Custom Ranger Sword- "Sûlcrist"

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Custom Ranger Sword- "Sûlcrist"

Postby Pixelpen » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:41 am

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Working on the knife design and reading up on other threads (https://www.middleearthrangers.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=4095) had me inspired to take on yet another design project in regards to the Ranger character/persona I'm (with an admitted great deal of struggle) trying to develop.

Sûrcrist, aka "Windcleaver" is a Dunedain arming sword forged in Rivendell for a ranger named Aeberen, whom passed it on to his son Aethir.

With this, I'd also like to drop a mention that I'm available to do commission designs for other weapons at reasonable prices. Drop me a DM if interested.

More to come as this design evolves...
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Re: Custom Ranger Sword- "Sûlcrist"

Postby Elleth » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:25 am

Oh cool!

I love the name. :)

Also I love the general form: I think we're narrowing down on a nice book-friendly aesthetic, which is all kinds of cool. :mrgreen:

One thing I did run across in the research for Elenglin was that the only references to characters on blades I could find was I believe in cirth runes. (Narsil/Anduril of course: I fear I can't remember others. though admittedly that's a very special case).

Anyhow, my original design used tengwar, and the more I looked at it, the more I thought cirth worked better. We hear at Wearthertop from Aragorn that "the Rangers still use runes" (though certainly not exclusively) and it seemed to me a northern Dunedain smith might wish to emulate some of the aesthetics of the legendary Narsil. Similarly, the more pictures of real medieval sword ornamentation I saw, the more it seemed my original artwork was too impacted by the possibilities of digital artwork and CNC etching that I was accustomed to. Real handwork looked to be fairly coarse in comparison until fairly late in period. (c. 1500 +/-?)

Anyhow, none of that's not to say you should choose the same path, but those were the roadbumps I hit. If they provide valuable places to explore - great! If not, oh well. I look forward to seeing what you end up with! :mrgreen:
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Re: Custom Ranger Sword- "Sûlcrist"

Postby Ghostsoldier » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:02 pm

Nice work; being a CAD technician myself for the last 30 years (and designing lots of weapons for fun), I can appreciate the effort.

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Re: Custom Ranger Sword- "Sûlcrist"

Postby Pixelpen » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:50 pm

TRAGEDY.

My computer froze halfway through a save and corrupted the file. I HAVE TO START OVER. I'm heartbroken.
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Re: Custom Ranger Sword- "Sûlcrist"

Postby Ghostsoldier » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:08 pm

Pixelpen wrote:TRAGEDY.

My computer froze halfway through a save and corrupted the file. I HAVE TO START OVER. I'm heartbroken.


I feel your pain; that has happened to me also, more times than I care to remember.

One nice thing about AutoCad is that it will usually save an .$V$ file in the hidden AppData folder, which although might not be every update that was made pre-crash, it typically does save a lot of extra work restoring the original.

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