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4th January 17, 05:03 AM
There are a number of antique dirk blades extant which have holes in the fuller. Most of those holes seem to be there to hold a brass inlay in place on the blade, not for decoration, to lighten the blade, etc. This is obvious on one blade I have seen on which the brass inlay is missing, which has a back that is contoured as well as the holes drilled in the fuller. If I can find the photo in my archives I will post it.
Last edited by MacRob; 4th January 17 at 05:13 AM.
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8th January 17, 06:01 PM
Further along.. now to finish carving handles. Using some lignum vitae which is new to me. It's really dense and acts more like plastic or resin than wood. Wish me luck!
May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live
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8th January 17, 07:05 PM
I'm not one that would carry such a weapon but I really do appreciate craftsmanship when I see it ......good on ya' ....I'm sure your pieces will be cherished and passed on through all the generations to come.....I hope you have a personal mark on them so you will always be identified as the maker......I don't think you need good luck wishes ....you are a person who makes his own luck... by the look of it
Originally Posted by Oberu