Sword in the Stone

I picked up this sword and shield from wish.com. The shield looked larger in their pictures, but it’s not in scale with the sword at all. I thought they were cool looking and for $3, I figured what the hell. I had no idea what I was going to do with them, but I like swords and I like lions. I thought maybe I’d stick them on the wall with the sword behind the shield or some such… I realized that wasn’t going to happen when they arrived.

So instead I carved a rock out of rigid pink foam and painted it up. Then I inset the tiny shield into the stone and hot glued it in place. I think the results look pretty good.

foam boulder

The sword comes out of the stone. It’s very Arthurian in that regard, only there’s no throne of Britannia to be had. And it looks pretty good on the shelf next to my map of the Skorr.

Robert E. Howard’s Valeria from the Conan story, Red Nails