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Gladius Herois Aevi (Link's Master Sword v2.0) by Fableblades Gladius Herois Aevi (Link's Master Sword v2.0) by Fableblades
Please see www.fableblades.com/LinksMaste… for all the photo's and specification. 
Yep; This is a fully functional, full tang, heat treated, sharp, high carbon spring steel blade. 
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Given 2014-05-16
Gladius Herois Aevi (Link's Master Sword v2.0) by Fableblades

This artist's take on the famous Master Sword is a delight to behold. It pays tribute to the original weapon, whilst making subtle changes that give it a more realistic appearance.  ( Featured by cakecrumbs )
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aeris114 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
Ughhhh skyward sword hylian euggghh.. should totally be in old hylian. :T zeldawiki.org/images/thumb/7/7…
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Lucario-Stl Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
When inscribing the Zelda blades with Hylian, do you know what it says?
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Fableblades Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi Lucario. I let my clients sort a lot of their inscription material out, as they're usually fanatical about the subject matter and far more knowledgable than I. Though in the case of runes and historical inscription matter I have some resources to offer there. 

To find out the inscription meaning here please click the link in the description and check out all the info and lots more pictures on my website. 
Thanks
Brendan
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kayanah Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Best Master Sword I've ever seen! :D
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PhunkyMnkCreations Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Amazing work :) (Smile) 
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ToaDJacara Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
It's amazingly awesome! :D
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Yumecosmos Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist
Congrats on a well-earned DD! At first I was just admiring the design, but I was floored to read that it's real metal and actually works!
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AngelMariaStars Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Most gorgeous Master Sword I've ever seen!
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FlamingBulbinArrow Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! You deserve it, this is awesome!
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kingkong30 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
So, awesome. Want it
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nverrechia Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very lovely concepts and finish.
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Fableblades Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thankyou :-)
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Synthesid Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
The blade, actually, looks a little plastic, though less than many other authors works. Still, great work, like it.
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Fableblades Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's a great compliment - From a chunk of industrial flatbar, hand sculpted, then to a blackened and blistered piece of heat treated spring steel, having been frozen quickly from a semi liquid state at 880*C, and deformed,  and then recrafted, refined and finished to a plastic like finish is a great achievement for me - whoot! :-)
Thanks 
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GrimReaper67 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Ok, that is cool. It does stray from the traditional look, but it is even cooler as a real sword this way.
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Fableblades Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yep, as a serious swordmaker with admiration and ambition toward antique medieval swords, I approached it from a functional perspective and had to remodel and refine and discard the useless parts of the original design. With a final weight at 3.5lb at over 42" long, it's a respectable effort. 
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Oh wow.  This is the hardest kind of hardcore.  :clap:
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:iconfableblades:
Fableblades Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Cheers, I try to rock everything I craft :-)
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Shadyia Featured By Owner May 16, 2014   Photographer
I love the runes on the blade! Subtle yet enchanting. 
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aeris114 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
meh. I can imagine it was brutal engraving rounded dramatic letters such as Skyward Sword Hylian. Old Hylian would probably have fit more in terms of blade runes imo
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LoveDarkness18 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
It's so beautiful! How long did it take to forge this blade?
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Fableblades Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
From commencement to completion took about 4 months, though not full time, between two custom craftsmen on opposite sides of the globe; Jeffrey J Robinson in Florida USA did the bronze sculpture, based on sketches I supplied - which were designed in consultation with my client - and then I, based in South Western Australia, built the sword.
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thaliel Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is awesome
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Fableblades Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ta
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fistpalmheart Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Best version of Link's sword I've ever seen.
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Fableblades Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
And one could take it to the Zombie Wars, should they arise today. 
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greenrock6 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
i need to buy this!!!
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:iconfableblades:
Fableblades Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
If you have ideas for a new revised version, customised to your own needs, and six grand, feel free to get in touch :-)
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SkillyJ Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
i like the hilt much better on this one.  excellently done in all aspects
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Fableblades Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah it's more like the original concept, though the previous one I made was to look more of elvish elegance with the sweeping curvature. 
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Cresenta-Lark Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG :love:
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Talty Featured By Owner May 16, 2014   Artisan Crafter
This is amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing!!!! :faint:
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Foremem Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
looks to be engraved in skyloftian/Original Hylian, nice touch, but what does it translate to?
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Fableblades Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Translations are given on the webpages: www.fableblades.com/LinksMaste…
And the previous version:
www.fableblades.com/MasterSwor…
:-)
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TigerRose1329 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how you made the wings of the Master Sword GOLD! Amazing work!
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Fableblades Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
They're solid Silicon bronze, investment cast by artist Jeffrey J Robinson in Florida USA www.bronzebyjeffreyjrobinson.com
Made real based on drawings I provided, designed in consultations with my clients. 
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buyshi Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
the only best master sword i've ever seen.
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Fableblades Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Bows...Nod 
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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Fableblades Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thankyou, I'd never heard of a DD til now. Seems like a big deal... Sweet :-)
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It is!!! :iconyaayplz: It's a feature that everybody on dA can see for 24 hours!!! :eager: ... So it gives the artist a lot of exposure!!! :wow: ... Your work is AWESOME!!! :iconlainloveplz:
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Fableblades Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, Just posted my latest...
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome!!! :love: 

Wow!!! :wow: It's awesome!!! :omg:
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paperkittee Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing Piece.
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:iconfableblades:
Fableblades Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Cheers :-)
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hail-the-oblivious Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
man thats a beautiful blade; that hexagon shape must have been a pain to make
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Fableblades Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for noticing it. Yep it's careful work, and not forgiving of mistakes, and required planning and consideration through every stage of the blade's crafting. 
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hail-the-oblivious Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it surely looks like it... pretty amazing
you're welcome
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Kerian-halcyon Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
...I must acquire this sword...
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