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The butt end of the handle, the pommel, was inspired by a sword in the 1993 martial arts movie "The Bride with White Hair".Movies, specifically the 1974 horror flick "Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter," sparked Lundemo's sword fascination as a young man. He began buying blades for mock sword fights with his brother. But there were problems with those steel swords.There is an army of sword makers who sell historical replicas, fantasy swords, "battle ready" swords for under $100 .The apparently racially motivated killing last week of a black man in New York City with a 26-inch sword illustrates the rare times when such weapons are still used for their original purpose.Lundemo says he makes enough from swords for his wife and himself to pay the bills.
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