Monday, February 13, 2017
Making an Elamite dagger, part V
I cut up the pins with the angle grinder and gently rounded off the ends to prevent raggedness when peened. They should protrude above the scales just a few millimeters on both ends. If you cut them too long, you can grind them down a bit; obviously, if they're even a little too short, you have to start over.
Here you can see that the scales were a bit too short to cover the triangular ricasso.