Concept image of Conan the Barbarian, Father's Sword in hand, drawn by Ron Cobb.
A reproduction of of The Father's Sword by Windlass / Museum Replicas.
Concept sketches of The Father's Sword as well as The Atlantean Sword by Ron Cobb which served as the basis for the movie props.
The blade for the Father's sword was 29 inches long and 4 inches wide at the hilt, not including the handle. It was double edged, with a ferrule groove on each side. On both sides of the sword the hilt was to resemble the skull of an Irish Elk, an extinct deer akin to the North American moose. The upper jaw overlapped the blade by 3.5 inches, and the antlers served as the quillons or cross-guard. The pommel was sculpted to look like two deer hooves joined back-to-back and set into the handle. The hilt and pommel was cast in bronze to achieve a high degree of detail, and the skull on the hilt was made hollow to lesson the weight of the bronze carving. A Micarta grip wrapped in leather was used for the handle. On the blade, runic hieroglyphs carved in stylish English letters run down its length. The inscription reads: "Suffer no guilt he who wields this in the name of Crom".