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Irish Skean

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by Ben S, Feb 7, 2021.

  1. Ben S

    Ben S New Member

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    I had a friend recently ask for "something special" and "just make it and i will pay whatever". Sounds great right? What I came up with was my take on an Irish Skean / Dirk. I knew he was Irish heritage , and i thought this could maybe be a nice heirloom or at the very least a conversation piece.

    1095 blade at 8.5" long. Gun blued fittings, curly maple handle and a brass threaded pommel nut. Coming up to completion on this blade, i found out there was actually a budget in mind (i did ok on the sale, but i should have made more certainly) but he was an army buddy of mine, so i dont mind at all. I blew the whole budget on the knife itself, and just kind of threw together a sheath which i will not share lol.

    Anyways , here it is:

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  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    Hey that looks really good. Nice antique quality and great fit-up on the guard.
     
  3. Ben S

    Ben S New Member

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    Thanks. Guard fit up is always the most challenging part for me.
     
  4. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    Yes, me too. A sign of patience.
     
  5. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    Beauty Ben! One to be proud of!

    A dirk is definitely on my to-do list, and it’ll be my take on one much like this is yours!

    Thanks for sharing:beer::beer:
     
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