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Gallery - Commando Veterans' Association memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum


The dagger blade was forged under a power hammer from a single billet of stainless steel
The dagger blade was forged under a power hammer from a single billet of stainless steel
The blade of the four foot long dagger was forged under a 10 cwt power hammer from a single piece of stainless steel weighing approximately 25kg, which was heated to a temperature of  approximately 1100 degrees in a gas furnace .  A job which took over four hours to complete!