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Old 12-30-2004, 01:55 PM
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The Noble Collection! That would do some serious damage to my wallet if I allowed it to. I might save up and get the Andril sword when the sci-fi convention comes to town, they sell it. It would be cheaper and I would save on the shipping!
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Old 12-30-2004, 02:30 PM
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I was contemplating asking my parents, bro & sis, grandparents, in-laws and hubby if they'd all like to pitch in and buy me Anduril for my b'day in February. But there are still a couple of Viggo's books that I want, (the hardcover version of "Miyelo" in particular) so I may end up pushing for those instead. If only I knew rich people who wanted to buy me expensive presents. *sigh*
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Old 12-30-2004, 05:29 PM
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I'm still wanting the Phial of Galadriel.
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Old 12-30-2004, 10:14 PM
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I want the Phial as well, actually I want everything they sell

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Christina, did you not think that Nenya is as pretty in person as it is in pictures? I'm considering buying it, so your opinion would help a lot.
It was nice, it just wasn't what I was expecting. What I didn't like was that the stones were really small. Actually looking at the picture the stones don't look that big either so I'm not sure what I was expecting I was just disappointed when I saw it.
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Old 12-31-2004, 12:33 AM
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Disappointment in a product. Man, I would hate that! I hope I'm not disappointed in any product I want to buy.
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Old 12-31-2004, 02:05 AM
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snickers I totally apologize for posting the Noble Collection link. snickers

For anyone who's purchasing jewelry, definitely compare different companies. There can be a huge difference between them all. For a big purchase, it's worth the extra effort.
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Old 01-02-2005, 11:01 AM
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I think for any purchase, the Noble Collection is worth it. They had a booth at the sci-fi con that I was at and they had the swords there. It would definitelys ave me the shipping on that thing.
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Old 01-02-2005, 11:15 PM
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I have the Ring Chamber thingy from Noble Collection. It's a very nice piece. Got lots of compliments on it when I had it on my desk at work.
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Old 01-05-2005, 06:09 AM
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I have Aragorn ring and the Evenstar from the Noble Collection. They are both gorgeous and well worth every penny.
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Old 01-12-2005, 09:40 PM
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I don't think it'd be wise for me to buy any of the swords...I'd be too tempted to "test it out" and end up chopping off my own leg. I wonder how sharp they really are?
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Old 01-14-2005, 09:42 AM
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I have no idea how sharp they are but that doesn't really concern me too much. I've worked with weapons before since I took martial arts so it's not real big deal for me. I still have my staff from those days.
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Old 01-15-2005, 11:59 AM
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ive got the ring in gold
i want a real sword like peeps in lotr have..but its not a small thing so im trying to make mom buy one.im telling that to everyone maybe one of them would buy me a sword!
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Well, I believe the ones from the Noble Collection (the swords) are very much real. Didn't they say that they were sharp and would not be sold as weapons but as decorations? Course, it could be considered a weapon. It's a pain in the butt to ship over here so I rather just buy them from a convention that comes around here.
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I don't remember where I read it, but I do remember reading something about the swords not being "real" swords. Something about the blades not actually having been sharpened like a real sword would be. And I also seem to remember something about the hilts and blades not being the real weight or something. Basically, you could break the sword if you swung it around and hit something hard enough.

I think that real swords, with the proper sharpened blades and everything have more shipping restrictions on them for most countries. But seeing as how these swords are technically for decoration, and aren't actually weapons, most countries don't have a problem letting them through customs.

Now if only I could remember where I read all of that so I could be sure I'm not imagining it.

OK, found some blurbs about it on the forums at tolkienonline:

Also, you MUST keep in mind that these are COLLECTOR sowrds and are not intended for use. The blades are made of Stainless Steel, which is not very suitable for a long sword blade, and the hilt furniture is cast from some non-ferrous metal (Zinc, I think) which probably means they are fairly brittle.

and also this...

As far as the strength of the swords, UC recommends they only be used for decoration. You'll probably be okay just slaying imaginary orcs and the dreaded Killer Weeds. I don't recommend you hit anything solid, such as other swords or tree trunks. I can tell you, however, that between Narsil and a ceiling fan, Narsil will win (don't ask)

and this is in the FAQ at The Mithril Armoury...

Are there some countries that will not allow United Cutlery movie prop replicas?

Yes, unfortunately, there are some countries who consider our movie prop replicas to be "weapons". So far, Spain, Italy, Japan, and Greece have declined to accept shipments from The Mithril Armoury based on this categorisation. We DO ship our items as movie prop replicas, but many packages are opened and inspected and the Customs Officer(s) make their own judgments.
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Old 01-17-2005, 11:18 AM
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We have a sword guy here who makes them as real weapons. He does a fantastic job too and the sword itself are extremely heavy. I can see the work that goes into sword-fighting. I never used swords myself, it was never part of my martial arts training when I was younger. I have fenced before though.

Love the whole, sword vs ceiling fan...
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