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Tjarand Matre




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PostPosted: Fri 14 Oct, 2011 11:48 am    Post subject: English Cutler / Tod "bollock" dagger and purse.         Reply with quote

I've had my English Cutler bollock dagger (single edge) and 15th-ish century purse for a week now. I'm not going to write a review, merely stating that the attention to detail is amazing and the feel of quality in the dagger is ... almost a religious experience. I don't think I will ever need another knife. I have a hard time understanding that the money I paid bought me this level of workmanship. I'm a fanboy and now I know where to put my spare cash. Thank you Leo!

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Michael Matthys




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PostPosted: Fri 14 Oct, 2011 12:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Fantastic title.
Shouldn't you put dagger and purse in inverted commas? Happy
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Tjarand Matre




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PostPosted: Fri 14 Oct, 2011 12:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hehe, Indeed I should. My Norweeejun inclination lost that one in translation. Anyways, the only bollocks-y thing about Tod's dagger are the globules that make up the guard. They are actually very ergonomically carved and very pleasant to fondle ...
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Daniel Wallace




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PostPosted: Fri 14 Oct, 2011 2:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

"I don't think I will ever need another knife."


yeah, i think we all think that when we get a new one, but as time passes. it's like an itch you just have to give in a scratch eventually you get another Big Grin
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PostPosted: Fri 14 Oct, 2011 5:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tjarand Matre wrote:
Hehe, Indeed I should. My Norweeejun inclination lost that one in translation. Anyways, the only bollocks-y thing about Tod's dagger are the globules that make up the guard. They are actually very ergonomically carved and very pleasant to fondle ...


Too much of a review, perhaps....? Laughing Out Loud

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PostPosted: Fri 14 Oct, 2011 7:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tjarand Matre wrote:
Hehe, Indeed I should. My Norweeejun inclination lost that one in translation. Anyways, the only bollocks-y thing about Tod's dagger are the globules that make up the guard. They are actually very ergonomically carved and very pleasant to fondle ...


Always a good thing to maintain familiarity with one's " Equipment " and be well acquainted with it's features. Wink Razz Razz Razz Laughing Out Loud Cool

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Mark T




PostPosted: Sun 16 Oct, 2011 3:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Photos! [of the dagger and purse, gents, nothing more Happy ]
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PostPosted: Sun 16 Oct, 2011 4:00 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yeah, this thread is worthless without photos! Cool

I love my English Cutler rondel dagger, unfortunately I didn't take any good photos of it yet... Here's lying on the "Game of Thrones" next to the Albion Earl:



Cheap (150 pounds), cheap postage, quick delivery, but the product is anything but cheap looking. Sure it's not finished to perfection, and combination of relatively rough grinding and near mirror polish on top of it emphasizes the grind-marks... Maybe I will redo the finish with Scotch Brite, not sure yet. Anyway, construction is perfect, the blade is thick and stiff and wickedly pointy and sharp!


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Tjarand Matre




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PostPosted: Sun 16 Oct, 2011 4:27 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Some images here. The blade on this one is very thick as well. Feels incredibly solid. This is The English Cutler version so the finish is plain but I love it for it's utility tool look and feel. The purse has the same solid feel. They actually match as well.


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Johan Gemvik




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PostPosted: Sun 16 Oct, 2011 12:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice indeed.
Of course these days we expect only the very best from Tod. Wink

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PostPosted: Sun 16 Oct, 2011 1:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yeah I need to get me one of his rondel daggers. I have the misericord and I love it. I showed it off to some knifemakers and told them the price and they couldn't believe it. I mean honestly the scabbard was nice enough for the price of the whole package.


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PostPosted: Tue 18 Oct, 2011 3:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Anyone else loving the circular grain pattern on the lobes? Great stuff!
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