From the beginning of cinematic history, movie swords and swordplay have fascinated audiences. Whether it is the dashing and swashbuckling of Errol Flynn, the epic battles of Lord of the Rings or Star Wars, there is something timeless about the sword fight.
Film collections are about more than mere props. It is about people celebrating the favourite epic films. Whether it is by preserving them in their original boxes as an investment in the future, or the extra authentic touch to a cosplay costume, this is a great opportunity to own a part of film history.
Original movie props can often be sold for thousands of pounds, especially if they are signed or there are only a few in existence. This often puts people off looking for replicas. However, it is possible to look online and find discounts on owning a replica.
The key thing is to look for whether they are licensed replica dealers. Comparison websites and forums can help you find the ones that you are looking for. Whether it is purely for display, or you want it as part of a cosplay or role playing event then you need to know whether what you are purchasing is suitable.
Cheaper replicas are often made of stainless steel and designed so they do not rust. Movie props are often made of carbon steel and have been made to be tougher and less likely to bend or chip in a fight scene.
When making your collection, the other thing is to consider where and how to display it. Glass cases are ideal for showing off your weapons, especially if you can keep them safe and locked.
Like any collection, it is important to make sure you use a secure account to make the transactions and check any delivery dates.