New UC Products Update!

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

  1. isengard111

    isengard111 The Master Chief

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    Looks like I've started something here.

    The thing is these swords are machine made, I assume. The amount of metal used has a lot to do with the price, as well as the wood. So unless the handle is made of some high-price wood, I expect some length to a sword for $315.



    BIG EDIT (to me at least)
    Blades by Brown now has the price down to $182.25.

    http://www.bladesbybrown.com/catalo...+Officially+Licensed+Lord+Of+The+Rings+Swords

    NOW it makes more sense. If it is three feet long, the price is at least more fair now. I'd still prefer five feet though.
     
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  2. Gregorius0202

    Gregorius0202 The Bronze Warrior

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    Okay, lemme' put some of this straight...

    With manufactured swords like this, long swords may be more expensive.

    Why?

    Because the company has to take more time preparing machines to work on longer blades, hilts, and making heavier weapons more properly weighted. That's because machines do everything, and quality control is equal for all pieces, it's just that more is required for larger blades!

    "The amount of metal used has a lot to do with the price, as well as the wood."

    That, though, is not true. ALL of the material for the LONGEST swords UC makes cannot cost them much more than $20 or so. The price is changed none whatsoever because of the cost, but rather the difficulty of producing the long swords in mass.

    BUT, in the real world of custom weaponry, this problem is not the same. If you want a nice long sword, and a nice short sword, the price will not change at all unless if one is harder to make than the other.

    THAT is how 'real' weaponry is. Not manufactured garbage, but the stuff real collectors buy, when quality control is always at a maximum. The style, time it takes to make, and particularly the skill necessary to make each sword will change it's price.

    Not the length.

    But, as I said, with manufactured items like these, there may be differences. But it is NOT in the amount of material used! Lol! It doesn't cost UC anything to buy the material for these swords in comparison to their final prices... The money is all made according to the process of making the sword, as well as it's estimated popularity. (For example, it may be hard to make a High Carbon Orc sword, but it's not too popular, so it has to be cheaper.)

    -Gregory-

    Also, don't worry about the Elvish Warrior Sword being too short... It can't be! It has to be AT LEAST eight or nine inches longer than Glamdring, if they do it right! Check this out!
     

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  3. OBSERVER

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    The blade of the Elven Warrior Sword is the same or close to the same length as the Uruk-Hai Scimitar, and the handle is also that length. Overall it shouldn't be much shorter than Narsil or Anduril at all.
     
  4. Kirk84

    Kirk84 Son of Sauron

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    From looking at the photo provided above, i would say the elven warrior sword is around 61 or 62 inches...
     
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    so the EWS went from 315.00 to 182.00??

    Does that make sense? The Elven Blade of Strider Costs more.
    I REALLY hope there not sacrifcing material for lower prices.
    I mean I REALLY want an EWS, but not a crappy cheap one

    I think UC will come through, they haven't let us down with the rest of the collection (Except for false edges)

    BTW, the EWS will be like sting from last I heard, with a sharp edge and point
     
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  7. Aragorn Elessar

    Aragorn Elessar Envinyatar

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    That's already been posted a long time ago on the first page of this thread
     
  8. kcaj

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    sorry about that dint see it
     
  9. Gregorius0202

    Gregorius0202 The Bronze Warrior

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    It doesn't matter how sharp the blade is on this sword. It will still be made from stainless steel, just like the rest of the series, and will therefore be non-functional. Only once the Museum Collection comes out with High Carbon blades that will HOPEFULLY be treated, then we'll have functional swords.

    This sword WILL be a wallhanger, though, just like all of the others...

    I'm still going to buy it, it'll be the first non-functional sword I buy for more than about $20... Because I love it!

    -Gregory-
     
  10. LOTR Fan

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    Did UC confirm the materials they will be using for the Elven Warrior shield? I know the helm will be of fiberglass, and I would imagine the same would be the case for the shield.
     
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    isengard111 The Master Chief

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    Gregorius0202
    "This sword WILL be a wallhanger, though, just like all of the others..."

    Technically a floor-stander, but who cares...


    I believe the shield will be fiberglass too. They can't use metal, or that would be one heavy box for UPS.
     
  12. Gregorius0202

    Gregorius0202 The Bronze Warrior

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    The shield will be fiberglass reinforced resin. Kit Rae posted it on the UCforum some time ago.

    Alas, Isengard, "Floor-piece" is correct:D Not wallhanger, hopefully!

    -Gregory-
     
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