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Pugiones Information Needed
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Patrick just digging around my vast book shelf pulled out the dimensions  for the Velsen dagger 
Blade length . 23.05cm
Max width cross gaurd.  6.3cm
Blade width. 5.7cm
Thickness of blade. 2.3mm
Thickness at rib. 3.8mm
As you can imagine corrosion must play a part in all dimensions and loss of surface material over the years. 2mm as posted from the book, seems to me too thin for a viable blade without a midrib but I am no expert on this  Blush As to the boil welding it is just forge welded but the picture shows the midrib already done before welding, this would not be just a centre core with blade welded to it, then the midrib forged into it or ground out.
Regards Brennivs  Big Grin
Woe Ye The Vanquished
                     Brennvs 390 BC
When you have all this why do you envy our mud huts
                     Caratacvs
Centvrio Brennivs COH I Dacorivm (Roma Antiqvia)
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Pugiones Information Needed - by Pointer - 08-12-2017, 07:52 AM
RE: Pugiones Information Needed - by brennivs - tony drake - 08-12-2017, 08:59 PM

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