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Post by grendel on Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:39 pm

A little idea I've been plotting for a while now.

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Post by the barnacle on Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:01 pm

- you could commit the perfect crime with that - no trace of the weapon, - how did you stop it melting when knapping?
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Post by grendel on Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:08 am

Whoops a bit misleading my original post, should explain, Ice Daggers is just the name, they're made of glass.

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Post by the barnacle on Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:17 pm

Grendel wrote:Whoops a bit misleading my original post, should explain, Ice Daggers is just the name, they're made of glass.

makes you wonder if you could knap with ice - lol.
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Post by grendel on Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:27 pm

apparently you can, I've seen pictures of some a while back

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Post by Lumpendoodle on Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:44 am

Is the handle glass, or a clear plastic? Also, that looks like clear fishing line you've used to tie it together.

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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:14 pm

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Not quite an ice dagger but an icicle letter opener! This was a Christmas present to my father. It has a carved soapstone handle drilled out for the knapped clear glass blade. The binding is cotton thread with brushed on thinned P.V.A. to cover the join.
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Post by grendel on Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:53 am

Nice, great idea with the soapstone.


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Post by grendel on Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:13 am

Lumpendoodle wrote:Is the handle glass, or a clear plastic?  Also, that looks like clear fishing line you've used to tie it together.

Tell us more.

Only just saw this question.

The blades are made from magnifying glasses, the handle polymer and the string transparent rubber.

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Post by skalla on Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:08 pm

Jolly nice.... i've wanted some soapstone to carve for a while now - where did you accquire it from?
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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:08 pm

Wombled! It was a crappy carving from a charity shop! A good source of cheap soapstone.
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Post by grendel on Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:35 pm

Did you reshape it or polish it yourself? There seems to be plenty of soapstone blanks around very cheap, if they're polishable.

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Post by skalla on Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:11 pm

Wombling soapstone from charity shops, sweet.
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