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  1. hso

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  2. Jim Bowie

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    Daggers are actually kind of tricky to make
     
  3. hso

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    Kind of? They're the hardest thing to make. Two edges = 16x the trouble.
     
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    Beautiful.
    It’s not hard to make 2 edges. It’s very hard to make 2 mirror image edges!
     
  5. hso

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    That would be the point.;)

    The first I made wasn't as symmetrical as my daughter's first one.
     
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    OK, I dig the knife. Undeniably beautiful but, what does it have to do with a mop?

    An acronym I don't know, perhaps?

    Todd.
     
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    Yup - the ever-chasing; "a little more here.... damn, a little more there... hell-fire! Just a tiny bit here.":cuss:

    It's the knife-making nightmare equivalent to you Ma cutting your hair as a kid.

    Todd.
     
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    There are only 26 letters and over a million words. I will bet, acronyms are even worse. So, I had to search, and finally figured out, mother of pearl would abbreviate as MOP.

    Must be a pretty thick shell to make a knife handle.
     
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    Thanks.

    One of those, seems so obvious once pointed out.

    Todd.
     
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    'Dat's one fancy crotch sticker....
     
  11. kBob

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    Mr. Darcey would be pleased to have that in sheath sewn into his coat on his trips to London.....despite his pride....and prejudice.

    Very nice.

    -kBob
     
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    hso

    That's one fine looking dagger! Like you would have found secreted on some high stakes gambler, at some gaming emporium back in the good ol' days!

    Slamfire

    Reminds me of the factory pearl grips that were on my brother's Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless. Not only were they thick (like a paperweight made from a slab of marble), but they were smooth on the backside as well; so much so that they required a wood spacer to keep them from shifting around on the grip frame as the grip screws weren't enough to hold them in place.
     
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    The pictured piece is one Jesse Davis made. I found an antique mother of pearl handled cutlery steel and it is on the way to him so he can convert it into something like the above knife.
     
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    Very classy dagger. Would love to see more knives like that. Years ago, I saw a mother of pearl dagger in a knife catalog, wish I could remember the name of the company, might have been german? Was simple, but nice. Wish I got it.
     
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    Oh my, that's really a beauty!
     
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    Nice!

    MOP of nice thickness is harder and harder/$ and $ as they get harvested younger and younger/thinner and thinner. Daggers are fun. Presents a nice challenge to push one's craftsmanship skill set. :thumbup:
     
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