Brendan Fraiser's Sword from "The Mummy"

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  1. Elladan

    Elladan Son of Elrond

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    Brendan Fraiser's Sword from The Mummy

    Anybody know what I'm talking about?

    It shows up at the end of the movie, during the final battle against Imhotep's mummified minions in Hamunaptra. Rick (Fraiser's character) pulls a sword from a scabbard near a sarcophogus, and uses it quite skillfully against the many undead the Mummy sends at him. Later, once Evie reads the spell that makes him mortal, Rick uses the sword to kill Imhotep. Sadly, it is lost in the scramble to escape Hamunaptra as the necropolis collapses in on itself.

    Anyway, there is ample opportunity to see this sword in action. Good thing, too- it's gorgeous! The blade is about two and a half, maybe three feet long, leafed in what is probably gold. It is guardless, and the hilt is a beautiful composition of gold, ivory, and azure (or some shiny blue substance). Impressive, to say the least.

    That sword has always captivated me. Does anyone else remember it, or maybe have some pictures of it?
     
  2. Gûd Daedheloth

    Gûd Daedheloth Foe of Morgoth's Realm

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    Yeah, I remember it. Nice sword.
     
  3. darkdragon

    darkdragon The Black Prince

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    Great looking sword. any body know what kind of sword it was. Looks a little out of place for egyptian, could be wrong though. Been wrong before and probably will be many more times in the future. he he :D :D
     
  4. Elladan

    Elladan Son of Elrond

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    Yeah, I'd love to know the kind of sword it was. I'm extremely attracted to it....
     
  5. Dementia

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    if im remembering the same sword as you are talking about- (which agreeably would be a miracle considering my memory)
    they found a dagger, that was very similar to the sword, within tutankhamen's tomb.

    but of the egyptian swords that i have see i dont ever remember seeing a sword of that size and shape...
    though i have a good reference book for these sorts of things, if it has anything to shed light on this topic i will let you know.

    ...but the movie makers could have just taken the dagger that was found and just made a larger version of it for the sword in the film.

    D.
     
  6. Elladan

    Elladan Son of Elrond

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    Heh... too bad they didn't make a replica of it when they made that wavy-bladed knive from The Mummy Returns.
     
  7. Fingolfin

    Fingolfin New Member

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    i have the mummy on dvd lying about somewhere, ill try and get a screencap of it
     
  8. Justice

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    The sword wasn't gold leafed, it was probably Bronze or Brass. The ancient Egyptian culture predated the Iron Age.

    It was a nice looking sword, but a bit too long for one of that age, bronze isn't as strong as iron or steel and has a nasty habbit of folding in half during use. And the scorpion King had a steel sword too... even the vikings used iron swords before steel was invented...
     
  9. Khamul

    Khamul Roaming

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    Let me fix that little title for you. :) You can't use those tags in a thread title.
     
  10. Harrison

    Harrison The Best Beatle

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    yah, that sword was ok.
     
  11. master swordsman

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    Its a two-handed GLADIUS(A roman sword originating from celt designs) even though were mostly used by romans, which doesnt explain why one would be found in a pyramid.It was leafed, because at a certain point in the movie he held the blade and used the pomel to dispatch 1 of those mummy-soldier thingys.

    Here are some pics of gladius swords similar to the one in The Mummy
    http://www.medieval-weaponry.co.uk/acatalog/HW2032Close.jpg
    http://files.turbosquid.com/Preview...45c5ecc6-08c0-4539-b7a1-998ab3401ba3Large.jpg
     
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    I think we've all hit elements of the truth without actually getting to it.

    The sword was a movie prop, intended to look old and Egyptian rather than built as an accurate representation of any historical sword.

    The blade is not wholly unlike those of many European Bronze Age swords (c. 1200 BC if memory serves). The leaf-shaped blade is of that period but the prop makers got the curve a little bit wrong. The colour of the blade is surely intended to represent bronze.

    The hilt is probably supposed to be ivory, gold and lapis lazuli.

    AFAIK, no bronze age swords had a blade that long or a hilt intended for two hands.

    It really is a stunning sword, though. Shame it isn't realistic.
     
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