Discussion in 'Fantasy Weapons and Armour' started by Grabsteinkraut, Feb 3, 2004.
I'd love a functional boromir's sword,but would it still come with a plaque.
Basically, a functional Boromir's sword would be hard to make without it being a crowbar. It has the potential to be heavier than Glamdring, though shorter.
As I see it, UC will only make display swords. Unless they want to machine, hand finish, and temper carbon steel blades (which is expensive. Look up Albion Armorers swords) then UC probably won't have the capacity to hand forge swords.
Aww, Justice, I can't believe you said that! If Albion made a Boromir's sword, you can bet it wouldn't be a crowbar.
I'm just glad UC is making a Boromir sword (UC-1400, baby!). It won't be functional, but it will be beautiful.
It should read UNLESS Albion makes one perhaps...
Any impressions on this Windlass imitation?
Note that the blade looks a bit wavy, but it is due to my crappy scanning job. It is nice and straight in the catalog.
I do like the look of it. I doubt the quillions are actually twisted... probably engraved like that... but it IS nice. And at least it isn't stainless.
That must be from their latest catalogue. When did you receive yours? I have yet to get mine...
Consequently, can you PM me the price/item # from the catalog for the Windlass Mercenary? Neither are on your scan. I'd like to call MRL and see what they can tell me about this sword.
I like the look of it, but let's hope the rather short looking handle is an effective counterweight for that blade...
But hey, for such a cheap price, I might buy this AND the Windlass Ranger, even if mainly for costuming reasons.
I guesse everyone should be happy that UC is at least making this sword. I don't care if it's functional or not. I just want the sword. I'm not going to go out with this sword even if it is functional though. These swords are expensive and I wouldn't want to risk damaging it.
Here's the things I noted.
1. The word slightly hollow ground worries me a bit. A hollow grind is a delicate feature, and making it even more slight might be mostly ineffective.
2. Did i nail it or did I nail it? i said if windlass were ever to make a Boromir sword it would have to be hollow ground. That type of blade is extremely difficult to pull off if it isn't a flattened diamond cross section.
3. Labor. The pommel and guard are cast brass. That makes it a lot easier to make than a steel crossguard because you can't cast steel fittings like these. They would have to heat the crossguard to twist it, file in the intracacies, that would be costly. But bronze and brass can have moulds, so they can be a lot fancier and require less work, so it costs less.
4. The blade isn't as wide as Boromirs. Boromir had a blade at least 3 inches wide, and the blade stayed very wide until the fuller ended, then it curved to a point. This sword has a progressive taper to the tip, that would make the blade lighter.
In all an attractive piece, much more than the Windlass Ranger IMO. I am absolutely shocked that Windlass can turn up a hollow ground blade for under $200. Then again, you get what you pay for. I will probably order as soon as they are in stock, the price is worth a try.
I'm going to buy the UC Boromir to hang on the wall and look pretty (it's one of my faves), and if I buy a functional "boromir-inspired" sword, it'll be for costuming and fighting with. My bank balance hates me, but eh, you can't take it with you.
Great attitude! Hats off to you.
Life is for the living...
I would definitely love to see a functional Boromir sword, but if they don't make one I would still buy the non-functional one.
Why functional? You can't use it, they are for DISPLAY ONLY.
Well, that's the point of making them functional so they aren't just for display.
Thank you Windlass Steelcrafts for listening!!! They've earned my business on this one!
Goodness my thread has grown big, y didn't expect that.
For myself, i've seen some nice stuff, for example:
- The Museum Collection, from UC, witch could be the begining of a very exiting collection (Waiting still for "The True, The One Funcional ANDURIL")
- One the other hand, i saw the Albion Armorers collection, beautiful, especialy the Svante sword, witch is, y think, the best sword buyable by a common reseller. But i'll have to spare, it costs 2500$ !!
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