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Any ideas as to who made this sword?

Post  Pistol on Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:57 pm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Captain-Jack-Sparrow-Replica-Pirate-Sword-with-Custom-Display-Holder-Poster-/251576293253?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a931d9785

Interesting piece, not MR, seller says he is unsure who made it.....magnet sticks to blade and guard, is it one of Indy's? Doesn't quite look right, beyond the bend in the guard...... Pirate Book 
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Post  micks75au on Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:54 am

definitely not an indy sword. The fuller on most swords goes almost all the way up to the guard, on this one it starts at least 2 inches down from it and is more shallower looking

On the one pictured in the listing the "guard at the bottom of the pommel is squared off looking where the indy sword has a definite curve to them.
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Post  Mojo Turbo on Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:10 pm

Yea, this guy was selling this on RPF and I asked him if it was a Master Replica or a NECA and this is what he said

Hi Mojo_Turbo! Actually this wasn't a licensed replica at all, I was told this was supposed to be an extra prop piece from the film back in 2005.

So it's a "replica" just not a licensed replica? And since when are screen used props called "replicas?" I say buyer beware

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Re: Any ideas as to who made this sword?

Post  Pistol on Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:55 pm

Mojo Turbo wrote:Yea, this guy was selling this on RPF and I asked him if it was a Master Replica or a NECA and this is what he said

Hi Mojo_Turbo! Actually this wasn't a licensed replica at all, I was told this was supposed to be an extra prop piece from the film back in 2005.

So it's a "replica" just not a licensed replica? And since when are screen used props called "replicas?" I say buyer beware

Kind of my thoughts too..........if it WAS screen used, it would bring a lot more! Bent guard has me troubled.....even more when he says it was "made that way".....interesting, but suspicious at the same time. I asked about the magnet as he was telling me the blade was 'metal'...well aluminum is a metal. Says it also sticks to the guard, not sure if Indy's guard will stick a magnet....will it?

Interesting sword......the grip looks like it is larger than the MR, I have one of those and the guard is a wee bit tight!  Laughing 
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Post  Bilge Rat on Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:13 pm

ACME made a run of a few swords years ago, and I bought one second hand, the box showed up damaged in shipping and the hilt actually was bend like that in the same spot, and was completely broken off on the back. The box looked like an elephant sat on it. Luckily it was insured. Anyways Richard was not happy with how they turned out and stopped making them, then went on to do just a limited run of 10 Special Stunt Swords ( aircraft aluminum blades and all!) , that were made so much better! It's hard to tell in the pics, but if I remember right, the blade had that or a very similar shape. The pictures are hard to tell, but that's my educated guess!
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Post  Bilge Rat on Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:16 am

I sent the link off to Richard of ACME and he did confirm, that I am correct, this sword was from his very first run long ago, the hilt is pewter, which is why they tended to bend so easily and why he gave up the production of them.

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Re: Any ideas as to who made this sword?

Post  Mojo Turbo on Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:44 pm

I wonder if Richard will contact the guy and see if he'll change his description.

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Re: Any ideas as to who made this sword?

Post  Bilge Rat on Sun Jul 20, 2014 4:07 pm

His description only says its a replica and is made of real metal,
Says nothing about the maker, and no mention of it being screen used
I think the seller is OK the way the auction is worded, though itt would be nice to mention the dented hilt!
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Re: Any ideas as to who made this sword?

Post  Mojo Turbo on Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:52 pm

well it certainly isn't an "extra prop piece" like he told me on RPF

craft your fandom indeed....

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Re: Any ideas as to who made this sword?

Post  Bilge Rat on Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:01 am

Well now it says Rare and limited edition Acme sword, so someone set him straight, but I think in all fairness the seller should state that the hilt is bent!
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Re: Any ideas as to who made this sword?

Post  Pistol on Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:23 am

Laughing  Thanks guys....I knew they answer would come to light! I have a message from him also indicating it was used in COBP, but it was what he was told and if he didn't have access to this forum, he wouldn't have known. Yeah, think I'll pass on it.
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