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Anduril33
04-20-2005, 03:57 PM
not sure what website this is, i found while on amazon, Not sure if there fakes, they look like it and that hooorrible fake sauron helm, worst fake ive seen. heres the pic for the lazy, lol.

AWF1209
04-20-2005, 05:04 PM
Ugh, that's horrible, here are a few fakes I found:

http://www.4seating.com/images/sword_276.jpg

http://www.4seating.com/images/KingTheodanSword.jpg

Jarveye
04-20-2005, 05:08 PM
some of them looks like awful fakes, others look like there either very good, they have used UC pictures for bad fakes, or they are accually the offical UC items, but they dont say they are so im guessing the second, there using UC pics and probably leaving alot of people sorely dissapointed when the item arrives

AWF1209
04-20-2005, 05:11 PM
Yeah, those are definatly some UC pics, but I am almost posative that they do not sell UC items.

BladeCollector
04-20-2005, 05:30 PM
they couldnt sell UC for 89 dollars, and they are selling guthwine and eowyns sword already and a "rohirrim spear"



they do have some cool home theater stuff, i wish i could have that. (a home theatre that is)

Grima Wormtongue
04-20-2005, 10:18 PM
I read this thread earlier and now noticed you deleted the link. Im not sure if you should of posted it or npot, but they were clearly seeling fakes, so I dont think you would have gotten in trouble. Unless a mod already deleted for you, then I guess Im wrong. Anyways, I have seen the place before, and they are all fakes, kinda sad that they use the LOTR name, and the UC pics for it, that part may be reportable. Anyways, thanks for sharing the laugh anduril33, and keep up the hunt, your helping people buy the right stuff;)
-wormtongue

gnomelord0
04-21-2005, 04:40 PM
ya that perticular retailer sells for too much for bad quality. I almost bought from them when i first started collecting. as soon as i saw the legolas fighting knives i knew they werent ligitemet. they do have good home theater stuff thought. Ive only seen one site with okay fake swords. i wouldnt buy from there unless i didnt care though.

Anduril33
04-21-2005, 05:42 PM
hey grima, i deleted the link cuz someone PM'ed me and warned me about that if i didnt delete the link, i would get banned :jaw_dropp

but no prob, glad i made ya laugh, that fake sauron helm is the sillest piece of you know what ive ever seen!

Foe Hammer
04-22-2005, 09:18 AM
I read this thread earlier and now noticed you deleted the link. Im not sure if you should of posted it or npot, but they were clearly seeling fakes, so I dont think you would have gotten in trouble...

Board rule #9 states:

"Do not post names or links to retailers or their respective sites. Reason being, these forums are officially sponsored by both Blades By Brown and Flames-N-Knives.com."

I don't see the phrase, "unless they sell crap" in there, so I would assume that means all retailers.


hey grima, i deleted the link cuz someone PM'ed me and warned me about that if i didnt delete the link, i would get banned...

I didn't say Anduril33 "would get banned". That is not my call to make. In my PM I did include this link (http://www.ucforums.com/showthread.php?p=32914#post32914) to JustinTD's rather stern General Warning posted about a week ago. He does say people will be banned "without any more warning."

I was just tryin' to be neighborly. :big_wave:

Aragorn son of Arathorn
04-22-2005, 11:40 AM
Here's som pics I found at a swedish auction site and a local hobby store's website. (Sting are from the auction) And the other one is a Narsil or Andúril at an ARS plaque:loco: :lol_blue:

Jarveye
04-22-2005, 02:02 PM
hey some of those are quite nice!

Turgon
04-22-2005, 03:25 PM
That fat baby Sting on the far left looks kinda cute actually :rotflol_r
Thanks to all of you for making us laugh!

Grima Wormtongue
04-22-2005, 03:57 PM
Your could be right Foe Hammer, I always that retailers that sell products (UC) that compete with BBB and FnK were not allowed. In a way this site was trying to compete with them, but not with UC products. I guess its better to be safe then sorry. Though If anduril33 did get banned for reposting the link I woulda asked the admins not to bann him because it was my fault for asking him to do it

Anyways, the third sting kinda looks like a cross between Sting and UCs arturian dagger. And why is Narsil on The ranger sword plaque:lol_blue:
-wormtongue

BladeCollector
04-22-2005, 04:19 PM
I always thought you couldnt post any links that sell UC products that compete with BBB or F 'n K. But those swords and helms were fakes and not UC... it was like Noble Collection and UC stuff... but I guess I interpreted the rule wrong.

gnomelord0
04-22-2005, 04:21 PM
that gold sting looked pretty kool.

