Time Period: 12th century
Materials: steel, brass, wood, leather, paint
The sword and scabbard are based off the effigy of (William) Fitz Ralph with a blade and wood core supplied by the customer. The pommel is a gilded hollow brass ball filled with pitch in order to achieve the desired weight and balance of the sword. The overlaying cord on the grip is made out of metal embroidery thread and all the belt plates have been individually punched. Gold paint was applied to the scabbard details as well.