Whilst we appreciate that was a comedy show and it was simply responding to the viral success of our extremely popular Two Handed Great Sword video (and the subsequent Fuel TV Spots) we felt it important to clarify several matters.
Firstly we were extremely concerned by the complete lack of safety provisions on the show. The Two Handed Great Sword is an exceptionally sharp sword, and in inexperienced hands anything could happen. Even the simplest of precautions (such as eye protection) were overlooked.
When cutting glass and plastics in particular this was incredibly foolhardy.
It was very lucky that no-one was seriously hurt.
Secondly, although we are sure viewers did not see every cut or swing or all of the objects that were struck in the making of this comedy sketch it was obvious the sword had been used repeatedly against extremely heavy objects. This most certainly constitutes gross misuse of a sword.
But, having said that, we were very pleased with how our Two Handed Great Sword held up against the abuse.
Despite all of the punishment, our blade held fast and it was only after repeatedly over-striking the sword against wooden logs that the handle was broken. The full sword (tang and all) eventually slid free from the irrevocably damaged handle.
Simply put, the Great Sword is not an axe.
Lynn used this analogy:
An axe head is often an inch thick at the back and around six inches long. With even with the best axes, years of chopping will take their toll and I'll bet you go through a few axe handles. The shock will eventually break them apart.
Now, our Two Handed Great Sword is over thirty nine inches long. The stresses along the blade must have been tremendous as it was used to hack away at those logs, but even then the blade was intact! The shock eventually broke the handle
Lynn added; “I'm very happy with how our Sword held up to that abuse, but I'm appalled at the lack of safety precautions used in the making of the show. There was no respect for how dangerous those Swords can be. I'm glad no-one was injured,”
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Watch how our Two Handed Great Sword performs (and excels) in the hands of trained experts:
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