Friday, July 29, 2016
Making an Elamite dagger, part III
The flange is quite shallow, maybe a millimeter and a half at the most. But I think even one this shallow will serve its purpose. A higher, thinner flange could, as I understand it, be crimped a bit into the scales to provide much better hold on them.
I finished up with the usual combination of various grades of sandpaper ending with the Dremel's carbon steel brush. The initial sanding also included a round file about 1/4 inch thick for roughing out the narrowest curves.