someone has been watching....

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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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