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#1 Willow

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 11:14 AM

I have become fascinated by swords as of late and know about the famous swords of medieval europe such as Excalibur *King Arthur's sword in which he pulls from the stone during a tournament and so proves himself to be the righful king of Britain* Legend holds that it was the sharpest sword in the world and its scabbard would heal any wound...Hrunting *legendary sword of Beowulf was rumored to render its bearer invincible in battle*...Balmung *which was said to have the ability to shoot searing lighting bolts during combat*

Does anyone else know of any other magical swords of legend?
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Posted 04 November 2004 - 01:37 PM

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Willow, here's an interesting tidbit for you, swords made from Damascuc steel, so tough that maybe that's where the legends come from.

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 01:39 PM

Here's another interesting tidbit about Celtic swords

" Once again Manannan's name crops up. Known also as a magician he had in his possession many magical items amongst which were three swords - the Retaliator, the Great Fury and the Little Fury. It is prudent to note here that all Celtic warriors had a name for their swords.

The swords themselves could not officially be named until they were consecrated in a certain manner. This involved the sword being in bed with a woman from dusk to dawn. Symbolic of the Otherworld, femininity bestows its blessing on the sword, giving its magical strength and temperance."

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 01:48 PM

i own 2 swords but alass, not magical :D
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Posted 04 November 2004 - 02:10 PM

Wow, thanks SO much Bridget! I find the part of the sword having to be in bed with a woman from dusk to dawn interesting, just shows you how much power women really have :D

Kewl, What type of swords do you have Kats?
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Posted 04 November 2004 - 02:13 PM

I loved that part, too Willow!:D :weeee: :weeee: :weeee:
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Posted 04 November 2004 - 03:33 PM

i own Excalibur and the sword from HIGHLANDER, the movie not the tv show. i'll take a picture of them when i get my camera working. :D
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Posted 04 November 2004 - 04:25 PM

i've always wanted the sword off Blade. :(
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Posted 04 November 2004 - 04:29 PM

my nephew has it...BAD_WORD <_<
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Posted 04 November 2004 - 07:30 PM

Thats not nice to say even joking.

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 08:17 PM

it was just a joke, i'm sorry. i called him that because he bought it under my nose. i went to buy it and he beat me to it.
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Posted 04 November 2004 - 08:57 PM

My friend Jim is the owner of Salamander Armoury. His blades are beautiful as well as fully functional. They are the closest things to magic I've found... and yes I own one of his "knives". Visit his site: http://www.atar.com/ If you see something you like let me know.
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Posted 07 November 2004 - 11:38 AM

Excalibur was not pulled from the stone. The sword from the stone shattered, I believe, when Arthur drew without cause against one of his own knights... Merlin then took him to a lake and the lady of the lake presented him with excalibur.

My friend has a catana(sp?)... obviously not a brilliant one, but the balance of it is surprising

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 12:59 PM

*Claps*Bless thee, Becca

Retaliator was gifted to and weilded by Lugh Lemfada, but aside from always striking true, I got nothing on its other abilities

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...Beccs, you hit my weakness, Caliburnus<read something that implied they'd still use Roman names>but the 'cutter of steel' had a lot of amazing abilities

Bridget, GREAT reads, thanks!

Gotta agree, Mel, aside from a Syrian scimitar, I can't think of a better balanced weapon than a katana
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Posted 07 November 2004 - 11:36 PM

I have the Sword of Oden and two renditions of Excallliber. None of my swords are sharpened, but they are heavy and strong enough to break a collar bone.

I am interested in obtaining the sorts of swords and other weapons used by my forefathers.

Getting back on topic, the Lord of the Rings series seems to have heavily borrowed from the Celts - especially in regards to enscribing their swords with a name and lineage (ie powers).

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