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Nilfgaard swords by Merlkir Nilfgaard swords by Merlkir
Another piece for the CD Projekt RED portfolio.
As part of designing the Nilfgaard soldiers I also designed their swords.

They're very much based on historical originals of Italian 15th/16th century swords.

They are inlaid with sun and flame symbols and the cinquedea is decorated with a portrait of Emhyr Var Emreis - the shining Nilfgaardian emperor himself.

(as his nickname is "the White Flame Dancing on the Barrows of his Enemies", I have him stand in flames and skulls.)
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Thylacinee Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Genius! Awesome concepts
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VOLOSATICK Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student General Artist
такой невероятно прекрасной работы(шедевра) я еще не видел!
КАК БЫ МНЕ ХОТЕЛОСЬ ТАКЖЕ РИСОВАТЬ))))))))
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Merlkir Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ah well, thank you! ;)
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great designs, especially in pommels. Sapkowskin's Witcher books are great so it's nice to see fan art related to his creations.

I'm a bit late but I wish you luck with job application. I also hope your experience in M&B TLD-project as illustrator & designer proves to be useful in this!

Say, since you know much about swords... What is the purpose of small spike near the cross-guard in that cavalry sword?
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Merlkir Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's called a spur and we're not really sure what it's supposed to do. :D

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avenger09 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to say the ornamentation is brilliant, very fitting to an Empire that has a Sun as its Sigil/Symbol. As well as the Emperor's title. Course I've always preferred practical swords, to pretty swords.

But hay, when your empire is the biggest in all the known world; you can afford to show off.
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Merlkir Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes! Thank you. :)
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avenger09 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the Nilfgaardian armour. From the fancy, renaissance based plate that Geralt fights them in. To the light cavalry we see in the enhanced edition ending.

By the way can you post some of that here?
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Merlkir Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Not sure what you mean. Post what here? Screenshots from the game?
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avenger09 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You said that you designed the soldiers right? I'd like to see those designs, I have thing for awesome armour.
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