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Red

The red beech used to make the blade for this sword was carved from an old fence post. The post had been discarded and had found itself in Lake Wakatipu. Later it was salvaged from the shores of the lake and hence came into my posession.

This was the first blade I carved from that piece of timber. Later I went on to carve another blade of equal length, the sword called Beowulf. During the finishing processes the rich red colour was revealed. The name Red seemed appropriate.

Specifications:

blade type; double edge, flattened diamond
blade length; 75 cm., 30 inches
overall length; 95 cm., 37 inches

Woods used:

blade; red beech
cross-guard; macrocarpa
pommel; red beech