The Eindride (“One Who Rides Alone”) In Norse mythology and legend, there are few symbols more prominent than the wolf. A wolf pack was representative of attributes like strength, loyalty, and a stark reminder of the mortality and doom of man. Across the whole Nordic world you would be hard pressed to find a greater symbol of royalty and power than this most graceful and deadly creature. The wolf, and the wolf pack, feature heavily in the Icelandic sagas and other stories throughout human history. Wolves are known as social animals. Their greatest strength is not their speed, their claws, or their fangs, but their ability to work together to bring down greater foes. It is this pack mentality that defines their being and has captured the imaginations of cultures around the world for centuries.
The Eindride is a sword for the lone wolf, the wanderer, the outcast. Someone who, for a time at least, is separated from their pack. This sword’s cast bronze guard features snarling wolf heads on the hilt, accented by traditional knotwork. A simple bronze scentstopper pommel and wooden grip complement the elaborate hilt. The blade has a thick ricasso that transitions into a single fuller double edged design that has norse runes inscribed, reading, “One Who Rides Alone” – a snarl from the indomitable heart of the lone wolf. The Eindride was designed with these people in mind, in honour of their unbreakable spirits, to be their companion when no one else is. We hope it will keep you safe on the journey.
Richard (verified owner) –
Ok i g2 admit i am hesitant to leave a review. I want this to be my sword and nobody elses but i owe darksword for such… idk if there are any words to describe this blade. I love this sword. A nice thick broad blade with a very unique shape like none i own. Looking at the handle after ordering i actually started having doubts, an odd shape and the way it tapers thinner towards the bottom. I am so used to fatter beefier handles but…Picking this blade up the first time i was in awe, it is like its a part of me. I can move this blade as fast as a katana even for its weight it is balanced beautifully and to my suprise like I said this handle feels like it was made for my hands. I havnt even gotten to the craftsman ship yet. What superb attention to detail down to the sharp teeth of the wolves on the crossguard. The runes are also well done. They give the sword a legendary look. Absolutely no regrets buying this blade a legendary, epic sword. I see darksword has a new sword with this same blade but it has a fatter, heftier handle and crossguard. Looks possibly tougher but idk there is something about this blade. I had done some lighter cutting tests with this blade and it excels, like i said it feels like an extension of myself. The control and accuracy swinging cutting the target in half or just whittling it down just taking small pieces off the target. Now mostly just swinging practice and No rattle whatsoever, everything flush and even, the peen is a work of art. Anyway thanks again darksword. Im hoping January i can order another blade, still wonder which one next though, none hold a candle to this one? Maybe something different next? The 1h celtic blade looks intersting? i never thought i would say it but this blade even tops my del tin 2h swedish sword. It is just as capable battle ready a weapon but with the added details and bronzework. An epic blade.
Joel (verified owner) –
The Eindride Lone Wolf is the most expensive sword I have bought yet, and I have no regrets. With the thick ricasso near the hilt, it is incredibly easy to swing and manoeuvre with ease and grace. The attention to detail in the wolf cross-guard is exceptional, and the runes in the blade also superbly defined. (One rune seems to have been etched a little too deep, with a VERY small hole being present, through which I can see through the blade, however this is only seen when looking very closely at the blade). It looks gorgeous, it feels gorgeous.
It’s a gorgeous sword.
If it were in Dungeons and Dragons (5e) I would call it a finesse weapon, for those that understand me 😉
Definitely a Buy!
Nick Bonavita –
I absolutely love this sword, not only because of the Wolf design but also for the care put into every detail on it. This is by fare my favorite sword and I have some really great swords. Every time I look at it I smile.
veary beautiful sword i deffently want to order this soon i have a question about the handle i have alergy to wood n trees not sure about the oak but i think i can deal with it amazing work )) hopefuly i can soon order
Robert (verified owner) –
Hands down the most expensive sword I have ever purchased, and it is worth every penny. Every friend and co-worker I show it to immediately considers buying a sword, even if they’ve never even thought about having one before. There are some very minor scuffs in the blade itself but that is to be expected from something that is hand made and I don’t mind the very minor defects one bit. The sword came packaged well and everything arrived in tact. Its a very beautiful sword! I haven’t cut anything with it (yet) so I can’t speak for how strong it is but I can say that it feels very solid. You won’t be disappointed!
Absolutely beautiful! The quality and finish of this sword is unbelievable. I have yet to cut with it but just swinging it around everything feels tight. The cast pieces are fantastic…..I honestly cannot say anything negative about this sword. I will be purchasing the Wolfsbane as my next piece! Complete my Witcher swords!
Mark (verified owner) –
This is a very nice sword. Unique and spectacular shape and style. Excited to own this piece. If you are on the fence… leap! You won’t be disappointed.
Brendan Connor –
Look.. it’s an amazing sword. Top notch. No rattling, supremely good looking and overall is one of my favourite swords in my collection. There is just something to be aware of which is what lowered the score for me from an easy 5.
The sword comes with the runes *painted* black. Now when I received my sword the runes were severely faded, and looked quite bad. I returned the sword and the sword was returned to me without the ink or whatever they use on the runes.
I talked to darksword with them saying that this is actually a common issue with the sword. Now they were very accommodating and responded quickly and that’s great, and like everyone else said it’s an amazingly crafted sword from the excellent cross guard to the very well done leather stitched handle.. just be sure to ask for a non inked or whatever runes when you purchase. Just something to keep in mind.. this hiccup lowered the score for me but overall I really do recommend the sword wholeheartedly. Should have been an easy five out of five.
Last little note… the sword if you decide to get sharpened.. is not that sharp IMO. Common with darksword swords. Still ask for the sharpened version for the blade profile however if you ever plan to sharpen it in the future.
This also lowered the score for me a bit because I wanted a totally battle ready sword and asked it to be extra sharpened. Anyway.. besides these hiccups it’s one of my favourite swords.
Buy it. You won’t regret it.