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God of War: Blades of Chaos

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Kratos, the protagonist from from the God of War series is a major contender for the meanest character of all time, yet he wouldn't be the same menacing figure without his Blades of Chaos would he? With one of these chunky short swords in each hand, Kratos managed to defy Olympus and merk anything that stood before him with no fear - well, he was a ghost of Sparta after all.

No matter which weapon you pick up along the various journeys, nothing quite compares to the satisfaction of shanking opponents with the Blades.

So you'll be pleased to know you can buy officially licensed Blades of Chaos for your own killing spree, should you wish to spend a lengthy time behind bars. Of course, we don't endorse such use, but if you wanted to go on a rampage through the houses of parliament with them, we wont stand in your way either.

Blades of Chaos

Price £160
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Lord of the Rings: Narsil/Andúril

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In a bid to put one in our roundup, we did consider Gimli's battle axe here, however as any serious LOTR fan knows, it would be wrong to exclude the Narsil. This sword has a long history, with its major highlight cutting the One Ring from the hand of Sauron. It later had its shards reformed for Aragorn and became Andúril.

I could write an entire essay on the blade's origins and journey, and Tolkien wouldn't have it any other way, but I'm going to have to cut it short. Boom, boom.

There are several replicas out there and you can find them on most websites. This one features a 40in blade of tempered stainless steel, a solid metal crossguard and 24-carat gold-plated fittings. Nice.

Unlike the real thing, it doesn't glow red in the sunlight and white in the moonlight, but it does look impressive nevertheless.

Narsil

Price £175
More info Battle Orders

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