Info Favorites Register Log in
myArmoury.com Discussion Forums

Forum index Memberlist Usergroups Spotlight Topics Search
Forum Index > Makers and Manufacturers Talk > 6 new daggers from Tod Cutler Reply to topic
This is a standard topic  
Author Message
Leo Todeschini
Industry Professional



Location: Oxford, UK
Joined: 12 Nov 2006

Spotlight topics: 1
Posts: 1,571

Feedback score: 100%
(3 total ▮ 100% positive)
PostPosted: Wed 28 Nov, 2018 2:05 am    Post subject: 6 new daggers from Tod Cutler         Reply with quote

Hi All,

Tod Cutler has got 6 new daggers coming over the next few days, in limited numbers for now - just 10 pieces of each. Here is the first, with a little prelude of what is to come. A Scottish Dirk, a Dudgeon dagger, an Italian/English Baselard, a Swiss/German Baselard, A studded rondel and a mid 16thC English bollock dagger.

This distinctive medieval rondel dagger is based on a composite of two German examples from the Rothenburg Collection and is dated between 1425 and 1450.

The large disc guards are steel with a crenelated edge and the grip is wood with steel studs, affording a very secure grip. The blade is 8mm thick and has a sharpened false edge near the guard and steps down to a wickedly sharp point with a flat back.

Overall length 45cm/17.75"

Grip length 10cm/4"

Blade length 34cm/13.25"

115/semi sharp
122 sharp

Available at https://todcutler.com/collections/daggers-and-large-knives

The grip is not the most comfortable, but you really won't let it slip and I guess that is the point as the studs are just as aggressive as the original piece. I went for the alternate blade shape simply because it is nice to have things a little different and I liked it.

If you have questions or comments please let me know.

Regards

Tod



 Attachment: 171.05 KB
new dagger pics .JPG


 Attachment: 153.15 KB
studded rondel 1.JPG


 Attachment: 186.92 KB
studded rondel 2.JPG


 Attachment: 157.88 KB
studded rondel 3.JPG


 Attachment: 169.11 KB
studded rondel 4.JPG


 Attachment: 183.62 KB
studded rondel 5.JPG


 Attachment: 175.63 KB
studded rondel 6.JPG


 Attachment: 115.68 KB
studded rondel original 1.JPG


 Attachment: 71.1 KB
studded rondel original 2.JPG


www.todsworkshop.com
www.todcutler.com
www.instagram.com/todsworkshop
www.facebook.com/TodTodeschini
www.youtube.com/user/todsstuff1
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Craig Johnson
Industry Professional



Location: Minneapolis, MN, USA
Joined: 18 Aug 2003
Likes: 16 pages
Reading list: 20 books

Spotlight topics: 1
Posts: 1,302

Feedback score: 100%
(1 total ▮ 100% positive)
PostPosted: Wed 28 Nov, 2018 6:06 am    Post subject: Wow         Reply with quote

Those look great Tod. Excellent stuff. I like the grip on the Rondel.

Craig
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Roger Hooper




Location: Northern California
Joined: 18 Aug 2003
Likes: 1 page

Spotlight topics: 4
Posts: 3,968

Feedback score: None
PostPosted: Wed 28 Nov, 2018 11:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

What is the definition of a dudgeon dagger?
View user's profile Send private message
Leo Todeschini
Industry Professional



Location: Oxford, UK
Joined: 12 Nov 2006

Spotlight topics: 1
Posts: 1,571

Feedback score: 100%
(3 total ▮ 100% positive)
PostPosted: Wed 28 Nov, 2018 12:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Craig.

In response to Roger.

Have a look at this feature and I would say that the third from left and third from right on the second set of drawings are dudgeon daggers. https://myArmoury.com/feature_spot_bd.html

My understanding is that it is the northern name for box wood, but also the traditional form of dagger between the bullock dagger and the dirk and was current in Northern England and Scotland from the late 16th to the early 17thC

Tod

www.todsworkshop.com
www.todcutler.com
www.instagram.com/todsworkshop
www.facebook.com/TodTodeschini
www.youtube.com/user/todsstuff1
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Leo Todeschini
Industry Professional



Location: Oxford, UK
Joined: 12 Nov 2006

Spotlight topics: 1
Posts: 1,571

Feedback score: 100%
(3 total ▮ 100% positive)
PostPosted: Thu 29 Nov, 2018 3:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I was going to string these out, but decided to due to work racing me off into the distance again that I will release them all together, so here are the next 5 in one go.


English/Italian Baselard

The medieval Baselard dagger was very popular throughout Europe from Italy through to Scotland and everywhere in-between, but strangely, they had two very different forms. In England and Italy the dagger had a very 'capital H' form and this is a classic example of this type.

The two arms are 'pinched' out from the same width as the blade, so the grip is quite narrow and the blade quite wide, and usually with either a fuller or a flat, so the blade transitions from a diamond to a hexagonal form near the hilt.

These were current and common all through the 14th and 15thC from the low born like Wat Tyler, through to knights and their effigies.

