Pterry Forges Sword from Meteroites

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Pterry Forges Sword from Meteroites

Postby SimsKatie » Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:47 pm

http://www.news.com.au/technology/terry-pratchett-creates-a-sword-with-meteorites/story-e6frfro0-1225926584339

"ENGLISH fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett says he was so excited after being knighted by the Queen that he decided to make his own sword to equip himself for his new status. "

There's a link in the article to a page on Discword News, with a picture of the sword at the bottom.
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:57 pm

It's a really neat sword, isn't it? :D

I think he made it about a year ago.
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Postby Dotsie » Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:24 pm

Or two years ago, who's counting? :wink: It's still a neat sword.
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:52 pm

That's definitely not a magic sword, but it is indeed very neat. Just right for a Watchman :D
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Postby chris.ph » Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:02 pm

cant remember which book, but it might have been the mallorean garion had a sword made out of a meteorite
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Postby SimsKatie » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:27 pm

chris.ph wrote:cant remember which book, but it might have been the mallorean garion had a sword made out of a meteorite


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Postby chris.ph » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:32 pm

no it was a david eddings book katie
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:27 pm

But he has not got a sheath for it yet I believe. :)
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Postby spideyGirl » Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:30 pm

I'm a bit confused and too lazy to read it all, has TP got a sword made out of a meteorite? If so that is AWESOME! :D

Edit: numpty me! Should have read the thread title more closely :oops: :oops: :D
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Postby Doughnut Jimmy » Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:39 pm

chris.ph wrote:cant remember which book, but it might have been the mallorean garion had a sword made out of a meteorite


Must first appear somewhere in the Belgariad I think - Riva Irongrip made it, but needed the orb to join the hilt and the blade after he forged them seperately - or something like that
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Postby chris.ph » Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:40 pm

thats it doughnut, i might dig the series out and have another read of them
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:28 pm

spideyGirl wrote:I'm a bit confused and too lazy to read it all, has TP got a sword made out of a meteorite? If so that is AWESOME! :D

Edit: numpty me! Should have read the thread title more closely :oops: :oops: :D
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:06 pm

Someone gave me a very silly book by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child that has a sword made from a meteor. People who held the sword got ill and died. I worked out why waaaaay before the end of the book and was disappointed to find I was right. :roll:

There is also a series of books by Jack Whyte, called The Camulod Chronicles with a sword made from a "skystone" - which is quite obviously a meteor. :D
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Postby chris.ph » Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:42 pm

dont make swords out of uranium metoers is probably the moral there tony and no ive never read it or heard of it b4
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:05 pm

chris.ph wrote:dont make swords out of uranium metoers is probably the moral there tony and no ive never read it or heard of it b4
:lol: That's the one. And, as far as I know, Uranium is far too soft to be any good as a sword.
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