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Offline Robert Hill

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A dagger and an integral bolster
« on: June 23, 2022, 05:30:57 PM »
Here are two knives that I wanted to make and have finally made it around to getting them finished one being a dagger with a brass crossguard and pewter bolster. The second is a small integral bolster knife with a curly maple handle and sterling silver end cap.
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Offline Marcruger

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Re: A dagger and an integral bolster
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2022, 06:27:46 PM »
Cool martial looking dagger.  Almost Medieval looking in nature.  I really like the maple handled integral bolster little knife.  It would make a super patch and general use knife.  Your finishes on it are lovely.  Great job sir.   God Bless,  Marc

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Re: A dagger and an integral bolster
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2022, 06:59:21 PM »
 Very well done, I wish I had a place for a Dagger like that.

    Tim

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Re: A dagger and an integral bolster
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2022, 08:17:40 PM »
Both look incredible topnotch crafted pieces

Offline Robert Hill

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Re: A dagger and an integral bolster
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2022, 09:17:34 PM »
Thank yall first few knives Ive finished in a while. Glad they turned out well.
-Robert

Offline jbigley

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Re: A dagger and an integral bolster
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2022, 06:16:12 PM »
Looking great! Particularly like the dagger. First knife I ever forged was a 10" dagger from 5160. Still have it.
Both knives look great! --JB

Offline johnfolchetti

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Re: A dagger and an integral bolster
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2022, 02:50:20 PM »
Always appreciate seeing your work Robert. That integral bolster is inspiring.

Offline Robert Hill

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Re: A dagger and an integral bolster
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2022, 03:28:53 PM »
Daggers are always fun to make and thank you, that bolster took a lot of filing to make that molding.
-Robert

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Re: A dagger and an integral bolster
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2022, 10:39:58 PM »
I'm happy to offer a home to either one of those beauties.  8)
!Jozai Senjo! "always present on the battlefield"
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Re: A dagger and an integral bolster
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2022, 08:05:47 PM »
The integral bolster arrived here today. The pictures do not do the craftsmanship justice.  Perfectly balanced and razor sharp......This is a real beauty.