The World Of Replica Weapons -x3210

UnCategorized Movies featuring sword duels have always been a staple in Hollywood, even long before the introduction of color films, movie lovers have always been treated to adventure films such as the Pirate and other epic medieval adventure films. Largely, however, few people ever paid close attention to the swords themselves. It is only of late that the attention towards replica movie memorabilia and props has intensified leading to collection of such items in large numbers by hobbyists. Movie replica collection is now a maintsream activity, a phenomenon largely driven by the popularity of home entertainment. Today, there is a massive range of replica and prop weapons available for almost every film that features a fight scene, but the quality of these replicas varies substantially, and it’s important to understand what, exactly, you are paying for. Perhaps the biggest difference between cheaper and more expensive swords is the type of steel used to make up the blade. The cheapest replica weapons will use some type of Stainless Steel, which is steel mixed with chromium to prevent rust, and is only ever designed for display. The main grades used for replica weapons are 420, which is the cheaper type commonly used for cutlery, and 440, which is more expensive and is used in tools such as surgical knives and razor blades. Most decent reproduction weapons will use the 440 grade, which can be sharpened, particularly 440C, which has enough carbon in its mix to make a sword blade strong and flexible. While Stainless Steel has the advantage of resisting corrosion, and polishing easily, it lacks sufficient carbon to be heat-treated to hold a proper edge, and still retain enough flexibility. Carbon-steel blades are the real thing and are used in high quality replica weapons, swords used for re-enactments, and traditionally made real swords intended for martial arts training. Carbon-steel easily corrodes however, and so must be kept oiled. Traditionally, the carbon was mixed into the steel by repeatedly folding the steel, as with Japanese and Damascus forged blades, however today the carbon is almost always properly mixed as standard, so folding is only done for the aesthetic properties it produces. Most carbon-steel swords will quote the hardness of the blade. A value of 20-30 RC is typical of Mild Steel and not sufficient for practical use. 30-40 RC is good enough for a cheaper sword intended for re-enactments, as the sword will dent, but not chip. 40-50 RC is a good value for most European-style swords, and the spines of Japanese and other differentially treated swords, while a value of 60RC is ideal for the cutting edge of such swords. In conclusion, attention should be focussed on the sword tang. This is the part of the blade that sits inside the handle. A full sword tang that runs the length of the handle is required for any sword that is intended for use. Most fine-quality display swords employ a push-tang, which runs half the length of the handle, and is ideal for light use, example being non-contact training. About the Author: 相关的主题文章:

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