A single piece of red beech was used to carve
two blades of equal length. First a blade based on a 9th.
century Viking sax which I called Odin and second, this blade,
typical of a 13th. century falchion a descendant of the sax
and similar to one held in the Library, Durham Cathedral.
This sword just had to be named Thor.
Thor was the eldest son of Odin, the chief
of the gods in Norse mythology. Thor was the god of thunder
and of the Sun. His favoured weapon was a hammer, called Mjollnir
which always returned to his hand when thrown. Thor was killed
along with his father in the great battle of Ragnarok against
blade type; double edge, falchion
blade length; 75 cm., 30 inches
overall length; 97 cm., 38 inches
blade; red beech
cross-guard; red beech (wavy grain)
pommel; rimu (sapwood)