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Zelda Master Sword Forged For Fan

simoniker posted more than 10 years ago | from the very-committed-or-should-be-committed? dept.

GameCube (Games) 100

An anonymous reader writes "Do you pretend you are the Hero of Time in your sleep? Are you the biggest Zelda fan on the block? Well, take a gander at what this Zelda fan owns... a real-life replica of the famous Master Sword from the Legend of Zelda series." The article mentions: "After a ten-month wait period and a £1,800 transaction (around $3,300)... [a Scottish] blacksmith provided updates of his progress during the one-and-a-half-month forging process."

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Wicked. (4, Funny)

b0r0din (304712) | more than 10 years ago | (#8501446)

Now if I he could only forge a lightsaber.

"After 2 months and four limbs later, the lightsmith completed the feat. However, the buyer, a Mr. D. Maul, could not be located for comment."

Re:Wicked. (4, Funny)

MountainLogic (92466) | more than 10 years ago | (#8501534)

More detail about Mr. D. Maul can be found here [rutledgemaul.com]

Re:Wicked. (4, Interesting)

fireduck (197000) | more than 10 years ago | (#8501596)

Now if I he could only forge a lightsaber.

you can get those here [parksabers.com] .

but, i must say that master sword must be damn heavy. that's a fat blade. i couldn't figure out from the pictures whether the guard was plastic that had been chromed or if that was a wax mold the smith used in the forging process. the smith must not be terribly proud of it, as it isn't featured anywhere on his site (unlike a lot of other designs).

Re:Wicked. (1)

kannibal_klown (531544) | more than 10 years ago | (#8502000)

I agree about the proud factor. In the news site, he has picks of all kinds of designs, including various Katanas. But no mention of the fabled Master Sword. Still, I think it would be pretty cool to have. Unfortunately, 3,300 USD is a lot of dough.

Re:Wicked. (4, Interesting)

kannibal_klown (531544) | more than 10 years ago | (#8504332)

I emailed the man who designed / constructed the sword.

He said he has since lost the mold. HOWEVER, because so many people are emailing him about it (I'm assuming because of the planetgamecube.com article), he's going to make a limited edition.

He says the adjusted price would be 1100 Euros. But he wants to know about how many people would like to order it.

Re:Wicked. (1)

MadMoses (151207) | more than 10 years ago | (#8508471)

1100 Euro is not a bad price for a custom made sword of this quality. I am already a customer of Rob (the bladesmith), having bought two swords a couple of years ago, a longsword and claymore, and I'm very pleased with the quality of his work. These are real swords, not show-pieces. He customizes the swords to your wishes, e.g. with special engravings or customizing the length of your two-handed sword to your size. Recommended.

Re:Wicked. - Price (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8560368)

I was one of the other people who recieved the email about the price and limited run of swords, and the price he stated was actually 1100 pounds, not euros.
So a lot more expensive. Still cool though.

Re:Wicked. (2, Interesting)

Chibi (232518) | more than 10 years ago | (#8503004)

the smith must not be terribly proud of it, as it isn't featured anywhere on his site (unlike a lot of other designs)


Well, consider that his core customer base is probably not too interested in him creating replicas of video game swords. In some ways, having that credential could actually be a bad thing for his business. Hardcore enthusiasts might think he doesn't take his craft seriously. Yeah, we're talking about people being anal on multiple levels, but people have gotten bent out of shape over smaller issues.

Another possibility is that the Master Sword is cool to video game players, but it just looks lame to sword enthusiasts. Etc, etc, etc.

Re:Wicked. (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8503010)

He probably doesn't have pictures of it because this is really copyright infringement. Or trademark infringement. Or something.

Re:Wicked. (4, Informative)

GaimeGuy (679917) | more than 10 years ago | (#8503137)

Read the comments on the planetgamecube.com forums (the thread is linked to from the news story, which is linked to in the /. announcement.) The guy is a PGC regular: He says it weighs 18 pounds, and swings great. Also said that it sounds great when it slices through the air. :) Now, if only I could get one of those....

Re:Wicked. (4, Interesting)

thomas.galvin (551471) | more than 10 years ago | (#8504138)

He says it weighs 18 pounds, and swings great.

To put that in perspective, a good katana will run at about 2-3 pounds, and a claymore, which is nearly as tall as I am, will weight in at 6-10, tops. You would need arms like Herculese to use this thing properly.

Using the Master Sword (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8504767)

"To put that in perspective, a good katana will run at about 2-3 pounds, and a claymore, which is nearly as tall as I am, will weight in at 6-10, tops. You would need arms like Herculese [sic] to use this thing properly."

But Thomas, I know you're wrong. The Master sword has been used by two eight-year old kids.

Re:Using the Master Sword (1)

wheany (460585) | more than 10 years ago | (#8508415)

Cloud's sword would probably weigh about 100 pounds. So the Master sword really is for 8-year-olds...

Definitely a 2-handed melee weapon. (1)

Ayanami Rei (621112) | more than 10 years ago | (#8506230)

Why use an axe when you can have a bad-ass sword of legends?

Re:Wicked. (2, Funny)

SamSim (630795) | more than 10 years ago | (#8513612)

Once some armourer has finished a working replica of the Gold Gauntlets, the weight of the sword won't be an issue.

Re:Wicked. (3, Informative)

blincoln (592401) | more than 10 years ago | (#8505791)

i couldn't figure out from the pictures whether the guard was plastic that had been chromed or if that was a wax mold the smith used in the forging process.

The ALT tag for the image identifies it as the wax mold.

Re:Wicked. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8501938)

you are supposed to make your own light sabers, not comission it out...

THAT IS SO AWESOME (1)

kannibal_klown (531544) | more than 10 years ago | (#8501512)

Seriously, I've been wanting to get into collecting swords. I've been searching for a Zelda replica, but to no avail. Within the next year, I want to buy a "Highlander" katana, and a sword from Lord of the Rings.

But THIS one tops my list. I've loved Zelda since the original (with Link to the Past being my favorite game of all time).

Re:THAT IS SO AWESOME (2, Interesting)

Rallion (711805) | more than 10 years ago | (#8503077)

A friend has a Highlander katana...I'd expect it to be pretty cheap when compared to a LotR sword, or certainly anything like the Master Sword, just based on complexity.

Best thing about that katana, though...it looks nice, sure, but the thing is incredibly light and well-balanced. Holding it makes you want to USE it.

There can be only one! *lop* *thud*

Re:THAT IS SO AWESOME (2, Informative)

Smitedogg (527493) | more than 10 years ago | (#8524524)

I have the highlander katana, I bought it at a store called "Natural Lights" in Pueblo, Colorado. Only ran me a couple hundred, and it's decent quality for a show-sword. Just don't expect to fight with it :)

Sword collector here: (2, Informative)

geekoid (135745) | more than 10 years ago | (#8518810)

People collect what people like. I won't tell you what not to collect, but I will ask you to consider some words of advice from someone who has been ther.

1) Forget Movie/anime/game/etc... swords.
They neve retain any value, everybody who wants one will have one, and it will hane no real story with it; except "uhh, it's like the sword from blade." or whereever.

2) Look at swords that have been around a while, get some history. example:
http://www.liongate-armsandarmour.com/ew 205.htm

this sword is an 18th Century English Smallsword. From when people actual wore the things. When one of your friends says: "hey look I got a 'ninja' Sword"(no such thing), ypou can say "I have a smallsord that somebody actually wore, and prebablt defended himself with it."
plus it will go up in valuse and it's cheaper then the master sword.

3) If you do go for a sword out of a piece of fiction, be sure it is well made. Most swords you buy are stamped and really flimsy.

4) If you just need swords, and don't care about quality or value, then check out the knife show on cable. sometime you can get 10 swords for 200 bucks.

5) my most important piec of advice. Everyone is trying to screw you over in the sword business. If you get something you need apraised, go to many appraiser and research it your self. Many of people have thought they got a great deal when they resold there blade for 1000 buck, only to find out it was worth many times that at auction. and visa versa.

pretend? (5, Funny)

alexdm (728255) | more than 10 years ago | (#8501517)

Do you pretend you are the Hero of Time in your sleep?

sorry, i don't pretend.

Re:pretend? (1, Offtopic)

clu76 (620823) | more than 10 years ago | (#8502037)

I don't dream in Zelda. I quite often dream I'm in a Resident Evil game. Those are my favorite dreams.

Re:pretend? (1)

damien_kane (519267) | more than 10 years ago | (#8503587)

Personally I prefer the Silent Hill dreams...
Although they generally happen mid-afternoon and result in less sleep...
Oh well...

Re:pretend? (0, Offtopic)

shadowcabbit (466253) | more than 10 years ago | (#8504430)

Here's a PROTIP: Drop some acid and you can experience "Eternal Darkness: The Home Game".

he needs the official Ocarina to go with it (4, Interesting)

kreinsch (82720) | more than 10 years ago | (#8501541)

So, does he have the official Zelda Ocarina [songbirdocarina.com] also?

Re:he needs the official Ocarina to go with it (1)

Masami Eiri (617825) | more than 10 years ago | (#8501890)

I have one.. can't play it for crap though.

Is that really official? (1)

Webapprentice (608832) | more than 10 years ago | (#8502241)

I saw an ad for this ocarina in Nintendo Power, but there was a disclaimer that they were not affiliated with or endorsed by Nintendo.

Re:he needs the official Ocarina to go with it (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8502255)

That ocarina is not official. They have been advertising in game magazines including Nintendo Power for years, but they are not official. They are always careful to point out that their designs are unofficial replicas.

Just pointing that out.

ok (1, Flamebait)

SkunkPussy (85271) | more than 10 years ago | (#8501543)

but w t f are you going to do with it!!?!

Re:ok (1, Funny)

mwheeler01 (625017) | more than 10 years ago | (#8501581)

slay moblins, duh!

Re:ok (2, Funny)

jwriney (16598) | more than 10 years ago | (#8501707)

Slay people that can't capitalize or spell, maybe?

--riney

Re:ok (1)

prockcore (543967) | more than 10 years ago | (#8502969)

but w t f are you going to do with it!!?!

Yeah, someone should build a HookShot instead, that was always more useful.

Re:ok (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8503051)

Fight evil, stupid!

you think thats bad (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 10 years ago | (#8518921)

you got skunkpussy, who the hell is going to do anything with that!?!

Boggle? (5, Funny)

Wylfing (144940) | more than 10 years ago | (#8501620)

What is this a vorpal +5 or something? $3300 seems a little steep to me unless it's got some special powers. I mean, this [yahoo.com] will slice through any material known to man and it's only $17.99.

Re:Boggle? (2, Informative)

Txiasaeia (581598) | more than 10 years ago | (#8502387)

$3300 for a brand new sword is pretty cheap. Do you have any idea how much a brand new first-rate katana costs, for example? A *good* one by a well-known smith will set you back 5k-100+k dollars. You *could* go down to your local knife store and get a mass-produced sword for what, $100-200, though.

Re:Boggle? (2, Funny)

MarkGriz (520778) | more than 10 years ago | (#8503142)

Special powers? Perhaps.

But, unlike the $3300 sword, the Mighty Titan Titanium Knives were probably not made in Scotland.
And as most people know, "if it's not Scottish, IT'S CRAP!!!!!!"

Re:Boggle? (4, Insightful)

13Echo (209846) | more than 10 years ago | (#8503700)

It's not unlikely that he put several hours into it. I've read that it can take at least a hundred hours to make a sword with the traditional methods. If you think about it from that perspective, a custom sword, at 100 hours, at $30 an hour, seems reasonable. It's a one-of-a-kind blade, and looks to be quite well made.

Re:Boggle? (-1)

simcop2387 (703011) | more than 10 years ago | (#8507291)

the problem with the special powers is that you have to be in PERFECT health and since we can't seem to find those pesky hearts anywhere (and you're neighbors really don't like it when you take out their bushes) we're kinda out of luck :(

Vorpal blade for 3300? I think not (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 10 years ago | (#8518835)

As any geek worth there salt knows, A vorpal sword cast 10,000 gp. DMG pg. 140
loser.

Seriously thoug, for a custom sword, thats not too bad. I mean you have to do the intitial design and molds. etc/ And they are pretty tought to make.
I know a place that will charge you just to look at your design.
15000 for a custom sword. In this case when I say custome, I mean your design, anf the your measered, and it fits YOU.

Up next... (4, Funny)

Creepy Crawler (680178) | more than 10 years ago | (#8501653)

2 people..

