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Offline JJames

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Greetings!.

I am considering bringing my character up a level or two this year and was considering to add a simple dagger for starters. I have no experience with any type of renaissance period weapon, keeping that in mind. My character, although still putting it all together at times, is some what of a business man, or lol, self proclaimed entrepreneur. I would say my character resembles that of middle class at the least based in the 16th century.

I have no intentions of using the dagger other than a piece tied prop (where permitted). So I dont care to spend for the best quality, however, I want something of at least decent quality or so. Any suggestions of where I would search for this? Or what type I would likely look for? And what type of belt is best suited for supporting such a weapon.

Many thanks

James (Drake Troubles)

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Re: Wanting to purchase my first dagger, needing some knowledged input.
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2011, 07:20:29 PM »
Well this is more or less the style that I think you would be looking for.

http://www.myarmoury.com/talk/download.php?id=783

That is an original

Here is someone's copy of that style with more of a spike blade http://www.bladecenter.com/images/products/description/CS88CHDa.jpg

Depending on your background you could do a ballock like this http://www.allenantiques.com/images/mini-W-2.jpg

You can do a Rondell like this http://www.allenantiques.com/images/W-3.jpg

Here you can see both next to a sword of the period http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3188/2635891551_a3a53d7027.jpg

I being a maker feel like I should link you to historical examples. With that info you should be able to find a quality repro example of what you want to portray.
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Re: Wanting to purchase my first dagger, needing some knowledged input.
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2011, 12:11:53 AM »
thank you gents! This was helpful and got me off to a great start.

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Re: Wanting to purchase my first dagger, needing some knowledged input.
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2011, 06:50:17 PM »
Don't forget to check out Arms & Armor.  They are a bit higher in price but their work and authenticity is great.
http://www.armor.com/

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Re: Wanting to purchase my first dagger, needing some knowledged input.
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2011, 10:13:24 PM »
I need to chime in with Legacy Forge!
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Re: Wanting to purchase my first dagger, needing some knowledged input.
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2011, 08:26:24 AM »
I need to chime in with Legacy Forge!

uh huh!
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