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Custom Stage Longsword by LongshipArmoury Custom Stage Longsword by LongshipArmoury
Here's a custom blunt longsword for stage use for a long-time customer and buddy of mine. Handles like a dream.
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skip0421 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
what would one of these cost. I am sick of buying crappy replicas I want a real sword
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LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
A standard Steerboard longsword from our Longship line runs from $850 to $900. If we were doing a custom longsword, they typically start at $1600.
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MrCoolDD Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If it's a stage longsword, does it have an edge that cuts?
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LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
No, it has a blunted edge for contact with other stage swords and relatively safer stage combat. Don't want actors getting hurt.
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HeathenFrisian Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Still looks like the tip is quite pointy, at least compared to other blunted longswords I see.
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ZaeavYeelell Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, that is beautiful.
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BlackHawk1214 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
SOOOO AWESOOOOOOM:iconimsorryplz:
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Could it be used for training purposes?
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LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yep, with proper experience, protective equipment, and trained supervision.
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
True. Thanks!
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Could it be used for training purposes?
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Tearahk Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is one awesome looking longsword. :D
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clpumm Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks awesome. Where is the balance point?
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LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Don't have it on hand anymore to check. Think it was only around 3" from guard.
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clpumm Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's awesome. I've been looking for a sword with an extremely low balance point, but they're hard to find. And expensive.
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LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Some of the Hanwei/Tinker stuff and the Valiant Armory stuff handles pretty well for the price, which is fairly cheap. Quality takes time though, and that raises costs, especially for custom makers like us that have relatively low orders and production capabilities.
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
What's the difference between a sword for stage use and a regular sword? Is this one made of fiberglass or something like that?
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LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nah, still steel. It has a thicker rounded edge meant for hard impacts, since stage actors and people training in the sword-based martial arts do a lot of that. Our regular swords are sharpened and meant for cutting. They would still stand up to use in combat, but swords in actual use aren't meant to be bashed against each other or other hard, unmoving objects without any damage to the edge. It's all about deflection.
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timberfox15 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
its looks beautiful.
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AlanSteenhouwer Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Double handed grip, heavy pommel, tapering blade. This looks like a sword I dreamed up. What does it handle like?
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LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's pretty nice. Very agile but still has presence. Customer was pretty happy with it.
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AlanSteenhouwer Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
I'd imagine. In fact I did. Here's the sword I came up with when I was trying to find that kind of agility. [link]
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LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice! Pretty classy design. Usually we put a bit of taper at the bottom of the grip for a bit of ergonomic benefit.
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AlanSteenhouwer Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Bottom half, right? Do you think the 'neck' of the pommel being part of the hand would mess with grip.
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LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
As long as it follows the profile of the grip and is comfortably shaped, not really. With hand-and-a-half swords/bastard swords, you would traditionally choke the lower hand partly on the pommel anyway, even with a wheel pommel, so it's historically sound.
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AlanSteenhouwer Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Well it's supposed to be a two handed handle. I just didn't want to add too much to the visible length of the handle. So I had the pommel shaped that way so it doesn't choke the lower hand any. Not to mention I was trying to add a bit of a katana to it, and katanas don't have pommels.
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TheGhostBox Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Writer
Simple, yet beautiful!
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