1: Person who can craft (FF7) Cloud's sword

2: Person who can LIFT said sword

Clouds Sword (5, Informative)

Gr33nNight (679837) | more than 10 years ago | (#8501725)

Already done.

http://www.weaponmasters.com/index.html?ID=b026001 d819dc09681f86de5114e3584&SORT=PRICE_DN&ITEM=BC-00 6

Re:Clouds Sword (1)

kannibal_klown (531544) | more than 10 years ago | (#8501925)

Holy Cow!!! Thanks for that link. They have "Reversed Blade Swords"

A must for any anime / Samurai X fan.

Re:Clouds Sword (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8502569)

its KENSHIN, goddamn american anime kids

when will bad localization and translation companies learn...

Re:Clouds Sword (1)

RickoniX (667001) | more than 10 years ago | (#8502697)

When the letter "X" doesn't add +1.2% of a marketshare (and I realize hte irony in saying this with my name, bugger off)

Re:Clouds Sword (1)

kannibal_klown (531544) | more than 10 years ago | (#8503932)

"its KENSHIN, goddamn american anime kids"

Rouroni Kenshin is the American name of the show. Hence Cartoon Network's title.

Samurai X is the name used around the globe, including Europe and (I believe) Japan.

Can someone confirm / rebuke this for us?

Re:Clouds Sword [OT] (1)

shadowcabbit (466253) | more than 10 years ago | (#8504402)

To the best of my knowledge, Samurai X is the name that was used the first time the series was localized for the US. In Japan (again, this is to the best of my knowledge, as I don't watch the series-- not a big fan of period pieces) the series was always called Ruroni Kenshin.

Why people are arguing this in a thread about Zelda is beyond me, but hey.

Now that I've stalled long enough to Google it, Samurai X is the (old) US name [lgpnet.com] , before the people in charge of coming up with the name "Samurai X" were beaten, shot, and hanged. In that order.

Re:Clouds Sword [OT] (1)

CaptMonkeyDLuffy (623905) | more than 10 years ago | (#8506951)

Well, to nitpick this offtopic thread just a little more...

In Japan, there were three distinct animated incarnations of Kenshin. A TV series which(mostly) covered the original comics storyline. A movie which was set after the TV show, and had an original non-comic based story. Finally, there was a direct to video release that was the back story of the main character.

Things get odd when licensing for the US release comes into play. The three animated incarnations of Kenshin got split up between two(maybe three, but I think it's two) companies. One of the companies involved retitles the portion they have the rights for US release as "Samurai X," the other portions are released under the Rurouni Kenshin moniker.

Re:Clouds Sword [OT] (1)

EndlessNameless (673105) | more than 10 years ago | (#8602827)

There were actually four Kenshin anime releases. The original series (95 eps IIRC), a 4-episode OVA that takes place in Japan during the Revolution, a 2-episode OVA that takes place after the TV series, and a movie that takes place after the series.

There was also a boxed set of CDs containing the soundtracks and themes.

Anyway, Rurouni Kenshin is the name of the series except for the mangled version originally released in the US. Maybe not intentionally mangled in the same way that Sailor Moon or Cardcaptora Sakura were supposed to be, just bad translations and voice acting.

bad move with the credit card info!!! (4, Informative)

Tumbleweed (3706) | more than 10 years ago | (#8502260)

Time to cancel that credit card, NOW, Manny/Susan. Your link just allowed (with the help of a VERY stupid ecommerce website) people to gain access to your credit card info. :(

Re:bad move with the credit card info!!! (1)

Gr33nNight (679837) | more than 10 years ago | (#8502335)

I hope you arnt refering to me, because my name is neither Manny nor Susan, nor have I ever purchased an item off this site. Just a great place to check out various weapons.

Re:bad move with the credit card info!!! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8502372)

Hope your CC info isn't:

Mastercard
5102970000009803
January 2005

Re:bad move with the credit card info!!! (1)

Tumbleweed (3706) | more than 10 years ago | (#8503217)

Well, you're the one who posted the link, so I figured that would be you who had been logged-in there.

Re:bad move with the credit card info!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8504027)

Hmm... no one was logged in when I went there.

Your name isn't Manny/Susan is it Tumbleweed?

Re:bad move with the credit card info!!! (1)

Tumbleweed (3706) | more than 10 years ago | (#8504062)

Now why would I be warning someone else about it if that was me? Think before you ask these questions, Mitch.

