The sword from the Elric books?
I've seen one that supposedly has Moorcock's approval but it really didn't look like Stormbringer to me. I've been mulling over a design but I don't have anything finalized.
Raven Armoury in the UK have been making them since the early 90's (at least). http://www.raven-armoury.co.uk/ Click on "limited editions". They actually also did a version of Conan's Atlantean sword once upon a time as well. Sadly, they're completely out of the price range for most of us. (I remember back in the 90's when you could get their Stormbringer for much, much less.)
Wow, blast from the past! I used to love those books as a teenager.
I had the silver covered paperbacks with the fantastic cover art from the 80s and early 90s (maybe published by Bantam?).
That's the version I would want!
After a bit of research, the version that I am referring to is the version as depicted by Robert Gould, who illustrated the versions of these books I had in the 80s.
I much prefer the look of Gould's Stormbringer to the version made by Raven Armouries. The Raven version looks far too 'overdone', if you know what I mean.
I've got a broken one (intentional) around here somewhere. It's farking huge.
Years ago I commissoned a reproduction of Stormbringer. It took over a year to complete and was finished with a double locking scabbard. When the blade was finished it was a sore point with the wife being that we had a baby and all that, so I took it to a cottonwood tree and made a dedicated effort to break it in half. Unable to do that I attempted to break the tip off the blade and was also unsuccessful. Using it like an axe, I completed the work by removing the limb at the trunk, the new handle and scabbard required more work from the swordsmith who wasn't too impressed with what I'd done. The Raven Armory is the only thing I've seen that begins to measure up and I'd be curious to see if it would survive a duplicate application test. Truth is, it's been a bit of a white elephant, it stays oiled and locked in the scabbard. The edge is as sharp as anything in my kitchen (with the exclusion of the ceramic blades). My son will never own this sword. I'd like to see it go where the likelihood of anyone ever getting hurt with it is all but non-existant. I have consisdered taking it tuna fishing and leaving it at the bottom of the Pacific, but that hasn't happened yet. Here's the breakdown album https://skydrive.live.com/#cid=77AC0...3FF0716B%21293 if anyone would like to see it in detail. 1058 spring steel, sword weighs just over 8-1/2 pounds, 12lbs with the scabbard. A simple 'yes' just didn't seem sufficient.
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But speaking only for myself, and I am unanimous in this, I'd rather have a replica of Mournblade!
But the price is just way too out there for me! £4,000? Are you serious?!? Yeah, howsabout NO. I'll wait for the cheap knock-off made in either Spain or India!
Did anyone notice the Stormbringer variant that Raven Armoury is making? It's apparently based on the art of Rodney Matthews, and is not quite as, well, steroidal, shall we say?
Still just as "holy crap!" expensive, though.
They've been making Stormbringers at Raven since the 80's (at least). The thing is... I remember back then you could get one for around £500! (No, I'm not missing a zero!)
They also used to do some Warhammer stuff for Games Workshop. I have a hand-made solid bronze belt buckle with their raven logo that I got back then... it's a beautiful piece and the only belt I ever wear.