Monday, February 1, 2010

Myth of the Sword

OK, now pay attention. I see you rolling your eyes, stop that. Our swords and frankly any other smith who hand forges, uses premium high carbon steel, properly tempers and heat treats and employs a full tang is an accurate and damn good sword. And in most cases much better than historical originals (often times their steel was impure). Now what that means to you is that they can perform (with the proper care, cutting techniques, realistic expectations (no movie crap) and with respect) exactly as the originals did in battle. Hence our term "battle ready."


Battle Ready does not mean Errol Flynn, Highlander, Kill Bill, LOTR, etc edge to edge hammer time. Swords were never, and we mean never used that way. Yes, it looks damn cool on screen, but you're witnessing a completely different manner of sword play, one which requires a very special tool. Theatrical sword play needs to look flashy, magical and handle the rigors of multiple edge to edge duels and still be safe, in other words a long thin hammer. Right tool for the right job and all that. Be sure of what you need before you start and are qualified to do it.


Our swords are used by the History Channel, Discovery Channel and theater groups all over the world with great success. Not sure what you need? Ask us, we're there for you. Now doesn't that make you feel warm and fuzzy?

-RC

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