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Swords that you would like a replica of
« on: March 31, 2009, 09:35:54 AM »
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Re: Swords that you would like a replica of
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2009, 01:36:07 PM »
well not exactly a sword but i still want the dagger from the Robin Hood prince of thieves the one the sherriff gives Marian and she gives to Robin
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Re: Swords that you would like a replica of
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2009, 03:20:23 PM »
well not exactly a sword but i still want the dagger from the Robin Hood prince of thieves the one the sherriff gives Marian and she gives to Robin
Who in turn gives it back to the sherriff,  ah so to speak.
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Re: Swords that you would like a replica of
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2009, 04:16:15 AM »
The replica sword & scabbard I have been salivating over is actually available. It's just the $2000+ price tag that currently keeps it out of my grasp!  ;)



OMG..I'm drooling over it right now!
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Re: Swords that you would like a replica of
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2009, 06:47:44 PM »
I can't find a picture of my favorite.  It's number A.460 in the Wallace Collection.  I have found several replicas however.

This is one of them: http://www.armor.com/sword188.html

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Re: Swords that you would like a replica of
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2009, 01:10:19 PM »
nice i like that
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Re: Swords that you would like a replica of
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2009, 08:41:29 AM »
Oh, goodness. Lots of movie swords, really.

I always had a strange affinity for the sword given to Jack by the fairies in Legend (that the fool lost).

Also (and very few, if any, under my age -34- will probably have any idea what I'm talking about here) the Mindsword from Hawk the Slayer.

I really dig the rapier worn by Maffio (Oliver Platt) in Dangerous Beauty.

I love the early, stout, transitional rapier given to D'Artagnean by his father in The Three Musketeers(1974), that was unfortunately broken in the early part of the film.

(You'll forgive me that I didn't quite feel up to loading VLC Player, putting in my DVDs, taking screen caps, hosting them at Photobucket to post them here. I figure most of you own most of these movies... and if you don't... what are you doing here?!?  ;D )
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Re: Swords that you would like a replica of
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2009, 03:43:49 PM »
Eric, without pictures I have no idea what you're talking about.  I've never even heard of most of those films.  I'm here because of an interest in historical arms armor and clothing, not because I like corny movies (I don't).  So excuse me for not knowing what made-up swords you're referencing. :-\ ;D

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Re: Swords that you would like a replica of
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2009, 08:30:06 AM »
My husband got a Paul Chen - Hanwei rapier that looks very similar to this one.
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Re: Swords that you would like a replica of
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2009, 09:08:44 AM »
I. Stewart,
I'll not raise a fuss that you would call any of those movies "corny" (well...except for Hawk the Slayer, but that's part of the charm), since that's not the case, nor is it the point. :)

I guess I should put some pics up. Gimmie a lil time and I'll do so.

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Re: Swords that you would like a replica of
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2009, 05:06:38 PM »
Well I certainly didn't mean any offense by it. :)

I just thought I needed to point out that not everyone here has those movies.

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Re: Swords that you would like a replica of
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2009, 06:33:59 PM »
No offense at all. All's well. :)

My apologies for assuming everyone is as big a movie nerd as me.  ;D

Here we go. (Sorry if the quality of some isn't perfect, but some DVDs are encoded better than others.)
First. Maffio's rapier in Dangerous Beauty(1998). Love that rapier belt too...and all of his garb, actually.



D'Artagnan's father's sword in The Three Musketeers(1973). I really love the simple, practical, war-torn look of this one.



Jack's sword from Legend(1985). It's not really noteworthy, but it's a childhood sentimental fave.



And finally, the Mindsword from Hawk The Slayer(1980). To a 10 year old me (1984)...the Mindsword was the coolest thing ever! -lol-



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That's only a partial geek list however. I know that there's plenty other attractive swords that I dig in historic artwork as well as fantasy game art and pulp sword & sorcery book covers, etc.

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Re: Swords that you would like a replica of
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2009, 12:11:36 PM »
Eric:

I am coming in on this a little late and have not been following, but I for one did not need the picture as I knew exactly what you were talking about.  I always felt that the way the movie ended left it open for a sequel however it was never to be.  With the construction of the hilt being the major drawback I should think that with the proper battery pack and a small glass bauble of some sort, the mind sword could be made.  Some thing to think about. 

As to another "cheesy" movie for a replica possibility, are the two swords in the original 1954 version of Prince Valiant.  In fact I have made a close replica of the sword used by James Mason in the movie.  I use for knightings at the two faires that I am on cast with.  If ever I can get around to hauling out some of the pictures I have of it I will send you one.  I have written to Robert Wagner website over a year ago asking for info on the composition of those blades, but that was over a year ago and I have gotten no answer so I guess I never will.

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Re: Swords that you would like a replica of
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2009, 12:31:49 PM »
Blakduke,

Unfortunately, the '54 Prince Valiant is one of the holes in my DVD collection. I haven't seen it in some time either (caught it on cable back in '05, I believe), so I can't remember what those blades looked like.

 

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