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Chad Arnow
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PostPosted: Wed 23 Dec, 2020 11:07 am    Post subject: New rondel dagger by Josh Davis         Reply with quote

Friends,
This should be on its way to me soon. It's based off an English rondel dagger found here dated to the 14th century. It has a composite rondel at the base of the blade and a flaring pommel on the other end of the grip. The blade is hollow ground.

Here's the original:




The repro is by Davis Reproductions. The scabbard draws from historical scabbards with the rondel being partially encased by the scabbard. The decoration comes from the 14th century Gaston Phoebus hunting book. The hunter is tooting his horn, a nod to my musical background. Happy



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Jeff Cierniak




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PostPosted: Wed 23 Dec, 2020 11:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Daaaaaang I don't even like rondel daggers that much and that's spiffy!
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PostPosted: Wed 23 Dec, 2020 2:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Stab them with one end; give them a serious concussion with the other. Nice!
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PostPosted: Wed 23 Dec, 2020 3:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Quite lovely, congrats. I especially like the work on the scabbard. I think the rondel may be my favorite type of dagger and I'm particularly drawn to earlier examples like this.
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Michael P. Smith




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PostPosted: Wed 23 Dec, 2020 9:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That’s a great piece! Congratulations!
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Edward Lee




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PostPosted: Wed 23 Dec, 2020 10:12 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's a very nice blade, looks pretty thick too. Would love to feel the ridge with my finger.
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PostPosted: Thu 24 Dec, 2020 8:19 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's a really cool dagger Chad. Very unique.
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PostPosted: Thu 24 Dec, 2020 10:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I absolutely love Josh’s leather work. It’s been a huge inspiration to me.

Congrats on a beautiful piece!

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Lloyd Winter




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PostPosted: Thu 24 Dec, 2020 5:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice Chad!
Josh’s work is amazing as always.
I recently received a version of this dagger from Tod.
It’s rapidly become my favorite medieval knife.

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PostPosted: Thu 31 Dec, 2020 12:00 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice! I, too, have some work shortly on my way from Josh, and I can't wait. The dude does great stuff.
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PostPosted: Thu 31 Dec, 2020 8:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well that's impressive in every way, looks " lethal " and elegant at the same time. As others have written the leather work is fantastic.
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