This is a display plaque I made for the REGAL SWORD OF THORIN replica that I bought. With the sword.
The runes are dwarven runes. I stenciled them on.
Across the top translate into,"Thorin"
Down the right side says, "Oakenshield"
And down the left side translates out to, "King of Erebor"
I also painted on the dwarven heads at the top left and right and the crow at the bottom which is the symbol of Erebor.
The wood is Oak. And I gave it about 10 coats of Polyurethane so it can withstand dings and dents.