éala éarendel engla beorhtast / ofer middangeard monnum sended
“Hail Eärendil, brightest of angels / sent over Middle-earth to men.”
Bregol Valon (literally meaning “Fierce Angelic-Guardian” in Tolkien’s Elvish Quenya language) was crafted and creatively-conceived to life by David DelaGardelle, swordsmith of Cedarlore Forge. The blade was shaped by David from a billet of beautiful “feathered” damascus steel, made by the incredibly talented father and son team at HHH knives.
The sword was crafted by David to be swift, balanced to near weightlessness, agile, and to be violently fierce in the grip of its wielder, Bregol Valon has a polished elk antler grip, and hand engraved bronze fittings. The ornamentation weaving and writhing on the bronze of the guard and pommel reflect the ancient and powerful culture of Tolkien’s Elves, that rode on the seas towards the “Undying Land”.
Steel type: 1080 and 15n20
Guard and Pommel: Silicon Bronze
Grip: 100+ year old elk antler
OAL: 31 1/2″
Blade length: 22″
Blade width widest point: 2″
Grip length: 6″