The Swords of Night and Day - Runic Inscription

 

"...slightly curved, the centre polished black. At each end were set beautifully sculpted Ivory sections. Ornate and exquisite it would, had he not heard the mans name, have seemed to serve no purpose...

'Press the ruby stud on the hilt,' said Skilgannon. 'It will release the blade.' The moment Damalon pressed the stud a sword slid clear, Moonlight shone upon the silver steel and the runes engraved there.

Damalon pressed an Emerald stud on the second hilt. The black scabbard fell to the ground as a second blade slid clear. It shone like gold, bright and precious."

 

 

Some twenty years ago, when I was working on the first Snaga I had the inscription "Sender, The Blades Of No Return" translated into Old Norse and then transposed into Runes.

 

David wanted the runic inscriptions on Snaga to have real meaning and we decided that Old Norse would be the most appropriate.

 

 

These Swords are our tribute to David Gemmell.
We are engraving the blades with the titles of all of David's books transposed into Old Norse runes.

There are thirty two titles in all, eight in each fuller, sixteen on each sword.
The runes are inlaid with Gold on the Sword of Day and Silver on the Sword of Night.

 

 

NIGHT

LEGEND - THE KING BEYOND THE GATE - WAYLANDER - WOLF IN SHADOW
GHOST KING - LAST SWORD OF POWER - THE LAST GUARDIAN - KNIGHTS OF DARK RENOWN

QUEST FOR LOST HEROES - LION OF MACEDON - DARK PRINCE - IN THE REALM OF THE WOLF
MORNINGSTAR - THE FIRST CHRONICLES OF DRUSS THE LEGEND - WHITE KNIGHT BLACK SWAN - BLOODSTONE

 

DAY

IRON HAND'S DAUGHTER - THE HAWK ETERNAL - THE LEGEND OF DEATHWALKER - WINTER WARRIORS
DARK MOON - SWORD IN THE STORM - MIDNIGHT FALCON - HERO IN THE SHADOWS

RAVENHEART - STORMRIDER - ECHOES OF THE GREAT SONG - WHITEWOLF
THE SWORDS OF NIGHT AND DAY - LORD OF THE SILVER BOW - SHIELD OF THUNDER - FALL OF KINGS

 

 

 

 

 

Design Copyright Raven Armoury

 

 

David Gemmell 1948 - 2006
The Master of Fantasy Fiction.