Aragorn son of Arathorn
04-23-2005, 03:46 AM
yeah, some of them are pretty well made

Aragorn son of Arathorn
04-23-2005, 12:52 PM
here's a cross between Hadhafang, LFK and Sting. (sorry for double posting)

gnomelord0
04-23-2005, 02:38 PM
those are pretty sweet

Foe Hammer
04-23-2005, 02:46 PM
Your could be right Foe Hammer, I always that retailers that sell products (UC) that compete with BBB and FnK were not allowed. In a way this site was trying to compete with them, but not with UC products. I guess its better to be safe then sorry...
-wormtongue

Yeah, Grima. Better safe that sorry is my motto! :laugh_pur I have seen at least 1 post where the URL for a non-UC, non-LOTR dealer was removed because of Rule #9, so I think that my interpretation of it is correct.

The Flame of the West
04-23-2005, 03:31 PM
Well, those LFK fakes are...interesting. The plaque doesn't look too bad I suppose, at least the silkscreen design is alright. I guess that's not saying much though is it?
The knives themselves are awful! Plain and simple. I guess they'd look ok if they weren't supposed to be LFKs, but they are supposed to be, so they don't look good :goofy_pur

Aragorn son of Arathorn
05-03-2005, 11:17 AM
Here's an intresting fake of Sting.
I found it at the Swedish auction site and they guy who sells it calls it "dagger of a knight"

http://img184.echo.cx/img184/3788/1376514318ss.jpg

skulpturen
06-28-2005, 07:01 AM
That Sauron helm is really ugly! :thumbsdow

Why buying this crap? Seve your money for the REAL thing!

Jason GSux
07-10-2005, 06:27 PM
Anduril33, I must admit, that Sauron's Helm is impressive! I mean, it's so damn and incredibly ugly that it becomes impressive! I may sound crazy, but I WOULD BUY IT! I'd just look at it whole day and wonder who did that, and how stoned he was.


Meanwhile, here's some more crap I found.

[trivia: Croatian word for 'crap' is 'sranje'.]

gnomelord0
07-10-2005, 08:25 PM
wow interesting striders knives

Aragorn son of Arathorn
07-11-2005, 04:50 AM
to be fakes they are pretty well made

Turgon
07-11-2005, 10:46 AM
LOL the Witchking sword is pretty accurate, the Elven sword's blade is way too short and Gimli's axe looks like a toy. And since when has Strider used two knives? :D

gnomelord0
07-11-2005, 02:21 PM
I know that elven warrior sword, i visit the site that makes it all the time

raffycanlas
07-19-2005, 01:30 AM
those look oike they r homemade, gimme the sites ill try and bring em down

Jason GSux
08-27-2005, 07:26 AM
Enjoy these gorgeous handmades:
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Grey Pilgrim
08-27-2005, 07:18 PM
Was that sarcastic, cause I actually think they look pretty nice for being handmade.

Jason GSux
08-27-2005, 07:21 PM
Yeah, it was sarcastic, I think that's awful. :thumbsdow Both swords and plaques look like they're made of plastelin.
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The Flame of the West
08-27-2005, 07:47 PM
While those are better looking than most, they're still god awful.
At least they have the general shape and design of the plaque right, if that can be considered a consolation...

JustinTD
08-30-2005, 07:07 PM
I always thought you couldnt post any links that sell UC products that compete with BBB or F 'n K. But those swords and helms were fakes and not UC... it was like Noble Collection and UC stuff... but I guess I interpreted the rule wrong.


as long as the site being linked to doesn't sell UC products, its not a big deal. Especially if we are trying to educate people about fakes.

JustinTD
08-30-2005, 07:09 PM
wow interesting striders knives

they may have been going for LFK's LOL

Anduril33
08-30-2005, 08:55 PM
lol, i purchsed that fake Sauron helm and its really not that bad in real life. it actually DOES look like Saurons helm, im very pleased with it, when i got it in the mai i was like :jaw_dropp , and i got it for cheaper then uc's helm, its vrey sturdy, a quality piece. :thumbsup:

JustinTD
08-30-2005, 09:14 PM
er? lol ... u kidding?

