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the Sword from "Hero of Sparta"

06-04-2009, 06:24 PM
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the Sword from "Hero of Sparta"

Greetings...aside from playing games on my Iphone, Make miniature swords as a Hobby and to sell (this is not a solicitation, just wanted to share a pic), anyway this is "My version" of the sword from 'Hero of Sparta". I liked the design which is pretty much a Gladius (the wasp style blade) but the whole larger than life size is pretty cool...
Anyway Enjoy

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06-04-2009, 06:25 PM
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lol thats cool! how do u make things like that??

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06-04-2009, 06:25 PM
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Wow that's nice.
06-04-2009, 06:29 PM
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Wow that is cool. How long did it take you to make it?
06-04-2009, 06:34 PM
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What tools do you use to make that? I'd imagine them being pretty small...

Also, that's really cool.

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06-04-2009, 06:35 PM
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Mar12's Current Activity: Viewing Thread the Sword from "Hero of Sparta" lol..come on tell us ur secret! i want to make one too haha
06-04-2009, 06:36 PM
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Duuuude, that's wicked! I'm impressed man, and I wish I had a hobby like that.
06-04-2009, 06:36 PM
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This look seriously awesome!
06-04-2009, 06:38 PM
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That's awsome no, I mean epicly awsome. Dude how did you make that?
06-04-2009, 06:52 PM
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Thanks everyone, its a hobby ive done since i was 14... 26yrs ago.... anyway its made from stainless steel, brass, a plastic composite I make from grounded up bakelite ashtrays and hobby glue and the synthetic gems...I use a dremel tool for all the main cutting and shaping and engraving, all sorts of files ranging from a large rasp to 2inch needle files and various grits of sand paper. the sword took a little over 3 months and I still have to make the stand. the language I did the engraving in is elder futhark runes which go back to 200 a.d , what the engraving says is "hail strength, invite glory and wisdom, journey to salvation manifest true self"