This sword was probably one of my favorites to design. I wanted it to have an ancient look, while still being usable, so I gave it the look of having been cleaned off after years of misuse. I also gave it some glyphs, both bordering the edges of the hilt and etched into the blade itself. The sword's function was kept in mind throughout the designing process. It's meant as a defensive blade. Its short blade combined with the large weight on the pommel brings its center of balance closer to the hilt, thus allowing quick repositioning of the blade via a quick turn of the wrist. its split-blade design is designed with catching other swords in mind... get another's blade in-between the two sections of this blade, and one quick twist should disarm them. The only downfall with a defensive blade like this is its lack of power... it's pretty much useless against heavily armored foes.