Anarion
08-30-2005, 09:54 PM
lol, i purchsed that fake Sauron helm and its really not that bad in real life. it actually DOES look like Saurons helm, im very pleased with it, when i got it in the mai i was like :jaw_dropp , and i got it for cheaper then uc's helm, its vrey sturdy, a quality piece. :thumbsup:
lolz :o! u r teh funneh 1337 plrzz 4nduri133 54ur0n'5 h31m r teh uber n00b. :cool:

Anduril33
08-30-2005, 10:48 PM
lolz :o! u r teh funneh 1337 plrzz 4nduri133 54ur0n'5 h31m r teh uber n00b. :cool:

LOL, yes, i am kidding. just had to do it, lmao! :angel: :head_bang anarion, if you keep speaking in arabic, im gonna slap you.

Grima Wormtongue
08-31-2005, 02:16 AM
While looking at the auction site today, I came across this beauty. I might just have to start saving for one of these, Im falling in love with the plaque:angel2: . Enjoy
:cheers:
~wormtongue

gnomelord0
08-31-2005, 03:18 PM
LOL, yes, i am kidding. just had to do it, lmao! :angel: :head_bang anarion, if you keep speaking in arabic, im gonna slap you.Hey watch the racial remarks, i'm Lebonese.

Anduril33
08-31-2005, 06:43 PM
Hey watch the racial remarks, i'm Lebonese.

LOL. :jester_ha

The Flame of the West
08-31-2005, 06:48 PM
While looking at the auction site today, I came across this beauty. I might just have to start saving for one of these, Im falling in love with the plaque:angel2: . Enjoy
:cheers:
~wormtongue
Lol, nice one Grima! I'm surprised that plaque can hold such a big Sting :laugh_pur

gnomelord0
09-01-2005, 12:39 PM
Lol, nice one Grima! I'm surprised that plaque can hold such a big Sting :laugh_purIt's Narsil Flame.:lol_blue:

Anduril33
09-01-2005, 02:05 PM
It's Narsil Flame.:lol_blue:


with fakes, its never the real thing, so what? :laugh_pur

Anarion
09-01-2005, 10:04 PM
It's Narsil Flame.:lol_blue:
Yer man, dat wut de joke are for. (cuz... uknow, its a sting plaque.......) :reading:

Alright, either you didnt get his joke, or I didnt get your joke...... (or maybe BOTH)

gnomelord0
09-02-2005, 01:26 PM
Yer man, dat wut de joke are for. (cuz... uknow, its a sting plaque.......) :reading:

Alright, either you didnt get his joke, or I didnt get your joke...... (or maybe BOTH)lol sry guys I got the joke last night before I fell asleep. Im pretty slow.

gnomelord0
09-17-2005, 07:02 PM
Ok check these "minis" out. They're all 22"(same as sting lol)

http://www.themarkpipes.com/ProductImages/swords-knives/thumbs/mini1041.jpg (http://www.themarkpipes.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=750)
Narsil

http://www.themarkpipes.com/ProductImages/swords-knives/thumbs/sword%20mini%201037.jpg (http://www.themarkpipes.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=778)
Hadafang

http://www.themarkpipes.com/ProductImages/swords-knives/thumbs/mini1040.jpg (http://www.themarkpipes.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=755)
WIKI

http://www.themarkpipes.com/ProductImages/swords-knives/thumbs/mini1042.jpg (http://www.themarkpipes.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=579)
Glamdring

Jarveye
09-17-2005, 08:25 PM
there really good! i bet some people will be intrested in the mini anduril, in the concept sketches of Elendil he has a dagger which looks just like that.

ash_nazg4321
09-17-2005, 08:31 PM
exactly, that would be a great companion dagger for Anduril.

Urambo Tauro
09-17-2005, 10:19 PM
I have one of the Narsil "dagger"s- currently I'm working on a fiberglass sheath for it.

