"Real" Replica Swords

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Miker545, May 11, 2006.

  1. Miker545

    Miker545 New Member

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    My friend has been looking for someone that makes costom "real metal swords"
    Fairly simple swords with gold hilt that thins down twards the bottom of the hilt and
    a pommel of a Heart, Spade, Club and Diamond.
    I'll get pics up in a sec. So I'm just looking for info on anyone that makes costom swords. With a real blade.
    EDIT: Heres the pic. http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g162/Tam...edmonSwords.jpg
     
  2. SmilingOtter

    SmilingOtter Master Member

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    I take it his priority is on price rather than quality?
     
  3. Docking Bay 93

    Docking Bay 93 New Member

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    I've seen wall hangers that look just like that, but without the Club or Spade at the Rat Tail tang. I'd guess that United or CAS would have something like that. I'll look into it when I have a minute.

    If you found one, it'd be VERY easy to make the pommel, especially if he doesn't need to bang it around. For that you'd need casting and welding gear.

    -E
     
  4. Miker545

    Miker545 New Member

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    Actualy he figures the cheapest he would be able to get these done for would be $50-$100 each.
    I told him they would probibly be on the lower side as they are fairly simple.
    So I'm sure he rathers they be both of good quality and cheap as he can get them without affecting the quality.
    He is even going to be having a leather ....eh scaberd is it? made for them after he is able to aforde all 4.
    Which will probibly cost even more than the swords.
     
  5. wuher da brewer

    wuher da brewer Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    For 50 to 100 dollars, you've got options like Swords Online, BudK, Ebay, and the flea market but they won't be real. They'll be rat-tailed, soft metal alloy, wall hangers.
     
  6. Miker545

    Miker545 New Member

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    Sorry, Rat-tailed?
     
  7. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Man this thread is so full of oxy-morons I don't know where to start. ;)
     
  8. SmilingOtter

    SmilingOtter Master Member

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    "In the case of a rat-tail tang, the maker welds a thin rod to the end of the blade at the crossguard; this rod goes through the handle (in 20th-century and later construction). This occurs most commonly in decorative replicas, or cheap sword-like objects. Traditional sword-making does not use this construction method, which does not serve for traditional sword usage as the sword can easily break at the welding point."

    From Wikipedia
     
  9. wuher da brewer

    wuher da brewer Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nevermind, he said it better.

    The soft metal alloy they use for cheap decorative swords can not be used to duel with. It will nick, bend, and break under moderate use. It won't hold much of an edge either.
     
  10. Miker545

    Miker545 New Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(SmilingOtter @ May 12 2006, 03:22 PM) [snapback]1243293[/snapback]</div>
    Thank you. Sorry I don't realy know much about swords >< he prolly does though.
    I'm not sure weather he would want that or not. I'll be sure to find out soon as he gets online.
     

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