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Thread: Hand forging a little dagger

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Gresham, Oregon
    I finally got around to finishing off the little dagger. Instead of using wood for scales I used a couple pieces of 1/4" thick sole leather. Not sure if it was processed differently that the normal leather. Its stiff and quite hard. One of the reason I didn't want to go with wood was the handle area was not perfectly flat and I did not want to try and grind it. After I Barge cemented both the knife and the leather I put it in my vise to put pressure on it. It made a real tight seal and then I used some iron telegraph wire WG had given me to make rivets out of. Pretty pleased with how it turned out. Also added a few photo's of the sheath making precess I use. The finally pictures of the sheath was taken after I applied the leather dye. The knife was forged out of 1084. The blade is 4 1/2" and 9 1/2" overall. Guess it isn't all that small.

    Last edited by Raymond Richard; 02-07-2013 at 09:53 PM.

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  2. #12
    WOW! I like that! I totally dig the little curl at the pommel, that really classes up a classy knife. The leather really worked out well for your handle. Awesome work as ever Ray, thanks for the inspiration.

    Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?


  3. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Corbett, Or
    That right there is cool. : )

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