Helheim Dagger in Knapped Steel – Part 7

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Today I’m finishing up the engraving on the Hel side of the dagger.  Above, I’ve removed the background, using what I call a “scribble” texture for the cloth of her robe, and I’ve used a tiny four-sided point to stipple the non-cloth areas (see around her dead eye, and between her ribs, as well as the little Celtic cartouche at the bottom).

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Here, I’ve finished up the shading, and inked in the design.  Hel has really popped into being now!

Next, I’ve got to make lathe turn a tiny moose antler peg for her dead eye.  Getting close to finishing!

Thanks for Looking!

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