First Sword Question

Discussion in 'General Weapons & Armour' started by Radagast, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. Radagast

    Radagast Art House Member

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    My sister just got back from Spain, where she spent the last month. On her return, she brought me back a sword (my very first). She bought it in Toledo, and it is stunning.

    Thing is, I wish to hang it on my wall. What is the best way to fasten it to the wall, providing the best support, yet not damaging the sword itself?
     
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    Skyanide The Big Meanie Staff Member

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    Duct tape? :D
     
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    The best idea would be to make up a wooden backing to hang on the wall with hooks or nails positioned so the sword will sit in the backing. This way you will avoid damaging the sword and you can take it down at any time you like
     
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    If you ever plan on swinging it around ot cutting anything with it, just be sure to check if it's stainless steel or spring steel. Stainless steel is very brittle in longer lengths and can snap like a twig. It's fine for shorter knives, and perfect for display items because it's much more resistant to rust.

    It might hvae a sticker or something on it somewhere or your sister might know. Display swords and usable swords are very different beasts.

    Got any pics of the sword you can show us?
     
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    Wow i cant wait until im old enough to get one. That and a saracen bow. Then i can swing it about and feel sooo cool.
     
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    I have an english Bastard sword (functional), a typical katan/wakizashi combo (display, broke one once and found this out the hard way :p) and other various weapons. To get my sword on the wall I drilled two nails in (long ones), and mounted the crosspiece on them. I used a clamp and hammer to bend the nails upwards before putting them in, so the sword wouldn't fall on my in my sleep (its at the foot of my bed :D). As to the katana/wakizashi it came with a stand to mount them on.
     
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    Get a stand, or some hooks. Just be careful it can support the weight of the sword!