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This is why I have the best wife ever.

Posted on Sunday, 15th Jun 2008 at 10:00
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I've always had an idea that I'd like to collect swords. And axes; I like axes. But they're expensive and take up a lot of room, and make emigrating slightly more problematic, so I'd never really gotten around to it.

And then I saw Stardust, and I fell in love with Tristan's sword. I've always liked heavy, short cleavers, and that one has a... what the French call a certain I don't know what. Anyway, I did a few searches to see if anyone was making replicas, and I was surprised to discover that no-one seemed to be. I would tell people that, if only it were available, I would totally buy it, even though I knew I probably never would.

And then, a month or so ago, I discovered this. Which means that not only is it one of the best looking swords to ever come out of the cinema, but also one of the best made. And moderately expensive. So the itching went up a notch, and I sighed quietly to myself and became resigned to the fact that by the time I got around to buying swords, the short run would be completely sold out.

And then this morning, Amy tells me that my Fathers' Day gift is going to be.... that sword! It's going to be a month or so before I actually get my grubby little hands on it, but I did a little dance when she told me it was coming. Of course, I need to use that time to figure out where I'm going to hang it that Isabella can't get her hands on it.

Of course, what Amy didn't take into account is that now I've started, I'll probably have to start getting other weapons to go with it...

Comments:


Sarah
flyingcats at 2008-06-15 17:08 (UTC) (Link)
That is pretty.

My boyfriend collects swords. Here is where he looks for them:

http://budk.com/
http://www.kultofathena.com/
http://www.by-the-sword.com/
http://www.wle.com/

wintermute
wmute at 2008-06-15 17:15 (UTC) (Link)
Raven Armoury is possibly one of the finest sword-makers in the world. But they're expensive, adding on shipping to the US probably makes them prohibitive. But it's their work that made me fall in love with blades.
Sarah
flyingcats at 2008-06-15 17:20 (UTC) (Link)
Holy smack. THOSE are pretty. And expensive.
cjmr
cjmr at 2008-06-15 21:48 (UTC) (Link)
I'd suggest a nice glass case that can be mounted on the wall. One that latches. I've found that it's impossible to hang and/or shelve anything in such a way that a three-year-old can't access it, given 10 unsupervised minutes. So that gives you at least a year to find something, right?

(My friend who collects katanas and also has boys who enjoy playing knight keeps his collection in a gun rack, in a locked room.)
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