the Watchman Son’s Sword is a Fantasy/Gothic piece with some historical inspiration taken from a few different 15th-16th century German Oakeshott Type XVa longswords. The goal in the finishing work with its textures, materials, and decoration being an exploration in late Medieval ornamentation styles. I was highly influenced by the decoration work in many Illuminated manuscripts and some stone architecture and woodworking of the time period.
Noble in its fashioning, but humble and earthy in its execution, and practical in its service for a young defending soldier.
The blade is forged and ground from high carbon 1075 steel, lightly antique “blued” and hand surface engraved. the fittings are forge blackened steel, and the grip and scabbard is highly antiqued cherry wood.