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  1. ÆLFGIFU: “Elf Gift” Blade Length: 8 inches: 1080 Edges, 1095 cable center Ricasso: 1.75 inches Handle(Grip): 3.5 inches Overall: 14.5 inches - 11 oz. POB: .3 inches from hilt (right at my stamp) ———————— Like the birth of fawn and flower Spring arrives in its time The Seasons turn Like seeds that float to earth The gift of love befalls Each of us in time ———————— This is one of those "Historical Fusion" blades which is quickly become my preferred style. This one happens to be inspired by some Bronze Age antenna swords, some Roman knives and of course some level of La Téne Germany. I was pleasantly surprised that it doesn't actually require much material for the spirals to balance the blade out. I originally had enough in there for a full sized sword. I had to reduce the amount three times and it turns out I had over 3 times the amount of material I needed for this style of hilt. Backstory: I imagine this to be a blade that was gifted to Freya from an Elf that was more than intoxicated with her after she decided to share her love with him for a season. The Elf was inspired by her sleek yet curvy sexiness and love of nature. The handle materials are simple and pure to the earth, copper which the Elf mined from some cave on one of his journeys and cherry wood which he used from a branch without killing the tree all in the spirit of Freya. The Elf commemorated the time that sweet Freya had spent with him by adding a triangle for each night they had spent together (110). ———————— See more pictures on my facebook page: thepxsmith
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