Sleepy Hollow, Hessian Sword from original Propmaster

replica movie prop weapon

History: This sword was acquired directly from the Western Reserve Historical Society (Museum in Cleveland OH) in a private sale which included many rare Sleepy Hollow items. The sword was displayed as part of an exhibition dedicated to American film at the museum. The museum originally acquired the sword from the Prop Store of London in 2001, which purchased most items sold after filming concluded from the original prop master. The museum owned the piece until it was purchased by someone who had the entire collection directly from them in January 2008. Now I have it in my collection as one of my centerpieces. This item has a rich and interesting history going back and forth from the U.S. to London and back. Details: The sword is made of fiberglass and has tremendous detail. The original mold is now in the hands of Albinion Armory who makes real functional replicas. This sword has every little subtle detail that the film closeup has. The stunt swords were made out of rubber though so it wasnt screen used. As far as I can tell, besides the teeth, its a perfect match! The snake head is amazing and has two ruby-colored gems for eyes. One of the fangs is missing and I was told informed that the museum said that this item was shipped to the museum from the Prop Store in this condition. Although rather light, the sword does have some weight to it. It is approximately 43" high. The sword displays incredibly-well and has been well taken care of by the museum and since I purchased it. Im going to frame it in the same manner propstore framed thiers. Although this item was not used in filming the movie, it is an exact replica made of fiberglass. This item was originally purchased for $1000 seven years ago. Its documentation includes paper items from the Western Reserve Historical Soceity detailing the purchase from the Prop Store of London. If you have any questions, just shoot me an email, enjoy!! Eric - The Prop Man
This is a picture of the hilt propstore had. Its unmistakable that it is from the original mold. The scales act as points of references. The only thing thats different in the design is the teeth. Even the one propstore had, has broken teeth.
prop: collector:
category: other replicas
type: prop weapons
coa issued by: Propstore of London (1106)
original (1088)  |  replica (18)
movie: Sleepy Hollow (1999)
original (53)  |  replica (14)
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