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This is what's been kicking my ass since the start of the year. Blade is 1/4" 1095, about 12", asymmetrical double edged with deep fullers, differentially hardened, mirror polished and the fullers heat blued. Handle is a turned antler shaft carved on the face with a beast knot, and finished with shellac, with ebony pommel and haunches carved with knotwork. The upper and lower guards are sculpted blued steel, with copper trim.There is a carved bone pommel cap, set with 4 garnets. The scabbard is split and chiseled out of a block of sycamore, lined with felt, carved with knotwork and finished with shellac, with a leather belt loop attached with a blued steel stud screwed into a hidden nut inlaid on the inside of the scabbard.

 

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viking dirk pommel 3.jpg

 

all in all, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out - let me know what you think...

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DAYYUM! You have outdone yourself on this one! All that carving makes my brain hurt...

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Holy crap! :o That is just ridiculous! Carving is absolutely top shelf, and all of the color contrasting is perfect, especially the purple heat blued fuller. B)

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:o just about sums it up!
Brilliant work all around on this one Jake!

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DAYYUM! You have outdone yourself on this one! All that carving makes my brain hurt...

Aye, that is magnificent.

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thanks guys. Alan, the carving is the fun part - it's all the preliminary shaping and fitting that's the headache. That and filing and polishing the fullers... still have a sgian to do to go with it:

 

viking sgian rough assembly.jpg

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umm...wow!

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That is wonderful, I heart it so much!

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Really, really lovely work, Jake.

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Wow, Jake your work always is great. I kind of just see your avatar and I know I got too look at that one!! The detail in all that carving is what really sets your pieces off from others I see. There is absolutely no lack of detail!! Two thumbs up!

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Wow! That's a pretty dirk!

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Jake.. this is wonderful. My favorite thing you've made and just incredible carving.

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So cool! Pics look much better here than on Fb! Stunning work sir!

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jake - you have outdone yourself, man! that is some serious carving. I am really impressed. You know I like almost all of your work, and this one really shines.

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Wow, what a bonny dirk! :)

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