Two Handed Viking Sword (#1341)

10th – 11th Century A.D.
Inspirational piece, based on Norse Knot work and Viking art.

Just before the turn of the century, a semi-popular Michael Crichton novel, Eaters of the Dead, was made into a film. The film re-imagined the story of Beowulf as told by an Arabic poet, who starts his journey as an ambassador and ends it in the company of Viking warriors fighting off an almost supernatural foe. The movie was plagued by production problems and baffled moviegoers and critics alike, especially when Antonio Bandaras – a fine actor, but a Spanish one – was cast as the Arabic poet.

It crashed at the box office but gained a cult following, especially for its fighting scenes and for the mighty Viking warrior Buliwyf with his massive (probably not historical) two handed Viking sword.  Opinions among Darksword staff are sharply (heh) divided as to if the film is any good. We leave it to you to decide – if you’d like to see a movie with an Arab played by a Spaniard, Vikings played by Scotsmen, and Bears played by naked men in body paint, this is the B-List movie for you.

565.00 USD685.00 USD

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