand.

With perfect size at 3 1/2″ blade length and very nicely contoured handles, the Dalton Bones would make a fantastic EDC knife if you are okay with the Aluminum handles.

Blade Steel: ATS-34
Blade Thickness: 1/8″
Blade Length: 3 1/2″
Handle Material: Aluminum
Overall Length: 8 1/4″

2 Responses to “Dalton Combat Bones Knife”

  1. hieu Says:

    Hello. I like this knife. How can I buy this one and how much is it? I’m living Vietnam. Please help me! Thank you!

  2. corwin99 Says:

    You will have to find one on the secondary market. The Dalton bones are no longer made, as all Daltons are limited runs. You could try and find a similar model that is in current production.

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