Your personal opinion of the 300 Sword
QUESTION: My friends and I at Plasma Productions - an amature, non-profit filmmaking company deticated to making low budget films) is in the pre-production of a movie that will require a variety of swords....
It is a fantasy movie, based off of a book one off our members wrote.
The 300 Sword interested me from the time I saw the previews for the movie. I watched the movie, and really wanted the sword. My friend was enthusiastic about using swords from POTC, and I said NO. They don't interest me, sabers. But the 300 swords, they are really interesting. One of my friends has this sword, and let me hold it. I loved the feel of the sword. But I would like to know if this replica at 'swordsswords' is a good deal on the sword. I would love to buy it. But at this point, I can't make a good descion about said sword. I would like your opinion, as a 'sword expert', of this sword.
Thank you for your time.
I have done a kind of mini review of this same sword on my site here which will give you my opinion...
But in a nutshell, I wouldn't be wanting to use it for a movie - simply because it is a bit sharp and could cause serious injury as structurally, it isn't really suitable for swinging it around if you know what I mean...
It may be difficult to find some fantasy swords that are suitable though, as they are few and far between on the market.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but they are good for collectors - but not so good for any kind of actual usage... Especially steel on steel (you would be better of looking at some of the Swords by 'Cas Iberia', 'Darksword Armoury' etc that were designed for use and look good too...!
Best of luck with the movie.