Any Replica Sword Makers here

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Supa troop, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Supa troop

    Supa troop Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hey Guys

    My Fiancee' is wanting to put together an Angelica Costume from POTC OST.

    we pretty much have sourced the costume itself but we are stuggling on the Sword used, i believe it to be the Florentine Rapier.

    Now ive searched the UK with no result's, however i have found a replica in the States, getting this into the UK is going to be impossible so im hoping some here may be able to make just the distinctive hilt that i can maybe add a painted wooden blade to.

    if anyone can help please contact me

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  2. Alan Castillo

    Alan Castillo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Simon, have you double checked the law ?

    I know for 'guns' it's like, ha ha ha, no way Jose etc. (It's the same here, but I can get a 'license' for one).

    However, in Malta, I can import knives, swords etc, no problem.

    All I have to do is go and 'declare' that I have it to the Police, and this even after I pick it up.

    Might be the same in the UK ?

    I got my Zorro sword from the US, no worries. And the Gladiator one from the UK, no probs either.
     
  3. Chris Fields

    Chris Fields Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I make prop swords as well. Who is the maker of the one in that pic? If the blade is unsharpen, which is probably is, it can be shipped to the UK as a "prop" and not a sword. This is how I ship blades to the UK, they have be unsharpened props. I could make a guard similar to that, but I'd rather not copy some one else's work. Whoever made that should be able to help you.
     
  4. Supa troop

    Supa troop Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks Guys

    I know we are not supposed to list ebay auctions however i hope in this instance it's ok

    but here is the sword i was interested in

    FLORENTINE RAPIER SWORD by WINDLASS STEELCRAFTS® NEW | eBay

    who should i contact in advance about this coming into the country should i go ahead with the order.
    Im pretty sure the UK really tightened up on Knives and sword imports, i could be wrong
     
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  5. Alan Castillo

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    No idea about the UK Simon, but here (we learnt it all from you colonial conquerors anyway :lol), I just called the police to ask.
     
  6. Supa troop

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  7. switchblade_slinger

    switchblade_slinger Well-Known Member

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    You could contact my friend Tony Swatton. His shop is here in California, but he made all of the hero props for the original three POTC films. His shop has literally hundreds of blades and raw cast hilts, pommels, baskets, etc. waiting to be assembled into usable swords. He may have the parts needed, and would probably be happy to assemble the parts for you.


    Tell him Olaf sent you.

    Sword & Stone - Custom made arms, armour & props for television, film & the serious collector
     
  8. Chris Fields

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    Yeah, Tony is a great guy.

    Again, if you get the one from ebay, just tell the seller to ship it labeled as a "stage prop". Windlass blades are not sharp, so you should have no problem.
     

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