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Numenorien Dagger by SirInkman Numenorien Dagger by SirInkman
Pencil drawing

I was trying to convey what I thought a decorative Numenorien dagger might look like. I figured they would likely use fish or ocean themed things as they were a sea-faring island people. This will be an interesting one to do in color.

Update - here's the color version.
Numenorien Dagger [color] by SirInkman

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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Now this is very elegant! (might I be so bold as to ask if you imagine the Eket, the Numenorean equivalent of the seaxe-knife or the gladius would follow a similar design).
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Thanks. :D
Well, I would think with the Numenor style, it could be similar but a slightly different fish design.
Now with a gladius.. I would figure some redesign would be required.
Blade shape would change to dual edge and the handle would likely need to be different.
The scabbard would have to loose the chain in favor of something a bit heftier to hold it.
But it could still follow the same styling i think.
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
 Fair enough!

 I'm not actually sure if the Eket is of the Gladius design, since even if it does seem to occupy the same niche it MIGHT resemble the saxon saexe-knife more closely (Professor Tolkien preferred to draw from the Northern European Dark Age when it came to influences, so far as can be told - on the other hand Numenor DOES seem closer to the Classical World than most of Arda so I suspect one can safely leave interpretation of it's design up to the artist).

 Stay well!
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
I tried looking up Eket but didn't find anything.
Update - changed my search - found it. Still sounds roughly like a gladius so still applies I guess.
Yeah, I always felt Numenor was more Classical. It's sort of like Ancient Greece and over time becoming more European once they're on the continent.
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
 I'd argue that, as with just about every other version of Atlantis, Numenor owes more than a little to Thera, an island destroyed by a cataclysmic volcanic explosion a very, very long time ago to boor.

 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minoan_e…
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
I wouldn't argue. I'm sure that's where it came from - owing to Tolkien's heavy history/mythology basis.
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
 I intended no argument; it seems churlish to do so when mine host has been courteous! (I must admit that it's sort of hard to fact-drop on the Internet without looking insufferable - well, even more insufferable than usual).;) (Wink) 
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
No worries Ed. ;)
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love the design, can't wait to see it in color!
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
The color version is up now. ;)
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