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Paulus von Zurich

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Recent Dagger Project
« on: 2017-01-31, 16:23:10 »
Had a blade laying around from Atlanta Cutlery and I decided it needed to be hilted. With some help from my good friend Mark from CLANG Armory we turned this out back around the first of the year.


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Re: Recent Dagger Project
« Reply #1 on: 2017-02-03, 02:11:01 »
Very cool!  I love DIY projects.  :)

Can you share a step-by-step process?  Which blade was it that you used?
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Re: Recent Dagger Project
« Reply #2 on: 2017-02-06, 12:39:56 »
Thanks Rodney, it's the Arkansas toothpick blade.

I don't have a detailed step by step process that I can post. It is pretty straightforward that I cut a cross out of a scrap piece of steel and fitted it to the blade. After that I carved a handle from a piece of scrap oak, drilled a hole and then burned through the grip after heating the tang to a dull red. The pommel was then turned by my friend on his metal lathe and then he milled it to fit the tang. After it was all assembled, I covered the grip in thin goat leather. The scabbard is fashioned from two pieces of thick saddle skirting leather and then covered with goat.

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Re: Recent Dagger Project
« Reply #3 on: 2017-02-09, 03:00:33 »
Awesome.   8)

I've seen so many people do cool things with that blade.  Well done!
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