From a rusty file to a shiny dagger.)
A present for my believed friend @
So to put it short:
1) found a massive file in a local scrapyard
2) gave it a proper form via forging and using my good old angle grinder
3) spent long and nasty hours working with belt grinder
4) last step - heat treatment, bluing and blade's finish!
Handle - black hornbeam, guard - copper. I gave the guard a 'messy' look in order to create an authentic aura around the dagger. Like it's a real old piece of craftsmanship and not another 'cool' toy from eBay.)