Just a funny little thing I’ve discovered tonight. Look at these axes:
Or this one:
Words, formed by runes on those weapons, were really suspicious to me, so I checked Khazalid runic alphabet:
And it turned out that those were exactly what I’d thought them to be - “OKRI” and “DORI”.
It’s a common practice for human and dwarven (I think) artists and craftsmen to leave signatures on their creations, and this case is no exception.
So, here’s the conclusion. These axes were made by dwarf Okri who’s also Bardin’s cousin and, in fact,
very real and probably very skillfull weapon smith.