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My first, completely finished blade


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After melting my other blade, which was a 6 inch tanto blade, I made this knife for my girlfriend while she was on a trip. The blade is 8 inches long with a 5 1/2 inch handle. All hand made. I used 1/2 inch round bar stock for the blade and I don't know the type of wood. The pins came from nails that I cut and made into rivets. With some practice, I'm sure I can get this looking great. I also laquered the handle to give it some lustre. The blade was ground using a bench grinder, as I have nothing else to use right now. I think it turned out great though.

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UPDATE: I had to rehandle the dagger. The other one had a crack in it. This time, I used a drill press to hollow out the inside of a piece of wood and then jammed the tang of the blade into it. Very snug fit without rivets, pins, screws, or glue. Different style handle also.

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