Number three is thought to be the first real number in terms of symbolism and it contains beginning, progress and ending. Birth, life and death. Past, present and future. Father, mother and a child…
And because harmony and complementarity are important in a relationship, I placed perpendiculars to the sides which have arisen from the reverse side of the tip. Each blossom of both partners as symbols of the pillars of the other person. A triangle is formed by interconnection of three other flowers. They both together form a six-pointed star, hexagon, at whose centre they meet.
Hexagon is considered as a symbol of the macrocosm, mental toughness, inseparable masculine and feminine energy.
I placed the blossoms on the cross-guard as well. A sea is depicted on the cross-guard as a symbol of distance, which lies between the partners. Whether the distance is great in terms of geography or culture, they finally found the way. The sea is drawn as a silver line, which unites them.
I used brass for making tulips and silver for Chinese cherry tree blossoms. All of them are hand-cut, manually filed and polished.
A silver wire connects the blossoms and its lines are embedded into the pommel and cross-guard by inlay technique. The groove is engraved on the iron base first, then the silver wire is set. Everything was polished in the end.
The pommel and the cross-guard are dyed blue in fire.
When talking about symbolism of the colours, the Chinese believe that the blue tone brings blessing from heaven. In Europe it signifies peace, desire, loyalty, gentle feelings, satisfaction…
The blossoms are fixed with small rivets onto the sword, except those blossoms on the pommel, above the hilt and under the pommel.
It is one of the first swords, which I completely designed. When fine-tuning the project I used an interesting technique of Peter Johnsson, who I was honoured to meet in person during a symposium, where he had a lovely talk about it. If you want to know more about his technique, take a look on his website: