Thursday, June 28, 2012

Treasure Chest Thursday: A Homemade Heirloom

This dagger (or dirk) was hand fashioned from a metal file, by Elza Chandler Scott, maternal grandfather (non-biological) of my husband Mike. It was given to Mike's father, Joseph Harvey Logsdon, and Harvey wore it when he entered the Navy during WWII. There are some rather hazy war stories passed down along with it, and I believe I'll just leave those to the imagination!

As shown below, Mike likes to wear this knife as a "dirk", an accessory to his Irish kilt. He doesn't use the old leather sheath for fear of damage, so he wears the new leather replica that was hand crafted by our friend Larry.

Mike Logsdon 2011


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