Ben Rial of Forged In Time: fine medieval influenced dagger
I recently took delivery of an exquisite dagger made by Ben Rial of Forged in Time.
Many of you may know Ben from his posts here at myArmoury. Ben has shown us some of his fabulous work at the Makers / Manufacturers forum.

Let me tell you, Ben loves daggers and has a fine array to choose from. This particular dagger model is Forged In Time's 'Aggressor'.

Overall Length: 13.6"
Blade Length: 7.9"
Blade Width: 1.15"
Weight: 14 oz.
Blade Thickness: 0.22"
Guard/Pommel Material: 1020 Mild Steel
Blade Steel: 1096, ATS-34, D2
Blade Fittings: 1020 Mild Steel
Price: $130.00

While not a reproduction of a specific historic example, it captures the deadly flair that was evident in many medieval period daggers.
This dagger has a real feel of substance and is well finished with a nice sheen that is not overly bright. The pommel and guard have dramatic visual appeal, and this piece is built to last. This is quality work.
I requested a dark gray calf leather that wraps around an ash grip. The calf adds a nice, comfortable, but secure feeling in the hand. The scabbard is of the same gray calf, nicely fitted around the blade. Not pictured is a black calf frog which will accommodate a nice wide belt. It all makes for a striking package.

There are multiple options in steels, woods, and leather at a base price that is hard to beat.

IMO, Ben Rial is a sleeper. He does high quality work, but goes relatively unmentioned in many collecting circles. Plus, he's a true gentleman who will gladly work with your specific requests. With this first time order from Forged in Time now in hand, it's certain that I'll be back for more. A fine product, excellent experience. I can't wait to get my mitts on one of his swords.

I hope you enjoy The Aggressor.


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Wow Jon, almost missed this. Thank you for your kind words. I am glad you are happy.
Very nice! Gonna have to get one of his some day. :cool:

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