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    Viking/Indian dagger

    Hello All,
    Here is a new dagger I am quite pleased with.
    Blade:
    14" long 1.5" wide three bar composite wrought iron/1095 alternating twist with 1095/1050 twisted cutting edge wrapped around the core.
    Handle:
    5" long steel with gold koftgari overlay. This handle came from India and it is quite nice and comfortable in my hand.
    Sheath:
    leather over wood with tooled accents to match organic motif on the handle.
    Weight is just under one pound unsheathed.

    The cores were made one at a time and prepared with an interrupted twist. The three cores were welded and then a twisted cutting edge was welded around in one piece.

    This piece is a blend of styles and periods. The blade is from the European traditions while the handle is Indian.
    As many of you know I have an interest in Indo/Persian swordmaking traditions. To further my knowledge of Indian arms I traveled to India to visit some museums and have a closer look at current craft traditions. I learned quite a bit about the swords from India, but rather than exact weights and measure there is a sense of proportion which is gained from holding many blades. I encourage all of you to get your hands around as many as you can.

    I am sorry, for some reason I am having trouble uploading images of this piece. There are three pictures here if you care to look.
    http://forums.dfoggknives.com/index.php?showtopic=7054

    Yours,
    Ric
    Last edited by Ric Furrer; 30-03-07 at 04:16 PM. Reason: misssssplelling

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    Re: Viking/Indian dagger





    If you will a good edge win,
    temper thick and then grind thin.

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    Re: Viking/Indian dagger

    That is Stunning.............well done!
    DD works wonders. 2748

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    Re: Viking/Indian dagger

    Now thats nice.
    "To disarm the pepole is the best way to enslave them"
    SICKUM SPIKE To each his own

    Dan

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    Re: Viking/Indian dagger

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Dave View Post
    That is Stunning.............well done!
    Agreed

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    Re: Viking/Indian dagger

    That's beautiful

    Huge amount of work in that, and I've never seen a twisted edge applied like that before

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    Re: Viking/Indian dagger

    Wow!!!!!
    I ask people who grumble' he said, ' if they ever heard the story of John Travers Cornwell. ...

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    Re: Viking/Indian dagger

    Well done!!A real beauty!!
    Albert

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    Re: Viking/Indian dagger

    Wow, I just saw this, but that is a stunning piece of work, something to truly be proud of!



    James

 

 

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