Beams of jewel-toned light refract from perfect curves as the scent of incense rises on still, thin air. With a curt bow to the altar, you slip into a side chapel and gesture for the boy to follow.
This place has been your sanctuary since you were a young squire. Not so much for the blessings and beatitudes as the silence and the space. It is immense and yet intimate, profound and yet somehow protective.
In the cool shadow of vaulted stone, you draw a sword from the scabbard at your waist. It is not a sharply-honed weapon of battle but an elegant federschwert, its pommel lined with graceful arcs that put you in mind of your sacred surroundings.
It is the sword you were given when you commenced your own training. The sword that carried you through to knighthood. And it’s time for its legacy to continue.
You hold it out to the boy, and watch his eyes widen with wonder.
This custom feder is inspired as much by Gothic architecture as it is by Meyer. A long multi-faceted pommel and flared, angled quillons create an extravagant yet elegant look, completed by two deep fullers in the 8mm thick blade.
A similar bespoke feder would start at £700 plus postage.
The oil blackened pommel and hardened steel quillons are highlighted by the green leather of the waisted hardwood grip.
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