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Fabrice Cognot
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PostPosted: Sat 08 Nov, 2014 5:54 pm    Post subject: A Roundel Dagger         Reply with quote

Mid-to-late XVth century style.

High Carbon Steel blade (1075), scale tang construction with steel tubular rivets (hand rolled) and fileworked edges ; walnut scales, and hollow steel roundels assembled as was done in the XVth century (although I didn't go to the extant of using a hidden plate set inside the guard, as I did on other models, to save some time).


OAL 361 mm, with a 212 mm blade (7 mm thick at its base).



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PostPosted: Sun 09 Nov, 2014 11:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I do like that.

It is always too easy to settle on the standards of a pair of round(isn) discs or the Burgundian style, both of which I love, but it is always great to see something from a less represented sub-class like this and of course beautifully executed.

Great job on a lovely piece - well done.

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Fabrice Cognot
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PostPosted: Wed 12 Nov, 2014 5:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Tod.
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PostPosted: Sat 15 Nov, 2014 7:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello Fabrice,

This is a very nice dagger! You did excellent work, very clean. I didn't know that some roundels were hollow, very interesting.

Thanks for showing it to us.
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PostPosted: Thu 20 Nov, 2014 3:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

it looks amazing, however i cant shake the fact that the hollow rivets and mirror polished rounded guard and pommel remind me of modern chromed steel plumbing fittings and such...

it;'s a very unusual design that.. really throws me off with regards to what designs were made and what wasnt
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PostPosted: Thu 11 Dec, 2014 6:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Fabrice,
that is a very nice knife, and it makes me want to learn more about that style. I have been working in Chinese stuff, mostly. I need to learn more about European edged weapons and their history. This piece is inspiring in the truest sense. Hope someone who will appreciate it buys it soon!
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Fabrice Cognot
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PostPosted: Mon 23 Feb, 2015 7:10 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello all

I made a scabbard for this dagger :




Vegetable-tanned leather, dyed using Iron oxydes (as usual) - hand-carved, hand-stitched. Steel scabbard end, hand-filed to shape.

This might look too much of a high-end decoration for the scabbard of a rather plain dagger - but the decoration itself is not very elaborate (in terms of crudeness), as known by many examples ; plus, it was quite feasable to have a fancy scabbard commissionned at a later date for a dagger one already owned.


Cheers

Fab

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PostPosted: Mon 23 Feb, 2015 7:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Fabrice, I really liked the dagger, especially the not-so-often-seen construction and how you took on it - and with this scabbard itīs exquisite!
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PostPosted: Mon 23 Feb, 2015 12:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you, Radovan.
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