Post # 1
I’ll be the first to admit I know all of jack and shit about swords and knives.
But SO love all things sharp and pointy. In fact at the ren fair this last year, he had 4 custom swords made for him.
Like I said I know NOTHING about them. Except that he likes them and I found a damascus steel wedding band that he is frickin TICKLED TO DEATH about.
I want to get him a dagger to match his ring. But I don’t want a cheap wallhanger pos. I want something well made, something nice and sturdy that he can use/wear at faire with pride.
Post # 3
I would either:
– Look up steel vendors at your local faires (find someone who forges their own steel, not the people who resell ones from China)
– Google “medieval replica daggers” or something like that
Museum Replicas does really nice work. We have a (very sharp) katana from there.
Post # 4
ALSO, By the Sword Inc. does high carbon steel blades.
Post # 5
I would be cautious with By The Sword. I bought some shoes from them and it took months and numerous calls to get them. So unless you have plenty of time and don’t mind crappy customer service, look elsewhere for your knife.
Try to sneakily find out who exactly made his custom swords and see if that could be an option!
Post # 6
Oh they are made by Badger Blades. They don’t make damascus blades though =/
Post # 7
Being a fan of most things sharp and pointy and shiney too… awesome gift idea! I’ve know people who bought from both places below repeatedly and never had a product or service issue… I think they are related or were.
Museum Replicas has a lot of medieval stuff, I had a look and this looks awesome, I’d love to have it: http://www.museumreplicas.com/p-1967-damascus-sgian-dubh.aspx
Atlanta Cutlery has some neat stuff, here’s a link to their site after searching damascus blades:
From these if he would best like a daggar I’d pick this on the second page: http://www.atlantacutlery.com/p-935-damascus-boot-dagger-blade.aspx It doesn’t have a handle really but one could be made for it, or it could be as is since it’t meant to be a boot dagger.