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Re: Dagger Handles

Post by mr.hertzian cone on Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:16 pm

Ha. I was going to post this up yesterday but I only had the photo with no details, and I ran out of time...
Nice slim shape and excellent quality flint, Type III I think!

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Post by grendel on Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:33 pm

At first I thought type I 'd' as they were shorter, designed to be hafted and not parallel flaked, but the tang would be flat and the handle looks very round on that one. So more likely a type III, kinda makes all that stitching pointless if you're gonna cover it up though.

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Post by grendel on Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:47 am

Just off the production line. Really love the piece of flint in the first, the picture doesn't do it justice. A bugger to do the point with that urchin there. Sadly both sold as part of an order and leaving tomorrow.




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Post by the barnacle on Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:25 pm

as you say lovely flint - very nice knapping

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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:26 pm

Good man, I know what you mean about those sodding inclusions, Looks like you managed to power a good long flake right through it though!

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Re: Dagger Handles

Post by grendel on Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:01 pm




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Post by the barnacle on Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:07 pm

whats the handle made of?

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Re: Dagger Handles

Post by mr.hertzian cone on Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:08 pm

" />This is a random picture found on the web of some interesting handles for beaker type daggers.

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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:34 pm

" />This was one I made a little while ago, instead of using sinew for binding the notches, I used gut in the form of sausage casings bought from butchers sundries (on Amazon), you get 5 meters dried and salted for under £3. You just soak overnight and apply and the stuff shrinks right down. The handle wrap is of chamois leather glued down and the handle was finished with tinted wax.

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Post by grendel on Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:35 pm

That's really nice looking. I love the sausage idea.

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