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New Dagger Project

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by Daniel Kingsley, Jun 29, 2015.

  1. Daniel Kingsley

    Daniel Kingsley New Member

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    Finally, finished the "Trinity dagger". Blade is This 1095+15N20 steel, folded 5 times, with over 250 layers. The handle is made of oak, lacewood, and leather washers with a custom made copper pommel and fingerguard. The concho on the end is pewter. The knife and sheath were made tooled by me. My apprentice graciously sewed the whole thing together.

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  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Good job on the grind. I like the light brown tones of the materials. Did you cast the concho yourself?

    Dan
     
  3. Roman

    Roman Best Leatherwork Best Build

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    Very nice dagger! I like it a lot as it is! Nice combination of wood on handle and beautiful blade.

    But here is what could be done differently:
    1. Simple copper guard and pommel do not match nice shape of the blade and intricate Damascus pattern. Color is different and style is different too. This guard is simply from different dagger.
    2. Leather sides on the sheath need to be sanded and burnished. This would improve a look a lot.
     
  4. Daniel Kingsley

    Daniel Kingsley New Member

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    Yeah - the sheath was sanded and burnished after we took photos. I noticed that as well roman. You don't like the copper? I kinda liked the contrast.

    No Dan, I did not cast this concho. It was a necklace I ordered. Nice jury rig though...
     
  5. Roman

    Roman Best Leatherwork Best Build

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    It's not that I don't like copper. Color makes a nice contrast, but then the style is different too... I would make some nice curves on the bolster to match curves of the blade...
     
  6. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    copper matches nicely with the tones in your handle and sheath, I prefer copper myself for the natural patina in offers in time.........
     

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