Jarveye
09-18-2005, 09:40 AM
and that mini hadhafang looks very similar to the dagger ont he hadhafang sheath as seen here: http://www.ucforums.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=843&password=&sort=1&cat=all&page=12

but i hope UC does a scabbard for hadhafang with a dagger like the did with the ranger sword.

ash_nazg4321
10-07-2005, 07:33 PM
http://www.themarkpipes.com/ProductImages/swords-knives/thumbs/mini1041.jpg (http://www.themarkpipes.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=750)


Narsil, the sword of Elendil the Short :lol_blue:

SauronTD
11-05-2005, 08:14 PM
Looks like some fakes are getting really good.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/SauronTD/gzf183101.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/SauronTD/gzf183104.jpg

gnomelord0
11-05-2005, 08:22 PM
Looks like some fakes are getting really good.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/SauronTD/gzf183101.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/SauronTD/gzf183104.jpg
GOOD GOD! They're catching up to UC snipe em!

SauronTD
11-05-2005, 08:48 PM
Heres another.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/SauronTD/gzf180907.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/SauronTD/gzf180902.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/SauronTD/gzf180901.jpg

Grima Wormtongue
11-05-2005, 10:49 PM
Wow, those are quality Knock-offs:D The only way I could tell the Fighting knives were fake was because of the plaque. How much are they selling for?
:cheers:
~wormtongue

Thorin
11-05-2005, 11:57 PM
Those... are... knock-offs?! Wow.

I too am impressed. Could you please private message me the link, I wish to examine their site and possibly come to my own conclusion.

Urambo Tauro
11-06-2005, 12:51 AM
I've been seeing those imitations around here and there on the web. I think they are manufactured by the same company that produced the "Faramir" sword I found. They do a much better job than S3 Knife Traders, but I can't seem to nail down exactly who they are.

By the way, is this thread going to be the new "Beware of Fakes" thread? I stumbled across this sticky (http://www.ucforums.com/showthread.php?t=1293). Unfortunately, the "Beware of Fakes" thread doesn't seem to exist anymore.

Thorin
11-06-2005, 01:24 AM
I'll fetch a new one. I gather old one got tossed. Shame. There was a lot of info in there.

Turgon
11-06-2005, 06:11 AM
Those are some good fakes. I can certainly imagine newbies to UC collecting falling for those. Thanks for sharing the pics SauronTD. I hope people come here and see them and realize that they should be more cautious these days.

LEGGY72489
11-06-2005, 02:40 PM
Here's some fakes I found browsing the web. What do you think?

http://www.ravenswoodleather.com/images/products/Legolas2.jpg
http://www.ravenswoodleather.com/images/products/Legolas1.jpg

Urambo Tauro
11-06-2005, 04:38 PM
I think Ravenswood has the same ones as Badtrack. There are a handful of other sites selling them too, but I can't find a common part-number or manufacturer name.

Some of the sites will say right away that these are not UC. They also say that they are made in China, as opposed to the cheap Pakistan versions. (But I don't think location or climate has anything to do with it.)

Part of me applauds the effort put into these, but the rest of me shouts BEWARE OF FAKES! It's a very fine line. They seem to do a better job than TNC, even though UC still tops them both.

Valkrist
11-06-2005, 05:27 PM
What I find most startling is how this stuff is brazenly and so openly sold allover the internet, when it is such an obvious breach of copyright law. You can't go to a movie these days without having to listen to how downloading movies is a crime, the music industry continues its battle to shutdown music file sharing, and computer companies go on about how the evils of software piracy cost them millions annually, yet this kind of crap is here for any to browse and buy?!?

Where is the law in all this? Where is NewLine Cinema suing these manufacturers for copyright infringements? Where is UC fighting to protect its licensing costs and lost revenue?

People wonder why UC says sales are low and thus the LOTR line is winding down and less and less products are forthcoming. Well, if more was done to shut these operations down and bring public awareness to these fakes, then perhaps the sales of UC's LOTR line would be in better shape because let's face it, for the most part the consumer masses are ignorant and oblivious to what is genuine or fake, and while we here consider ourselves enlightened to this issue, we are the exception rather than the rule. With fakes getting to be as high quality as these we are seeing now, the situation is only going to get worse for UC, and ultimately for you and I, sitting here hopelessly waiting for them to make more stuff for our collections.

