Last Updated on 4/12/2005 by bidz
Medieval Weapon Art to create Medieval Swords and Renaissance Clothing Based on the Upcoming Feature “Film Kingdom of Heaven.”
Palos Hills, IL (PRWEB) March 16, 2005 — Medieval Weapon Art (www.mwart.com) today unveiled a new line of realistic medieval swords, medieval armor and Renaissance clothing specifically crafted to replicate the original pieces used in the filming of Kingdom of Heaven, an epic adventure starring Orlando Bloom that is scheduled for release in early May.
Available beginning April 6, 2005 at Kingdom of Heaven collection will feature a full range of historically-accurate medieval weaponry and Renaissance clothing crafted to match the original film pieces provided by Twentieth Century Fox.
Just as medieval-inspired replicas capture the hearts of casual collectors, historically accurate medieval weaponry is also sought after by enthusiasts who feverishly re-enact famous battles or emulate honorable knights at local festivals.
For the dedicated collector or hobbyist, inexpensive stainless steel reproductions fall short of portraying the authenticity most seek. Replicas of medieval swords or medieval armor crafted with high-carbon steel, such as those in the Kingdom of Heaven collection, can fetch hundreds of dollars because of their authentic look and feel.
The inspiration behind the design of replicated weapons and armor can be traced back to the exquisite swords and scabbards owned by those who could afford the luxury. Skilled blacksmiths were often commissioned to forge unique and elegant weaponry for kings, knights and lords looking to complement their stature in society.
From polished razor-sharp blades to hand carved cross-guards and handles, medieval weaponry was often revered as an art form and still invokes a certain level of fascination today. It is this fascination that has inspired craftsmen to replicate the weapons and armor used in the Middle Ages. An era that was as romantic as it was brutally violent.
For some, this period in history conjures up visions of knights on white horses, majestic castles, regal lords and beautiful ladies. For others, it offers visions of brutal warfare, crude weaponry, and a constant struggle for survival.
Kingdom of Heaven bridges these two perceptions with a story of a common man who embraces a forbidden love, rises to knighthood, and ultimately struggles to keep a fragile peace while protecting the people of Jerusalem. Directed by Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down), the film maintains historical integrity by showcasing era-realistic weapons and armor during frantic battle scenes.
Similar to the demand created by the Lord of the Rings trilogy for replicated movie prop weapons, the Kingdom of Heaven collection is poised to capture a broad range of interest thanks to its historical and cinematic accuracy.
Bridging the gap between an age without electricity and todayâ€™s fast-paced modern world is Medieval Weapon Artâ€™s website, www.mwart.com, which displays full-color photos and close-up views of the replicated weapons and armor it offers, including the complete Kingdom of Heaven collection.
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