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Category name: swords-daggers-replicas
Country of origin: China
Brand name: United Cutlery
Overall length: 38-3/4-Inch
Blade length: 25-7/8-Inch
Blade material: AUS-6 stainless steel
Handle material: Acrylic resin
Display: Wood with wood grain finish and silk screen graphic
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Oakenshield. Lord of the rings Series. 38 3/4″ overall. 25 7/8″ AUS-6 stainless blade. Acrylic Resin handle. Wooden wall display with wood grain finish and silk screen graphic. Officially licensed reproduction of the actual film Prop used in the movie the hobbit: a unexpected journey.; country of origin: China; brand name: United Cutlery; Category name: swords-daggers-replicas
|Item Weight||5.07 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||43 x 4.2 x 12.3 inches|
|Item model number||UC2928-BRK|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number of Handles||1|
|Handle Material||Acrylic resin|
|Blade Length||39 inches|
|Included Components||see description|
125 customer reviews
4.6 out of 5 stars
|Best Sellers Rank|| |
#209,809 in Tools & Home Improvement (See top 100)
|Shipping Weight||9.25 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)|
|Date First Available||November 15, 2012|
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Buy it and hang it on the wall like you would do with a framed picture, don’t go out back and chop up trees and milk cartons with it!
Aside from that, I have no complaints; the engraving on the sword itself is wonderful, and I like all the curved lines throughout the piece. It does have quite a sharp edge, as well, and the plaque comes with the drywall mounts that most of us need.
November 16, 2013
So, overall impressions – 1. Very neat assembly and finishing. True, it doesn’t have sharp edge, but has a nicely angled beveled edge (which as far as I am concerned is movie-correct, as I’ve read in making the Hobbit movies both edged and non-edged weapons were used, for safety reasons). Looks like it could be re-edged by someone who knows what they are doing, but I’m good with it. Does not have a cheap, sharp-edged “production” look (as some cheap jewelry, cookware, and knives do). Grip seems firmly set.
2. Very happy with embossed/raised details and antiquing – and while normally I frown on “plastic” in this case IMO the resin “dragon tooth” grip to me has a “good feel” to it, not overly brittle, very nice coloration (and in any case w/o being paranoid there have been professional articles about bone products carrying diseases – enough to make me think, anyway. So I’m OK with not having a genuine bone handle.) Beautiful job, really, and feels good in hand. All the 4 little jewels a the end of the pommel were there along w. nice detail. Re the “Hobbit movie” blade stamping – only on one side up by the hilt – for me it’s so subtle and small it’s a non-issue, and if it is ever seen think it will add interest to visitors who see it.
3. Whoah – it’s heavy – at least to me. I’m not particularly weak (build modular brick walls, use tools, and all that) but a few experimental, sloppy swings tired my small hands and wrists in like, 2 minutes. It’s like swinging rebar around, IMO. And with the weight and nice sharp point suppose you could use it as a weapon if you had to – tho it’s a REPLICA and someone already mentioned this is not a sword where the metal goes through the handle, so it COULD break if abused, I guess. But feels solid and well-made – what can I say, for a replica it just feels good to hold. Particularly like the hefty feel of guard and blade, and Orcrist has such graceful lines.
4. Steel quality – of course I had to look this up, being fussy. So this is made of AUS-6 stainless, and I found this info “AUS-6 is a entry level Japanese cutlery steel in the same class as 440A……AUS-6 is typically hardened to RC 55-58 or so, and take a very fine edge, though edge retention is not as good as steel such as 440C.” “440A is one of the workhorses of the Sports and Tactical Knife industry. The majority of entry level knives use either 440A, 420HC or AUS-6 steel. 440 is a medium carbon, martensitic stainless steel that is very corrosion resistant and extremely tough that can be hardened to about RC58.
While not considered a premium knife steel, 440A still has some very good properties for cutlery use. It takes a very fine edge and will easily pop the hairs off your arm if heat treated properly, and is more corrosion resistant and tougher than 440B or 440C.” (from Custom Tacticals online).
So I read all this as a good, basic, steel quality, well suited for a good replica at an affordable price point, e.g. it’s not junk! but made of a “workhorse” type steel (and I DO want to know stuff like that, it makes me feel better. This sword isn’t THAT cheap in cost! and there’s a lot of junk memorabilia around – overpriced just because of the name on it).
5. Nice hanging plaque and very much appreciate having the hanging hardware with drywall mounts included – and the very nice certificate with the map on the back. Plus well-packaged, NO PEANUTS!! and incredible fast shipping.
Summary: I’m fascinated with my new “toy” and having Orcrist – well, a solid version of it anyway – in my hands. Will probably spend time lovingly mounting (next to Hobbit posters) and polishing with jeweler’s cloth. Definitely a worthy piece of memorabilia that of course I don’t NEED, but am so happy to have and NO regrets on this purchase at all. Thank you, UC, for a solid, well-made (not junk) replica that is worthy of having and displaying. And I’d buy from UC again – for what it is and this price point, 5 stars for me.
(BTW, personally would not use this for battle, seems strong but think you would have to go into stuff specifically made for re-enactments, tho I guess you could carry this around for a costume where allowed. Hopefully I can get the scabbard, one day, but will display beautifully without it).
November 20, 2015
Plus I thought this would look great on my hobby room wall next to Sting.. This does not come with the scabbard but does come with a nice plaque for hanging. It’s VERY well made, has great detailing and is quite HEAVY. Not a TOY! If you are a die-hard Hobbit fan, you’ll want this for your collection. Now if I could just afford Glamdring and Anduril…..
February 21, 2018
The quality of the materials, fit and finish, and care in producing this sword free of scratches and blemishes makes for an exceptional wall hanger type sword.
The packing for this item was good and it arrived quickly – definitely a great value.