Month: November 2012

ASSASSINS CREED Sword of Altair Latex Replica (Museum Replicas)

Windlass Studio’s fully functional bladed Assassins Creed Sword of Altair Replica is awesome, but what if you want more of a LARP style experience with your Sword of Altair?

That’s where Museum Replica’s Latex Sword of Altair Replica might be for you.

This is a fully licensed Assassins Creed replica based on the Sword of Altair seen in Assassin’s Creed I & II.

It features:

  • the iconic eagle-headed pommel with a winged crossguard
  • a brown suede wrapped, hard rubber handle
  • a full length of 38″
  • a blade length of 30-5⁄8″ 
  • a weight of 12 oz

Remember, this is not the high carbon steel version, it is a weapon made for LARP (Live Action Role Play) out of latex.

Now, you used to be able to get this via Sideshow Collectibles, but they’ve sold out. You can also currently find it on Ebay for a Buy It Now price of $96.99.

But the best price around at the moment is on Amazon where you can get it at the link below for $89.99: 

Assassin s Creed Sword of Altair Latex (via Amazon, $89.99)

ASSASSINS CREED Sword of Altair Prop Replica (Windlass Studios)

This is Windlass Studio’s excellent Assassins Creed Sword of Altair Prop Replica based on the video game of the same name.

I think this particular Sword of Altair is going to be a highly sought after collectible, especially once the Assassins Creed feature film is released. It’s not a limited edition, but it’s also getting harder and harder to find. 

It’s a sleek weapon of the assassin, which is a fully functional prop replica, features:
  • a high carbon steel blade
  • an eagle-headed pommel and winged crossguard
  • a wooden scabbard covered in brown suede
  • a suede wrapped handle
  • an overall length of 38″ with a blade length of 30-5⁄8″ long, 1-3⁄8″ wide, 3⁄16″ thick
  • and a weight of 2 lbs/10 oz
  • manufactured by Windlass Steelcrafts (who have been producing high quality swords since 1943)

The best price on this I’ve found is via Entertainment Earth who have it for $179.99. However, if you want it at that price, or at all for that matter, you’ll have to hurry because they only have one left at the time of writing this post. The link you need is below:

Assassins Creed Sword of Altair Replica (via Entertainment Earth, $179.99)

Remember, this is not a latex LARP weapon. This is a fully functional blade!

THE EXPENDABLES 2 Toothpick Knife Prop Replica

The Legionnaire Bowie Knife isn’t the only Gil Hibben designed knife commissioned by Sylvester Stallone for the movie The Expendables 2

Stallone also had Hibben design the Toothpick Knife which you can now own yourself. Or at least, you can now preorder so that you can own it in January 2013 when it gets released.

The Expendables 2 Toothpick Knife Prop Replica is a full size prop replica measuring 17 1/2 inches in overall length.

It has an 11 7/8 inch long blade made out of high-quality stainless steel with a mirror-polished finish and solid black back.

The handle is constructed of black pakkawood and is accented with a mirror-finished guard and pommel.

The knife includes a classic leather belt sheath with stamped Hibben logo and certificate of authenticity.

Whether you’re a fan of the movie or not, these United Cutlery produced prop replica’s of Gil Hibben’s The Expendables 2 knives are cool as can be and quite nicely priced too. This one is a tad cheaper than the Legionnaire Bowie Knife if you get it from Entertainment Earth, who have it for $99.99. The link for that is below: 

The Expendables 2 Toothpick Knife Prop Replica (via Entertainment Earth, $99.99)

The Toothpick Knife is also available on Ebay, though you’ll pay more than you will at Entertainment Earth:

The Expendables 2 Toothpick Knife (via Ebay, $145)

THE EXPENDABLES 2 Legionnaire Bowie Knife Prop Replica (United Cutlery)

I’ll be the first to admit that I didn’t like The Expendables 2 . But I’ll also be the first to admit that I do like this excellent Legionnaire Bowie Knife Prop Replica from the film.

And how could I not – it’s designed by master craftsman Gil Hibben.

The Expendables 2 Legionnaire Bowie Knife Prop Replica is a full scale (15-inch) prop replica knife, made out of high-quality stainless steel.

It features a 9 1/2-inch long blade with a mirror-polished finish.

The handle is constructed of black micarta and is accented with a mirror-finished, solid stainless steel guard and pommel.

It comes with a classic leather belt sheath with stamped Hibben logo and certificate of authenticity. 

Gil Hibben has a history of designing knives for Sylvester Stallone to feature in his films, going back to the First Blood III Rambo Survival Bowie Knife. Stallone commissioned Gil to make several knives to use in The Expendables and The Expendables 2.

These will become available in January 2013, but you can preorder them now at the link below for $104.99.

The Expendables 2 Legionnaire Bowie Knife Prop Replica (via Entertainment Earth, $104.99)

If you’re asking yourself if Entertainment Earth have the best price, the answer is yes, as far as I can find. For example, this knife is already on Ebay at a price of $145. See for yourself: 

The Expendables 2 Legionnaire Bowie Knife Prop Replica (via Ebay, $145.00)

Rare XENA: THE WARRIOR PRINCESS Chakram Prop Replica

If you love Xena: The Warrior Princess and you love replica fantasy weapons, this one’s gonna appeal to you.

It’s a rare, possibly Limited Edition Xena: The Warrior Princess Chakram Prop Replica that looks absolutely stunning. I say it is possibly a limited edition item because the seller hasn’t identified the manufacturer but from looking at it, it appears to be one of the 500 Limited Chakram’s produced by Pacific Renaissance Pictures. It’s hard to tell though, so if you want to buy it, I suggest shooting the seller an email to confirm. But you have to admit, it does look a lot like this:

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The Chakram is a throwing weapon capable of ricocheting off objects and returning to the thrower. It is quite possibly the most iconic of all weapons in the hit series. You can read about the Chakram and its back story at the Hercules & Xena Wiki.

This particular Chakram prop replica is an awesome looking solid polished metal weapon based on the original weapon used by Lucy Lawless in season 1 of the series. It measures 9.5″ diameter and features Paua Shell inlays.

Note, however, that this is a prop replica. It’s not designed for use as a real weapon. It’s not sharp, and it’s not meant for role playing.

It is stated it was purchased brand new via The Time Capsule. It is also advertised as new. So I’m not sure if it’s used or new, but from the images it looks to be as new, at the very least. I also couldn’t find any record of Chakram’s via the Time Capsule (feel free to post any info on this that you might know in the comments).

It’s advertised with a Buy It Now price of $499.95. The link you need to check it out, contact the seller, and see more images, is below:

XENA: THE WARRIOR PRINCESS Chakram Prop Replica (on Ebay)