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Pattern welded dagger


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This piece has been around for some time now. It found it's way back to my shop for some minor cosmetic uplift and a scabbard. It had never been photographed or shown before now.

Blade 7.5" 11" OAL Hollow ground

15N20 and 1088 steels

African Blackwood carved hilt

Pattern welded fittings

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3 minutes ago, SteveShimanek said:

Black is beautiful! I am stopping by Woodcraft on my Hawaii trip to see what i can bring back.

It's my all time favorite wood. It carves beautifully and takes a smooth, hard finish.

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I've always admired that carving technique you use that imitates a leather wrap. Gotta try that someday . . . 

 

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JD:

I like this one ALOT.. I tend to go for the simpler things...clean lines...flowing style..this has nailed it!!

JPH

 

 

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Beautiful JD. Now that is my idea of a "tactical" knife!

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