17
Nov
07

A Dragon Scimitar

Today I encountered a rather unique blade:

Dragon Scimitar

Dragon Scimitar
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 As you can see, this weapon in unique in many ways. Where to start. Ah. The business end of any bladed weapon. The blade, of course! In case your not sure what your eyes are telling you, yes, the blade is in fact colored red. A deep, deep red. becoming almost black towards the edges. This by itself is an unusual design. In fact I think the only other red bladed sword I have blogged about has been Zar’roc, from the movie Eragon. Though I have to admit it works much better better here.

As if the red treatment weren’t enough, the overall design of the blade is absolutely wicked. I’m betting this is the work of an elven swordsmith. Just love the sweeping curve of the blade. And then we have the guard. What a guard. This guard is designed with two blades, one on either sides, colored to match the blade. What’s even wilder is that it is attached magnetically, and can be removed and used as an impromptu hand weapon, thanks to some built in finger holes. Don’t know how practical it would be, but it’s crazy enough to get my vote!

Finally we have the black grip, topped off with a dragons talon butt cap. Overall, the red dragon theme has been done pretty tastefully. The only area that I thought went over the top a little bit, was the guard, which for some reason, got very poorly treated on the grip side, in order to accommodate the little removable magnet guard gimmick. Totally unnecessary. There are a lot more secure mechanical methods of doing the same thing, that would have allowed for a more seamless aesthetic. But I’ll give them an “A” for effort…

 Dragon Scimitar – [Collectors Edge]

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14 Responses to “A Dragon Scimitar”


  1. November 17, 2007 at 2:26 pm

    Nice! But they F-ed it up when they made the guard removable. Make it a solid handguard and they got a winner. Red blade mmmmmmmmm cool!
    Good design, nice colors, just take away the ‘toy’ and it works.

  2. November 17, 2007 at 4:49 pm

    Indeed, this sword would have been much better with a solid guard. That whole removable guard blade gimmick really cheapened the the aesthetic purity of the design…

  3. 3 ladyofspiders
    November 20, 2007 at 12:07 pm

    Indeed it is a unique blade, and a nice looking one.

  4. November 20, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    Yeah the red blade really gives it a different look. I’m hoping I come across more of these…

  5. 5 atalanta
    March 19, 2008 at 9:28 am

    This is a lovely looking little toy. At least the guard doesn’t have holes when it’s all put together. Have you tried the blade? How does it handle?

  6. March 19, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Unfortunately I haven’t had the pleasure of playing with this blade, so I can’t comment on it’s handling, but it definitely looks quite the wickedness… 😀

  7. 7 wepzcollector
    August 17, 2008 at 9:51 am

    I’ve been trying to find one of these on the internet ever since I saw this…Know any good sites I could go to?

  8. August 17, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    Hey Wepzcollector,

    This one I found at Collectors Edge. The URL is here:

    http://www.thecollectorsedge.com/prodinfo.asp?number=CE%2DT018

    Enjoy!

  9. 9 Relativelybest
    August 21, 2008 at 2:59 am

    The design looks *very* Jody Samson inspired, only less utilitarian, but I don’t think I would call it a rip off. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen that kind of dragon talon cap on one of his swords, though.

    That said, the over-all design is pretty sensible for a fantasy sword. The grip looks comfortable and the the blade appears robust and actually made for cutting. The coloring will be ruined if you try to use it for anything but decoration, but then again I doubt it’s made to be practical in the first place.

    Over-all, the only thing I really dislike are the blades on the sides of the guard. I’ve never liked these kind of extra blades because they are usually useless and only serves to make the sword look campier. As for detaching the guard to act like a back-up weapon… well, if you think about it, you might as well carry a dagger.

  10. August 21, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Agreed. Especially about the detachable guard. It’s really little more than a gimmick. And most sword fighters would be carrying a dagger anyway so…

  11. 11 Reaper
    September 5, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    very nice blade, love the design and red blade but it’s only stainless steel, now if it was carbon or damascus steel it’d be perfect

  12. September 6, 2008 at 12:29 am

    Indeed, A dark steel would have been great…

  13. 13 magius
    November 27, 2008 at 5:31 am

    I’ve seen one of these at a faire and there’s another added downside to the detachable handguard. The thing is heavier than you would expect, and weighted oddly. Pretty design, but not very usable.

  14. December 8, 2008 at 5:44 am

    Yeah, swords with unnecessary gimmicks like these added on tend to throw off the balance of the whole thing…


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