Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Frank Frazetta Martian Longsword

Albion Armorers, Inc., sells cool limited edition reproductions of the Frazetta Martian Longsword at Here's a slice of the action:

“A lot of us grew up reading the exploits of John Carter and longed for the needle-sharp longsword that was pictured in Frank Frazetta's cover art.

Legendary swordmaker and artist Jody Samson has recreated that famous sword here. The Frazetta Martian Longsword is available in 2 limited editions: a hand-ground limited edition of 10 swords made by Jody himself, and a production limited edition of 1,000. Swords hand-ground by the talented staff at Albion.

Each sword is handmade of 1075 carbon steel (hand-ground blade) and silicon bronze (investment cast guard and pommel).

Though certainly a striking display item, The Frazetta Martian Longsword is fully functional.”

And, check out The Frank Frazetta Museum in East Stroudsburg, PA!

Pictured above: 1970 Nelson Doubleday hardcover edition of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ A Princess of Mars, with cover art by Frank Frazetta.

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