Darksword 1351 - FŽanor's Two Handed SwordDarksword 1351 - FŽanor's Two Handed Sword 1
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In J.R.R. Tolkiens Silmarillion, Fëanor was the most powerful elf who ever lived, so powerful that the dark lord Melkor was afraid of his might. Fëanor (“Spirit of Fire” in Sindarian) was one of the Noldor, the elves who lived in Valinor under the light of the two Trees (Laurelin and Telperion) that existed before the Sun and the Moon. He was such a mighty craftsman of jewels that he was able to place the light of the Trees into the three Silmarils, gems of such surpassing beauty that the wars fought over them changed the face of the world forever. Fëanor also was the first of the elves to forge weapons, and created the first swords that were used by elves to slay their own kin. Because of these deeds much evil entered into the world.
This design is one of the 2010 Sword Buyer’s Guide Designer Contest Winners.
The long fullered blade is well balanced and tapers sharply to a point an evokes a graceful elven feel to it.
While the edge comes with a narrow 1.4mm edge so you can actually use it in blade on blade contact (CAREFULLY and RESPONSIBLY of course – please see our section on sword training and fighting on the main site for info) – the blade is more than strong enough that you can sharpen it up yourself if you want to use them for test cutting practice.
The genuine leather wrapped mild steel hilt itself is extremely attractive and looks organic, as does the leaf like pommel.
Weighing 2lbs 11"oz its well balanced and powerful, it combines speed with raw power to great effect and is also available with an optional upgraded scabbard (pictured below) - otherwise it comes with a plain wood core scabbard minus the belt and other embellishments.
A great choice for fans of LoTR, functional fantasy sword lovers or anyone looking for something REAL but also unique.
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Jason Woodard`s review and testing of Darksword Armory's new sword "The two handed battle ready sword of Feanor. The blade is made from 1060 high carbon steel, guard and pommel are made from mild steel, total length 45.5, blade length 34, blade width at base 2, weight 2 lbs 11 oz the balance point is 4 inch's from the guard .This sword comes with a very nice leather wrapped sheath that fits the sword well. This new sword design from DSA is based from the character "Feanor" from JJR Tolkien's book"The Silmarillion".. My Favorite book by the way ;) As you can imagine I was very happy to see this design brought to life. Once this sword arrived. I could not wait to unpack it and give it a good once over. As do all swords shipped from DSA. They come very well packed and covered in thick oil to protect the swords from rust.This sword is a work of art if I do say so myself.. It`s a very clean and flowing design, elegant yet strong and sure. It's not heavy in the hand and feels as if it could be used with one hand with no problems.it has a very nice leather wrapped two handed grip with a tight wire like raised core under the leather which helps it feel more secure when holding or swinging around. This sword is over 45 inch's long and yet is under 3 lbs making this a very fast blade indeed. The blade its self has a nice blood groove running the full length of the blade.The guard has a very nice thin design.The fittings are all tight and well balanced. The pommel is in a Fleur-de-lis design. A very nice touch. The blade can be bent over ten inch's from the center and return to true with no problems.. A good sign of great tempering. This sword came unsharpened. I like putting my own edge on my swords myself. Over the past few years DSA has improved their blades and the are easier now to add a edge in a shorter time.. Putting the edge on this sword took me about eighteen minutes from each side.I use a Accsharp on a vice then I use sand paper up to a 1200 grit.. I don`t like my swords any sharper than that myself.. Now I was ready to do some hands on testing on the Feanor sword.. Seeing how this sword is more about speed and balance I went a bit easy on the hard testing on this model.. No stabbing any cars this time around ;) I kept it simple.. I set up some one gallon jugs and did some cutting. I did this 4 or five times.. One the last test cutting jugs I set up four cutting threw them with no problem at all. This is a very fast and smooth responding sword. I true joy to use. I then cut a few pumpkins with no problems.. for the last test to check the tempering I stabbed and made some heavy cuts to a old fifty gallon water heater I stabbed at the water over 25 times the tip of the blade stabbed deep into the water heater. over six inches.. The tip of the blade held up very well after all those stabs.. No bending at the tip or rolling at all. Just some small marks to buff out. After cutting into the side or the water heater. the sword made some good deep cuts and dented the water heater pretty good. The blade had not damage or edge rolling at all.. I`m giving this new design a big thumbs up.. It`s a very well balanced sword with great tempering a joy to use and is such an attractive design. I would recommend this sword to any one looking for a great two handed battle ready sword under three lbs. You can`t go wrong! Pro`s Very well made, great tempering and balance a joy to use, very fast blade. Cons The 'Fleur-de-lis ' designed pommel has two shape points that point down at the grip and your hand. While I was testing the sword on the jugs of water I made four fast cuts with both hands and my right hand slipped down into one of these points cutting my hand a bit. I would like to thank Eyal and Darksword-Armory for all the hard work they do and the great swords they make.. Thank you for the chance to review this fine sword.. Jason Woodard