Scorpion Swords the Orc Kings War Cleaver
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Scorpion Swords the Orc Kings War Cleaver

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Ultra Durable, fully functional Fantasy Sword from the Legendary Swords Project. Individually Hand Made by Chris Palmer in the USA. Please allow 6-8 weeks for production and delivery.

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From the Legendary Swords Project

Read the full backstory, including the making of this sword, here at

This original Fantasy Sword was designed by a member of the SBG community as part of the official SBG Fantasy Sword Design competition and brought to life in steel by Chris Palmer from Scorpion Swords LLC.

The original concept did not include Orcs, but one look at its black and brutal design allowed the backstory to more or less write itself.

In the Fantasy world we have created for the Legendary Swords Project, Orcs are again on the rise in the cursed and Broken Kingdom that has plagued Eletreus in one way or another for thousands of years - the Kingdom of Thane. And at first glance, this War Cleaver is like any other Orcish blade - designed for close quarters fighting and as a general purpose utility 'knife', though of Orcish proportions. This side-arm, or a variant of it, is owned by nearly every Orc - churned out in the hundreds in the fires of the Orcish forges - and in the hands of an Orc, it is capable of easily splitting a human skull clean in half or hacking a human into pieces to put them in the dinner pot.

But while on the surface it looks like any other War Cleaver - this blade belongs to none-other than the self proclaimed 'Black King of the Orcs' Guruk the malevolent - and was enchanted by the Blackest of Black Magics by two powerful witches of Thane who rule him like a puppet from behind the scenes.

Through his blood, and their dark magics, it was given 9 charges that can be renewed by 'feeding' it the blood of a living victim - for each time this cursed blade draws blood it sucks it into the blade like a starving vampire, renewing any lost charges and causing uncontrolled bleeding. But when the charges are expended - it becomes truly deadly..


In addition to causing heavy bleeding on each cut, the Orc Kings War-Cleaver has the following powers:

Command – by expending one charge, the Orc King can rally his troops, boost morale and order them to suicidal attacks if need be.

Guardian Mode – Warchiefs need to be paranoid to survive. But an Orcish King needs to take it to new levels, and by activating one charge it will leap up into the air and hover, readying to strike anyone that comes close – allowing an uninterrupted sleep.

Behead – by expending 3 charges, if the King is close enough to strike and can land a blow, it automatically lands square on any man sized opponents neck – and if they are unarmored, results in instant death by decapitation.

Death Throw – by expending all 9 charges, the sword turns blood red and may be hurled screaming through the air like a banshee directly at an opponent, and will home in on them, landing full force in the center of their chest (or their back, if they are running away). Armored opponents may survive this devastating attack (if they are exceptionally armored and exceptionally hardy), but unarmored opponents are almost certainly dead.

Thus, with this magical blade firmly in hand, King Guruk leads prepares to lead his armies against the encroaching human settlers and eventually, to face off against the might Aelutian Empire.


Part of the Legendary Swords Project, this fully functional Fantasy Sword has been brought to life in our collaboration with Chris Palmer from Scorpion Swords and is exclusive to SBG.

The blade itself is made from 1095 carbon steel, which when combined with Chris's superior heat treatment process results in an EXTREMELY DURABLE and almost indestructible sword. The blade is heated to approximately 1500 degrees, until it becomes non magnetic and then quenched in oil. The 2nd step is Heat Tempering, which consists of heating the steel to 500 degrees for 2 hours, and letting it air cool. This makes for a Rockwell Hardness of approximately 59.

Truly FULL tang, the Burnt Walnut wood handle is affixed in place with pins and gorilla glue resulting in the strongest handle construction possible. Combined with the tough blade and you have a sword with no weak points that maximizes its durability.

Unlike most other swords at this price point, Scorpion Swords are individually hand made by Chris Palmer at his workshop in Missouri. All orders are handmade in our shop as orders are received. They are NOT Factory Made! High order volume makes it difficult to keep any of their weapons in stock, so please allow 6-8 weeks for completion and delivery.

DESIGNED BY: SBG Forum Member 'Swordmaster0813'

How to Use

Designed for frequent abusive cutting.
Blade Length: 17.25" Blade Width: 3" Handle Length: 11.5" Handle Width: 1 1/8" Weight: 2.6lbs Point of Balance: 2" from handle

Materials and Construction

Hand made in the USA from blued 1095 Spring Steel. Superior Heat treat process. Burnt Walnut wood full tang handle. Leather Sheathe (optional upgrade).
$15 shipping anywhere in the Continental USA from the Scorpion Swords Workshop in Springfield, Missouri. $30 Shipping to Canada, $60 to anywhere else in the world. Made to Order, please allow 6-8 weeks for completion and delivery.

Warranty Info

Each sword is guaranteed to be as described and 100% genuine product. Each sword is also covered by in full by the Manufacturers Warranty PLUS our extended LIFETIME Warranty against blade breakage. Click here for detailed warranty information

Return Policy

Satisfaction Guaranteed. We proudly stand behind every product we sell. If you are not absolutely pleased with your purchase you can return it to us within 30 days of purchase in original condition for your choice of an exchange or refund (excluding shipping fees). Click here for more info on our guarantees