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Old 15th September 2008, 03:43 AM   #1
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will these people throw money at anything?????????????????
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Old 15th September 2008, 03:47 AM   #2
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THIS IS SPARTA!
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Old 15th September 2008, 04:07 AM   #3
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Windlass stuff is I guess OK for a reenactor on a budget - at least this is what my reenactor friends say. The problem here is that you can buy the same falcata for a third of the winning bid, from one of the many sites selling Windlass swords. I am not sure if I would call it hilarious, perhaps irrational is a better word.
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Old 15th September 2008, 04:25 AM   #4
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thats what im saying! the same falcata could be had for $175 at museum replicas. hell, ive seen it for less tham $100 from multiple places.
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Old 15th September 2008, 11:34 AM   #5
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Nah, they're paying for the fact that it was owned by Robert Jordan, a very popular (and deceased) fantasy author in the US. He wrote the "Wheel of Time" series. Apparently, he had a proffessional relationship with Windlass, since they made swords based on weapons from his books.

I'm actually a fan myself, though I wouldn't pay that much for that sword...
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Old 15th September 2008, 04:10 PM   #6
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Nah, they're paying for the fact that it was owned by Robert Jordan, a very popular (and deceased) fantasy author in the US. He wrote the "Wheel of Time" series.


CourseEight, I believe that many of the other swords being sold by thie seller were in the private collection of Jordan, but this one does not carry that stated provenance. Looks like a couple of Noobs got into a bidding war.

Ah, when testosterone flies!


I had a Falcata made by Himalayan Imports. Looked a lot like this. Heavy bruiser of a sword. Anything you hit is getting hurt, but if you miss, you better be ready to stop and turn that heavy blade before your opponent steps in.

Interesting design. Sold it to a guy who likes to chop wood.
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Old 15th September 2008, 04:38 PM   #7
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Strange,
The description says : Robert Jordan's , but there is no further information about the provenance.
Maybe the bidders do/did expect this to be privately owned by the author.

Funny detail, the buyer is registered in the UK, will he be able to import this curved not antique blade ?
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Old 15th September 2008, 08:41 PM   #8
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Some of the other pieces say that a COA will be written by Jordan's widow as having been in his collection.
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