Conan's Sword (the Original movies)

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IndyFanChuck

Sr Member
RPF'ers,



So I love movie props, and I love the HISTORY of movie props. And one of the props that I realized I know NOTHING about is Arnold's Conan Sword.



:thumbsup


Is there a history out there of the Sword's design, creation, facts from the movies, and where the original swords are now?

I just realized how much I love those Conan movies, how I love the sword and how I'd like to know more about it. :)

Thanks!


----Chuckster
 

Wes R

Legendary Member
I know this is slightly off topic but in the trailer for Arnie's new film where he's a sheriff has anyone else noticed as they're getting weapons a guy holds up a sword that kind of looks like the Conan sword? I couldn't pause it when i saw it on tv but I thought maybe it was an inside joke.
 

MooCriket

Master Member
Oh thank God! It could be the medication from the minor surgery I had today, but I was very afraid that this thread may be about something else.

Sorry, Chuck. Sorry for doubting you, man.
 

IndyFanChuck

Sr Member
hahaha I was just wondering about the sword. My wife said, "Who made Arnold's sword?" I said, I have NO idea.

And she was like "Whaaaaa?"

So I had to ask you guys!


:lol


Oh thank God! It could be the medication from the minor surgery I had today, but I was very afraid that this thread may be about something else.

Sorry, Chuck. Sorry for doubting you, man.
 

Rik1138

Sr Member
I know this is slightly off topic but in the trailer for Arnie's new film where he's a sheriff has anyone else noticed as they're getting weapons a guy holds up a sword that kind of looks like the Conan sword? I couldn't pause it when i saw it on tv but I thought maybe it was an inside joke.
It got a similar-ish design around the end of the blade, but it's definitely not the same sword. But might have still been an in-joke.
Schwarzenegger has one (or the) hero sword from the film I believe, it would have been cool if it made an appearance...

On another topic, I LOVE the way the sword is displayed in the first post. The two pegs holding it balanced so the blade is just floating in space, that's a really cool idea.
 

Lunaman

Sr Member
Albion swords' movie division, filmswords, makes painstakingly accurate, fully functional versions of these swords using Jody Samson's original molds for the bronze hilt pieces.
Arnold owns a couple of these himself:
FilmSwords.com - The Swords of Conan


You can also get non-liscenced versions of the swords from talented custom sword makers, like Brendan Olszowy at Fableblades. The hilts on these swords were scultped and cast by Jeffrey Robinson, and are sharper and cleaner than the Albion swords hilts that use the original molds.
In The Name Of Crom & The Antidiluvian - Custom Functional Conan Swords by Fable Blades
 

0neiros

Master Member
Gotta be honest, I have a CTD Knockoff, and for a knockoff, it's a seriously nice piece of work, heavy but well balanced. The day it arrived via UPS was a very happy day for me indeed, as I had loved that sword since I saw Conan for the first time when I was 16. I Love when he emerges from the throne room, cuts the chains, looks at the dogs, then next scene he's wearing a Dog suit.
 

Forsaken

Well-Known Member
I own an Albion made Atlantean sword reproduction, the sword weighs in at around 9 pounds.
Beautiful workmanship with flawless bronze castings. The Atlantean was designed by Ron Cobb who was a production designer he also made a cameo appearance in the film.
My only regret is not ordering the Fathers sword to go with it.

Al
 

fskn

New Member
While we're on the subject, does anybody know where these drawings come from? And if there is a better resolution floating around?


click for larger version (1995 x 1851px, 2.5MB)
 

IndyFanChuck

Sr Member
I've never seen them, but that is pretty sweet. Where did you find them?





While we're on the subject, does anybody know where these drawings come from? And if there is a better resolution floating around?


click for larger version (1995 x 1851px, 2.5MB)
 

fskn

New Member
I've never seen them, but that is pretty sweet. Where did you find them?
I saw a much smaller one a long ago, then tracked this one with Google. Found it on DeviantArt.
I wonder from which book or magazine does it come from... A movie artbook, perhaps?
 

IndyFanChuck

Sr Member
I have found that MOST of the art of DeviantArt is original, so I would not assume that this is official or from a magazine or book. It could be a fan. I really couldn't say unless I was able to write the artist who had it on his or her page.

But I wish you luck finding it. Maybe start another thread in the appropriate forum? This is specifically about the topic of the original sword, not artwork. Good luck though!





I saw a much smaller one a long ago, then tracked this one with Google. Found it on DeviantArt.
I wonder from which book or magazine does it come from... A movie artbook, perhaps?
 
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