Almost forgot. My friend Laura came dressed as V, the title character of the excellent dystopian movie V for Vendetta. As a birthday present, I made her a nice set of 6 wooden daggers, pretty close to the ones from the movie. They're made from hardwood crown molding; each is a total of 15" long with a 10" blade. The crossbars are basswood, the grips made of common electrical tape.
I carved, sanded, painting, and gripped each one myself. The tips were quite sharp; I in fact gave myself a nasty puncture would with one before wisely blunting the tips.
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