as title said this is my third go at the he-man sword and best so far i think. made from rhs, steel bearing's, sections of flat stock, some pipe and a couple of bolts _ got all the primary fabrication done now have to bevel it and polish it,
side by side by side with my first, and second attempts (l 3rd, mid 2nd, r 1st)
decided to make my second attempt into skeletors sword (since its essentially a poor version of the sword of power ) actually came out pretty well (purple paint hides a lot of errors lol ), cuts horribly its so out of balance it terrible, but wasnt ever going to be a cutter more of a functional prop . more on the he-man sword soon got all the welds cleaned up and started beveling the blade
critical temperature is proof god loves blacksmiths!
That's very nice work so far! Practice makes perfect and all that. If I remember my 80's cartoon origin lore, I think that Skeletor's sword and He-Man's were twins, or two halfs of the same sword that was split for some reason. Not that it matters much.
IF the sword is out of balance it can be easily fixed by holding the sword aloft and saying the magic words "By the Power of Greyskull!". In a moment you will have no problem wielding the sword or riding into battle on your housecat.
I don't know about the cartoon, but in the original mini-comics the extradimensional sorcerer Skeletor and barbarian warrior He-Man (no pointless alter ego, no transformation, he was just a straight up full time badass) both held one half of the Power Sword, and the sword made whole was the key to Castle Grayskull and its ill-defined power; cue their never-ending battle over the ultimate fate of the post-apocalyptic wastelands of Eternia.
(A lot of things were toned down for the cartoon, obviously.)
IIRC the toys in fact worked in exactly this manner, too - He-Man and Skeletor each came with one half of a plastic sword, and when you snapped them together the combination would actually work as a key to open the drawbridge on the Castle Grayskull playset! It was just the greatest thing ever.
"For sometimes persons do not know, they do not wish to know, and they have no intention of knowing. For such persons there is no excuse, but they are altogether to be condemned."
-- Heinrich Kramer & James Sprenger, Malleus Maleficarum
Yes, MOK, I believe you have that exactly correct! As far as "correct" can be when the company made the toys first, then as an afterthought created a context for them to exist in. Either way, the franchise made about a zillion dollars more than I ever have, so what do I know anyway?
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