Thursday, February 03, 2011

Sword Fails

Those who haven't seen these might enjoy 'em:


1 comment:

J.D. Ray said...

Know your product.

It looks like the first one broke because of a bad tang. Typically with these show swords, an otherwise decent piece of steel has a bit of threaded rod attached with a quick spot weld on the end, to which the pommel is attached. The weld breaks, pommel flies off, and the blade leaves going the other direction. If the makers would just cut the end of the tang down and thread steel rather than going the cheap and easy route, they'd have a much better product.

God forbid they should actually cross pin the pommel. But that's another level of decent swordmaking.