"'These are your presents,' was the answer, 'and they
are tools not toys. The time to use them is perhaps near at hand. Bear them
Peter's Sword, Rhindon
"The hilt of the sword was of gold
and it had a sheath and a sword belt and everything it needed, and
it was just the right size and weight for Peter to use."
sword is similar to 14th century one-handed swords. The
crossguard is a straight steel bar with a small langet
(the 1 1/2" tab) running parallel to the blade. The grip is covered
with 2 segments of red leather with a ring of gold (called a ferrule)
between them and another at the grip's base. The
leather is embossed with a diagonal stripe pattern with scrolls
running between every other line (see design on picture of replica on Arms of Valor website.) The pommel (which counter-balances
the weight of the blade) is my favorite part: a gold lion's head.
The blade is broad and long. In the fuller (the groove
down the middle that lessens the blade's weight) is a gold inlay. On
one side, it reads "When Aslan Bears His Teeth Winter Meets Its Death,"
and on the other side, "When Aslan Shakes His Mane We Shall Have Spring
Again," surrounded by more inlay.
The scabbard is hard to see in most
pictures. It is red leather, with a steel chape fitted
over the base (to protect the sword's tip) and
a locket over the mouth (to keep water from getting inside.) The
locket is gold where the langet fits over it, and beneath the locket
is what looks like a lion's face surrounded by rays stamped on the leather.
Leather loops around
the scabbard are hooked to gold loops around Peter's belt. The
belt is stamped with leaves and other motifs with gold gilding.
Master Replicas, Promotional Images
Trailers, Video Clips
Replicas has a replica
of Rhindon available for purchase: "Designed to be an
exact replica of the original prop supplied by Weta Workshop
Ltd., the blade of Peter's powerful tool is constructed of durable
hand-forged steel and sturdy full tang and features elegant
acid-etched lettering details. The leather grip includes gold-plated,
cast-metal details including an exquisite brass lion head. A
nickel-chromed steel hand guard completes this authentic work
of art." Priced at $249, they are currently sold out as
of October 18th, 2007.
"The shield was the colour of silver
and across it there ramped a red
lion, as bright as a ripe strawberry the moment you pick it."
shield is made up of sections of curved wood about an inch thick.
According to a Weta video, the front is actually steel, not
silver, etched with leaves and swirls, beginning at the bottom and
fanning out in seven "branches," with a canopy of leaves at the top. A
gold border surrounds the etching.
There are seven gold diamond shapes above the lion's head, similar
to shapes carved on the shield back. Is this perhaps a symbol of
The back of the shield shows the dark wood grain, with the carved
diamonds already mentioned arcing across the lower end.
Forearm padding and straps riveted to the back look like a soft
red leather. The large strap with a lion's head buckle is attached
to the shield with gold rings and can be slung around the neck or
over the shoulder. That way, the shield could be carried in front
or over the back. The strap can also help Peter keep his shield
arm up in battle.
Peter's coat of arms is a rampant lion, found on his shield
and his tabard. We have two excellent templates of the rampant
lion for your use, below.