This would be my first knife review on this blog and I’m starting it off with a very nice one!
If you are familiar with Surefire products, you’ll remember that they used to have an Edge Weapons Division that Steve Ryan headed. That division is no longer in existence at Surefire but Steve is still making blades on his own and he has been doing so for many years.
During a visit at Surefire’s office, I was asked if I could write up a blog and take pictures of Ryan’s Push Dagger. Of course I agreed to do it! Full disclosure: the Dagger is on loan to me for the week, I am not getting paid to do any of this.
I will be honest, I’m not a knife expert or fighter. I’m more of an Indiana Jones type of guy when it comes to knife fights. I do however, have years of experience carrying various edged weapons and I know the difference between low and high quality knives.
The Steve Ryan Push Dagger I received was in brown (another shade of FDE to me) it came in a black, injection molded TekLok sheath. It feels solid as soon as you pick it up. The retention from the sheath is stiff and drawing from it is easy once you get a good grip on the handle.
The blade is made of stainless steel and is razor sharp; I didn’t test that feature out because only bad things could occur. It is attached to the handle/hilt via three small screws. The handle has a frag pattern that resembles a pineapple grenade. Every piece of this dagger, including the sheath looks and feels like quality with a high degree of attention to detail. It fits in my hand well and us easily controllable once drawn. If you’re looking for a high-end push dagger, look no further!
They retail for $149 and you can find them here: