Andúril 2014 by Brendan Olszowy of Fable Blades Feb 21, 2015 11:01:41 GMT
Post by Jack Loomes on Feb 21, 2015 11:01:41 GMT
Signature # 14:006
Before leaving Elrond's homestead at Rivendell, Aragorn had the sword of his forefathers, Narsil, reforged anew by Elvish smiths. The blade now bore gravings of a crescent moon, a rayed sun, and between them seven stars amongst many runes. For the long years since Narsil was broken has this sword been an heirloom and symbol of the Kingship of Arnor and Gondor. The newly forged sword was named Anduril: Flame of the West
Weight: 1680g (3lb 11oz)
Length Overall: 116cm (45.6")
Blade Length: 87.5cm (34.5")
Point of Balance: 6.5cm (2.6") from blade shoulder
Centre of Percussion ~53cm (21")from shoulder
Grip node of percussion: 7.5cm (3") behind guard
Grip Length: 17.1cm (6.75")+ space on pommel stem
Guard Width: 23.8cm (9.4")
Blade Width: 55mm (2.2") at shoulder > 33mm (1.25") at 20cm before tip
Blade Thickness: 5.1mm at 75mm from shoulder > 3.0mm at 75mm (3") from tip
Blade is 9260 high carbon steel. Oil Quenched then tempered twice to hardness ~ 50Rc
Hilt Furniture: Mild Steel with Bronze 'Sun' inset
Grip: Poplar core with chrome tanned sheep skin wrap
Script: Dwarfish Runes based on Anglo Saxon and Futhark runes, as used by Tolkein for illustrations featured in the book 'The Hobbit'
Though reforged by Elves, Narsil (an Elven name referring to the light of the Sun and Moon) was originally forged by the Dwarven master bladesmithTelchar, of Nogrod
Inscription reads: "The man who controls his spirit is mightier than he who conquers a city"
"The Lord is my strength and my shield. My heart trusts in him"
The pommel bears the sigil of the White Tree of Gondor