Cold Steel Two Handed Great Sword

If you think the pen is mightier than the sword watch this:

[youtube width=”560″ height=”340″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hfLZozBVpM[/youtube]

…. I need to see a pen that can beat that!

Looks like a lot of fun, but a likely trip to the hospital if you are not careful.

The sword is $550 at Cold Steel ( HERE ).  At that price, it looks like I’ll have to keep my non weirdo status (and my limbs), and live vicariously through the video.

Hat Tip: Geekologie

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SPC Fish May 7, 2010 at 02:13 am

looks like a super fast way to prepare for a cookout

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Josh May 7, 2010 at 09:14 am

“The sword world continues to overlook, in my opinion, the efficiency and power, and, I even say, majesty of this great sword…”

I didn’t realize there would be any reason to debate the efficiency and power of a sword, as if people were still using them in battle. What do you want to bet that a census of the “sword world” reveals its population to be mostly composed of dudes living in their mothers’ basements playing World of Warcraft . LMAO

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Evil Josh May 7, 2010 at 01:13 pm

Say that to my tactical sword! http://www.gagecustomknives.com/_349_Gage-1.jpg

Just kidding, I do not own any. Probably never will… until the zombie apocalypse.

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Admin (Mike) May 8, 2010 at 12:33 am

As far as swords go, that one definitely is the least nerdy one I’ve seen.

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Ohio Sean May 7, 2010 at 10:29 am

OK, what doesnt pop a balloon?

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Bryan S May 7, 2010 at 11:50 am

Another balloon?

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SPC Fish May 7, 2010 at 01:23 pm

i had the same thoughts. he put way too much effort into popping that balloon. i dont think a full on ballerina hop was necessary

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Admin (Mike) May 8, 2010 at 12:34 am

lol at the ballerina hop

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Admin (Mike) May 8, 2010 at 12:33 am

haha no kidding… that whole segment was unnecessary.

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Kirk July 14, 2012 at 08:34 pm

I know this is a really old post (i’m working my way through the archives for kicks), but I’m surprised no one noticed that the whole balloon segment was referencing the Tueller test. Notice at 3:59 the balloon is at the 21ft mark.

Still his lunging form was…not good.

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Marcus May 7, 2010 at 01:02 pm

They stuffed the boots with meat!

Is there any way up from stuffing boots with meat?

I thought I had seen shameless advertising before, but nothing like this.

I believe Mr. Thompson’s cheese has slid off his cracker.

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Paladin May 7, 2010 at 01:12 pm

Folks can say what they like about the cheesy-ness of the Renfaire geeks in the video and I’ll agree completely, but you’ve gotta admit : The slo-mo of the pig head getting cleaved was pretty awesome. :)

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Admin (Mike) May 8, 2010 at 12:36 am

Yea that part is gaurneteed to scare some people with its awesomeness if the rest of the video didn’t.

I don’t think I would want a sword that sharp. Too much could go wrong if you start swinging it at random stuff.

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Dom May 7, 2010 at 08:06 pm

Is anyone else reminded of Star Wars Kid by this?

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Admin (Mike) May 8, 2010 at 12:36 am

haha Good call Dom!

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Jeffy May 7, 2010 at 08:18 pm

So much wasted meat! Besides that fact that it’s not that impressive to cut through a rib rack, I have a cleaver in my kitchen drawer that can do that.

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Admin (Mike) May 8, 2010 at 12:37 am

I agree. Hopefully they at least made a soup for the employees after all that.

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AJ187 May 10, 2010 at 03:19 am

They work with a local food drive to preserve it and feed the homeless.

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Josh May 7, 2010 at 08:38 pm

I can only imagine the point of buying one of these things is to put it on display somewhere. That being the case, I think I would rather it be dull than sharp at all. Maybe that’s too logical though. Logic might not play a factor in the decision-making process of someone who decides they must have a big-ass sword.

Dom mentioned Star Wars Kid; this must be a relative:

http://www.doubleviking.com/videos/page1.html/fat-swordsman-obviously-took-lessons-from-star-wars-kid-13032.html

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Admin (Mike) May 8, 2010 at 12:32 am

Good point.. I’m sure most of the people that buy these never cut anything at all with them.

I feel bad for laughing at that video haha

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032125 August 5, 2010 at 03:03 am

Cold steel doesn’t know European swords at all. They do a much better job at Asian swords, but they just grossly overbuild those Euro swords.

A sword of that type, historically, would have been 2-3 lbs. That one is like six pounds, yet CS swords are known to break. If you’re going to get into swords, head over to MyArmoury and educate yourself before you drop $500 on a sword.

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