Antique Dagger

You Will Need:

Fevicryl Acrylic Colour - Black, Fevicryl Acrylic Colour Pearl Metallic - Gold 352, Fevicryl Mouldit, Fevicryl Fabric Glue, Fine Art Brushes, Half a Meter Red fabric Golden Border, Corrugated Sheet, Pencil, Paper Cutter, Clay Carving Tools, Colour Palette, Water Container

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Description :

In ancient India, daggers or the kataar were usually made of copper or bronze, while royalty had gold weapons. Daggers are a popular form of what is known as the "art knife". This kataar is ornamented with the symbols of the dynasty made by the blacksmiths. We have tried reviving the same blacksmith’s ancient art with Corrugated sheet & Fevicryl Mouldit through this DIY.

STEP 1 : Source the base material

Take a corrugated sheet, mark and cut a basic outline shape of the blade of a dagger. We are going to replicate an old antique dagger using a corrugated sheet and Fevicryl Mouldit.

STEP 2 : Mark and cut the shapes

Cut along the outlines with a paper cutter.

STEP 3 : Prepare the dough

Take Fevicryl Mouldit - resin base and hardener, mix it thoroughly to form an even dough.

STEP 4 : Build the design

Roll it to make a slab with a rolling pin. Cover the dagger with a thin slab of Fevicryl Mouldit. Take some clay to make the engraved symbols of a lion, to depict the pride of an Indian king or their kingdom. A male buffalo to depict the enemy. Create a floral design on the handle of the dagger using clay carving tools and use Fevicryl Fabric Glue for sticking the dough on the sheet. Let it dry completely.

STEP 5 : Paint the design

Paint the dagger blade with Fevicryl Acrylic Colour – Black & Pearl Metallic - Gold 352 to get an antique metal look for the blade of the dagger.

STEP 6 : Prepare the base

Take the red fabric with a golden border and make the frame for the dagger.

STEP 7 : Final touches & look

Stick the dagger on the fabric frame using Fevicryl Fabric Glue. Let it dry completely.