Friends! So, a few weeks ago, I made this post about how I had found the sword I wanted to make into my bouquet. If you’re thinking “the fuck is she doing carrying a sword as a bouquet?” then go read this post about my sword bouquets and get caught up.
So, I bought this sword called the”43 Kings Battle Sword” but looks suspiciously like Narsil, only…daintier? I bought it from DefenderKnives.com for $26.
You can see the pommel and the hand guards do resemble Narsil, but there’s definitely some creative licensing going on in the middle. I kind of like that though. I had said previously how the reason I bought this sword, as oppose to an actual reproduction of Narsil, is because it was so cheap (as I’d feel very bad about cutting up a REAL Narsil) and because it’s different. I think it’s pretty. Here it is!
So, the photo on the website makes it look very bright. I was also worried about how the pommel actually looks. The photo is not clear, but this is what the actual Narsil reproduction is suppose to look like
My concern was founded, and the pommel on the sword I ordered is incredibly lacking. It’s bad
So, it’s really just meh. But it’s still OK. As in the original, there are gold accents, which I like.
Also as oppose to the photo of the sword, it’s actually much darker in person. The photo looks like bright silver, but the actual sword is a dark pewter, which I rather prefer. I was also worried it would be small. Those fears were totally unfounded, because this thing is HUGE.
It’s laying on top of a standard printer paper and this is definitely a two handed sword, which I’m glad!
Here’s a close up of the middle details
It’s alright looking from a few feet away, but really getting up close, it’s sloppy. Which is something I expected, it’s cheap. But honestly, I’m not bothered by the imperfections and I’m a fan.
Here’s the little gold details at the end of the hand guards.
I’ll be cutting the blade off about 4-5 inches out from the tip of the hilt
The side doesn’t have much, but the seams are relatively clean, aside from a small seam right where the hand grip meets the hand guards. Also, the blade doesn’t fit very well between the hilt
I’ll be taking my metal files to it to clean up the seams and file down any metal burs. All in all, I’m pretty happy with it for how cheap it was. I’ll be carrying it down the aisle, and I don’t exact anyone to really see it up close ever, you know? A few photos, maybe my bridesmaids will see it before the wedding, but it’s not like it’s my dress or the cake or anything, no one will be close to it. Plus, I’m doing this for me. Even if no one ever saw it, I’ll know what it is, and I’ll love it. I also have an idea to frame it in a shadow box after the wedding, as I’m making the flowers out of coffee filters, so they’ll keep, you know?
So maybe now I should get to work on finishing those last few flowers, huh? That’ll only take me about 5268 weeks. Alrighy then.