The Orc Kings War-Cleaver was selected from our pool of sword designs to be made by Chris Palmer from Scorpion Swords and Knives LLC.
FORGING THE BLADE – SEPTEMBER 2017
Chris starts the process by cutting out the basic shape of the sword from a sheet of premium quality 1095 carbon steel and then grinds it and refines the shape and blade geometry by hand.
The blade is given another polish, the handle cut out from a block of premium quality burnt walnut wood – the pins fixed into place – and the whole assembly bound together permanently with copious amounts of gorilla glue and clamped into place.
The next day, it is given a final polish, the wooden handle stained to bring out its natural beautiful details, and – in the end – it looks like this..