Project Description

Here’s a stiletto style dagger from June 2015, full custom from bar stock. My brother, Travis, has an identical blade. We started with a pair of blades at Christmas and a challenge to push ourselves to more complex work. The blade is 154 CM stainless and the fittings are 416 stainless. The handle is mother of pearl with domed nickel silver pins, a fileworked frame, coined liners, and carved bolsters. The guard has shell ends, and carved studs. The studs are stainless screws that I shaped the head and screwed into tapped holes in the guard that were put there to hold them. Overall length is just short of 14 inches with a 9 inch blade. This knife won Best of Show at the 2015 Lone Star Knife Expo June 13-14, 2015. Photo by Caleb Royer. Pricing for a similar piece begins at $1500.