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A Daywalkers Sword…

It’s time for me to introduce you to one of my favorite swords. The sword of Blade, The Daywalker:

Blade the Daywalker – Vampire Slayer Sword

The Blade of the Daywalker.
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Now If you don’t recognize this, it is the sword used by the sunlight-immune vampire comic-book-turned-movie hero Blade. Now Blade is actually a Dhampir. Basically the product of a human mother and a vampire father. Or of a vampire bitten mother. Or some variation thereof. A dhampir generally possesses some combination of both vampire and human traits.

In this case, Blade manages to obtain their strength, speed, enhanced senses, slow aging and healing ability, at the hefty cost of a rather debilitating thirst for blood. But though he still thirsts for blood, he can stand the light of day, unlike his full blood cousins (thrice removed).

Don’t worry, I won’t recap his entire story, suffice to say he harbors what I’ll simply refer to as “a little animosity” to his full-blood relatives for his mothers suffering and his blood thirst. As a result, has dedicated himself to the full time task of hunting them all to extinction. With this very sword. Is that cool or what. I rest my case.

OK, I’ll admit that maybe the fact that Blade is one of my favorite movie characters might make my admiration of this sword just a tad bit biased. But I don’t think so. In fact there a couple of his weapons that I dislike. Such as his cyclone glaive and his sword whip thingy. The point is, this sword is cool whether I say so or not. (I insist.)

Anyhoo, I think the beauty of this sword lies in the simplicity of the blade. Very reminiscent of Anathros, or the Punisher sword, in it’s simplicity. Except this blade is a lot more substantial. Even the handle, which is a little more ornate than the rest of the sword, is simpler than most, and I like that about this weapon. This one even has a hidden blade in the handle. Cool stuff. Nothing compared to what the movie version of the sword could do, but good enough.

One last note. The site I found this sword on makes reference to this being a “ninja” sword. Again. What’s with the stupid “ninja” references. Hello!! You can’t just slap “ninja” in a weapons title willy nilly like that. It actually has to be a Ninja weapon in order to be able to do so validly.

Even if Blade was a ninja (which he’s not, even though he uses bo-shuriken like a pro), that is not a ninja sword. Nowadays It seems like whenever the marketing department of these sword manufacturers want to get more life or better sales out of a product, they slap on the trusty old “ninja” moniker. Idiots. Always tryin’ to ice skate up hill…

The Sword of Blade the Daywalker – [True Swords]

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5 Responses to “A Daywalkers Sword…”


  1. 1 MoZZA
    September 7, 2008 at 11:13 am

    never liked blades sword get rid of the poncy handle and give it a mans grip! wesley snipes… pffft can he stop a 12 guage…. answer? NOOOOOOO hes not super hard bad ass MOfO he thinks he is

    (random rant over)

  2. September 8, 2008 at 1:08 am

    LOL Can he stop a 12 gauge? Weeeelllll… technically, being a daywalker, he would probably survive being shot by a 12 gauge… And if he had a nice long drink from the veins of whoever shot him he’s probably not be much worse for wear afterwards…

    But I agree about the grip. Not so much a bad design so much as bad implementation…. The shape is actually not that bad. Could be better. But the material is severely lacking…

  3. 3 ChroniclerLoki
    October 17, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    but if you remember from the movie the grip was actually balanced and fitted to his hand alone, anyone else would get a nasty surprise from the hidden blade cutting away a few offending fingers

  4. October 20, 2008 at 12:11 am

    True, I remember this, that little mechanism may perhaps have been the reason that he used such a spartan grip. Traditional grips rely on continuous wraps, which might have impeded the action of the little “deterrent” he had built into the grip of his sword.

    However, seeing as both he and the sword were made of modern materials, I’d think he (or Whistler for that matter) would be able to come up with an alternative grip construction/material that might have afforded them the ability to attach a more comfortable grip…

    Then again, maybe he didn’t really care. He was a Daywalker after all. But in either case, for use by regular humans, and in the absence of the little hand chopper mechanism, it could definitely stand improvement…

  5. 5 ChroniclerLoki
    November 5, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    Yes, this is true.


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