Overall length 44cm/17"

Blade length 31cm/12"

Grip length 10cm/4"


Dirk
The Scottish Dirk was the classic dagger of both the Highland and Lowland Scots from the early 17thC through to the modern day as a Regimental weapon.

The Dirk developed on from the bollock dagger through the Dudgeon dagger to this simple early form. The Scottish Dirk is characterised by a small barrel shaped grip with a stylised version of the bollock daggers' balls and a brass cap and impact plate and a long blade. The pommel cap is perforated with a heart motif; again a classic detail of the time.

Overall length 49cm/19"

Blade length 38cm/15"

Grip length 7cm/2.75" (The hand grips down onto the 'balls')


Dudgeon
The Dudgeon dagger is the classic dagger from the north of England and the Scottish lowlands at the time of the Border Reivers in the late 16thC and early 17thC.

It is a short lived form of dagger that filled the gap between the bollock dagger and the Scottish Dirk. The dagger is compact and very handy, and has a very stiff flat backed blade perfect for those dark night cattle raids. Available semi-sharp (around 0.8mm 1/32" edge) only.

Overall length 36cm/14"

Blade length 25cm/9.75"

Grip length 9cm/3.5"


Swiss German baselard
The medieval Baselard dagger was very popular throughout Europe from Italy through to Scotland and everywhere in-between, but strangely, they had two very different forms.

The Swiss/German form has a 'rat tail' tang through the grip and curved steel guards top and bottom. The blade is robust, short, wide and transitions from a diamond section to a hexagonal form near the guard with a very slight flare.

Overall length 36cm/14"

Blade length 23cm/9"

Grip length 10cm/4"


Mary Rose bollock dagger
The iconic bollock dagger developed all through the 14th and 15th centuries, moving from a utility weapon, through to a high status piece and back by the middle of the 16thC, to a utility weapon.

This particular style of dagger was characterised by those found on the Mary Rose ship wreck. The blade is single edged and long, the hilt is flatter than earlier versions and features a brass impact plate at the base of the balls and the tang is finished with a brass peen washer.

Overall length 44cm/17"

Blade length 32cm/12.5"

Hilt length 9cm/3.25"

I hope you like them and if there are any questions or comments, please ask.

Tod



 Attachment: 174.18 KB
English Italian baselard 2 MA.JPG


 Attachment: 177.77 KB
Scottish Dirk 2 MA.JPG


 Attachment: 196.9 KB
dudgeon 2 MA.JPG


 Attachment: 185.89 KB
Mary Rose Bollock 2 MA.JPG


 Attachment: 180.29 KB
Swiss German baselard 2 MA.JPG


www.todsworkshop.com
www.todcutler.com
www.instagram.com/todsworkshop
www.facebook.com/TodTodeschini
www.youtube.com/user/todsstuff1
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Chad Arnow
myArmoury Team


myArmoury Team

Location: Cincinnati, OH
Joined: 18 Aug 2003
Likes: 21 pages
Reading list: 231 books

Spotlight topics: 15
Posts: 9,138

Feedback score: 100%
(3 total ▮ 100% positive)
PostPosted: Thu 29 Nov, 2018 3:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tod,
Cool stuff as always! Happy Can you tell me more about the inspiration for the dirk, especially its hilt?

Happy

ChadA

http://chadarnow.com/
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Sean Manning




Location: Austria
Joined: 23 Mar 2008

Posts: 426

Feedback score: None
PostPosted: Sat 01 Dec, 2018 2:36 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Those are some purty stabbin' irons. I am glad that one (the dirk) is already sold out.

I would like to have a look at Marco Vignola's book to see if the 'sword sized' baselards were the product of power struggles between guilds like the langes Messer north of the Alps. Some of the baselards in art have about 60 cm of blade in an age where most daggers had more like 20 cm!

www.bookandsword.com
View user's profile Send private message
Mikko Kuusirati




Location: Finland
Joined: 16 Nov 2004
Reading list: 13 books

Posts: 983

Feedback score: None
PostPosted: Sat 01 Dec, 2018 8:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, six awesome kniiiiiiives!
The subtle tongue, the sophist guile, they fail when the broadswords sing;
Rush in and die, dogs -- I was a man before I was a king.
-- R. E. Howard, The Road of Kings
View user's profile Send private message
Roger Hooper




Location: Northern California
Joined: 18 Aug 2003
Likes: 1 page

Spotlight topics: 4
Posts: 3,968

Feedback score: None
PostPosted: Sat 01 Dec, 2018 4:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The four Tod Cutler daggers that were over at KOA are pretty much gone. (One of them coming to me)

http://www.kultofathena.com/todcutler.asp
View user's profile Send private message


Display posts from previous:   
Forum Index > Makers and Manufacturers Talk > 6 new daggers from Tod Cutler
Page 1 of 1 Reply to topic
All times are GMT - 8 Hours

View previous topic :: View next topic
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum






All contents © Copyright 2003-2018 myArmoury.com — All rights reserved
Discussion forums powered by phpBB © The phpBB Group
Switch to the Basic Low-bandwidth Version of the forum