Tuesday, May 11, 2010

FIN Red and Black Stunt Katanas

Stunt katanas from the series finale, Friend in Need. These are sooooo cool...hard to describe just how great they look in person! Each one is made of a heavy resin material with leather wrapped handles. The end where the blade would be is "sealed," so these were most likely used in the sheaths and were not designed to be removed. Great craftsmanship!Since the ends are deliberately “sealed,” we suspect they were not meant to be drawn or wielded. It is possible that they were used by the drum beaters right before Xena is first attacked by Yodoshi’s army arrows coming at her but it is not definite that this is where they were used. They do look to be the same style and size but this is merely a guess.