26
Oct
07

Conjoined Twins… In steel…

I ran across an interesting variation of “twin swords” recently. A set of twin swords that shared a rather shikomizuesque quality…

Super Twin Swords

Super Twin Sword Combo
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As you can see this sword is unique in that it is a set of matching swords, each designed to use the others grip as a scabbard, and when sheathed, they form a single staff. I actually know of one other weapon that operates in a similar manner, and is even closer in design to traditional shikomizue, but that is for another post.

The interesting thing about this weapon is that you can also join both swords together at the pommel to form a double edged short staff. This gives this weapon a rather large amount of flexibility in the number of different ways it can be used. Assuming, of course, that the connection mechanism is sufficiently sturdy (which is doubtful, given the short dimensions of the pommel connectors.)

They could be used individually, connected at the pommel as a double bladed staff, or fully sheathed, as a short staff or impact weapon. And the aesthetics aren’t too shabby either. the grips of each sword is finished in a gray on black scale pattern, with polished accents on the pommel and hilt. Overall a very simple and elegant look.

I like multi-form weapons like these. They are like really large swiss army knives…

 Super Twin Sword Set – [True Swords]

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6 Responses to “Conjoined Twins… In steel…”


  1. 1 ladyofspiders
    October 26, 2007 at 10:49 am

    Ok those are pretty sweet, I want one

  2. October 28, 2007 at 2:08 am

    Yep it’s tres cool… But I must admit that the whole time I was writing the post, I kept thinking to myself: “I wonder how goos this would look in all black…?”

    LOL

  3. 3 Namea
    October 31, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    I actually had that exact set. I urge you to buy from a reputable dealer if you are looking for functionality however. I was not intending for them to be merely display, but while training with them, one of the blades removed itself from the hilt and flew who knows where to lose itself in the sand of the beach. As it was night time, I was unable to recover the poor blade. Currently I am trying to find a similar (though better quality) weapon. Moral of the story? I’m an idiot.

  4. November 1, 2008 at 5:37 am

    Hey Namea,

    Weapons like these are rarely designed to be anything other than wall hangers. They look good, but will not stand up to any kind of vigorous use. The best bet for double weapons like these is to look for a full tang double bladed shikomizue or similar, more traditional design…

  5. July 29, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Hello,

    Im a collector of swords i train with the Serpent one but i want to buy this one, were can i find one like this, and indeed in faded black would it be a great blade.

    Can you mail me the details? because i dont follow this page and dont know if you would answer.
    bodyformodels at g mail dot com

    Super thx
    Henny Seroeyen


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