All parts of this mixed metal large sword post earring is wonderfully detailed. From the point to the pommel, this sword looks like a miniature of the real thing. The pronounced quillon and the twisted grip are especially fierce! The handle of this sword is bronze and the rest of the sword is sterling silver. Ear wire and nut are also sterling silver.
Swords are one of the earliest weapons found in cultures the world over, and as such are saturated with cherished meaning and symbolism. In Christian thought it primarily represents righteousness, while in Congo tribes of Central Africa swords are symbols of transition, especially between life and death. In the symbolic language of tarot, swords represent the realm of the mind, specifically the navigation of thought.