Friday, October 29, 2010

Sacrificial Dagger

Artist Daniel O'Keefe brings us this well done sacrificial dagger. The design is fantastic, but it's the patina and distressing that really brings it to life, so to speak.


Shane Mangus said...

Love it!

Raven said...

The design of the pommel, with a head facing multiple directions, is seen on a Tibetan phurba, where that means a god's power and guidance. (And here the skull suggests what sort of god.) But this is not a phurba's straight three-edged blade, meant for pinning demons to the ground.

Rather, the blade resembles a kris, wavy-edged to wiggle going into a body. Nasty.

A thoroughly convincing assembly for a sacrificial blade.