Oakeshott Type XIIa by Peter Lyon of WETA Dec 20, 2014 2:02:50 GMT
Post by Jack Loomes on Dec 20, 2014 2:02:50 GMT
Edition Size: 1
46.1" (H x W x D)
3.1 lbs (1.4 kg)
Weta's master swordsmith Peter Lyon has made this "One-of-a-kind" sword exclusively for Weta's customers. Peter joined Weta in the early days of Lord Of The Rings, and has created all the iconic weapons from the movies - Anduril, Narsil, Glamdring, Sting - all took shape in Peter's smithy. Since then, Peter's work has included Japanese blades for The Last Samurai, fantastical creations for The Chronicles Of Narnia and most recently for Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull.
The Late Medieval Longsword is a sword entirely of Peter's design. It's inspired by medieval European swords and by the mighty Centaur swords from The Chronicles Of Narnia - The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe.
Blade length: 890mm (35")
Overall length: 1170mm (46")
Weight: 1.425Kg (3 lbs 2 oz)
Balance point: 78mm (3") along the blade
Details: "The straight blade is 90cm long, and similar to some late medieval cut-and-thrust longswords, with its narrow fuller and elegant taper. Ground from spring steel bar, it has been heat treated to give the best possible combination of toughness and edge hardness."
"The grip is made of beech wood, covered with leather, with thin cords under the leather creating the curving designs."
"It is a two handed grip; the foregrip is barrel shaped 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."
For more information on Oakeshott Type XIIa Swords see this extract of Ewart Oakeshott's Records of the Medieval Sword: sword-site.com/thread/128/oakeshott-type-records-medieval-sword