New UC Products Update!

Discussion in 'Fantasy Weapons and Armour' started by noelchiew, Sep 3, 2004.

  1. SirTristram

    SirTristram New Member

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    OK....I saw there sword in person....It is not five feet long....
    I don't know what they are talking about in that book!
    I'm gonna go check right now....
     
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    It does indeed state that in the W7W book, but I am here to tell you that the prop swords were NOT five feet long!....They even had the scabbards there and these guys wore them on their belts...
    I think it is the handle that is deceiving! It is approx. the same size as the blade...Which is rare.
    I just checked out one of my swords that is 60" and that is longer than the EWS ....But I also looked at my Katana's and they seem shorter now, in retorspect than the EWS too!
    It must be somewhere in the middle....Where the truth so often lies....
     
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    isengard111 The Master Chief

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    But still, such a high price to start out with. It should come down a bit, include the scabbard, or be longer.
     
  4. Aragorn Elessar

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    Hahaha I dont' think I'd want any of the swords to be longer because they're expensive... I'm not buying the swords by the inch!
     
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    isengard111 The Master Chief

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    Still, compared to Glamdring or Witchking, this is pretty expensive for its size. Coming from the LotR line anyway.
     
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    And actually what price range are we talking about?
     
  7. Jessehk

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    we have heard $315
     
  8. Gregorius0202

    Gregorius0202 The Bronze Warrior

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    "OK....I saw there sword in person....It is not five feet long....
    I don't know what they are talking about in that book!"

    No crap! It's Five feet long because he's NOT TALKING about the PROP! Lol!

    In the movie, the Elves would average about 1' taller than the actors who played them! Therefore, a 42 inch sword (an average katana length) should be about 50" long, AT LEAST!

    The PROP is only proportionate to the actors, not what they were depicting...

    And whoever made the comment "who'd pay $315 dollars for a three foot sword". Haha... Funny... I didn't know that swords got cooler then longer they were, these days? Most of the most expensive swords in the world, which are well made Katana's (about 40" in length) can sell for over $3,000. I've seen PLENTY of Custom swords go for this much.
    A sword's length has nothing to do with it's worth. I personally collect and use short swords. The longest I have is a cheap ($50) Medieval Sword that's about 48" long.

    Actually, instead of talkin' about them, I'll just post this link-
    www.bronze-warrior.com
    All of my swords are shown there. Short swords!

    -Gregory-
     
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  9. Ossiriand

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    Somewhere online theres a pic of Glamdring and an EWS crossed over each other inside of a glass case - it was taken at a LOTR exhibition or some such. The EWS is clearly several inches longer than the 47 5/8'' Glamdring. Maybe not a full 60'' but close. Around 5' sounds right to me.
     
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  11. Gregorius0202

    Gregorius0202 The Bronze Warrior

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    Ah, perfect picture! Good view of the sword, and it proves that it's about 5' in length! Well, that's settled then!

    -Gregory-
     
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    Gregorius0202
    "And whoever made the comment "who'd pay $315 dollars for a three foot sword". Haha... Funny... I didn't know that swords got cooler then longer they were, these days? Most of the most expensive swords in the world, which are well made Katana's (about 40" in length) can sell for over $3,000. I've seen PLENTY of Custom swords go for this much."

    But those are custom. I expect custom swords to go high.
     
  13. Gregorius0202

    Gregorius0202 The Bronze Warrior

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    And may I ask, which long swords do you know that go for more than $300 that aren't custom?

    I can name many long and short swords that do, but none more than the other..!

    The difference between Long and Short swords make NO difference to their price.

    It depends on what type of sword, and who made it... That's IT!

    -Gregory-
     
  14. Jessehk

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    Gregorius is right.

    length does not define price.

    the two are not related.
     
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    Sure it does. If two guys order the same style custom swords but one of them has to be larger because it's a big guy you cannot tell me that it is not price defining.
     
  17. Cheesy Goodness

    Cheesy Goodness The Fighters Guide House Member

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    ya...look at Sting and Glamdring...at most sites they aren't even close to being the same price.
    Anyway...back on topic
     
  18. Jessehk

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    wow, looks great.

    Sideshow Weta is really being smart.

    they realise that people will much sooner spend $300 on their Souron collection offering then $1000 for UC's stuff.



    as for the length/price issue.

    They are not directly related, but the length of the sword sometimes alters the price slightly.
    I meant that the price of a sword is not soley related to size. There are many other, larger, factors.
     
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  19. Gregorius0202

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    Absolutely it will! There is more metal there to temper and buy!

    But that's not the point! I'm talking about DIFFERENT swords. A katana that's well made won't cost any more than a Gladius that's well made, just because it's longer! It will cost more because it's a different style of sword, because of the effort put into the forging of the blade, and the time necessary to achieve the same standards of construction with each piece!

    The post I was arguing about stated "Who would pay $315 for a sword that short?"

    Does this mean that an extremely well made Roman Gladius is worth less than a crappy longsword just because of it's length?

    Nope.

    -Gregory-
     
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    thats saying it exactly like I meant it.

    I just couldn't explain it well enough.
     
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