Hand and a Half Sword, 15th century. European. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913 (14.25.1196) | The name of this type of sword refers to the length of its hilt, which allows it to be wielded with one hand or two. #swords
Mammen Axe - dynamite detail. This could be a weapon worthy of Ra(n)dbard, King of the Swedish colony in Russia circa A.D. 600. Radbard is the hero in AUDRA'S QUEST by Kim Iverson Headlee -- and purportedly an ancestor of her husband's ♥.
Bregol Valon (literally meaning "Fierce Angelic-Guardian" in Tolkien's Elvish Quenya language) was crafted and creatively-conceived to life by David DelaGardelle, swordsmith of Cedarlore Forge. The blade was shaped by David from a billet of beautiful "feathered" damascus steel, made by the incredibly talented father and son team at HHH Knives. The sword was crafted by David to be swift, balanced to near weightlessness, agile, and to be violently fierce in the grip of its wielder.