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Spike dagger by Astalo Spike dagger by Astalo
I found one broken farmyard pitchfork and noticed that centerspike is still in very good shape. It was a quite strong looking steel so i deside to make some kind of dagger from that old thing and begin to forge it to new more square shape.

Material was not thick enough for medieval rondel blade, but i have seen some pictures from renaissance stiletto daggers with very narrow blades, so i change my original idea a little bit.

That handle style is also not very typical for traditional stilettos, so it's now only my own simple combination of many historical dagger types like misericorde, stiletto and poignard etc. (Length is 42 cm and it weight about 205 g.)
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alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Great work!
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Astalo Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for adding it to your favourites.
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zXAnimeKingXz Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
This is great. Amazing work.
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Astalo Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for faving it.
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major-azrael99 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i like this, really sweet.
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chaos1976 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I add a suggestion? The wooden handle is a perfect accent to the steel. I would say, though, if you carve the twist to match up with the lines on the end cap,it will bring your work to the next level! Just that little attention to detail makes the difference between quality work (already you!) to art.
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Astalo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks again for the faves. I already tested it before i riveted the buttcap tight, but i really liked more from this present position between the lines. :P

If I want to use matching pommel with spiral shaped handle in the future, I'm probably going to file some kind of spiral grooves also in the metal part. In that way it looks better than just straight lines in the end of curves..
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AltoPhonse Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
That's awesome! I love the style, and the handle is very well crafted! Stunning work! ^^ ~:heart:
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Astalo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for adding it to your favourites. :)
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volfraider Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Remember through the armpit and into the heart for a swift and mercifull kill.
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