A Brut de Forge Dagger from 2016

I met Joe Keeslar  this year at the ICCE knife show this year and I wanted to make a dagger in his style. Below are some photos of the process.


Here it the initial forging. I started with 1.5″ x 1/4″ 1084 steel:


Here is the forging complete:


Profiled and finish ground:


Then a mystery wood handle (rosewood or ironwood, not sure – it was a gift):


A handle detail showing the sterling silver and copper pins:


I etched my logo:


I also made the sheath:


And here is the entire package:


This was a really fun build – it pushed my abilities in both blade and sheath and I am happy with how it turned out.

Thanks for looking – keep making,


4 Responses to “A Brut de Forge Dagger from 2016”

  1. OMG that is great! you should be proud. I love the different pins in the handle and their arrangement adds a lot.
    glad you are posting again.

  2. Jim, just wanted to say I am very impressed that looks great. Whoever you made that for is a lucky duck! I have a couple neat blades my father inlaw passed on to me I will share with you sometime. Hope all is well take care and happy holidays. -Dave

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