Kingdom of Heaven Swords

Sword Collector JP Franco with the sword of Ibelin

Even though they are discontinued now (and quite hard to find these days), I was more than impressed with the Kingdom of Heaven Swords for several very important, related, reasons.

"For a start, these swords were NOT ornamental wall-hangers!"

Instead, they were all fully functional carbon steel swords produced by one of my favorite sword manufacturers of all time, Windlass Steelcrafts.

But that is not the only reason I love these swords:

  • Windlass also made the original swords as seen in the movie (except in the fight scenes of course!) Which makes these replicas about as close to the originals as you can get.
  • The Kingdom of Heaven Swords are actually very beautiful and yet very functional. This combination is almost unheard of when it comes to movie replica swords, which in my opinion are almost always style over substance. But not these blades.
  • The cutting edge heat treating of these blades creates a temper of a quality almost unheard of in swords of this price range! Personally, I’d buy them just for this quality alone.

Speaking of price, they were an absolute steal at a little over the US$200 mark (though they did vary quite a bit from seller to seller).

As an example, The sword of Ibelin (Liam Nelson) used to retail from US$210 to a little over $294 – not quite as much a dramatic price difference as with the some of the Lord Of The Rings Swords on offer, but a pretty big difference just the same.

It is a shame that they did not sell as quickly or as well as Windlass intended though. Indeed, they were a bit of a flop for Windlass financially and they ended up dumping them (just before they were discontinued you could pick them up in the Last chance section of Windlass Steelcrafts retail store, Museum Replicas Limited - and even when discounted down to $100 the general public STILL didn't recognize them for the deal that they were!).

Perhaps the worst part of this is that if they HAD sold well, it might have shifted movie sword collectors towards our world of real sword collectors..

But sadly, for whatever reason, it was not to be..

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