Sword of Peru Leafblade
That is a singularly beautiful looking weapon. Not to be rude, but is it merely a showpiece, or is it functional as well as gorgeous?
Nice! DO you have any closeups of the etching??
the romans wished they had something like that! excellent work!
i'm peruvian, that sword it's not from Peru
The name doesn't refer to the country Peru. It refers to the name of a sword in a fiction book.
I would cherish this blade forever.
Breathtakingly beautiful , truly one of a kind
That is a very beautiful blade. I would love to own one of these.
I love the detailed design on the sword!
I feel like a kid in a candy store.
Interesting name, and I don't know why you called it a Leagblade (I don't recall any swords having such a name, especially since this came across as a gladius when I first saw it), but I love it.
i thinkit is simeler to a central african salampasu sword not a gladius
Don't know why I said Leagblade instead of Leafblade. I don't usually make such mistakes. XD Still, knowing what a gladius looks like, this looks VERY similar.
This does resemble a"mainz" style gladius which has a wasp waist which were later replaced by straight blades because they were easier to make-but the mainz continued to be carried by Roman soldiers and were cherished heirlooms passed on. This would have been the envy of any Roman soldier-most likely an officer would have loved to have this one. An impressive piece of work.
The leafblade pretty much just refers to that waisted blade shape. Sort of modern nomenclature but it's stuck in the sword community.
great sword it's so beatiful
beautiful peace of metal work, the engravings on the blade must have taken ages to get right, and the imprinted leather is a nice touch
great bit of work!!
great bit of work!!
I don't understand. The shape of the blade is that of a Gladius, and the design of the carvings in the blade is european. Could you please show us some historical references?
The actual sword is based on a sword from Atienza, Spain, dating from the fourth century BC. Kind of an early Iberian/Celt precursor to the gladius type of look. The "Sword of Peru" doesn't refer to the country. It's just a reference to the "Attila the Hun" book trilogy that references that whoever found the "Sword of Peru" would rule the world.
i didnt know in my country we had this kind of swords lol, awesome..
Do you do the leather work too?
This is an awesome sword. I just love the engraving and the shape of the blade is cool too. i really want to start smithing?forging but i first have to set up a rather basic workplace.
Jake Powning sword.
No matter where I look when I click on a beautiful sword... It is always made by you.
Want to dual wield 2 of these
thats really amazing... kinda reminds me of Sting, the sword Bilbo gives to Frodo in LotR. awesome detail though. I want one xD
I'm usually not one for such fancy work on the blade, but thats pretty. Love the scabbard too.
This is one of the most beautiful swords I've seen!! What acid did you use for the etching?
I adore the etching in this blade...
WOW ... Love this one. I'm especially drawn to the etching and the bronze work. A very nice piece that anyone would be proud to own.
Amazingly well made...
It is beautiful sword