Re:bad move with the credit card info!!! (1)

Gr33nNight (679837) | more than 10 years ago | (#8505155)

I really dont care, cause it isnt mine. I got the link from www.reallifecomics.com, right from their main page. Just a quick search for the buster sword, then copy/paste url. No clue how that CC got in there, since I havent ever purchased anything from that site.

Re:bad move with the credit card info!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8502452)

I deleted the card from his list. Sadly some twat then posted the details on Slashdot

Re:bad move with the credit card info!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8502487)

If one twat saw it, I bet thousands printed it.

Re:bad move with the credit card info!!! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8502563)

So

Adultbouncer or Deluxepass?

Re:bad move with the credit card info!!! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8502792)

Maybe check on some weak pricewatch.com retailers and use the old trick of shipping to someone's summer home in another town for easy anonymous pickup.

Erm, isn't that really insecure (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8502977)

Wouldn;t it be possible for someone with dbase knowledge to completely fuck them over?

Re:Clouds Sword (2, Informative)

FreeForm Response (218015) | more than 10 years ago | (#8504188)

In fact, they originally made one of those swords because Greg [reallifecomics.com] , the author of Real Life Comics [reallifecomics.com] , requested it.

Here's a picture of the one Greg has. [reallifecomics.com]

He worked out a deal with SwordsOnline.com to draw The Forge [weaponmasters.com] for them, and they paid him in store credit. As I recall, the Buster Sword was the first sword he had them make for him.

His sword collection is pretty ridiculous, but it's awesome all the same. =)

Re:Up next... (1)

IntergalacticWalrus (720648) | more than 10 years ago | (#8504854)

Cloud's sword was actually very thin, so despite its size it shouldn't be that heavy.

Re:Up next... (1)

Creepy Crawler (680178) | more than 10 years ago | (#8505150)

You do know that Cloud is a fictional character?

I figure 800 pixels displaying on a screen would not be very heavy, do you think?

Re:Up next... (1)

UltimaL337Star (641853) | more than 10 years ago | (#8507392)

Personally I'd rather see somone take a shot at a fully functional gunblade...

Some day... (4, Funny)

Jerf (17166) | more than 10 years ago | (#8501812)

Some day, some poor anthropologist is going to find this, and write a paper wherein they detail their amazing discovery that Zelda wasn't just a video game, but a true story, and here's the sword to prove it!

Sad part is he/she/it might be believed; more people believe in Atlantis on less evidence...

I'd Rather... (2, Funny)

MalaclypseTheYounger (726934) | more than 10 years ago | (#8501825)

Have the little blue bombs from Zelda. Those were cool. Pricey, but cool.

Bah... (5, Funny)

shadowcabbit (466253) | more than 10 years ago | (#8502195)

...call me when this shoots beams when the wielder's at full hearts.

Re:Bah... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8522144)

Well, unfortunately, the owner's rather sickly, so he's never had enough health to try...

Re:Bah... (1)

merlin_jim (302773) | more than 10 years ago | (#8535964)

...call me when this shoots beams when the wielder's at full hearts.

Not to nitpick but this sword is actually the Sword of Time from Zelda: Ocarina of time.

The only master sword that could every shoot beams was in Zelda: Link to the Past (and 4 swords, the GBA conversion of same)... the swords in Zelda and ZeldaII were never referred to as Master Swords, though the title probably comes from the translation in Zelda of the text "Master using this and you can have it", which is what the ghost of the swordsman says when he gives you the most powerful sword in the game.

Another take on the Master Sword (2, Interesting)

Webapprentice (608832) | more than 10 years ago | (#8502337)

This person also commissioned a blacksmith to make a Master Sword. He goes one better. He commissioned a leathersmith to create a sheath for it. (delete the space in the URL)

http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=51 21 7&password=&sort=1&cat=500&page=1

Re:Another take on the Master Sword (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8503740)

Can't you ignorant twits make up a link?

That's what this new interweb thingy is for nowadays.

Re:Another take on the Master Sword (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8508022)

most of us use plain old text, and can't be bothered using HTML.
it's easy enough to copy and paste...and even remove spaces...
If you can't be bothered...then fine..obviously you don't care enough about the link. Which doesn't really bother anyone else.

