Discussion in 'Fantasy Weapons and Armour' started by CB Swords, Jul 22, 2005.
Any word on pricing yet, CB? That would be the next obvious question people will ask.
Nope, not yet, I'll see what I can find out.
Well, seeing as how the suggested price for sting is $748, I'd imagine that Glamdring would be ~$850-950.
Also, thanks for the picture.
I don't know what the MSRP is, but by the estimated dealer price (may change before release) we're going to be selling it for somewhere between $500-$600.
Not bad. It would be nice if the scabbards already out will fit.
How did you come to that estimate without an MSRP? Has UC already confirmed the dealer cost?
I got the the dealer cost from our UC rep, which mentioned it hasn't been confirmed yet and so may still change. I didn't bother asking what the MSRP is since we never price using the MSRP anyways.
We've been speculating the MSRP on another forum, and my current guess is $1166.99. This is based on a ratio between UC1264 (regular Sting) and UC1424 (MC Sting) using the MSRP for UC1265 (Glamdring).
Actually, your cutomer cost estimate falls right where I was guessing!
I'm afraid the pic was likely photoshopped, as UC often does... But it will no doubt be a marvelous sword- better than the pic! I'm sure the current scabbards will fit.
Did someone from UC mention to us that it would be a real Saphire instead of a plastic or whatever kind of material? I also believe they made several improvements since the first one. I'd love to get my hands on that one.
You're right, Thorin. Adam posted it on the other forum about a month ago. It is also mentioned in the promo pic.
Urambo was pretty close. The actual MSRP on UC's website is $1198.99, as you can see at the bottom left of this webpage: http://www.unitedcutlery.com/shop/s...page=4&id=4ABB1FBC-AFAB-1E27-0F3142A8A18E61F6
wow...that's pretty expensive....but i'm not really surprised.....i wonder what it will actually sell for...
Wow, I better put some money aside!
Its now up for sale.
Wow! Looks great... I'm glad they changed the backing in the display case, too. I wonder how heavy it will be. The stainless version weighs a ton because it has no distal taper, but I know Peter Lyon had said he used a LOT of distal taper on the blade of the original he made, to get it to a realistic functional weight. I wonder if any effort was put into the MC version to get the weight down...
Also, Chris, do you know if it will be sold sharp like Sting, or not? I know the stainless ones, if double-edged and longer than a certain length, were made false-edged to conform to some kind of regulations. Single edged blades of any length were not required to conform to this, hence Hadhafang and Legolas' knives were allowed to be sharp. Shorter double-edged blades also are exempt from that regulation, therefore Sting was sold sharp. What I don't know is if the regulation was just for the stainless blades since they're only ornamental, or if it holds for "functional" blades as well.
(I'm also not sure what exactly the "regulations" are, or where they come from, since it is obviously not a problem to sell sharp swords here in North America. Maybe some of the countries UC markets its stuff to have stricter rules, and to make sure they don't limit their market, UC just broadly made everything conform to those standards. If that's the case, I guess chances are the MC swords will follow the same pattern...)
The regulations you refer to is probably New Line Cinema's request that they be sold as collectibles and not weapons. ie, not so dangerous (although we all know that they are still all dangerous).
If anyone's interested, United Cutlery is tentatively expecting this in on October 28th.
this is shipping real soon now. UC has them and they're just boxing them up and processing them at their warehouse. We'll probably have them next week.
Superb! When I receive mine, I'll have every LOTR piece! Until the Witchking Helm is released of course
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