Above images courtesy of Bladegallery.com
Beginning a new project – a tiny pendant dagger in my signature “Knapped Steel” style. Here it’s been cut out from 1084 carbon steel.
Decreasing weight of the dagger, left to right – drilling areas in handle – jeweler’s saw cutting through the web – chunks removed…
Left to right – basic lens shape to the blade – carving the “knapped” stone flakes – blackening just ’cause for looks
Texturing the stone flakes on the blade, and carving the “ripper” cutting edge…
Engraving details on the blade front and back, and cutting pockets for gold inlay. There’s no engraving after heat treating!
Press forming copper sheath – hard urethane (red thing), steel die (arrowhead shape), and copper sheet pressed and hand chased…
24 karat gold inlaid in the blade, and the copper sheath trimmed and fitted.
All the pieces roughed out, sheath assembled, titanium scales attached. Once the glue cures, I’ll trim everything neatly.
Since you asked for a profile shot, here you go!
The dagger blank finished and smoothed – ready for engraving!
Thanks for looking!