Re:Another take on the Master Sword (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8508450)

So "my time is more important than your time." Okay.

I hope... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8502570)

he has the accompanying tree stump in a forest glade to store it in.

This is going to end badly. (4, Funny)

gklinger (571901) | more than 10 years ago | (#8502583)

I can see the police report now: "Perpetrator entered the victim's home at which time he was impaled by a 'Master Sword'. Victim claimed he thought perpetrator was a 'boss' and was hoping his death would result in the release of someone named 'Zelda'. Further investigation required. Psychiatric evaluation of victim strongly recommended."

Hmm.... BFG (2, Funny)

superpulpsicle (533373) | more than 10 years ago | (#8502685)

The weapon that all kids want is the BFG from Doom.

Nothing better than shooting a green pulse at the wall and wipe out your entire town.

Fuck that. (1)

Ayanami Rei (621112) | more than 10 years ago | (#8506284)

Give me the handheld rail gun. You'll never get a shot off, and half the time you're looking for ammo.

Re:Hmm.... BFG (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8510522)

What, haven't you nerds ever played DOOM-Deathmatch? If you don't look at the blast, the splash can't hurt you! Duh!

What I really want (3, Funny)

Pizzop (605441) | more than 10 years ago | (#8502787)

Call me when they make the Hookshot

Link received the MASTER SWORD! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8502851)

.. oh wait it's just a fake. .. uh .. and it's not really Link.

It's only a matter of time.. (0)

ChaosMog (758506) | more than 10 years ago | (#8502906)

Now all I have to do now is wait for them to start mass producing these so I can get them for 200 easy payments of $19.95! That's right, YOU can have your own Master Sword for this amazing low price of 200 easy easy payments of $19.95! But wait, there's more! Call in today and we'll throw in a free Hyrule Shield (for an extra 100 payments)! Call within the next 3 seconds and we'll cut the price in half to only 100 easy payments of $19.95! That's right, if you called 5 seconds ago you would have gotten the sword and the shield for the 100 easy payments! Order your Master Sword today! Call 1-800-HYRULE-2 to order yours today! That's 1-800-HYRULE-2! Call now!

In Other News (2, Funny)

Synic (14430) | more than 10 years ago | (#8503864)

The commissioner was also inducted into the Guinness Book of Record's new category of "Geekiest Man Alive."

Very cool (0)

sketch7 (586310) | more than 10 years ago | (#8504304)

That is wicked. Personally I like the Bug Net better. Someone should have He-Man's sword forged, that's an awesome sword but it would be pretty heavy as He-Man was the only person really strong enough to wield it, but still it would be cool. After that all we need is the Sword of Omens from Thundercats.

Sword? (1)

molafson (716807) | more than 10 years ago | (#8504399)

What they hell are you gonna do with a sword? You're not gonna fight with it. (Unless it's a regulation fencing blade or a kendo stick, or whatever those dorks in the SCA wail on each other with...) What are you gonna do, hang it over the fireplace in your medieval castle (read: apartment) to complete the decor? Yeah, I'm sure it'll look great with the X-Files posters and Yoda figurines.

Re:Sword? (1)

kannibal_klown (531544) | more than 10 years ago | (#8504839)

Not entirley true...

Sure, 99% of the posters here that DO buy swords might fit your description.

But I know someone (that is the opposite of a geek) that has at least 4 katana blades (2 of them functional, 2 of them display).He's is moderately wealthy (not rich, but well off). And yes, they do add a nice but of atmosphere to his flat.

He's into fencing, and also knows how to handle a katana. He's also trained (via a wooden sword) and can do some nice moves. I don't know how'd he stack up in a real fight, but it looks convincing.

And no, he doesn't collect figurines or have sci-fi movie posters up.

To each his own.

Re:Sword? (1)

molafson (716807) | more than 10 years ago | (#8506149)

But I know someone (that is the opposite of a geek) that has at least 4 katana blades (2 of them functional, 2 of them display).

That'll definitely come in handy if he ever decides to "Kill Bill." Otherwise, he'd be better off spending the money elsewhere, I feel. Tax deferred investments are very popular these days.

Re:Sword? (1)

Matrix272 (581458) | more than 10 years ago | (#8509781)

That'll definitely come in handy if he ever decides to "Kill Bill." Otherwise, he'd be better off spending the money elsewhere, I feel. Tax deferred investments are very popular these days.

