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Letter opener, modeled after a highly revered and shockingly effective wooden version that had been in use for decades before it finally broke.
Detail of the 'keyhole' construction and the transition to the fuller and convex ground double edges (which are not sharp). The blade is forged carbon steel that has been blued, the handle is stabilized curly maple.
Detail of the twist in the handle, difficult to capture in photos, of about 30 degrees.
Transitional Smallsword, 30" blade, 5160 steel.
Detail of smallsword hilt. Forged and brazed steel, rust-blued, with stainless wire-wrapped handle. Rapier-like lements include functional Pas d'ane rings, an extra loop guard and the blade cross-section.
Detail of blade geometry, pierced and etched shells, quillon, loop and knuckle bow.
Scabbard is wood with black leather wrap and antiqued nickel-silver fittings. Belt clip is treated in a similar way to the shell guards.
Detail of filework on spine and tooled leather sheath.
Scottish Sgian Dubh, blued 1095 blade, single edged with filework on the spine, engraved stag head inlay of nickel-silver, antiqued nickel silver bolster and pommel cap, ancient Bog Oak (3300BC) from East Anglian fenlands.
Detail of raven head carving.
Custom friction-folder, 15N20 steel, filework on spine and tang, African Blackwood handle, carved raven head motif, stainless hardware.
Detail of polished filework on spine, hand-sanded satin finish on blade.
Complete Scottish Dirk and Sgian Dubh ensemble, with by-knife and fork.
Scottish Dirk with sheath, by-knife and fork. Blades are forged 5160 spring steel, the Dirk handle is carved and inlayed walnut, the knife and fork handles are Bog Oak. Inlays are fine silver, fittings are antiqued nickel-silver, sheath is leather-wrapped wood.
Scottish Dirk, 12" 5160 blade with filework, fuller, and slight false edge at tip. Handle is walnut, carved and dyed, inlayed with fine silver,with antiqued and engraved nickel-silver ferrule and pommel cap.
Detail of file work on spine.
Detail of carving, inlay, and pommel cap on Scottish dirk, pierced with a raven triskelion design.
Belt buckle made to accompany previous Dirk ensemble. Made using two layers of nickel-silver alloy, the top layer is pierced with the same raven triskelion seen on the Dirk and Sgian Dubh, then soldered to the back layer, to which the belt loop and tab are riveted and soldered. The celtic knot-work was scribed through a resist and etched in acid.