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  1. #1
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    Newly made dagger

    Hello All,
    I just finished this dagger and I am quite pleased with.
    Blade:
    14" long 1.5" wide three bar composite wrought iron/1095 alternating twist with 1095/1050 twisted cutting edge wrapped around the core.
    Handle:
    5" long steel with gold koftgari overlay. This handle came from India and it is quite nice and comfortable in my hand.
    Sheath:
    leather over wood with tooled accents to match organic motif on the handle.
    Weight is just under one pound unsheathed.

    This piece is a blend of styles and periods. The blade is from the European traditions while the handle is Indian.
    As many of you know I have an interest in Indo/Persian swordmaking traditions. To further my knowledge of Indian arms I will be traveling to India to visit some museums and have a closer look at current craft traditions. This is the last piece I will finsih before I depart.

    If I have made the characteristic fuller on each side this piece could be a qama, but not quite as it is.

    More information:
    http://forums.dfoggknives.com/index....=0&#entry63259

    Yours,
    Ric
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    Richard Furrer
    Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
    http://doorcountyforgeworks.com/

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    Hi Richard,

    Truly a fascinating piece Richard. Thank you for sharing. I really love the pattern of steel on this example. Excellent work. That is great that you are travelling to India. By interacting with the craftsmen there and seeing and handling the pieces, one can learn a lot.

    I will be looking forward to the results of your research trip. Thank you very much for sharing.

    Kind regards

    Manouchehr

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    That is absolutely breath taking, both the blade and the handle are magnificent. I hope you are able to learn a lot while your are in India and have a good time while you are at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Furrer View Post
    To further my knowledge of Indian arms I will be traveling to India to visit some museums and have a closer look at current craft traditions.
    Great blade. Please share the results of your oncoming trip to India, on
    due time.
    Please forgive my english.

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    very nice work... cool theme !!

    good luck on the trip...
    - definitely some site seeing is in order...

    Greg

    ps.. fill you pockets with some zag

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg T. Obach View Post
    very nice work... cool theme !!

    good luck on the trip...
    - definitely some site seeing is in order...

    Greg

    ps.. fill you pockets with some zag
    Greg

    I brought some zaje sefid from Iran. They look like white crystal stone. I will post some pics if I find them . Did they heat them up?

    Regards

    Manouchehr

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    That's a really nice piece. I love the blend of styles.

    Have a good time in India. That sounds like a really interesting trip.
    "The truth shall make ye fret."

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    Richard,

    With wrapping, do you mean like a sandwich in this case? I would really love to see the forging process of this blade.

    Regards

    Manouchehr

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    Nice piece Ric ! Look forward to seeing you over here....

    I'll give you a call soon to see whats going on
    "If metal can be polished to a mirror-like finish,
    What polishing might the Mirror of the Heart require"

    Rumi

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