Rangers are a fantasy character ‘archetype,’ idealized warriors who fight with honour and have a deep and abiding respect for nature. From Strider and the Dunedain Rangers in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings novels to Drizzt Do’Urden in the Forgotten Realms books, Rangers are one of the most popular characters in fantasy fiction and role-playing games. Frequently depicted as the “lone warrior” character fighting in the shadows against evil, Rangers fight with sword, knife and bow, and are talented in all manner of wilderness and tracking skills. Friend of elves and other mystical creatures, they have a tendency to wander the land alone in search of injustice. Hence the name of this Ranger-inspired weapon, ‘The Nomad.’
A weapon well-suited to a transient lifestyle, the Nomad is a hand and a half sword with superb balance – the POB at 1.3″ makes it feel alive in the hands, appropriate for a warrior who prefers striking fast from the shadows and then fading into them once more. The guard has a stylized leaf emblem at the base of the blade, perhaps a sign of elvish work or inspiration. The long fullered blade loosely resembles the Ranger sword carried by Strider in the Lord of the Rings movies, but is not firmly based on any one fictional Ranger’s weapon. This makes the Nomad ideal for any collector who is a Ranger at heart
5160 High Carbon Steel, Tempered to a Rockwell of 60 at the Edge; 48-50 at the core.
Guard and pommel: Mild Steel
Total length: 45″
Blade length: 34″
Blade width at base: 2″
Point of Balance: 3″ from the guard
Weight: 3 lbs. 8 oz.