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Constantin von Bernuth
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PostPosted: Fri 20 Jun, 2014 3:39 am    Post subject: Another 14th c. bollock dagger repro         Reply with quote

Hi guys,
after moving and setting up my new workshop I finally started to make things again Happy
About two weeks ago I finished this commission of a 14th c. bollock dagger after a harbor find from Stade (Germany).

Dimensions:
Blade length 23,5 cm
Overall length 38 cm
Blade max width 6,5 mm

The blade was made by my preferred smithy Timm Esemann out of 17th c. refined steel with differential construction.

The handle is boxwood (like the original) with brass fittings.
The scabbard has a beech core, is covered in red wood died and stamped 1mm calf leather.
The scabbard fittings (the original dagger was found without the scabbard) are made after an english find.

Here is the original:






Here is my reproduction:













Hope you like it.

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PostPosted: Tue 24 Jun, 2014 3:55 am    Post subject: Another 14th c. bollock dagger repro         Reply with quote


Good work Constantin! I've never seen a bollock dagger repro like this one.

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PostPosted: Tue 24 Jun, 2014 4:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Another beautiful dagger, Constantin!
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Constantin von Bernuth
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PostPosted: Tue 24 Jun, 2014 10:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

@Shahril
Well, it is an earlyish type of bollock dagger type with a rather simple wooden hilt.
It does not feature a metal gueard plate yet but already has a metal end plate. It is dated to about the mid 14th c.

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PostPosted: Tue 24 Jun, 2014 11:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Great work! The details are great and I love the sheath! Congratulations!
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PostPosted: Tue 24 Jun, 2014 2:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice.

I'm assuming by 17C 'refined steel' you mean shear steel? It does have that look. Lovely.

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PostPosted: Wed 25 Jun, 2014 1:23 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

As usual, very nice work Constantin, from design to execution, this is top notch.

I especially like the scabbard mounts and clean stamp work.

Very impressive indeed.
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PostPosted: Wed 25 Jun, 2014 11:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Scott Roush wrote:
Very nice.

I'm assuming by 17C 'refined steel' you mean shear steel? It does have that look. Lovely.


I am not sure what the exact term is in english. It is steal obtained in a Renn furnace with its characteristic texture. In this case it is from a 17th century wall anchor.
It also has a fire welded on harder cutting edge. You can just about make out the part with a darker and denser texture at the bottom.

Here is a larger image of the blade:


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PostPosted: Wed 25 Jun, 2014 11:31 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

All round lovely.

beautifully executed.

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PostPosted: Wed 25 Jun, 2014 11:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you guys! This is very encouraging!
Today I recieved another order to make a repro of a 14th c. knife that had spent until last week beneath the soil Happy

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