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    Default Highlander 1 swords (Masamune, Kurgan, etc)

    Hey everyone,

    I was just thinking about the Highlander film today, and realized we've never really gotten a mass-produced series of Highlander swords cast from the original props in Highlander 1. We've come close with the Kurgan sword, but never 100%. All the Marto/United Cutlery versions of the Masamune/Connor/Ramirez katana were different versions of the handle. It was never the one from Highlander 1.

    I've been out of the game for a while, but who makes swords these days? What manufacturer could tackle this license and make something true to the films at a reasonable price?

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    Not sure what you mean? I have both of these the top of which is Connor's from the films and the bottom which is Duncan's from the series

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    I have this pair too, lovely swords.


    Sadly I don't have room to display them tho, otherwise they'd be up on the wall where they belong.

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    Not sure what you mean? I have both of these the top of which is Connor's from the films and the bottom which is Duncan's from the series
    Unfortunately, that is not the version used in Highlander 1. That is the Marto version of the Connor MacLeod katana, and it was only used in Highlander 4: Endgame. It's a completely different sculpt. You can tell by the dragon head, lack of bronze pin, and color scheme. As a matter of fact, every Highlander film featuring Christopher Lambert has a different mold/sculpt of the katana.

    The mold from Highlander 1 has never been mass-produced.

    The Duncan sword is the katana used by Adrian Paul in Seasons 3-6 of the series. However, Seasons 1-2 used a different version of that particular sword as well.

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    Heh, when I was a kid I loved those swords so much I used their designs in cheesy characters I created for myself.

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    Not sure about that I had my Connor version long before Highlander 4 was ever in production.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murderofcrows71 View Post
    Not sure about that I had my Connor version long before Highlander 4 was ever in production.
    When they filmed H4 they went ahead and used the already available and mass produced Marto swords making it the most accurate film prop you can own.

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    Daryl Kyle of Texas Steel And Props still makes them, although not mass produced.
    I worked with Daryl about 7 years when he was starting. He is a stand up guy.

    Here are some of mine.
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    TV series season 1-3, made by Saul for the show, this was made for actual production but never saw screen time, blade is stainless steel. Point Gallery, now run by Daryl Kyle after Saul taught him his process sells functional versions.
    H1- Sculpted (orginal commisioned for David Stokes) using extensive research,made by me.
    H2- Cast from the screen used sword, made by Daryl
    H3- Not screen used, but sculpted by the orginal artist, Jose Debraga. Made by me
    H4- Made by Marto (I am in the process of mounting it on a real blade.
    H3- waki made by me.
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    Years ago, The Noble Collection made a proper Ramirez replica. Other companies still produce a replica handle, but the tsuba is never right nor even close.
    Coincidentally, there is a seller on ebay who hand makes 1/6 replicas of some movie swords. I've seen Luke's ROTJ saber, Kurgan's sword, Inigo Montoya's sword, Wesley's Dread Pirate Roberts sword, and a few others. Fantastic looking swords in 1/6 with 1/1 prices.
    Ryan

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    Quote Originally Posted by wamphyri13 View Post
    Years ago, The Noble Collection made a proper Ramirez replica. Other companies still produce a replica handle, but the tsuba is never right nor even close.
    Coincidentally, there is a seller on ebay who hand makes 1/6 replicas of some movie swords. I've seen Luke's ROTJ saber, Kurgan's sword, Inigo Montoya's sword, Wesley's Dread Pirate Roberts sword, and a few others. Fantastic looking swords in 1/6 with 1/1 prices.
    Ryan
    The one that the Noble Collection sold was the Marto.
    The Sideshow 1/6 Connor comes with a decent sword.
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