One dedicated fan managed to bring Alagaësia to the real world by forging his very own replica of Eragon’s sword, Brisingr!
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Over the course of two months, Inheritance Cycle mega-fan Dawson Berdan commissioned RyanSword, a Chinese sword replica company, to forge a real-life Brisingr! The process was relatively straightforward: Dawson utilized artwork from Christopher Paolini, descriptions from the books, a fan’s 3D rendering, and his own sketches to complete a blueprint of sorts for the company.
Minor alterations were made to modify technically impossible areas and to help better differentiate the sword from Zar’roc (Dawson’s personal preference). The sword’s blade was based off of Gandalf’s sword, Glamdering, from Lord of the Rings, because Dawnson felt that it had an “elegant vibe” (as he pictures elven swords) and features a good “cut and thrust design with a spear tip.”
From there, the sword began to take shape. RyanSword kept Dawson informed throughout the process by sending in-progress photos of the sword’s transformation from metal to stunning fantasy blade!
Nothing could have prepared Dawson for the awe-inspiring results! The gallery below features professional studio photos of the sword as well as photos Brisingr’s new owner took once the sword was in his possession:
The incredible project, which cost Dawson $500, took five months to complete. A bit slower than Eragon and Rhunön, but that’s to be expected!
The only downside? The sword doesn’t catch fire when you say “brisingr”!
Would you like your own Brisingr replica? Which other sword or weapon in the Inheritance Cycle would you like to see replicated?