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Elegant damascus dagger of ages+20%extra ouchiness by hellize Elegant damascus dagger of ages+20%extra ouchiness by hellize
I greet thee My Lords and Ladies!


From distant, long forgotten times, rises this mighty edged relique of the past!
An absolute necessary accessory to a medieval noblemans armaments :cool:
The blade has been hand forged of 5160 and, 1.2516 steel with about 60 deep etched layers (to make it look as old as possible). The accessories are forged wrought iron.
It has an aged antler handle.
Its total length is 33 cm, the blade is 21 cm long, 2,7 cm wide and 3,5 mm thick.
Upon request there is also available a sheath to it, hand sewn of black or brown thick (3-4mm) cowhide, which comes free! ;)

Its price is 290 USD, postal and paypal fee included!
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:iconhobbitshire:
hobbitshire Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
Great effect.
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:iconhellize:
hellize Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, Sir! ;)
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HeathenFrisian Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love the deep etch. How long did you soak it for?
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:iconhellize:
hellize Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sorry, have no idea, this was made a year ago ;)
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Isentosamballerer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great work, but you sell it way to cheap.
If I would be into daggers, I'd go for that beauty without further thought. :)
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:iconhellize:
hellize Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks a lot my friend. :)
You know cheap is quite a subjective thing, but I don't want to argue on that. ;)
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elvinsteel Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hellize,
May I email you...I have your details
Elvinsteel
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:iconhellize:
hellize Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hello

Sure! My e-mail address is:  hellize@yahoo.com
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elvinsteel Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hellize..
No promises. I am testing the waters here with authorities . They have no love of such things even if they are ART !
Will get back to you.

Elvinsteel
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:iconhellize:
hellize Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hmm...just checked that you are from Australia.
Please don't get me wrong, but your country's law is a bit weird when it comes to white arms. As far as I know, knives and daggers with one true and one false edge is OK, but if both the edges are sharpened, it is forbidden. I would love to hear that I'm wrong though :)
But here's a thing! If you wish, I could make you a similar one, for the same price, with one false edge (it is
extremely easy to sharpen at home, all you need is a small grinder) this way we could smuggle the thing in! ;)
I already used this trick to get some choppers and swords into your country :D
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elvinsteel Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey,
I don't think there is going to be a problem. I have a friend here who brings in all sorts of edged weapons.
Katanas with 'live' blades and all...He says not a problem but he is checking. I looked at your other work too..,
several times..all fantastic...., but have only found 3 knives on Deviant art, so far, that really talk to me. yours
is one of them.... I guess I have weird and very limited tastes  .. One knife by  RMikkE.., his first, made from a file....just works for me too. Again I think it is a thing of Timelessness.. 
As soon as I hear anything I will let you know.. Thanks for getting back.
cheers.
Ps.. wanting to put up some pics on my Favourites.., but can't figure it...( I will ) Another thing, can you tell me what etch you used on your blade..?
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:iconhellize:
hellize Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am familiar with his work too, they are quite "elemental", which is a good thing! :)
Happy to hear, that I was wrong with the postal thing! ;) It would be real nice to add another "ok to ship" country to my list.
Sure I can tell you, it's not a secret ;) Earlier I used ferric chloride, which worked fine, but just couldn't wait for it, it acts enormously slow (I mean hours!). Now I use simple battery acid (sulfuric acid H2SO4), it is only 33.5% clean so it's not dangerous if it touches the skin, but its gas is really irritating and itchy. This eats the metal much faster away and it's perfect for me :D
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elvinsteel Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Just talking with a friend....he says..an initial heavy etch with sulphuric, nitric.., whatever, a scrub, then a while with ferric chloride to pull-up a few structural details if you were into that. I showed him your pics...very impressed....He is a blade maker of long experience......all good ! "elemental"... such a good word...without "bling"....Sunday here.....no news yet on import.., perhaps Monday.

Have to go and hammer something...or chop charcoal, then hammer.
Contact you very soon..
cheers,
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hellize Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hmm...that's not a bad idea! Please say thanks to your friend for me :)
OK, I am curious what about those news.
Have fun with hammering! ;)
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elvinsteel Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
May I email you...I have your email details.
Elvinsteel.
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh pretty!
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:iconhellize:
hellize Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :)
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elvinsteel Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi hellize,
Your dagger is truly a beautiful,( and powerful, mysterious), piece of work.I like the use of wrought iron: it is difficult find here
these days and precious.
However I do imagine that it might pre-date any Medieval Gentleman by quite a while. It sits very well., to my mind, in a much earlier
place and time.
At your price I can not imagine that it is not sold..
Cheers....make more...!   :-)
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:iconhellize:
hellize Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Why thank you, Sir! :)
Well, unfortunately it is still available.
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful work!  The blood groove is a nice touch too.
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:iconhellize:
hellize Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Glad you like it! Yeah, the blood grove gives a little extra to it ;)
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CanadianDesperado Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That... is a very reasonable price for such a gorgeous blade. I wish I had that cash to throw at it.
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:iconhellize:
hellize Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That is quite unfortunate. :/
In the future if you wish to have a similar one, feel free to ask me! ;)
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CanadianDesperado Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I will certainly keep you in mind. Hopefully I'll have the cash in the near future.
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:iconhellize:
hellize Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
If you wish I could keep it for you for a little while ;)
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CanadianDesperado Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No, no, while I appreciate the offer (that is a rather generous offer in itself) you get somebody looking to buy it, sell it to them. I won't have the cash for sometime, it looks like. Besides, while this blade is beautiful, a couple of your other pieces were more appealing to me. I'll be keeping you in mind when I finally have the cash for a custom blade :D
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:iconhellize:
hellize Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ok, I understand ;)
When ever you think, feel free to contact me.
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nifmakr Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Nice job!!! Do you make your own damascus?
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:iconhellize:
hellize Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
Yes, I always make my own damascus! Hammering is the best part of it ;)
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DS-Dasher Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Oh I just went to a con and warped tour no fair i m broke! How long will you be making these?
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:iconhellize:
hellize Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
Hopefully I will make things like this in the next 40 years ;)
So whenever you think like, feel free to contact me.
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A-Separate-Reality Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Absolutely beautiful !!
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:iconhellize:
hellize Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Glad you like it :)
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