Handmade Swords - Telpënár - the Silver Fire

  • Maker: David DelaGardelle of Cedarlore Forge
  • OAL: 40”
  • Blade Length: 30”
  • Blade Width: 1 and 3/4”
  • Balance Point: Exactly 2” from Guard
  • Steel: 1075 L6
  • Grip and Scabbard wood: Ebonized Walnut
  • Guard Pommel and Scabbard Chape: Antiqued & Carved Steel
  • Grip Rings and Scabbard Bridge/Bead: Cast Silver

Telpënár, literal meaning “Silver Fire” in Tolkien’s “Quenya” language, is a High-Elven leaf-bladed longsword crafted by David DelaGardelle. He forged and ground the blade out of a piece of “feather”  pattern-welded steel that came from my friends at HHH Knives, who are talented smiths who produce near mythic-looking “damascus” patterns in steel.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Cedarlore Forge


The Gilling Sword is a large, double-edged combat sword with a richly decorated handle.

Forged out of iron, the handle is decorated with silver.

Made in the 800s by the Angles, probably discarded in a river after a military defeat.

Spotted by a nine year old in a stream near Gilling West in North Yorkshire, England.

Currently on display at the Yorkshire Museum.


Silver mounted Sabre

  • Dated: first quarter of the 20th century
  • Place of Origin: Daghestan
  • Measurements: overall length 85.5 cm

The sword has a curved, single-edged blade grooved at the centre, engraved with woven bands at the edges. The silver hilt is decorated with nielloed floral motifs, while the “S”-shaped quillons is ending in the shape of lion head. The pommel is also shaped as a lion head, while the grip has a bone medallion richly pierced with floral motifs. The silver-plated wooden scabbard is decorated en suite.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Czerny’s International Auction House S.R.L.


Silver & Gold plated Bronze Dagger

  • Dated: mid-19th century
  • Culture: French
  • Medium: bronze, silver, gold

The dagger has a straight, double-edged blade with a double groove and a bronze grip and sheath that is silver-coated and partly gilded. The grip depicts a girl playing the lyre while the sheath is worked in bas-relief with two grotesque masks in the center and arm trophies and flags above and under. The dagger has curved and curled small quillons.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Live Auctioneers


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