The griffin is a legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle's talons as its front feet. A griffin is the symbol of divine power. Griffins are depicted on swords, family crests and shield. The mythological creature is very popular throughout history. There are also many legends and stories about this creature, one legend is that griffins not only mated for life, but if either partner died, then the other would continue the rest of its life alone, never to search for a new mate. This lead to Griffins being used as a symbol in Christianity. Because of the griffin's strength and powers of sight, it was believed to guard hidden treasures. Due to its association with the Holy Grail, one of the treasures most commonly guarded by griffins was emeralds. Just like the pommel of this sword is a griffin claw holding a faux emerald. The blade of this sword is constructed of stainless steel with a semi-sharp edge and a fuller running down the center. Just below the double griffin claw guard the blade is cut into a wavy shape before tapering down to the tip. The large handle is wrapped and hand sewn with faux leather and is two handed. Included is a leather sheath with a back strap. A Griffin is blessed with the speed, flight, and penetrating vision of the eagle and the strength, courage, and majesty of the lion. Encompass the power of the Griffin with this collectors piece. Please note there may be imperfections in the green faux jewel.
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