Category Archives: Misericordia

Dragonsbane Poniard – Part 10 – Finished

Thank goodness it’s finally finished!  The “Dragonsbane Poniard” is engraved and carved 1045 carbon steel, with 24 karat gold inlays, carved copper crossguard, 22 inches overall length, and a huge pain to carve and engrave. This was one of those … Continue reading

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Dragonsbane Poniard – Part 9 – The Pile of Skulls

I finished the gold inlay for the eyes, and began carving the pile of skulls just below the dragon pommel (she’s been really hungry lately…)  After transferring my design, I engraved all the lines (above). Above, from left to right, … Continue reading

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Dragonsbane Poniard – Part 8 – The Dragon

Today was working on the dragon’s throat.  I began (above) by engraving large armored plates on the dragons’s throat – on the left is a side view, and on the right is the view from below. Of course, since the … Continue reading

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Dragonsbane Poniard – Part 7 – The Stand

I’ve been dreading this part, but since I’m not terribly enthused today about carving steel, I’ll make stands for the knives I’m going to present at the upcoming 1st Annual Seattle International Knife Show.  I’ve decided a Norse-style dragon head … Continue reading

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Dragonsbane Poniard – Part 6 – The Dragon

The lower jaw looked a little thick to me, so I adjusted it.  The right side of the above image is after I engraved the jaw line and removed the excess metal.  The left, with the blue arrows, still shows … Continue reading

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Dragonsbane Poniard – Part 5 – The Dragon

Time to start carving the dragon on the pommel. Above, I’ve colored the steel with a white permanent marker so I can draw on it in pencil. Once I had the basic layout penciled in, I engraved the lines to … Continue reading

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Dragonsbane Poniard – Part 4

Today I’m working on the copper crossguard, adding skulls.  I’ve engraved and carved them, and also textured the face.  You can see (above) the copper rod I’ll be using to rivet the guard into place, once all four skulls have … Continue reading

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Dragonsbane Poniard – Part 3

I finally got the poniard to the point I could harden and temper the blade.  It’s been a long time getting to this point!  Above, you can see it “in the white” after hardening and tempering, and then a good … Continue reading

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Dragonsbane Poniard – Part 2

I’ve decided to add a crossguard to the poniard.  I like the look of copper and dark steel, so I’m going to make the crossguard in copper, from a half inch thick bar. Since my 1045 carbon steel bar is … Continue reading

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Dragonsbane Poniard – Part 1

Well, the Nazgul Holdout Stiletto met with such success that I succumbed to the Bladegallery.com folks suggesting I make a really big and scary one.  This one is a dragonslayer’s poniard, basically an armor piercing dagger designed to penetrate through … Continue reading

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