A modern bladesmith rooted in the old traditions

Wootz Daggers

These two are a bit of a step in a different direction for me.
They are wootz steel daggers in two very different profiles. The curve blade was made using steel made by Jeff Pringle. The handle is a horse head design carved in hardwood and then lacquered black. The straight blade is made with steel made by Peter Swarz-Burt. Ebony and bone handle inlaid with gold leaf.