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someone has been watching....

Postby Elleth » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:49 pm

I thought you guys would get a kick out of this to -

Epic Armoury "Ranger" LARP sword:
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http://kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=LP442414



That hilt look familiar?

I think the Bristol trend Greg has started has taken root in the outside world. :)
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Re: someone has been watching....

Postby Elleth » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:54 pm

Interestingly, there's also a steel version, albeit under a different name from a different maker:

15th Century Arming Sword - AH4241F
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http://www.kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=AH4241F

Same Bristol-ish pommel, same WETA Strider crosspiece.

I honestly think it looks kinda clunky, but I've little doubt that the "Bristol swords are ranger swords" concept started here. :)
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Re: someone has been watching....

Postby Iodo » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:48 pm

Cool, that's a nice LARP sword, looks to me like someone somewhere has been observant :P
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Re: someone has been watching....

Postby Greg » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:29 pm

I think Manveruon might be more to blame than me the more I think of it. There are a lot more quality photos of him with his Bristol than me, and a lot of them pop up on google with basic Google searches. Most of my better photos have happened post-custom.

Either way, we done good!
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Re: someone has been watching....

Postby theowl » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:01 pm

All of those design elements exist in other swords, but putting them together like that can't possibly be a coincidence.. And yeah, that steel one is made by Deepeeka, so it is undoubtedly clunky
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Re: someone has been watching....

Postby caedmon » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:02 pm

Elleth wrote:I honestly think it looks kinda clunky, but I've little doubt that the "Bristol swords are ranger swords" concept started here. :)


Oh, wow, yeah that's clunky. A type XII blade (i.e. viking erta) with a 15th c. inspired handle.

Pretty handle though.

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Re: someone has been watching....

Postby Manveruon » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:28 am

HAH! Well if this isn't the darndest thing!

Incidentally, I had noticed the "Ranger" LARP sword from Epic Armoury, and it definitely didn't escape my attention that it looked an awful lot like the Valiant Bristol with a Weta Strider cross-guard - but for whatever reason I hadn't really considered the possibility (probability?) that my own exploits may have been partially responsible! And of course it really does all come back to Greg showing me his own Bristol when he came through CO back in 2016! I absolutely fell in love with the sword then, and I haven't regretted my purchase for an instant. In my mind it's still very nearly the ideal Dunedain sidearm (or at least, for my purposes - Elleth, the two you now have in your possession are seriously INCREDIBLE, and I'm CRAZY jealous of that new one).

But yeah, hah! That's absolutely hilarious! And what's perhaps even more amusing is that I have been seriously considering getting one of those Epic Armoury numbers for myself - particularly should I ever manage to get off my butt and actually make it out to Fell and Fair's Weekend Warrior event in SC - which would be sort of fitting, don't you think? The whole thing would kind of come full-circle then, haha!

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