Handmade Swords - Earil
- By Peter Lyon of Weta Workshop
- Edition Size: 1
- Measurements: Blade length: 915mm (36”). Overall length: 1217mm (48”). Weight: 1.94Kg (4 pounds 4 ounces). Balance point: 71mm (2.8”) along blade, measured from the shoulder of the blade
The sword has been made especially for the Weta Cave and Weta’s Online Shop to sell to the public. It is similar to late medieval European longswords, but with design flourishes transform it into a piece of art as well. A longsword is light enough and balanced to be used with one hand, but it can also be used two handed for powerful cutting blows. The blade is broad for much of its length, making for strong cuts, but comes to an acute point for effective thrusts, making this a true cut-and-thrust sword.
The individual parts have shapes and detail lines that blend into each other and continue into the next component, so that shapes continue even as the materials change, and the shapes of all the hilt parts draw the eye towards the diamond shaped bosses in the centre of the grip, filled with polished Paua (New Zealand abalone) shell each side. At the same time there is a strong central line through the hilt and along the blade, emphasising the straight and symmetrical shapes of the sword.
This sword has many nautical features which led me to the name, “Aearil”, which in Elvish means “Gleaming Ocean”.
The straight blade is ground from spring steel bar, and has been heat treated to give the best possible combination of toughness and edge hardness. Historically blades were forged into shape and to remove flaws in the steel, but the consistency and high specifications of modern steels mean this is no longer necessary.
The bevelled edge is blunted for safety and display, but could just as easily be sharpened for cutting tests. The tang of the blade is strong and wide, and passes through the cross guard, grip and pommel, and is peened over the end of the pommel for maximum strength.
The cross guard is cut from a block of mild steel. From the centre block it projects along the blade and towards the ends, which are split into a fork. This is an unusual feature which I don’t recall being used on a sword before. The cross is set onto the shoulders of the blade for extra strength and stability, as was done on medieval European swords to prevent the cross becoming loose and rattling through use.
The grip is made of beech wood, covered with leather. Thin cords under the leather create the designs, and the leather has been carefully tooled to fit into all the shapes created by the cords. The grip was mostly drilled out then fitted by heating the tang and burning out the remaining wood for a tight fit, and finally glued in place. It is a two handed grip; the foregrip is straight to give a strong gripping surface, while the waisted shape of the upper grip encourages the second hand to nestle into the inside curves of the pommel.
The mild steel pommel is also a counterweight for the blade. It is shaped somewhat like a fish tail, with curved and recessed faces to add interesting shapes, and also to remove weight and get the best possible balance for the sword overall. The pommel was set tight onto the tapering tang before the end was peened over.
Source: Copyright © 2014 Weta Ltd.
46.5 inches long (that’s 1.1811 meters) and 6.5 inches across.
WHO THE FUCK.
GODDAMMIT United Cutlery, this is what happens when Bud K buys you. You start producing ugly monstrosities. I could have sworn this was a Marto based on the gaudy and over-sized design aesthetic.
You’re grounded, UC.
Of course, if I’d paid closer attention to Kit Rae’s work the last couple of years I would ground you earlier. WTF IS THAT SHIT.
- Dated: late 16th - early 17th century
- Culture: Andalusian or Italian (Venice)
- Medium: steel, silver, wood
- Measurements: 41.3 cm overall length in scabbard
A rare type, probably Andalusian or Venetian, this dagger has a he hilt made of silver with openwork quatrefoil pommel and quillons curled down toward the straight, quadrangular-section blade with extensive profiling and struck at the forte with an armorer’s mark. The scabbard of wood covered in fabric with profiled silver mounts, the locket recessed for a silver bodkin.
Source: Copyright © 2013 Auction Flex
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The rapier of Christian II, Elector of Saxony
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- Dated: circa 1600
- Culture: German
- Measurements: length 187cm
Straight, double-edged blade of lenticular section, tang outlined at the borders with hooks bent toward the quillon. Iron hilt with wide quillons decorated with rosettes, large rings with knots and notches and a flower-shaped pommel with raised waves.
Sword Length: 6 feet 1.6 inches
My Height: 5 feet 1 inches
- Dated: 19th century
- Culture: Indian, Assam, Naga
The main characteristic of the sword is the offset blade.
Source & Copyright: © Royal Armouries
Details of a Mughal Dagger
- Unknown Artist / Maker
- Dated: 1562
- Culture: Delhi, India
- Medium: steel, rock crystal, gold, rubies, emeralds, diamonds
- Measurements: Length: 39 cm; weight: 0.31 kg, without scabbard
The hilt of this magnificent Mughal dagger is fashioned from rock crystal inlaid with gold and set with rubies, emeralds and diamonds. The name “Claud Martin” is lightly inscribed in tiny letters on one panel of the stone, half-way up the grip.
Claude Martin was a Frenchman who fought against the British in India, but changed sides following the siege and fall of Pondicherry in 1790-1. He joined the army of the British East India Company as an Ensign.
He worked his way up through the ranks to become Major General in charge of the Lucknow Arsenal. He is recorded as having been an enthusiastic collector of princely Mughal Indian arms and armour, so this dagger was presumably once his.
Source & Copyright: The Wallace Collection
Swords in The Hobbit
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