Posts Tagged ‘Halo’

Another Cool Covenant Energy Sword…

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

If any of you are fans of the game HALO, I’m sure you will know what this cool little weapon is all about:

Halo Elite Covenant Energy Sword

Halo Elite Covenant Energy Sword

This, for those of you who are not the gamer types, this is a replica of the energy sword used by the Elite Covenant forces from the game HALO. I posted about a similar, custom made covenant blade in another post, but that one was a one-off. This one is a mass produced version. You know, i’ve always liked the idea of energy blades. Much like light sabers, the Covenant energy sword is a light weight, no wear/tear, weapon that will cut through pretty much anything. However this power comes at a steep cost.

First, in reality, unlike how it is portrayed in the game, energy swords are not entirely indestructible. Your energy flow could be interrupted somehouw. Maybe the power supply or control circuit gets damaged. Then all you have is a short shiny little Yeah. And lets not forget the serious energy requirements of an energy blade. Massive power is needed to make an energy arc that can cut through steel like butter. Something along the lines of a nuclear power plant. Yessirree. Not exactly the kind of thing you could pick up at your local hardware store.

I can just imagine that conversation: “Hey, you got any enriched uranium back there? No? Well can you order some?…” Uh huh. I’m betting you find Homeland security at your front door when you get home. And as if that weren’t bad enough, unlike a regular knife, you could actually run out of juice for your energy sword. That would be a bummer in the middle of a pitched battle, now wouldn’t it? This is why I rely on steel. It never runs out of bullets, or juice, or whatever. Just keeps on going. Like the energizer bunny. Assuming, of course, that it is of any appreciable quality, and it is taken care of. But I digress.

Halo Elite Covenant Energy Sword - Hilt

Halo Elite Covenant Energy Sword - Hilt

This energy sword, unlike the last one I posted about, has a unique quality. Primarily that both of its 440 stainless steel blades have been specially treated to provide an almost titanium like color shift effect. Very cool. In fact the colors are very close in hue to those of the game weapon, and shift colors slightly depending on what angle you are looking at it. Pretty nice.

Now it has an ABS grip, so I would go trying to duel the Master Chief with it, but it is certainly a beautiful replica. Even if it is for the elite of the losing side… 😀

Halo Elite Covenant Energy Sword – [True Swords]

A Killer Energy Sword

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Today we venture yet again into the world of replica video game weapons, and a hobbyists interpretation of a weapon from the wildly popular video game HALO:

Energy Blade from HALO

Halo Energy Blade
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Now obviously, this is not an energy blade. This is what the original energy blade in halo looked like:

HALO – Elite Covenant Energy Blade

Halo Elite Covenant Plasma Sword
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A very interesting concept, in the game, the Energy Blade (AKA Plasma Sword) is formed from a coronal energy discharge of some sort that worked in a similar fashion to that of a light saber. Anything touching the edge would be instantly superheated, which made it the equivalent of a hot knife through butter, except that pretty much everything else was butter… But I digress.

Since we obviously have not the technology to replicate plasma blades (or light sabers for that matter), the enterprising replica maker decided to use good old steel. A rather large chunk of stainless steel, in fact,  polished to a mirror shine. So no, it may not be a plasma blade, but yes, this could be almost as lethal as the real thing, were it to actually exist. Here’s another shot of the handywork:

Halo Energy Blade

Halo Energy Blade
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Boy, look at the shine on that baby. I tell ya, I really wish the commercial production replica houses would put this much energy into making quality replicas of game and movie blades. They might end up being more expensive, but they would be worth every penny…

Halo Energy Blade (Covenant Elite Plasma Sword) – [Lionhearts Realm]

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