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January 24, 2006

Colin Farrell's hero sword

For anyone who had been speculating whether the rumours were true, Colin Farrell's hero sword from The New World is for sale at auction by New Line Cinema. And a fine looking sword it is.

Here's your chance to own one of the most spectacular items from The New World, John Smith's (Colin Farrell's) hero sword. This fantastic prop sword has metal detail at the handle and comes with the leather sheath and belt buckles.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 24, 2006 08:44 AM

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It's a very attractive rapier. He even used it (once) almost accurately. The rest of the time, it might as well have been a wooden stick for all the benefit he seemed to derive from holding it. When Smith is ambushed in the swamp, he very briefly takes a proper fighting stance with rapier and dagger, but for the rest of the movie, he's waving it around like a frickin' claymore!

Posted by: Nicholas [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 24, 2006 11:10 AM

I blame theatre fight choreography and the legacy of Errol Flynn.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 24, 2006 12:27 PM

rapiers are for theatricals and wusses.
give me a good epee with a blood groove anytime.
a nice working blade.

Posted by: matoko kusanagi [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 24, 2006 06:06 PM

Funny, I said something similar to Nicholas some time back (though I couched the sentiment differently!).

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 24, 2006 06:18 PM

Epees are toy smallswords . . . if you'd actually said smallsword, I'd yield the point, but not an epee.

Posted by: Nicholas [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 25, 2006 03:18 PM