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Fabrice Cognot
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PostPosted: Sat 08 Sep, 2007 7:00 pm    Post subject: Old roundel         Reply with quote

Well, not that old - 2006, actually :


(sorry for the low quality of the pics - these are the only ones I have of this object...)

Dijon 2006 Burgundian roundel dagger prize :
This was comissionned by de Taille et d'Estoc director yours truly, as a prize for the raffle we organized during the 2006 Historical European Martial Arts Coalition event in Dijon. I quite liked that fantastic dagger I had the chance to play with in Vienna in october 2005 during the 2nd IAAC, but I combined it with its sister dagger, on which I did not fancy the handle as much while I liked the blade.

This one could have been yours for 7 euros...

Thanks Gav for the first pics :




Here are other views :




A cose-up of the etching :


and a top view, to show the reinforced point (for stabby-stabby):


Handle is boxwood, brass. Blade is 1075, made from a 40x4.5 mm bar.
Full quench, tempered to blue (for springy-springy). Hand polished.

I Just wish I had more views of the scabbard.

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Fabrice Cognot
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Oct, 2007 4:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I forgot to mention that the very informative spotlight article on this website was also very helpful in this project.
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PostPosted: Thu 20 Dec, 2007 7:47 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Beautiful work! Can you tell us about the etching on the blade? Wax resist? What kind of acid? How long?

Also, what did you use to treat the wood? Linseed oil?

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PostPosted: Thu 20 Dec, 2007 3:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

thats a stunning dagger. great work!
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Fabrice Cognot
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PostPosted: Fri 21 Dec, 2007 6:06 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks guys

I had to work in a rush for that dagger, and so had to use what was available at hand (I wasn't in my workshop) - ferric chloride and nail varnish (quailty nail varnish - cheap one just chips away) ; the ferric chloride was somehow diluted, and so I left the dagger to etch for about 1 hour.

Linseed oil on the wood - heated to about 60-80C, and the wood being slightly heated too, left to soak for 24 hours.

Cheers

Fab

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PostPosted: Fri 21 Dec, 2007 6:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for the tips!
-Sean

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