Who makes the best quality Arwen sword and Legolas

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Sulla, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. Sulla

    Sulla Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  2. SmilingOtter

    SmilingOtter Master Member

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    Arwen's sword is made by both Noble Collection and United Cutlery, Legolas' knives are made by United Cutlery. I can't speak to their quality (or any other versions that are out there) but the UC version of Arwen's is MUCH less expensive. I have their version of the Uruk-hai "scimitar" and it's very well made.
     
  3. Rebel Hunter

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    For licensed stuff, I would stick with the United Cutlery versions. From what I have read and seen of the Noble swords...they are garbage. Steer clear of the unlicensed pieces on eBay.

    Other than that, there have been several people here who have commissioned a skilled swordsmith to make versions of Strider's sword and alsoNarsil, I believe. Those are $$$.

    Hope that helps.. :D

    -Mark
     
  4. Lord_Gita

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    http://naranek.adsworkofart.com/hadhafangs/

    This is a comparison of the cheap eBay version and the UC version of Hadhafang. The rear one is the eBay version and the designs and lettering are all "printed right on the blade." while the UC is engraved. Generally the UC is about twice as costly and completely worth the money.
     
  5. Kaylee

    Kaylee Well-Known Member

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    Best? If you're willing to pony up the (substanial) cash it will take, John Lundemo of odinblades.com has done some absolutely jaw-dropping LOTR-inspired pieces, including some similiar to hadhafang and legolas' knives.

    odinblade hadhafang


    Twin Elven style Daggers By Odinblades


    Othewise.. go with United Cutlery. They're clumsy heavy wallhangers, but at least they're pretty clumsy heavy wallhangers. Honestly, I have yet to get anything from Noble Collection that looked half as good in real life as it does in the photos.

    (I've gotten a few pieces of elven jewelry from 'em.. nothing else. Their other stuff may be better)
     
  6. Sulla

    Sulla Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  7. SmilingOtter

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    And as an aside, remember that though they refer to it as Arwen's sword, you see it first in the prolog being carried by her dad Elrond.
     

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