I know that a couple of journals ago I said I'd be working on a bag, well that's just another project resigned to the back burner at this time. I know how disappointed you all must be about not getting a new journal about a leather bag and, well, that's just too bad, get over it.
Instead, here's a new knife (oh wow. *Another* knife).
For this knife I didn't have a predetermined concept of what I wanted the end results to be when I first started forging this blade. So I just kinda pulled it together from other miscellaneous parts I had laying around.
The brass guard was from my grandfather's shop and my aunt gave it to me after he passed away, along with a few other things, thinking I could put it to use.
The handle is leather, brass sheet, and wood. Don't know what kind of wood, found it in a box with some other pieces that I got from someone moving out of town. But it was a dark brown color and thought it'd go nicely with the brass.
Once all the parts were together I started carving the wood segments to the desired shape. Only cut myself once during that process.
Originally I intended to use brass for the end but didn't have the right stock or setup to make it work. So after a couple failed attempts I just decided to go with some mild steel.
Now that the dagger was fully assembled I could move on to making the scabbard. Which happened to be a pallet board we were going to burn for fuel. Carved out a relief for the blade, lined it with felt and glued the two halves together.
Then some more cutting, some more carving, and then some leather wrapping. Went and added a little bit of detailing too. Had an old chape, from a kukri sheath, lying around, so I put that on and made a matching topmount.
And it's done, there you go!