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Karl Knisley




PostPosted: Sat 05 Mar, 2016 10:38 am    Post subject: Are United Cutlery Museum Collection just wall hangers?         Reply with quote

Hello
Are United Cutlery Museum Collection swords,just for show or are they "Battle Ready"? I`ve seen a few of them for sale in various places and thought I might pick one up before they disappear.

Thanks in advance
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Jeffrey Faulk




Location: Georgia
Joined: 01 Jan 2011

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PostPosted: Sat 05 Mar, 2016 1:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I cannot speak for any but the Lord of the Rings Museum Collection swords, but yes, at least the Glamdring and Ranger swords are full-tang. They have screw-on pommels and are made of low grade carbon steel, however, so it's very much a case of 'at your own risk'. They're far better than the usual run of wall-hangers as far as structural strength go, at least...
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Dean F. Marino




Location: Midland MI USA
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PostPosted: Sat 05 Mar, 2016 3:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I can only relate what I do....

I would never pay one red cent for those items. Just me, others may have other opinions.

Reference piece - yes, I BUILT this.... bare blade, fittings from Yeshua, my scabbard, my grip - and it's an actual SWORD - not a wall hanger. CARBON STEEL, and capable of doing more that glorifying a mantlepiece:


In edhil, hai edhil. In edain, hai edain.
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Karl Knisley




PostPosted: Sat 05 Mar, 2016 3:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello
That looks pretty cool Dean :-)
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Glen A Cleeton




Location: Nipmuc USA
Joined: 21 Aug 2003

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PostPosted: Sat 05 Mar, 2016 5:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Deep in the belly of the Ultimate Collectors board are discussions on the Museum Collection swords.
http://www.ucforums.com/viewforum.php?f=342

One thread I had read eons ago was someone receiving a Glamdring. These are Spanish made (read Marto) but are not stainless. The example related in that thread showed a pretty soft blade and then reports of inconsistency.

It is not unusual that any on the market have high asking prices. I am sure most owners baby theirs as collectibles

Cheers

GC.
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Karl Knisley




PostPosted: Sat 05 Mar, 2016 6:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello
I remember sparring with my brothers, with some Marto wall hangers,and almost losing a finger. Ah...good times.
Though they are pretty, I guess I`ll pass on the museum collection stuff.
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