Here is my theory on these fakes, if they are indeed being made in China. With UC's Taiwan factory so close by, it is little wonder that lax security has tempted some industrious and dishonest employee from stealing the manufacturing specifications of UC's replicas and selling them off to some unscrupulous underground operation in mainland China that is now pumping these off with glee and profit. Not very hard to figure out, and really a wonder that it didn't happen sooner.

LEGGY72489
11-06-2005, 07:24 PM
Very nice assumption Valkrist, I have to agree with you on all that you have to say. :applause: Applause.

Valkrist
11-06-2005, 07:48 PM
Upon further reflection on this issue, I just wanted to add that it is very likely that UC or even NLC do not have the legal reach and power to affect an illegal operation of this nature, especially in a country like China, with whom relations with the west are iffy at best. However, inability to strike at the source should not stop either of these two entities from exercising their legal rights in north america. It is obvious that these fakes are finding their way overseas, and likely this is where they find their greatest share of buyers. If the manufacturer can't be brough to legal account, then the sellers and the people that run these websites should be. Though laws regulating internet crime are still in their infancy, cease and desist orders seem to be the bread of butter of today's legal teams for big companies. Someone is obviously not doing their job in this particular case, and though we laugh at the fools that buy these fakes, ultimately we are the ones being hurt because it results in low sales for UC and less incentive on their part to continue this line as a consequence of that.

LEGGY72489
11-06-2005, 10:29 PM
Nicely said once again Valkrist. :applause: Nicely said way to go- stick it to them.:fencing:

LEGGY72489
11-06-2005, 10:44 PM
Here's another crappy fake I found.
http://www.ravenswoodleather.com/images/products/EBS1.jpg

Foe Hammer
11-06-2005, 10:51 PM
My understanding is that there only needs to be something like a 10% or 15% difference for it to be a legal knock-off in the USA. That makes it pretty tough to do anything legally. I once notified UC of a seller on the-site-which-cannot-be-named who was using pics of UC stuff to sell what were clearly knock-offs. The listings disappeared very shortly afterward. At least in that case they did something about it.

Valkrist is right. Those who collect the legitimate items are the ones who ultimately lose. All we can do is try to make UC aware of these items so they can take whatever legal steps are available to them, if any.

LEGGY72489
11-06-2005, 11:09 PM
10-15%? I had no idea it's only that much, that really sucks. You know there're probly sell'in more than UC is, I have to say that's not fair to UC that they take the credit for offcially licensed swords make them- and sell them as knockoffs. That's just my opinion.

Jason GSux
11-27-2005, 08:25 AM
Here's one more pic for our gallery of fakes.
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ash_nazg4321
11-27-2005, 12:44 PM
eeeeeeeeew!

Anarion
11-27-2005, 06:49 PM
INCLUDES SCABBARD!!!!!!!!!!!!

:eek: I MUST by it! What a deal!

Anduril 101
11-27-2005, 08:24 PM
Thats the most sick fake I have ever seen.

The Flame of the West
11-27-2005, 11:12 PM
Haha, that is comical :lol_blue: It's funny how they've over-elaborated on the vine work of the scabbard. And check out that pearlescent handle!
Beautiful! :violin:

FelMarWETA
11-28-2005, 02:25 AM
Thats the most sick fake I have ever seen.

exactly what I'm thinking :eek:

Jason GSux
11-28-2005, 04:58 AM
Thats the most sick fake I have ever seen.

In that case, you should check the #1 post of this thread. This Sting is awful, but that Sauron's helm crowns them all.
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Thorin
11-28-2005, 09:25 AM
Is that handle made of plastic? Because it certainly looks like.

I'd feel sorry for those poor people who didn't know there was a difference.

Grima Wormtongue
11-29-2005, 01:03 AM
That is one mighty ugly fake. The sauron helm was ugly, but in a way, it was a cool helm if it wasn't compared to saurons helm, but this, nobody would want at all, even if it does include a scabbard. How much was this selling for?
:cheers:
~wormtongue

Jason GSux
11-29-2005, 03:42 AM
Some $14.99 Buy-It-Now, if I remember correctly.
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Urambo Tauro
11-29-2005, 07:02 PM
If it was done right, a white handle might look nice on Sting... Too bad it looks so plastic-like. I wonder if any of these companies have made a white-handled version of the "fighting knives of Legolas"?

