Dalton Combat Bones Knife
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.
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″