Wooden Roman Gladius

Discussion in 'Knives, Swords, and other bladed weapons' started by OzzyOsborne, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. OzzyOsborne

    OzzyOsborne New Member

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    My son likes the film 'Gladiator' - so I'm making him a sword for Christmas!
     

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  2. OzzyOsborne

    OzzyOsborne New Member

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    I'm going to add contrasting scales - to the handle, blade and hilt guards. Then style/shape it up... I might 'guild' the blade with silver over varnish as well
     

  3. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    Very cool. Great movie. That will be a very nice gift for your son. Maybe some day he can avenge you with it. I don't know what he may need to avenge you for, but if you have a cool sword, you've got to have a mission of vengeance, it's just part of the story :)

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  4. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    You kill my father, prepare to die! Best part of that movie, and there's a lot of good parts.
     
  5. kohlqez

    kohlqez Accident-Prone

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    Wish my parent made me one when I was little, but then I'd probably use it to beat the crap outta my little brother. I wish they'd at least let me watch Gladiator, but that woulda given me ideas about how to beat the scrap outta my lil bro, oh well.... also Gladiator is one of the most historically inaccurate movies ever made... which is probably what makes it good
     
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  6. OzzyOsborne

    OzzyOsborne New Member

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    - they should re-make Spartacus.... 'I'm Spartacus' - 'No, I'm Spartacus!'
     
  7. Trickworm

    Trickworm New Member

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    Nice! Can't wait to see the final result!
     
  8. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    I wish I could have one of this when I was a kid....:(
     
  9. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    great idea! i did something similar for myself when i was young, i've had great fun with that!
     
  10. OzzyOsborne

    OzzyOsborne New Member

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    Finished!

    Roman numerals = my sons birthday
     

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  11. AngelicScars

    AngelicScars MILF of the board

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  12. brennanfry

    brennanfry New Member

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    next year make him a roman style shield
     
  13. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Super nice! Great work!

    Maybe a leather-wrap on the handle? :)
     
  14. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    Nice to see it completed. Nice work!