Summary: this is Vaughn's DA "Custom Dagger", a design he came up with in 2011. The pinpoint blade is 440C stainless made from 1/4" stock -- 303 series stainless steel fittings (guard and pommel) at both ends of a one piece custom shaped black linen micarta handle. Vaughn was meticulous about this design as he wanted to make something sexy yet deadly, not another of many daggers on the market that look like wimply / cheesy letter openers. Suffice to say, he has produced a masterpiece -- if you own any other Neeley models you can expect the same with respect to fit and finish.
This dagger is fitted to a handmade cowhide belt sheath with custom nylon locking inserts -- the knife can be affixed to a belt, worn in a boot, or carried upside down with no fear that the knife will slip out of the sheath. One tug on the handle and it's ready to go... quite ingenious. Mint condition, of course -- brand new without carry wear.
5 photos of the #031 Neeley Dagger for preview – I finally received shipment from Vaughn and have #32 and a few others for sale. As shown, a new black canvas carry case is included for storage. This is an absolutely gorgeous knife that feels exceptionally nice "in hand" -- another award winning design by a very talented maker. Satisfaction guaranteed -- thanks and good luck.
Neeley Dagger - Blade Length 8", Hollow Ground • Narrow Tang Construction (3/8" x 1/4" ) • 1 Piece Black Linen Micarta Handle • Overall Length 13-3/8 inches • 1/4" 440C Stainless Blade hardened to 58-60 RC • Solderless Fit 303 Stainless Steel Guard • 303 Stainless Steel Pommel • Handmade Cowhide With Nylon Locking Inserts.