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PRE-ORDERS FILLED, NO LONGER AVAILABLE TO ORDER
Limited Edition Apocalypse Sword Hand made in the USA by John Lundemo of Longship Armoury/Odinblades fame. Only 20pcs available worldwide. Final Round of 10 due in May 2017.
A limited edition release in conjunction with the Legends Line of Longship Armory and Sword Buyers Guide.com
LEGEND OF "FURIA" - SWORD OF THE APOCALYPSE
It does not matter how it happened - the world as we know it now is long gone. In its place, dark foreboding skies and unquenchable fires that burn for decades, nuclear fallout, foul mutants and a terrifying weaponized virus unleashed and out of control that turned all but a handful of naturally immune survivors into cannibalistic, flesh hungry zombies...
In this bleak post apocalyptic future, humanity makes it final stand.
The bullets ran out years ago, the raw materials even to make gunpowder unavailable. But while all hope seemed lost, there was one among the survivors who refused to give up. Drawing on the ancient past, the last anti-hero withdrew to a fortified bastion deep in the mountains and for many months crafted the sword of the Apocalypse from a single billet of the toughest steel the lost world had ever made - S7 shock steel, slung it over her back and entered the wastelands with one grim intention: to slay every last one of the undead, one blow, one thrust and one slice at a time..
WHAT YOU GET AND HOW IT IS MADE
Furia was conceptualized by James Fang from Longship Armory and Paul Southren from Sword Buyers Guide as the ultimate sword for a dystopian future and brought to life by famed sword maker John Lundemo from Odin Blades and Longship Armory. The concept was simple - to bring to life the kind of sword a future hero could rely upon based on the best of modern metallurgy and sword design concepts of the 21st century.
The blade itself is made in Johns workshop via stock removal - then ground out to form the basic geometry, profile formed, distal taper added and given an intermediate polish before being sent for heat treatment, where the "magic" happens.
To get the most out of S7 shock steel, the blades are sent away to be heated to 1750F with 2 preheats, hold 20-30 minutes, then quench to room temp. Temper 300/2 hrs. then cryo -300F/4hrs. followed by a double temper to desired hardness (400-600F).
The fittings are all cut out by waterjet and each one has a unique marbled pattern. Finally the hilts are wrapped with real leather, a Kydex sheath with shoulder strap is manufactured and the whole thing comes together and is shipped out with updates being sent by email at every stage of the process.
FINAL RUN DETAILS: As stated, the first run of 10pcs were completed in the first half of 2016, the final run began taking pre-orders in September/October 2016 with final completion estimated in May 2017 (delayed due to many of the supply chain being closed in Dec/Jan).
Bonus Item: In addition to the sword and Kydex sheathe, Furia also comes with an original full color concept poster by Warren Louw a freelance graphic design artist featured by DC Comics and Udon Entertainment.
Become the legend. Pre-order Furia today..
Only 20 pieces will be made - 10 pre-orders in February 2016 and the final 10 in late 2016/early 2017..
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Featured positive reviews:
Master Lundemo has truly given us all something awesome with which to remember his skill and creativity. The Furia is quite possibly the single best sword of this generation.
I think of it as a sword which could very well alter the course of smith work for all future designs. To me, it would seem that he has taken most of the best design features from the old masters, and brought them into the present state of technology, by adding a few ideas which could not have been achieved in days of old.
Just a word to the wise though, when we are told that this sword is sharp right out of the box, I would call that an understatement. I always use great caution in handling my swords, but this one caught me a bit by surprise. After powdering the blade to remove the excess oil and dust from the surface, I was a bit less than careful, and with just the lightest brush of my finger against the edge, I got bit. The edge of the Furia is indeed sharp enough to shave with, but I would advise you not to test that. Y could well remove your own head.
Beyond a keen edge, it is perfectly balanced, and it does actually seem to urge you to take it out immediately to cut some targets. I will consider this to be the very best sword of my collection. It is all business, and no pretense. It's simplicity is it's beauty and elegance. I will never part with it. I look forward to John's next creation.