My contribution to the project "The Dead Words"

"For over centuries, thousands of English words have been created, modified, and removed.
Through its blog of lettering, The Dead Words rediscover and interpret stories of dead words.
All letterings are words that were once used in our language. Today, most of them are omitted from common English dictionaries.
This may be the last chance for us to learn and commemorate the words before they are truly dead and forgotten."

The only rule to participate is to do the lettering based on the original meaning of the word.

My choice was "SPUTCHEON"

Sputcheon  (spoot-chi-on) n. 1842 -1878; metal lining of the mouth of a scabbard
Ex. The blade rang against the sputcheon as he drew it, eliminating the element of surprise.

© Nicolas Gazut :::