Berserk 1:1 215cm Dragon Slayer Sword

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Behold a most impressive 1:1 limited edition replica of Gattsu’s enormous zweihander: Dragon Slayer. The model great sword is 215cm long, and 40cm wide at the widest point, weighing in at 4kg, due to a lightweight fibreglass reinforced plastic construction, though as you can see the finish is a rather realistic emulation of dark, tempered steel. It cost ¥58,000, though the owner is too modest to say so.

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Even as a great fan of Berserk and Kentaro Miura, I think I’d be at a loss as to what to do with such an enormous thing… sure to look impressive wherever he displays it. He actually has another smaller replica too.

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The lucky owner’s site is here, and the maker’s site is here: Tuned Blade. Photos mirrored below.

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I can’t help but harbour some curiosity as to how much this would weigh if made from steel… a lot is my guess. Perhaps it has a hollow core?

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    Comment by SparkHunter13
    00:43 26/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I remember seeing an iron dragon slayer somewhere. It was hollow, but still weighed in excess of 30kg.

    This is way better, though.

    Comment by HNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGG
    18:40 17/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

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    Comment by Geerie
    11:33 19/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    this is awesome.

    Comment by Karasu-kun
    14:13 17/06/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's absolutely fantastic. I'm reading the Guin Saga, Hyoto no Kamen in Japanese, right now, that's been going since 1979 and that Miura-sensei said was a major influence for Berserk. So reading this article made me extra happy due to the coincidence. So far it has 121 volumes, and I'm pretty captivated by the first one alone, so I can't wait to see what the future holds. I can definitely see where Berserk is influenced by this work, also.

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    Comment by Artefact

    I followed up on the Guin Saga - she apparently writes 10 books a year!? Amazing.



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