Laminated Ivory Dagger

This dagger was the first Laminated steel dagger, and I determined to give it the best of my creative abilities. 

The blade is my laminated steel, forged to shape.  The guard and pommel are multi-bar twist Damascus.  The handle is fossil walrus ivory.  The handle and Damascus fittings are mated to each other with curved joints which are very tricky to do, but worth the effort when done well.  The knife is held together by the domed silver tang that protrudes through the pommel.

The box was the first barnwood display box I made.  It was inspired by the type of box that a highly valued item might have been carried in 150 years ago.  The wood is local oak, the nails are antiques, and the hardware is hand-forged by me.

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