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Pssst, wanna buy a genuine Ulfberht?

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Pssst, wanna buy a genuine Ulfberht?

Post by EC2 » Sun December 28th, 2008, 11:01 am

The idea of the street corner cheap imitation Rolex is nothing new! Dodgy Viking swords!
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2008/ ... ings-sword
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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Post by Leyland » Sun December 28th, 2008, 1:34 pm

Poor Viking warriors. Imagine a ferocious berserker expertly handling his mightly sword in battle - and the look on his face when he goes for a decapitation and his weapon shatters or falls apart! I'm sure he could do some hand-to-hand damage though.
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Post by Volgadon » Sun December 28th, 2008, 2:21 pm

Dell boy at it way back then.

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Post by Volgadon » Sun December 28th, 2008, 2:22 pm

Mind you the clash of steel on steel is about of a misconception. They generally tried to avoid that as even a good blade would be ruined.

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Post by Kveto from Prague » Sun December 28th, 2008, 5:49 pm

[quote=""Volgadon""]Mind you the clash of steel on steel is about of a misconception. They generally tried to avoid that as even a good blade would be ruined.[/quote]


yeah, that steel on steel idea always bugs me when it comes up (especially in films)

its like the sound of a sword being drawn from a scabbard (which would really be the sound of metal against leather, a whoooosh). instead we get a grating sound of metal against metal, that long Crrrrrrrrrk sound. it would be pretty tough to keep a sword sharp it your scabbard were made of metal.

but the idea of fake brand name swords is hilarious.

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