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Michal Plezia
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PostPosted: Mon 16 Sep, 2013 2:33 pm    Post subject: Two daggers.         Reply with quote

Hello

I want to show you two daggers I've recently made.

The first one is inspired by 15th century ballock daggers.
(I've finally made something for myself Laughing Out Loud )

Nz3 tool steel, circa 55-57 HRC. Satin finish.
I've made a short movie showing the quality of the heat treat (narration in Polish).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osy3otT0Kio

Total lenght 32,3 cm
Blade lenght 19,5 cm
Blade width 2,2 cm
Blade thickness at the base 3,5 mm
Guard and cap is made of brass.
The handle is italian walnut.
















The second dagger is based on the 14th century italian baselard.

Nz3 tool steel, 55-57 HRC.
Reinforced tip. Satin finish.
Total lenght 36,7 cm.
Handle lenght 13,6 cm.
Blade width 2,9 cm.

Brass pins, plum tree wood.

It already has a happy owner Wink














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PostPosted: Mon 16 Sep, 2013 4:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice! I especially like the baselard.
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PostPosted: Mon 16 Sep, 2013 5:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I second that:

really nice work.


The lines are very clean and the work is impressive. They look like an upper meddle class (yeah I know there is no such thing historically) mans knife for eating. If they were not out of my time of interest I would want to snatch one of these up as soon as I could

heck, even out of my period of interest I would love to have one of these in my collection.

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Michal Plezia
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PostPosted: Mon 16 Sep, 2013 10:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks guys. I'm glad you like it.

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They look like an upper meddle class (yeah I know there is no such thing historically) mans knife for eating.


Eating knives for a really big meal. Wink They are both over 12 inches long.
IMHO especially the baselard is rather a weapon than anything else (reinforced tip). The ballock is more all-purpose design.

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PostPosted: Tue 17 Sep, 2013 6:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Both of those have nice, clean designs. I like them!
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PostPosted: Wed 18 Sep, 2013 12:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well done Michal, I second Gregg - good clean work.

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Michal Plezia
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PostPosted: Sun 22 Sep, 2013 6:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks guys.

I've just finished a sheath for the ballock.
It is made of thick, tooled calf leather. There is an additional layer of thinner leather inside to prevent the outer layer from cutting. The sheath is dyed black and waxed. The chape is brass.



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