This is an updated version of my personal take on Brisingr, the sword of Eragon, from the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini.
As I said in my description for Zar'roc, there were far too many cheesy SLO looking interpretations that looked like fragile, stainless steel junk that you could buy at a flea market; not a one of them looked like a formidable weapon. That's not a dig at the artists, just that, quite frankly, when I pictured one of the swords described, I pictured a weapon, not some thin piece of junk or a wide bladed sword with a hilt so gaudy as to be nearly unusable (or at the very least, damned uncomfortable). Not to mention, they didn't really match the description all that much.
No actual specs were ever given except that it was a hand and a half sword with a grip slightly longer than usual, so I went with the measurements close to that of an actual bastard sword.
Overall Length - 44.5"
Blade Length - 33.5" x 1.5"
Grip Length - 5"
Pommel Length - 3"
The blade is an Oakeshott Type XVIIIa, which is one of the first true cut-n-thrust swords. It was made with a slender blade that had a gentle taper to a graceful point which was designed to slip through the gaps in chainmail while still retaining excellent cutting ability, a characteristic I think is key to the description given of Brisingr, wherein the point is described as narrower to better combat the improved armor of Eragon's day. I updated the blade profile to smooth it out and make it appear sharper with a narrower tip.
The guard is an Oakeshott Style 9, which in addition to being my favorite, is also very often paired with the XVIII family of blades and also fits with the description of an upswept guard. The pommel is a modified Type V1, also known as the fishtail pommel. I figured that this, in combination with the 5" grip would best fit the "slightly longer than normal" description of the grip while maintaining the perception of Brisingr as a sword for all occasions and all situations.
The furniture is blued, as is the leaf shaped chape on the scabbard, and there are four claws holding the sapphire into the pommel (albeit they're too rounded to be called claws or ribs, really). The scabbard's just a basic leather over wood with a dark navy dye to better contrast the blade's iridescent color.
The grip is ebony and tapers slightly towards the pommel, but for the majority of its length, it fills the hand quite nicely. I widened the grip slightly where it meets the guard and made the transition between the broader and narrower sections more distinct, as well as making the broader section slightly longer (3.5") to really make it similar to the waisted grips featured on historical hand-and-a-half swords.