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The Dragonslayer's axe and a knight's sword from Rob Cohen's fantasy adventure DragonHeart. An axe was carried by one of the dragonslayers hired for King Einon (David Thewlis) by his mother Aislinn (Julie Christie). Bowen (Dennis Quaid) later held onto the axe when he swung out on a pulley, causing Einon to fall off the parapet during the climactic battle scenes. Swords were wielded by Einon's knights when they battled Bowen's army of villagers.
The axe comprises a black metal head featuring a dragon-head emblem at the centre, and a long, dark-stained wooden handle. Intentionally distressed for the production, the Saxon knight's sword consists of a steel blade, a curved crossguard, a black leather grip and an oval metal pommel. The sword is stored in a black leather scabbard, which features a brown waist strap. Signs of wear include corrosion on the sword blade, scuffing on the wooden handle, and a slightly wobbly axe-head. Dimensions (axe): 156 cm x 49 cm x 4.5 cm (61 1/2" x 19 1/4" x 1 3/4"); (sword): 100 cm x 22 cm x 10 cm (39 1/4" x 8 3/4" x 4")
Estimate: £1,000 - 1,500 M
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.