King of Numenor
11-29-2005, 07:12 PM
I wouldn't say that to Cactuskim. :p

Jason GSux
12-02-2005, 06:17 AM
Hey guys, maybe we could buy that white Sting as an X-mass present for one of our return-members! http://www.geocities.com/jason_gulisux/littlejason.gif

EDIT: Or even something like this:
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Jarveye
12-02-2005, 02:25 PM
i saw a picture of that same sword before ages ago and i thought it wasnt too bad.. but i changed my mind now lol

Merlin
12-05-2005, 05:48 PM
Hey guys!

Take a look at what I´ve found surfing on the un-nameable site.... It´s Narsil, and it´s really cheap too!!!:D

1455 1456 1457

Jarveye
12-05-2005, 06:50 PM
heh.... he.. heh.. eh... HAHHAHAAAAAAHAH HA HA HA!
eh.. ehh hehh.... that is funny...

LEGGY72489
12-06-2005, 09:51 PM
[I] I wonder if any of these companies have made a white-handled version of the "fighting knives of Legolas"?

hhheeee!! Wouldn't that be funny if Cactuskim found out about (white handle) Legolas fighting knives, and finds out that thier fake.:lol_blue:

The Flame of the West
12-06-2005, 10:15 PM
Whoa, just look at that totally sweet Narsil :rolleyes:
Seriously though, that looks so lame. If you're trying to make counterfeit swords, the least you can do is put some decent effort into it. I mean,you really would have to be an idiot to fall for that fake (although there are a lot of idiots out there) And get the plaque shape right at least, geez.
We've seen some pretty good fakes of late, and this isn't one of them

Jarveye
12-07-2005, 01:35 PM
you know i think it might be somones bad attempt to cross the designs of different LOTR swords, the spiraling leather - glamdring, the length of the handle - witchking, the more pointyness of the pomel etc - ringwraith, and most obivously narsil/anduril, the plaque looks like one from a different sword too.

Jason GSux
12-12-2005, 11:13 AM
Whoa! Sword of Boromir $69.99!!! http://www.geocities.com/jason_gulisux/11.gif
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Jarveye
12-12-2005, 01:32 PM
is that how much there paying somone to take it to the crack of doom and throw it in?

Anarion
12-12-2005, 03:01 PM
Thats a little extreme ^. I think a double layer of cardboard would destroy it well enough.

oldtobby
12-12-2005, 03:09 PM
I found these ones on a french site, they call the first one : "The Sword of The Last Alliance" (made in Spain, gold plated fittings (interesting anyway), 135cm long, stainless steel blade).
The second sword is called "The Elf Sword" (made in Spain, metal fittings, 55cm long, stainless steel blade).

They sell the first sword about $235 and the second one about $180 (expensive fakes... particularly for the second one).

Jarveye
12-12-2005, 03:23 PM
intresting, the first one if i saw it i would consider it mabey slightly inspired by narsil/anduril in soem ways but enough diffierent to be a different sword rather than a fake, the second i just dont like much atall

oldtobby
12-12-2005, 03:25 PM
arent both those pictures the same sword? or is one a smaller version with a different name?

???? there are 2 different swords pictured below : the last alliance one and the elv one (but let me know if one of them is not visible). (I would have been interested in having a closer look on the Last Alliance one, the fittings look not so bad...)

BladeCollector
12-12-2005, 04:57 PM
the one that is supposed to be sting is completely horrid, has the classic pakistani wood handle look

the first one is clearly anduril or narsil... i mean it isnt good, but the shape and style of the hilt are roughly recognizable

The Flame of the West
12-12-2005, 06:21 PM
Oh dear. We seem to have hit a batch of really poor fakes. These latest pictures show particularly lamentable swords.
Classic pakistani crap indeed. The only thing worth noting that comes from Pakistan is the curry. And then that is inferior to the curry made by Indians, so it's not saying much...

Jarveye
12-12-2005, 06:39 PM
???? there are 2 different swords pictured below : the last alliance one and the elv one (but let me know if one of them is not visible). (I would have been interested in having a closer look on the Last Alliance one, the fittings look not so bad...)


what happened was i looked at it, the second sword didnt load and i replyed, then checked back and saw it, so edited my post (incase anyone was confused)

Thorongil AKA (Aragorn)
12-22-2005, 04:10 PM
Look at this one my friends.

