My eight-year-old daughter has asked Santa for a sword for Christmas. Please help me find the right one. [more inside]
posted by lekvar
on Dec 6, 2011 -
Please help me identify the artist of this drawing
depicting a teddy bear defending a sleeping child from a nightmarish monster. Bonus points for providing a place where I can purchase a print legitimately.
posted by DWRoelands
on Oct 24, 2011 -
Movie ID Filter: 2 Scottish Clans make a circle and pit a representative of their respective clans for a duel. One huge guy with a broadsword and one regular size guy with a foil. The foil guy dances around cutting the big guy to ribbons until big guy finally grabs the foil with his off hand and cleaves the other guy in two.
posted by GleepGlop
on Feb 19, 2011 -
[Giftfilter] Where can I find the best, most stylish--yet relatively affordable--sword cane? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 27, 2010 -
My son has been given what he's been told is a decorative fuchi (collar) from a katana. It has some Japanese characters inscribed on it, and he's desperate to find out what it means - he has been told it's a name, but we have no way of knowing.
are a couple of pictures.
Any ideas? Hopefully it doesn't translate as 'Happy Toy Company'. Thanks all.
posted by reynir
on Nov 16, 2010 -
What inspirational or instructive inscription should I have engraved on a (new) military officer's sword? [more inside]
posted by emtanner
on Oct 22, 2010 -
Was the "shing" sound in this logo animation
created with a synthesizer? If so (or if it could have been done that way), how? I have the typical audio FX software installed and would like to know how to create a nice synthetic SHINGGGG! sound. [more inside]
posted by circular
on Jun 1, 2010 -
In Gene Wolfe's Book of The New Sun
, the sword Terminus Est
is filled with some type of fluid, possibly mercury, that makes its weight shift depending on how it's being held. Have any real historical weapons been constructed in such a way, by filling them with fluids or ball bearings or something?
posted by Greg Nog
on Apr 28, 2010 -
My turn: what movie have I been thinking about for the past 15 years or so? The only scene I can remember is some guy getting his hand chopped off in a cave or dungeon. [more inside]
posted by Venadium
on Jul 28, 2008 -
I know this is a long shot, but... does anyone out there know the whereabouts of my grandfather's (Marine) sword? It was given to Goodwill in California around 1963 or so. [more inside]
posted by Soliloquy
on Jul 23, 2007 -
(70's/80's cartoon filter) - What is the name of this Thundarr-like cartoon? [more inside]
posted by MrToad
on Jun 18, 2007 -
80sTVShow/FantasyFilter: Sword and Sorcery. At the end of each episode (?), the image would freeze and covert to a painting of said image. That's all I remember. I was 7 or 8 at the time so this would make it around 1985 or so.
So. Yeah. That's all you get. Go to it, Mefites.
posted by ryecatcher
on May 7, 2007 -
I want to get my dad a Civil War era sword for Christmas, either an original or a reproduction. However, I would prefer to buy locally (Bay Area / San Francisco, CA). [more inside]
posted by mto
on Nov 23, 2006 -
Please help me name a painting. I have an old photocopy of a painting depicting a man being held on his back by two busty women. One of the women has a cloth wrapped around her head, and the other is slicing the man's neck open with a sword. What's it called? Who painted it? [more inside]
posted by carsonb
on Nov 6, 2006 -
Oh god no, please help me if you know /anything/ about steel. I have ruined my sword. [more inside]
posted by Skyanth
on Sep 5, 2006 -
I'm looking for PC Sword fighting games, in the style of the old boshido blade games... doesent have to be commercial
posted by xteraco
on Jul 15, 2006 -
Help me identify this book... errr... sword! Bought it for 25 euros (30 dollars) in some junk shop and I really don't care if it's an antique or not because I just like how it looks, but I'm interested anyway. [more inside]
posted by Skyanth
on Jun 19, 2006 -
What are the most realistic swordfighting movies? Also, let's analyze the swordfighting in popular movies. [more inside]
posted by agropyron
on Apr 1, 2006 -