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Old 08-16-2016, 09:21 PM
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Finished With First Dagger...

...and pretty happy with how it turned out.

Used maroon micarta scales with stainless pins even though pics don't reflect color too well.

Profile and initial bevel grinds.


After heat treat, tempering and etching. Hand polished with Flitz.


Finished knife. Sanded scales to 600 and hand polished with Flitz.


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Old 08-16-2016, 11:00 PM
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Wow, really good first dagger!. I you nailed the Hammon line too.

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Old 08-17-2016, 12:35 AM
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Nice straight grind line. Overall a nice knife. Hard to get that line with a hollow grind.
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Old 08-17-2016, 05:40 AM
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Nice straight grind line. Overall a nice knife. Hard to get that line with a hollow grind.
I bet. I have a hard enough time with flat grinds, not ready to tackle hollow grinds yet. One day though.

Thanks for the compliment.
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Old 08-17-2016, 05:42 AM
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Wow, really good first dagger!. I you nailed the Hammon line too.

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Old 08-17-2016, 08:50 AM
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Yep, that turned out well. I'm no fan of daggers but I think you nailed the grind on that and what little I know of it, it is very difficult to get those grinds that even and symmetrical. It is an overall beautiful job in my opinion!


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Old 08-17-2016, 03:22 PM
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I am deffinitly a fan of daggers I have made some for myself....that one is GREAT deffinitly WAY better than the first one i did good job....i know i told you before i would of put bolsters in the front of that one but i think you changed my mind that came out great i really like the front of thehandle whaat you did with that lil "divit" in the front of the scales looks awesome!
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Old 08-17-2016, 07:16 PM
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Thanks for comments.

After handling dagger, I realized I need to redesign handle a bit. It feels a little small in the hands but that shouldn't be too difficult since I store designs in the computer.

I think I'm also going to try dtec1's idea and add bolsters to the next one.

Ah, but next project is another paring knife so it may be awhile before I get to it.

Thanks again for comments.
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Old 09-05-2016, 09:40 PM
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Very nice dagger.
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