Viking Relic: Custom Coarse PAW

I finished this custom a few weeks ago and it's just arrived to it's home. As you can see I altered the right hand a bit.  I gave the PAW a wrist and brought the fingers into a grip around the sword handle. The first series of pics show the original piece before I showed the client.  He then asked me to add some moss for a bit of color.  I think he was right to ask, it did add something and it broke up the monotony.  What do you think?