Christian Fletcher Ranger
Original: Based on Aragorn's sword in The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
The ATrim/Christian Fletcher Ranger was produced in response to the furor following release of The Fellowship of the Ring
in 2001. The blade was made by Angus Trim and is a variation of an Oakeshott Type XIIa
(AT1415), which is classified as a "Grete War Sword" along with the Type XIIIa
, and was common during the same period. The blade has a noticeable profile taper with an acute point. The narrow fuller extends nearly three-quarters the length of the blade. Angus Trim strives to make his swords functional first and this is certainly a functional representation of the sword in question. It is easily used in one hand or two.
The hilt components and scabbard were made by Christian Fletcher. The pommel is a modified "scent-stopper" (Oakeshott Type T5
) with an exposed pommel nut. The cross is a modified Oakeshott Style 8 with a pronounced central peak and incised lines approximately 1/2 inch from the ends. The grip is covered in green leather with a central riser which aids in a secure grip.
The Ranger Scabbard, by Christian Fletcher, is of green-dyed leather to match the grip with metal chapes. The scabbard features a "fuller" that matches that on the sword. Also included is a black leather Ranger Belt.
This sword is one of a limited run of 50 swords.
See our hands-on review
for more information on this sword.
Overall length: 46.75"
Weight: 3 pounds
Width of guard: 8.375"
Blade: 36.5" long; 1.875" wide tapering to 1.125"
Grip and pommel: 9.5"
Point of Balance (PoB): 6.25" from guard
Center of Percussion (CoP): ~22.5" from guard
Maker: Angus "Gus" Trim
and Christian Fletcher