The Flame of the Host was designed by Daniel Dacombe of Manitoba, Canada and produced by the good people at Blade Culture International
FORGING THE SWORD
First up came the technical drawing, taking the basic design sketches and drawing them to scale. Below is a close up pic of this swords unique hilt.
At first glance, the finished Flame of the Host looks, well – stunning..
Well, yes – it looks stunning, and we told the forge so. But it needs to be entirely re-done because, if you look closely – the embossed flames are supposed to be facing opposite directions, so only the pommel flame is the right way around..
Some would argue that it is not worth re-doing the entire sword to get at and re-make that component. But a design is a design – and while it looks super cool and shows what the end result will be like, we just had to have it re-done..
So a couple more parting shots while it is in the workshop until April 2018.
Just a very quick update on the sword being reworked – the fittings have been remade and are ready to have the engraving done. A major delay for a fairly small error – but it needs to be done..