Polish Navy Dirk
It took me many weeks to create this dagger inspired by Polish officer dirk no. 24. I don’t usually make historical replicas, but for this one I only stuck to the general dimensions and shape. I incorporated my ideas and solutions to it to make it feel like an original piece. Dirks were manufactured Gabriel Borowski’s Cutting Weapons Factory during the Interwar Period in three versions. Each of them were designed to serve different armed forces. They were given to officers of Navy, Air forces and Armored Forces. The blade was Inscribed with ornaments and text reading “Honor and Country” and the handle was made out of Casein mass imitating the look of Ivory.
I created my dirk out of mosaic Damascus steel. The biggest challenge was the handle design. Damascus parts on the handle are made in such a way to show the same pattern on each side. I was a very difficult, time and steel consuming endevor. For the handle I used elforyn, which is modern synthetic ivory imitation. Sheath was made out of wood bound in leather with brass fittings