I have always felt an affinity with pirates and Vikings and have been reliably told that a Blacksmith is genetically 98% similar to a pirate so there you go! Pirates were the highwaymen of the sea with a sense of adventure, bravado and flair. This sword takes it blade inspirations from the east from the Turkish Kilij of the Ottoman empire. With all the sea faring cultural possibility going on in the pirate world anything is possible and only a little added element of fantasy is needed. Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum! This short sword is made with that in mind …not too big as to get in the way or caught in the rigging .
The blade is forged from 360 layers of damascus steel. The pattern is a story of the processes used to forge the blade. My favourite patternwelding has elements that can be seen from a distance and then subtle patterning in the steel that draw you in, careful or you may become lost in the steel!
The blade shape flairs towards the tip and has a wide Yelman with a false edge, this helps keep the weight of the sword towards the tip.
The guard is made from vintage wrought iron, forged and heavily etched I have added garnets to the hilt and pommel for a little pirate bling bling.
The sword is a well weighted short sword not too heavy and with some weight behind the cutting edge it would be a great cutter.
The sheath is made of leather and framed in vintage wrought iron and copper. There are jaunty leather tassels along the bottom of the sheath. The sheath has 2 mounting points and will come with either a shoulder strap or a couple of belt loops.