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Make a Sikh Dagger - continued


In this part of the tutorial we finish off the dagger.

Part 1 of this tutorial (including video) is here.




Cut out the ornamental pattern pieces

Cut out the four ornamental pattern pieces. The two for the sheath you see here. There are two more for the handle of the dagger.


Affix the detail sheet

Glue those pieces down to the dagger and sheath. The ornamental pieces are a little bit over sized so once the glue has set you can trim them down to size. If you have glue stick use that for doing this. Otherwise use a thin coat of white glue. Water the white glue down a bit.


Trim it


Attach the pattern

We do the same thing on the handle.


Paint details

Now let's do a little bit of painting and detail work to finish this dagger. Paint the band silver.


Paint the blade

And paint the blade silver.


Strengthen the details

One last thing you might want to do is brighten up the colors of the ornamental designs. I used a pen for the dark lines and a red pencil to brighten up the red parts.


And that's it! Your dagger is done! If you make this project be sure to send me a picture!

The completed knife



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