Posts Tagged ‘Gunblade’

A Cool Ivory Gunblade…

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

So guess what… I found another Gunblade…

Brevete 22 cal. Knife Revolver

Brevete 22 cal. Knife Revolver

This, my friends, is the Brevete Pinfire .22 cal Knife revolver. Nice eh? Ivory grips on a Revolver  is nothing new. Ivory grips on darn near the whole frame of a revolver, with a blade attached to the front… Now *that* you don’t see every day.

Brevete 22 cal. Knife Revolver - Right

Brevete 22 cal. Knife Revolver - Right

If you’re gonna bring a knife to a gun fight, you might as well do it in style. And this would certainly fit the bill for any particular porpoise. Yes. I said Porpoise. No, it’s not a mistake, bit your tongue for even suggesting it! It’s just that Porpoises tend to be much more discerning about these kinds of things than humans.  So there. 😀

As a side note, for some odd reason, looking at this revolver evokes memories of a funny little poem:

One fine day in the middle of the night,
Two dead boys got up to fight,
Back to back they faced each other,
Drew their swords and shot each other,

One was blind and the other couldn’t, see
So they chose a dummy for a referee.
A blind man went to see fair play,
A dumb man went to shout “hooray!”
A paralysed donkey passing by,
Kicked the blind man in the eye,
Knocked him through a nine inch wall,
Into a dry ditch and drowned them all,

A deaf policeman heard the noise,
And came to arrest the two dead boys, If you don’t believe this story’s true,
Ask the blind man he saw it too!

Personally, I think this duel would have made  so much more sense if these two dead boys each had a  Brevete Knife Revolver in .38 special, with ebony black grips. I’m sure even the blind man would have been impressed…

But that might just be me.  o_O

Brevette .22 cal Knife Revolver – [Dawes & Co]

Another Big Honkin’ Video Game Sword…

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

I am a big fan of computer games. My favorites are first person shooters. I like testing my reflexes and cunning against others on-line. Only one problem though. There are very few sword-based FPS games. RPG (Role Playing Games) such as WOW (World Of Warcraft), on the other hand, often have a dizzying plethora of bladed weapons from which to choose.

Axes, Swords, Knives, Spears, you name it, they have it. And given my love of variety in weaponry, I have more than once asked myself whether I was playing the wrong type of game. But after about an hour of walking around hacking away at peons, I’m quickly reminded why I don’t. They bore the living daylights outta me!!!

However, they are great fodder for creative weapon designers, as the Final Fantasy line of Busters and Gunblades has proven. And here is yet another entry in the video game weaponry arsenal:

Gaerts Sword

Gaerts Sword
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Gaert is a character from the CORPG (Competitive/Cooperative Online Role-Playing Game) Guild Wars. And this is his sword. And what a sword. I think the thing I like most about it is it’s brute, raw, almost animalistic appearance. The blade has a rather wicked, organic shape to it, with a mean looking hook just before the point.

The grip has a criss crossed pattern, across it’s length, with a broad sweeping beak-like guard, and a similar birds head/beak theme for the pommel. At first glance I couldn’t really tell why i liked this sword so much, but after describing it, I think I have an idea. It looks like a great big bird of prey, rendered in cold, hard steel. I love these things…


A reader pointed out in the comments that this sword has nothing to do with Guild wars. After a little research, I found out, sure enough, that There was no such character as “Gaert” in the Guild Wars game, and this sword was a figment of an overenthusiastic sword designers imagination. While I’ll give the designer props for designing a a really cool sword, I am not impressed. This is not the first time that I have run into swords bearing references to game or movie characters they had absolutely nothing to do with. And I’m sure it won’t be the last.

However I do have a few choice words to say to all you sword designers who like to make a blade and then slap whatever unrelated but popular name you can think of on it in order to boost your sales: You suck like 3 month old rocky mountain oysters. There.

*end update*

Gaerts Sword – [Red Dragon Sword Co.]

The Ultimate Gunblade…

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

OK, I know I just blogged about the wonders of the gunblade, but I still have another one to show you. Now this blade is also a prop from the Final Fantasy franchise, but, in my humble opinion, I think this is *Teh Pwnerer* of all gun blades right here. Yep. The Ultimate Gun Blade. What? Never heard of “Teh Pwnerer” before? *snort* Yeah, I’m a bad, bad, man… That’s right, don’t mess wit’ me or imma have to break out my GUNBLADE up in this mug…

Ya skeerd? Not buying it huh? Oh well. It was worth a try… I’ll bet you’d be skeerd if it you happened to meet Seifer Almasy in a dark ally… ‘Cause this here is his gunblade. I present:

The Hyperion Gunblade

The Hyperion Gunblade

Now at this juncture, I suppose you’ll be wanting me to actually qualify the opined ultimacy of this here gunblade. I would be extremely happy to oblige.

First, the hyperion blade is, imho, a much cooler design than Squall’s Gunblade. In contrast to the curved lines of Squalls gunblade, The Hyperion Gunblades transitional areas all seem to terminate in corners or wicked points. This gives it a much more sinister appearance. If you have been reading my blogs for any amount of time, you should have figured out that this is a great big plus in my book.

The Hyperion Gunblade - An Evil Gunblade

The Hyperion Gunblade - An Evil Gunblade

Now if that wasn’t enough, take a look at the type of firearm the blade is attached to. A pistol! Yes, ladies and germs, the Hyperion Gunblade is a giant sword with an automatic pistol attached, as opposed to Squalls gunblade, which is attached to a revolver. Now I have mentioned before that I am a fan of weapons in general, and firearms are no exception, so allow me to provide a little insight as to why I feel that a pistol-based Gunblade is a superior combat weapon. It is true that, from at least a zen perspective, a revolver might appear to be better, since they do not rely on large magazine springs or highly complex mechanisms, are simpler, more robustly designed and therefore generally more reliable.

HOWEVER, a pistol can generally carry more ammo than a revolver, (usually 50%-100+% more), can be designed for full automatic fire, and can be lighter and smaller than a revolver for any given caliber. I think these qualities outweigh the potential pitfalls, and make it a shoe-in for total combat dominance. Hence the “Ultimate” title. What? Don’t believe me? Look it up, buster. Don’t make me bust a cap in yo… Oww… that really hurt! Sheesh! No pinching!

Seifer Almasys Hyperion Gun Blade – [True Swords]

The Amazing Gun Blade

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

It’s a Gun! Its a Sword! No, Its the Gun Blade! Today we get the opportunity to look at another unique entry in the humongousword saga, with a twist. This is Squall Leonheart’s Gun Blade Sword From Final Fantasy VIII

Squall Leonheart's Gun Blade

Squall Leonheart's Gun Blade

Now here we are presented with a unique combination. I have in fact seen a similar, more realistically scaled combination before, however this one is definitely more commanding. It is essentially another large sword, 30″ to be exact, but this time attached to a revolver, which acts as both the gun stock and the sword grip.

Squall Leonheart's Gunblade

Squall Leonheart's Gunblade

Or is it a large caliber revolver with an over sized, permanently fixed bayonet? Either way, it isn’t exactly a conventional bladed weapon, but then few of the weapons I post about will be particularly standard.

Kinda puts a whole new spin on the old phrase about bringing a knife to a gunfight…

Squall Leonheart’s Gun Blade Sword – [True Swords]

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