Swords at the Renaissance Festival

Oct 13, 2008
So weekend before last my wife and I went to the Texas Renaissance Festival - good times!

Most of the sword vendors there obviously get their stuff out of the Museum Replicas catalog, but I was intrigued by an armory that had some unique swords.

Turns out that the owner is a metallurgist and master swordsman - he has invented a new proprietary process for hardening steel, and holds the world's record for slicing the most straw mats (they hold competitions in Japan where they slice through straw mats with katanas) in one stroke! (that's what he says, anyway)

So he was telling me all this in hopes of selling me a $2,000 sword, and I said, "So what you're basically telling me is that you're building weapons of mats destruction?"


Active Member
Mar 2, 2008
Angel Sword, hand made right here in Texas. And worth every penny. If you are going to buy one buy one that will actually work. Can't afford your sword? Guidance has been provided:
Luke 22:36 "Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one."

Austin Cowart

Mar 5, 2008
Lumberton Texas
Angel Sword

Angel sword is a great forge. Daniel is a real nice guy but I hate to burst the bubble but Daniels "record" was broken in California 2 or 3 years ago by Big Tony Alverez of the dojo of the 4 winds. The fact that they say they still hold the record says something about their ethics and then there was the law suit with swordforum international. But they have nice swords but not the best.

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