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Red Dragon dagger by Ugrik Red Dragon dagger by Ugrik
At cold winter nights we all need something to warm our hearts and keep us safe from dangers outside.

It was very difficult do make good picture out of this dagger because the blade reflects light like a mirror. A reward from hours of polishing. Blade is 20 cm long, about 5.5 mm thick and 5.4 cm wide. Its really razorsharp and pointy.

Handle is made from birch root (i am not 100% sure on this one) and is coloured with epoxy resin. Wood contained some flaves but it was hard to find a beautiful piece of wood of that size. Artist side in me need to say that it gives the piece its uniqueness and character :D.

On the back of the handle theres silver dragon. I hope i can put it up soon. Screwup version can be seen on my site.
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:iconthorsson2nd:
thorsson2nd Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I HAVE WORKED AND USED MANY KNIFES AND SWORDS OVER THE YEARS, BUT YOUR RED DRAGON KNIFE MADE ME WISH IT WAS MINE. IT IS A KINGLY BLADE WORTHY OF ANY VIKING EARL OR KING!
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Stallnig Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015
how do you make these decorations? do you make seperat parts and heatweldthem together? Or do you drill and chisel it out of a single piece?
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015
Its drilled and engraved from a single piece. Any kind of welding would probably danger the structural integrity of the blade.
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:iconstallnig:
Stallnig Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015
cool, thought so. What tools do you use to engrave? Do you know some tutorial videos?
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
You can search youtube for Ford Hallam - probably the best videos of traditional japanese engraving i have seen.
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:iconstallnig:
Stallnig Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
Holy ballsacks that is friggin godwork. I wonder if I had the patience to do something like this.
Where do you get the tools for something like that?
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015
Rio Grande is one of the most well stocked e-shops for jewellry and engraving. Patience and attention to detail are very important :D
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:iconbombbad-general:
Bombbad-General Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful work!
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
Thanx!
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:iconravenstagdesign:
RavenStagDesign Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
That is stunning!
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:iconcolourfulthoughts:
ColourfulThoughts Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Probably one of the most perfect daggers I've ever seen. :)
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:iconroymontreal:
RoyMontreal Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Where can I buy this?
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:iconzhaoleo1997:
zhaoleo1997 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
This is fine art! Big fan of yours! Any interest to make more & sell? Thanks!
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:iconbarbareola:
Barbareola Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
I just love the design.
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:iconalomhordozo57:
alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Amazing blade!
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:iconpr3159:
pr3159 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
what kind of metal is the blade?
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Its made from g65 springsteel
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:iconvivianvandelona:
vivianvandelona Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
where the hell did you get this from..... its awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Doomfullord Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Magnificent. The color and grain of the metal. A nice smoothness, but still with a bit of grain, couples great with the grainy look of the dragon, makes it stand out. Match that with the wood to make it all POP! Quite a fine job. It inspires me even.
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:iconkristov-gregoriovich:
wait, hold the phone... You MADE this?!? Holy crap. Your work is fantastic. Do you ever take commissions?
Consider yourself followed...
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:iconnobleknives:
NobleKnives Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Stunning!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconblightcraftgamma:
Blightcraftgamma Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
ooooo very nice.
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:iconrohalion:
Rohalion Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful Knife!
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
Thanx!
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:iconlostredhead:
lostredhead Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
please tell me you can make more of this art and sell them
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
Im happy to tell you that i am but in case you are qenuinly interested i must warn you that something like this would take at least 2 months with my current workload.
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:iconlostredhead:
lostredhead Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
Yes I am very much interested do you have a website so I may contact you, that way you dont have to give your information out on here.
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
Write me a note and we can discuss it privately
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:iconlostredhead:
lostredhead Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
um haha I dont know how exactly how to do that
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
Click on ~Ugrik to go to my profile and on top right corner there should be a buttun titled "send a note"
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godhater11 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
It's a dirk. Not a dagger
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
dirk is also a dagger :D
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godhater11 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Dirks are Irish daggers. The handles are like that. And the blades are longer than daggers
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
:D stop trolling :D i will resist temptation to cite wikipedia :P
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godhater11 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Not trolling. Beautiful work. But go to google and type dirk weapon.
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
:D but im not scottich...
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:icongodhater11:
godhater11 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
and that matters?
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
For a roman sword is gladius, for viking its swerd - same thing
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:iconmartina606:
martina606 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazin! I know this is stupid but I'm jealous :)
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trailofJoker08 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
The most beautiful blade I've ever seen... I can't believe all of these are hand made. I'd love to have one of these in my collection
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DEIMOS-THE-GOD Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
Damn thats beautiful, if you're doing commissions I'll have to get you to do one for when I get payed.
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
Thanx! - Right now im quite busy for next two months though and if you plan on commissioning one you should take some delay into account
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Crystalbee32000 Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Is this for sale?
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
nope - it was commissioned work
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:iconnrparrish221:
nrparrish221 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
possabily the most beautiful knife i have ever seen
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Thankyou!
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NikitaTarsov Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Possebly to pity to use :)
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silvershadow10 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Student Filmographer
nice you like a perfect guy i wish i could someone like you
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SerpienteyHada Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
It's really exquisite handle grip that is perfect, an invaluable piece. [link]
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Indeed :D
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