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.