I am Telikos, the Endbringer.
My nephew commissioned a sword, and requested a xiphos. After a minute of googling, I got the gist and we set about making a 2 handed version of the form.
- everything sanded to about 600 grit
- two coats of satin polyurethane
- overall length of about 52". It’s definitely an outside toy.
See my other swords for more specific build notes, they all use similar techniques.
The design was a collaboration, but once we worked out the size and outline, the rest of the design was up to me, I wanted to surprise him with the end result. I’ve been waiting until the USPS delivered it before I could post here.
A bit more detail of the wall mount, it’s three layers deep and has a keyhole in the rear for hanging. It’s engraved with a outline of the sword bisected by a spiral shield.
(Walnut, padauk, maple, baltic birch plywood, spalted elm, clear acrylic)
Speaking of spirals, longtime readers may recognize this one, I used the same one from a previous design. (Scroll down to the swirl box here) The 1/16" walnut embellishments are there for decoration and also to cover up the slight gap between the blade and the crossguard.
The inlay was double sided, with a maple layer sandwiched between. Pretty pleased with the end result there. As always, sanding a border between maple and padauk is tricky, the orange padauk wants to smear into the bright white wood. It’s tricky but doable.
The handle is a spalted elm, it’s got a lot of interest. Almost looks like cork, everyone who has seen it has been completely stumped as to what it is.
The inlaid Omega was a no brainer for a greek-themed sword called Endbringer. The padauk is really stunning in person.
I have a couple other pictures of the sword in progress, click to see them if you're curious.
The mount in a bit more detail.
Inside was an envelope that I engraved with the sword outline
And sealed with gold wax, with a stamp made with the glowforge.
Inside is a D&D-style item card for the sword.
Here’s the sword mid-handle construction. Gives you a better idea of scale… it’s big.
When the sun catches that inlay it really is quite striking. It almost looks metallic.
The crossguard, pre-assembly and pre-finishing.
The bare blade, if you look closely you can see where the registration pins were inserted to align the blade layers for glue up.
Finally the spalted elm board post handle cuts. Kind of gives you the gist of what the wood looks like.