Eikþyrnir — The Oak Antlered One

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Beyond the lightning veined clouds stands the ancient hall of the gods, Valhall. Pillars carved from the bones of the first giant hold up the moss grown roof. Upon the roof an ancient stag Eikþyrnir lifts his head to graze the leaves of the world tree, and the dew from his antlers drips down into the spring Hvergelmir — the source of all rivers.

This is a Spearhead and socket I made as part of a collaboration with my friend Petr Florianek for an excellent patron in Britain who ordered a mythic spear with a stag motif. Petr will make the carved haft and a scabbard for the blade. I’m really looking forward to what he does with it.

 

 

 

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Jake Powning

Jake is a professional swordsmith, artist, and writer who explores the strange place where traditional culture and the land meet.

7 Comments:

  1. I see the point! I see the light! Just inspiringly beautiful as per Jake!

  2. So beautiful. Is it going to end up with the green patina like in the first drawing? Gorgeous either way!

  3. WOW! I aspire to do as well.

  4. This is a truly beautiful piece.

  5. Exquisite workmanship! All your work I have seen so far. I wish my atempts were a fraction this good.

  6. In my past life I would said your a Swordsmithing of the Gods!

  7. Stunningly beautiful. Are there pictures of the finished, hafted spear anywhere?

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