Summer Knights: Sword Play
By Geeky Gem
As part of Summer Knights we are not only looking at Batman but a whole host of Knight related material. So I thought I would share with you some of my favorite swords. I like sword play and even took a class in stage fighting with swords, a class I enjoyed very much and still have a little of the skills left. So if you in need of a amateur stage fighter I am here. Anyway here are some of my all time favorite swords.
The Sword of Omens – Thunder Cats
Its blade can extend or retract, being in the form of a dagger when resting, and a full-length broadsword form when at full strength and power. The blade itself is near indestructible, shown to be extremely strong, durable, and laser-sharp. It is able to slice through hardened materials such as steel and solid stone with relative ease. It can shoot blasts of energy with varying abilities and degrees of strength, capable of stunning, electrocuting, melting through materials such as titanium and solid rock, blasting through and apart targets/structures with explosive force, and vaporizing various targets. The power stems from the Eye Of Thundera, which is embedded in its hilt. The Eye of Thundera is a ruby that contains an all-seeing, all-powerful, galactic/universal energy force that is sentient in nature, and takes the form of a closed cat’s eye pupil when dormant, and opens to become a black cat’s head when fully awake. If you were a child of the 1980’s there is a chance you owned a toy version of this sword and if you did you are cool, I had one as many of you may now.
Longclaw – Game of Thrones
Longclaw was passed down through House Mormont for about five hundred years. Jeor Mormont passed the sword down to Jorah Mormont when he stepped aside and joined the Night’s Watch. When Jorah escaped justice to the Free Cities, he left Longclaw behind and Jeor retook possession of it. In saving Jeor’s life from a Wight attack at Castle Black, Jon Snow set a fire that damaged Longclaw’s hilt. Jeor had the hilt replaced with one capped by a wolf’s head and gave the blade to Jon. Jon noted the appropriateness of a bastard wielding a bastard sword. Jon is on outcast in the family Stark so when Mormont gives him Longclaw at Castle Black Jon finally starts to think he belongs some where.
Lightsaber – Star Wars
A Lightsaber is a “laser sword.” It consists of a polished metal hilt which projects a blade of light about 1.33 meters (1.45 yards) long. The lightsaber is the signature weapon of the Jedi order and their Sith counterparts, both of whom can use them for close combat, or to deflect blaster bolts. Its distinct appearance was created using rotoscoping in the original Star Wars movies. In the newer movies this was done digitally. The lightsaber’s blade cuts through most substances without resistance. It leaves cauterized wounds in flesh, but can be deflected by another lightsaber’s blade, or by energy shields.When a Lightsaber comes into contact with an object or another lightsaber’s blade, it produces a loud crackle. Let’s face it Lightsaber’s are cool, if you think diffrent then that is fine. However Light wepons and laser technology fasinactes me. Come on some one make one.
Narsil – The Lord of the Rings
The sword was forged during the First Age by the Dwarf Telchar of Nogrod, a famous weaponsmith and artificer who also made the knife Angrist, which cut a Silmaril from the crown of Morgoth, and the Helm of Hador later used by Turin Turambar. The sword was first in the possession of Elendil. He brings it back with him to Middle-earth towards the close of the Second Age, as his father Amandil correctly predicted Numenor’s imminent destruction. Elendil became thereafter a great lord, the first of the kings of Gondor and Arnor. He used Narsil in the War against Sauron. During the siege of Barad-Dur, Elendil and Gil-galad overthrew Sauron, but perished in the act, and Narsil broke into two beneath Elendil as he fell. Elendil’s son Isildur then used the hilt-shard of the sword to cut the One Ring from Sauron’s hand, thus destroying the Dark Lord’s physical form. Narsil (broken and reforged as Andúril) acts as a symbol of the kingship of Arnor and Gondor, and by extension, the stewardship of law over evil. Aragorn is the heir to the fragments of the ancient sword. The reforging of the broken sword into Andúril prior to the Fellowship of the Ring leaving Rivendell is one of many important prophesied events leading up to the downfall of Sauron and the restoration of the line of Elendil as kings of Arnor and Gondor. As swords go this one is pretty awesome and has a deep and meaningful history and any one who has watched or read the Lord of the Rings knows that and just how much work went in to bringing this sword to us.
The Power Sword- He-Man
I know it’s another animated sword, but who cares it’s awesome. The Power Sword is also known as The Sword of Power and the Sword of Grayskull. It started out as a mystical object in the early stories, in which Skeletor tries to obtain both halves and put them together in order to gain control over Castle Greyskull, while He-Man’s role is to stop him by using more regular weapons such as an axe and a shield. With the arrival of the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe animated show, the Power Sword became the means by which Prince Adam transforms into He-Man. There is no evidence of the Power Sword being divided in this version of the story. The weapon kept the same basic shape during most of the 1980s, but then it was radically redesigned twice: for The New Adventures of He-Man and the Live Action Movie.This sword is great, By the power of Greayskull!!!!!
And there we have it just some of my favoutire all time swords. There are so many more I wanted to tell You about. Needle, Sting and Excauilbur to name but a few.