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Old 01-29-2012, 10:14 AM
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New Dagger Handle or at least pommel nut/finial?

Hello, I have bought and paid for (and it is on the way here) a custom dagger.

It is a really nice knife (I can show pics) says everyone on the forum where the photo was posted - but I cannot stand the pommel nut/finial. It is just out of context with the rest of it - and I just do not feel like arguing with this guy about it - he is an expert after all - and I am just a person who waited nearly a year for a dagger (6 mos for him to start it and then the rest to gather up the rest of the money for it - so some of the year was my own fault, admittedly.).

I am actually heartbroken at the end of this and do not want to argue about it with him any more because it makes me feel nauseated.

I also am not loving the handle, but I can *live* with that part.

So, I am looking to find someone to sort this out - as I am actually literally sick to my stomach after waiting SO LONG and the blade looking SOOO GOOD - to see the final photo and it has already been posted (bladesmith just posted it off without a photo of the final look), and I happened to see *my* dagger on a knife forum! LOL!

Well, the dagger that was supposed to be a new start after 20 years hard work is just something I cannot even look at.

Anyway, I am not going to "name and shame" or do gossip or any of that. I will tell the person/s who discuss the refit with me who created the piece, but I won't publicly "flame" anyone.

Anyway, anyone up to helping me out, please send me a PM?

All I *really* want is a plain but clean, elegant ebony or other *black* wood/horn whatever looks right with this blade and a simple pommel/end cap/finial that matches.

Or, failing a handle, a replacement pommel cap/finial that isn't so utterly out of place with the rest of this knife.

Thank you!

ETA: By half a year for me to gather the cash, I meant it more like: Got an email in July that he was ready to start, so I paid the deposit of £150, then in late October, I got another saying he was ready to post and paid another £200 in November, with the last £250 in January (December I was just locked up with work, kids, visiting family, etc).

Frankly I just cannot fathom sending the knife back to dither around back and forth anymore, if that makes any sense.

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Old 01-29-2012, 11:17 AM
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Also, should I have posted this elsewhere?

Thank you!
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:17 AM
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Can you at least post a pic of the knife before the final finish?

It would really help these guys out, to have some idea of what they are trying to work with and some of the changes that need to be made. You may find by posting a pic, you could get some ideas that you had not even thought of yet.

I was just wondering did the maker know before hand that it would take you a little while before you had the rest of the money?

I hope your finished knife turns out as great as you want it to.

Jeff
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