New Member: Custom Ranger Sword

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Valladon
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New Member: Custom Ranger Sword

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http://imgur.com/a/x0IkyV7

Hey guys! New member here.
It's not quite done, but I wanted to post my progress so far on my first piece of ranger gear!
I have named her: Durcrist (let me know what you think of the name please)
It started out as a Hanwei Tinker GSOW. I have since cut 6 inches off of the end of the end of the blade, and shortened the handle to an 8" grip. Thus transforming it from an Oakeshott type XIIIa into a type XIII with a longer than normal fuller.
I still need to true up/sharpen the tip, and get some fresh leather for a new wrap (currently just using the stock grip cut down), but please let me know what you think so far as well as any suggestions you have!
"The stars are veiled. Something stirs in the East. A sleepless malice. The eye of the enemy is moving. He is HERE."
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Iodo
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Looks awesome so far :P

and welcome to the forum :mrgreen:
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Yeah, it looks great...and welcome, Ranger! :P

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Welcome to the forum! It looks like a worthy blade! Durcrist would be "Darkness Cleaver," right? I've no ear for linguistics I'm afraid. Perhaps Elleth would know more of the Sindarin translation.
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Thanks everybody!
And yes, Darkness Cleaver is correct (assuming my Sindarin translator app is accurate)
"The stars are veiled. Something stirs in the East. A sleepless malice. The eye of the enemy is moving. He is HERE."
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