Sunday, May 29, 2016

Mastersmith Test Dagger Revealed

Scott spent more time making his MS Test Dagger than all four of his other test knives combined. The stress of making the dagger was intense, and he is happy that the project is complete. 

Mastersmith Test Dagger
Steel: 15n20/1095
Blade Length: 13 inches
Overall Length: 19.5 inches
Guard: Parkerized steel with Damascus acorn finials
Handle: Fluted African Blackwood with inlaid silver wire
Pommel: Damascus acorn with spacers

Four flutes and 4 wires - 3 silver strands in each twisted inlaid piece
One ring guard with quillons

Damascus Acorn Pommel with adjacent spacers

Damascus acorn finials on the end of the quillons

400 layers of 15n20 and 400 layers of 1095 forged together
Then twisted 40 times to produce the final billet

                                          Now it's on to Atlanta to see what the judges think. 

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