Jarveye
12-22-2005, 06:03 PM
thats not bad! i own the UC and its much better obviously and i can spot it right away as being a fake, but i think thats not a bad fake, and do you mean you freidn owns it or made it? if he made it hats off! if he bought it, how much?

Thorongil AKA (Aragorn)
12-22-2005, 06:16 PM
I'm referring to UC Forums Members as my friends

Jarveye
12-22-2005, 06:23 PM
ok now it makes more sense.. silly me lol

Jason GSux
12-23-2005, 03:05 AM
I'm referring to UC Forums Members as my friends

You don't have any friends. Nobody likes you. http://www.geocities.com/jason_gulisux/goll.jpg

Jason GSux
12-23-2005, 07:04 AM
how much?

Buy-It-Now price: GBP 110.00 (Approximately US $191.35)

Jarveye
12-23-2005, 12:27 PM
in that case its laughable, its probably worth the amount of work somone put into it, but i payed £130GBP for my official one which is miles better including shipping from america.

The Flame of the West
12-23-2005, 06:19 PM
Really? 130 quid doesn't seem bad at all for the helm and shipping. In fact, that's like what, $225? That's cheaper than a lot of people in America will pay I imagine, unless they know where to shop like I do ;)
It may take a little bit longer to get to you, but you got a bloody good deal there, my friend :)

Jarveye
12-26-2005, 02:55 PM
yes i shop around alot usually, but ive bought from alot of different guys, some ive bought several items from and find there cheapest on that particular product and then the next item out they dont have such a good deal.

oldtobby
02-25-2006, 05:45 PM
I found this Witch King dagger replica, the fittings seem not too bad, but the blade is ridiculously too large...:lol_blue:
http://www.kultofathena.com/images/HK255.jpg
the description says :
Although not a licensed product, the Black Rider Dagger is very similar to the dagger used by the Witchking of Angmar to stab Frodo Baggins in the Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring. Features a sharpened stainless steel blade, cast metal guard and pommel, and a leather wrapped grip. Includes a black leather scabbard.
Overall Length: 23 1/8 In Blade: 15 3/4 In

$34.95

Urambo Tauro
02-26-2006, 12:04 AM
Yeah, usually they do better on the fittings than anything else.... Aside from being too large, the blade is also missing the double fullers.
But, overall, it's not a bad job, especially since the item doesn't have any competition from UC or TNC, etc.
The price seems slightly higher than I'd expect from a fake dagger. I see they have a fake Gúthwinë on that site, too.

Balrog Obliterator
04-17-2008, 11:13 AM
Here are some pics of a knock-off Glamdring I bought for 30 bucks. It's so clunky and heavy... the blade isn't even symmetrical! When I bought this I was fully aware that it would be a low quality item but I figured... what the heck. For 30 dollars I'd have a sword and scabbard that I could fool around with and not care about damaging it in the least. Despite its obvious shortcomings it has a sturdy and solid feel. I took a few snapshots of a side by side comparison with UC's Glamdring and the differences are quite glaring.

http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/2272/1003558og6.th.jpg (http://img412.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1003558og6.jpg)

http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/1752/1003560fg9.th.jpg (http://img410.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1003560fg9.jpg)

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/276/1003563au4.th.jpg (http://img231.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1003563au4.jpg)

Jash
04-23-2008, 10:15 PM
Hey Balrog,
Wait...which one is the UC Glamdring?

*kidding *kidding
lol - thanks for the pics...it just goes to show that no matter how nice the "fakes" look on webpictures, they still don't come anywhere near the UC version when compared side by side.

ed209
06-19-2009, 08:46 AM
If anyone's interested, there's one nice overpriced "Sword of Eowgn" on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Lord-of-the-Rings-Sword-of-Eowgn_W0QQitemZ150347422738QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_D efaultDomain_0?hash=item2301679c12&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A3%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C 301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

:thumbs_up

GuardianWolf
06-19-2009, 12:45 PM
I bought this sword for $30 a long time ago.

Even that was a bit too much...