The first rendition added a lot of features but still stayed true to the conventional double edged dagger. Starting with the handle I kept the sturdy full tang feature just as the originals with the protruding skull crushed at the end. I also kept the very distinctive scalloped handle scales that is very much Ek. The crossguard was added into the full tang construction thereby guaranteeing a rock solid hold. The blade is where things really depart from the original. I decided on a hollow “ground” double edge and instead of grinding those edge bevels I 3-D milled them which allowed me to also incorporate a “armor piercing” tip! With a deep fuller running the length of the blade it gives it the “I beam” toughness. All this making this Traditional Ek a very capable dagger.