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TheSkaldofNvrwinter's avatar
Wow, pretty cool. Sorta reminds me of a red-haired young Robert Plant.
marinaawin's avatar
Thank you so much. I am sorry to say I had no idea who Robert Plant was until I saw your comment.
TheSkaldofNvrwinter's avatar
roula33's avatar
beautiful project
marinaawin's avatar
Thank you very much.
EmmaFlorian's avatar
His sword is very much like a knife
marinaawin's avatar
Also thank you for the fave.
marinaawin's avatar
It is a fighting dagger. When I drew it I had the sword as a reference but I was thinking about a dagger or a short sword (a wakizashi, which is a Japanese short sword is around 30 - 60 cm long and the fighting dagger used by the Romans was about 7 - 12 inch long).
If you notice the guard of his weapon is similar to the wakizashi's also because this is the one I am familiar with (never work with it but I see one every week in the dojo - I usually work with the boken which has a similar guard).
Zeonista's avatar
Attractive, albeit very...red. :) Your version of Maedhros acknowledges his Noldorin strength of body & mind while making use of the contemporary taste for beautiful Elves. The fabric textures and colors are quite nice; if I saw that outfit being worn at Faire I would be quite jealous! :D
marinaawin's avatar
Thank you. It was fun to paint the outfit. I am not particularly sure about the utility of the belt with the scabbard attached to it. I made it with a martial belt  in mind (I practice Daito-Ryu), which comes from the front goes to the back and to the front again making it double as it wraps arround. And then I saw the picture of the sword I used for reference that had the cord attached to it so I combined it with the belt (looked fancy :)  - but as I said I am not very sure about its utility for a swordsman).
I like how he turned out in the end...
Zeonista's avatar
I sympathize with your belt issues, if only for the many ways I have had to hang stuff off mine over many years at Faire and as a landsknecht re-enacter. One of the many revelations was learning that actually doing things the old-time folk did it often worked out well. Considering the long dagger being shown, many period illustrations show the dagger (especially with small or no quillions as depicted here) as being hung left or right of center on the belt. This seems very awkward, but in practice it gets better with repetition, and since modern chairs are usually not a feature, the dagger (especially with the right frog or strap) will accommodate itself to one's position. And being in front it can be grasped, draw, and readied very quickly! To a student of the martial arts as yourself that might be a salient feature as well. :)
marinaawin's avatar
I know, while the katana and wakizashi are placed to the left side of the belt the dagger is placed closer to the middle. I have never worked with a wakizashi before but the main concern while practicing  is to be able to reach the sword with your right hand while it is placed on the left side of the belt. So the danger being placed more to the center makes sense.
Also I wanted to thank you for the comments. They are helpful.
Zeonista's avatar
No problem, you were headed in the right direction & I wanted to give you some support.
fish-in-fridge's avatar
Very handsome and powerful!
marinaawin's avatar
Glad you like him. ;)
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