OK, then you spend your money on tax defered investments. In the meantime, with my well-paying job, and my retirement account (which will grow to more than enough by my retirement), I'll spend my extra money on things that I like... and I like collecting swords. That's where I've decided I get the most enjoyment out of spending my disposable income. I also collect DVD's. I have more of them than I do swords, but really only because swords are larger, and I don't have that much room.

Re:Sword? (1)

Kimpak (738595) | more than 10 years ago | (#8514936)

People buy display sword for the same reasons others buy a painting, or a sculpture. Swords are very artfull, if you don't buy crappy cheap over mass produced ones.

That's not news! (1)

Guppy06 (410832) | more than 10 years ago | (#8504840)

Re:That's not news! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8505086)

*shudders* If you ever actually read the comic, or anything that Greg writes, you would know for a definite, undeniable fact that Greg does not, in fact, own a Master Sword, replica or otherwise.

Re:That's not news! (1)

Guppy06 (410832) | more than 10 years ago | (#8508531)

It's called a "joke," or was the link too subtle?

Forged... (2, Funny)

Terminal Saint (668751) | more than 10 years ago | (#8504896)

Heh, this thing's "forged" in more ways than one...

The shield (1)

MMaestro (585010) | more than 10 years ago | (#8507451)

Should we expect a Hyrulian shield being forged? Or maybe a Mirror Shield? (though the Majora's Mask one was ugly) Maybe a simple Kokiri Shield?

Shield pics (1)

Webapprentice (608832) | more than 10 years ago | (#8509938)

This is from the same person I posted earlier. Again, he commissioned someone to construct the shield.

Pic 1 [cosplay.com] Pic 2 [cosplay.com]

Master sword is easy, Biggoron sword is hard. (2, Funny)

Psykechan (255694) | more than 10 years ago | (#8510473)

Alright, you pay 1,800 for a sword and it's not even the best one possible.

Here's [zeldacentral.net] what you do. Use some blue body paint on a chicken and start the whole trading process. Walk around asking if anyone will trade you something for your blue chicken, then trade whatever they gave you for something new. Eventually someone will gove you a broken sword. Stop right there for a minute.

If you're having trouble with this so far, go to a flea market or a swap meet. Someone will give you something for a blue chicken.

Anyway, now that you have a broken sword, take it to a very very big blacksmith with bad eyes. He will help you only if you can cure his condition. For this, we need the assistance of a fat, fishy smelling, naturopathic [anma.com] optometrist.

This doctor will insist that the blacksmith needs eyedrops made from frogs, so get an "eyeball frog" from him and take it to the pharmacy. Since this guy is also a well respected fishmonger, you may also want to pick up some salmon steaks for dinner [foodnetwork.com] but don't waste too much time as the frog has an extremely low shelf life.

After the pharmacy mixes up the frog eyedrops compound, hurry over to your gigantic blacksmith and give him the medicine. Remember, time is of the essence as the drops (and your dinner) will spoil. They will (miraculously) work and allow him to see. Ask that he immediately begin work on your sword as thanks.

Forging the sword will take 3 days as opposed to the one and a half months for the Master sword. It also may be cheaper depending on how much your out-of-network optometrist charges you. One more thing, you won't be able to wield a shield while using this sword, but I don't think that should be a problem. Enjoy.

I'm suprised (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8510836)

None of you guys have brought up getting the Sword of Omens made.

Of cource you'd have to get 2 of them made, the Dagger version and the full long blade version (I don't consider the second stage thing a real blade because it's never used)

Whihc also begs the question which would win in a fight.

The Master Sword Lv.3 vs the Sword of Omens.

Could he make a Soul Reaver? (1)

Tzarius (688342) | more than 10 years ago | (#8516623)

IANAMetallurgist, but I'd pay serious money for a life-size Soul Reaver. There's plenty of reference pictures to go off, maybe Crystal Dynamics would be kind enough to provide the 3D model from LoK:Defiance... I'm going to see if I can make this happen.
Anybody who could help me part from my money is welcome to contact me. Particularly if you're a blacksmith.

*swoosh*, *swoosh*, ... Vae Victus .... ohhh yeahhhh...
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