Dagger, Apprenticeship - Bladesmithing, 2006|
Paul Cooper (b. 1972)
Knife: 12-1/4 L x 2-3/4 x 7/8 D in. Sheath: 9-1/2 x 2-1/2 x 1 in.
Collection of Paul Cooper
Photography by Jason Dowdle
Paul Cooper based this knife on a Malaysian keris, a dagger known for its curving form. Paul reveals, "The belief is that some of these knives were so powerful that if you stuck one into a person's footstep or shadow, it would become lethal."