Discussion in 'General Weapons & Armour' started by Doombringer, Mar 7, 2004.
Wow, that sword looks wonderful! The shape of the blade is a bit strange, but cool!
That thing is beatiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Whats the functionality?
I think that I saw that it was stainless steel with bronze plating.
alright. So I it's probly a wall hanger.
it is advertised as such.
I don't really like it. And apart from the Hector fight, he didn't do that much thrusting, so why have such an aggressive point on the thing. Just my opinion.
I never read the advertisment. I do think this sword is more of a thursting sword then a slahing sword.
Yet you watch Achilles fight and he does mostly slashing cutting chopping shots. Some thrusting, yes, but the design of the sword seems more fashion over function.
He is actually using a sword that is closely based on another, which is actually Bronze Age European in origin, and not Greek at all. It's also a rather twisted design, being very fantasy... *Sigh.* So, that explains the obvious thrusting nature.
I'll try to post a picture link later...
No, I mean a picture of the (likely) original sword that the movie prop was based on... Right here...
And this is a shot from one of the Troy propmaker's sketchbooks.
It shows a late Mycenaean Thrusting Sword, Naue II slashing sword, and the Central European Sword shown above.
the service actually made a mistake and has send me two swords, so if anybody is interested for a cheaper price?
I'd say "yes", but I've currently got two historically accurate cast bronze swords coming in the mail, which are uncompleted, that I need to finish... So, I'm a bit low on cash at the moment!
Well it's now on e-bay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=6508706277&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT
ok the sword is not at all what the blades of the time would have looked like. so far as i've heard from the movie its a gross murder of the illiad. but it looks pretty cool
Have you noticed that this site http://www.weaponmasters.com/?ID=49...41&ITEM=WM-4325 has it at almost $100 more than this one http://www.noblecollection.com/catalog/product.cfm?id=NN4760&catid=10 . Plus you have to wonder if the later actually has the wall mount display made out of wood as well instead of plastic.
well that's the one I have, from the weaponmaster it has the wall mount is made out of plastic
I bought it there cause the noble collection doesn't ship outside the US
Hello everybody. I'm wondering if you guys know of any Trojan armor from the movie and where i can find it. Also, Anakin, if you still have that second sword I'd be interested in buying it. Thanks.
what sort of tang has this sword got
Not intending to be a necromancer here and raise a dead thread, but i just saw this and felt the need to intervene.
First of all, the Gladius was a roman sword (well, technically, they borrowed it from the ancient iberic populations- today Spain).
Second of all, the Trojan war took place in the BRONZE AGE. As you probably know, bronze is not a great material in terms of resistance when it comes to cutting edges. If you take a look at the first bronze weapons, and thoses were axes, they had a significantly narrow cutting edge, more appropriate for piercing bones than slashing.
Anyway, the first bronze swords that developed in the mediteranean space were the so-called Mycenian sword (like the ones in the movie). They were used as a secondary weapon (the main being a spear/lance) and mainly for thrusting. Also, the scenes from the movie when Achiles goes into Musashi mode and kills everything with his sword are a complete bogus; the bronze swords were fragile and not ment for parrying or hiting shields, being susceptible to breaking. A greek warrior would of used his sword as a last option, when his spear broke or he couldn't of used it due to lack of space.
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