I have taken multiple photographs of this project as it started with a hand forged blade, a trip to Mark Knapp's knife maker's supply store for the handle material and the careful carving of the handle. Jesse has fabricated every item on this knife including the leather scabbard, the silver buckle and the Celtic Rose that adorns the pommel.
This Dirk establishes Jesse once again as a skilled artist and artisan of the first rank. I am proud to be able to add this beautiful piece to my collection.
Jesse wishes to express his thanks to James D. Forman whose excellent monograph "The Scottish Dirk" contained descriptions and photographs that inspired him to make this knife.
Shape of things to come: A
These images of the finished Dirk show its length and final coloration but were photographed at the end of a 4 hour day in a snowstorm and the color temperature is excessively cold. They do show more of the detail of the blade shape.