Wooden Swords for imaginative play, by Nestwood

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Wooden Swords for imaginative play, by Nestwood

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Nestwood's owner is a huge fan of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, and these particular blades are inspired by the female elf of The Hobbit, Tariel. The overall shape mimics the look of her blade, though each one has obtained its own personality.


For the shields and swords, Nestwood uses a combination of acrylic paint, leather for the handles, and a protective coating of polyurethane to preserve the paint. Each is drawn and hand painted. No two are the same, and likely colors will not be repeated. Each is made locally in Rangely by the devoted parents of a 7 year old and are inspired by a variety of medieval and fantasy sources. 

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Nestwood shares the story behind their one of a kind swords and shields.

                Several years ago, we went to a Renaissance Faire and while  looked around one of the things that caught our eye the most were wooden swords, and with our son being only 3 at the time, of course he wanted one desperately, but it wouldn’t likely survive the day with our kiddo. Both my husband and I have an eye for things that will last and with our rowdy boy who has always been in love with the idea of knights, pirates, and all things medieval. With the way that he tends to beat on things we knew we needed to create something durable, but it took time because we had to move, and on his fifth birthday he was gifted a monogrammed shield, sword and treasure box- which all our nieces and nephews adored and “borrowed” frequently. All of them came to visit a lot over the summer and with kids there can be conflict and one sword and shield a piece let them work out their aggression and have a blast at the same time. These were the only toys that would keep them going for hours and away from electronics, so we’ve decided to spread the fun. We adore painting and making everything unique and we never quite know what will develop when we sit down with a sword or shield, nor what colors or theme they will take, each one takes several hours to complete and requires a lot of fussing because we like them to be just so- we want them to be used to play with but also as decoration if a child wants it so they need to be something special and unique and something that will suit only the child who owns it.