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Brion Brigman




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PostPosted: Tue 10 Oct, 2006 1:34 pm    Post subject: need help on new sword         Reply with quote

hi this is my first post . i'm looking for a new sword for between 100 - 200 dollars. the sword will not be for combat. i just need to know which companies make the best quality swords. like striaght blades non wobbly hilts. i'm looking for something of an english design between the 10th and the 14th century, single hand. thanks
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Bryce Felperin




Location: San Jose, CA
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PostPosted: Tue 10 Oct, 2006 1:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Try this CAS Iberia Practical hand-and-a-half sword. I used to own one and it will serve you well until it starts falling apart. However for the price it's a good buy.

http://www.casiberia.com/product_details.asp?id=SH2106

Regards,

Bryce
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Roger Hooper




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PostPosted: Tue 10 Oct, 2006 3:08 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You will not be able to get a quality sword for under $200.00. The best you can do is find the ones that are the least bad. Try www.museumreplicas.com - You should be able to get an OK sword for $175.00. It won't be a good sword, and this company has some quality control problems, but I think this is about as good as you can get for the money.
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Roger Hooper




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PostPosted: Wed 11 Oct, 2006 6:36 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I just remembered the Kingdom of Heaven movie tie-in swords, which are scattered around the internet sporting reduced prices. From what I hear they are adequate swordsfor the price (but stay away from the sword of Odo). Unfortunately, most of them are hand-and-a-half swords. The sword of Guy is a singlehander.
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Torsten F.H. Wilke




Location: Irvine Spectrum, CA
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PostPosted: Wed 11 Oct, 2006 11:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I would strongly recommend stepping up to the $225+ range, if you want some semblance of decency in a sword. Check out the MRL stuff at museumreplicas.com and ask about individual items on this forum. These guys REALLY know their stuff!
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Chris Olsen




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PostPosted: Wed 11 Oct, 2006 1:34 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

you could also check the market place, you could find a good deal on a gently used quality piece.
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Bruno Giordan





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PostPosted: Thu 12 Oct, 2006 1:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

If you have power tools you can model one yourself, it will be better than a commercial rat tang stainless steel brittle sword.

Such swords are bad also from an aesthetical point of view.
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Bob Burns




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PostPosted: Thu 12 Oct, 2006 7:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Brion, everyone is telling you the straight scoop. You would be far better off to keep saving your money until you have a bit more. In fact, after allowing for shipping and all, in my opinion, wait at least until you have $300.00 together, then do some sword shopping, in this price range which would be about $250.00 for the sword alone, you will begin to see some kind of quality.
In the $100 to $200 range, in truth, my opinion, you'd just be wasting your money.

I am just trying to be helpful and honest and trying to save you a lot of dissappointment!

Sincerely,

Bob
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