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    Did Excalibur exist ? Or could it be just a myth


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    it did, it is proven arthur existed but some of the stories may be exaggerated, a body has been found that many believe to be arthurs, from written evidence and such.

    During that age it was traditional for men to name their swords and they would be treasured family possesions, excalibur existed, it was arthurs sword. it may not have been magical, it may just be arthurs sword (i think the magic may have been a metaphor/miscoception of arthurs swordsmanship).

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    Good point Crusader. I will remember that..
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    Crusader where did you hear that they found arthurs body?
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    Well, the idea had to come from somewhere, so something like it must have existed at some point, unless somebody out there ahd a good imagination...
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    Could be. People often do have good imaginations.
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    Question Re: Excalibur : Did it exist

    i may be wrong on this cause its form memory and i heard it a wile ago but as far as i know excalibur and all the other famus swords from other legends and storys like the singing sword(i think that might be excalibur thoe) the atlantian sword etc. are the same sword, like i said i could very well be wrong on this but it is what i heard from my father who happens to be a BIG knife and sword nut, could be cause he is a knife maker and has done research on things for god knows how long.



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    Re: Excalibur : Did it exist

    Well for one thing it wouldn't look like a "traditional" knight's sword.

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    well i heard that they did find it in a church somewere but ther not really sure if the body is arthurs and its xcalibur not with an "E"... and remember not everyone who lived in differn't places had info on everybody from differn't kingdoms so alot of poeple made up stories but some is myrh and some is real
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    Re: Excalibur : Did it exist

    There is a funny anecdote about Excalibur
    During the 3th crusade King Richard I of England asked the King of Sicily for ships to get him and his army to the Hollyland.
    The Sicilian King told Richard that he would get all the ships he needed in exchange for Excalibur, Richard drew his sword and said here you go.
    Richard later told one of his chief lieutenants (Andrew de Chauvigny) that Excalibur is the sword of the English king.
    That if he would loose his sword on the battlefield an pick one up from a fallen soldier at that point that sword would be Excalibur, the sword of English king.

    The only thing I'm sure of is that if the sword really existed it can look anything from a late Roman sword to an early Viking type sword, and nothing like we are use to see in the movies
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    Re: Excalibur : Did it exist

    All of you: read "The Mists of Avalon"! It is a great Arthurian LEgend teller, and it tells so much that I believe to be true. It's really great
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    Re: Excalibur : Did it exist

    Quote Originally Posted by Duke_Aramis
    Richard later told one of his chief lieutenants (Andrew de Chauvigny) that Excalibur is the sword of the English king.
    That if he would loose his sword on the battlefield an pick one up from a fallen soldier at that point that sword would be Excalibur, the sword of English king.
    That makes sense. It's a lot like "Air Force One".

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    Re: Excalibur : Did it exist

    Well, that is an interesting story Duke Aramis. I never thought of it like that. I wonder where the word "exacalibur" came from.
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    i think your all wrong.. excalibure was found by a dragon and then it ate exactlyboor

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    Re: Excalibur : Did it exist

    was that a joke?
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