Discussion in 'Fantasy Weapons and Armour' started by prancingponyregular, Dec 1, 2003.
anyone know where one might find a replica Frostmourne from Warcraft3?
Frostmourne is something of a running joke on these boards. It's huge, has no fuller, and looks like it's made as much of bone as of metal.
As one person put it on the last incarnation of the Fantasy Forum, "Does Arthos bench press trees or something?"
Ahhhhh, yes. Good old Frostmourne. I did a mental calculation of that sword and it came to weigh about thirty pounds. But any replica that doesn't weigh that much would be pretty cheap. By the way, in "cheap", I mean not well made. But if you're looking for a replica there's always "Google."
They have a desktop with it here: http://blizzard.com/war3x/files.shtml
I think you won't succeed in finding a swordsmith for that one.
I kinda like it though.
It seems to me though, that even if you were extremely strong, you would still have to master the inertia that thing would carry with each swing.
which would be considerable.
I admit that it would be hilarious to watch though.
Well, the closest you'll get is the end movie where Illidan fights Arthas.
Acctually you would be surprised how light bastard swords and longswords of the like are. I have a collection of blades and I would have to say that the heaviest functional one is only around 10 lbs. And its a battle ready bastard sword. I have some Kit Ray blades as well. I have Lucindar and Morthaseth and they only weigh around 8-10 lbs. So acctually Frostmourne could only weigh around 10 lbs. But according to what I have read about mideval blacksmithing a well made functional long sword weighed as little as 5 lbs.
I know that. I collect swords myself too and I completely agree with you about 5 lbs not being all to heavy. 10 lbs is considerable, in my honest opinion. I don't think I would be comfortable fighting with a sword of that weight, although I know there are some that are.
I do think however, that frostmourne is considerably bigger than the kit rae blades
and would therefore weigh a good deal more than 10 lbs.
Frostmourne is one of the main reasons why I became interested in swords. My goal is to have it made. Even if its not functional, its a beautiful piece of work. I would of course... put lots of money into this... for all of the materials. Bone, jewels, everything. My collection will not be complete without it, that and I want to be able to hold it in my hands and scream "Frostmoure hungers!" But im going to have to wait a good many years.... im only 16 and dont have that kind of money. But I will have it made...
Whose bones are we considering using?
I don't know but just not pick a fight with grallen until we know for sure.
Maybe you can have a aluminium-blade version of the sword made, that's very light and is also used for that big blade from final fantasy. I am afraid, however, that you would have to look at it as a work of art rather than a functional piece
Bone from some animal... my mom said she had a bone neckace from an animal once. If not bone, then there are many things that can be made to look like it. I dont think I would hae frostmourne as a functional blade, although it would be nice. It would be a decoration. I also have the packground on my computer and there just so much on the sword that I dont think its even possible to make a functional sword and incorporate all of it.
Frostmourne scares me. o.o
I think the Kit Rae SotA line is pushing it as far as ornamental fantasy blades. The LotR blades, thank God, are a little functionality in an otherwise nonfunctional world. The designs are quite down-to-earth. But SotA? Have you SEEN Molotoch?
A real life Frostmourne would have to be made of light aluminum and resin and composites just to keep the weight down. Maybe in WC3 it's magically-deliciousness lets Arthas swing it around like a baseball bat, but we don't have the convenience of enchantments
Take a look at this site. This guy carves hilts out of bone and antler, etc. Some pretty amazing stuff, but I don't imagine it's cheap!
Wow. They are amazing.
And therefor... possible It wouldnt be cheap, and yes it does look un-realistic, but its one HELL of an art piece. It would hang on my wall and it would stay in my family for years and years. *drools* (I dont want it to be functional)
I was thinking I'd make this sword out of wood.. Since I'll be a ..mm..carpenter when I grow up
i can make a frostmourne its not that hard except it takes time im a smith of good standing in my trade i can make just about anything just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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