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Sure, everything's collectible, just ask Hannibal Lecter. But unlike livers and body parts, these outstanding movie props, figures and collectible items are just the thing to display proudly in your home (sorry Hannibal).
SBAG-ANGUISTRALOBE

SBAG-ANGUISTRALOBE

Anguistralobe Pendant and Silver chain

$46

In Stock!

SBAG-BINDRUNE

SBAG-BINDRUNE

Bindrune Hammer Pewter Pendant and Silver chain

$35

In Stock!

SBAG-BLACKCROSSRING

SBAG-BLACKCROSSRING

Hand Crafted Gothic Ring with Fleury Cross

$41

In Stock!

SBAG-DEADLYFRIENDSHIP

SBAG-DEADLYFRIENDSHIP

Deadly Friendship Pewter Bracelet

$70

In Stock!

SBAG-DRAGONFLY

SBAG-DRAGONFLY

Dragon Fly Pendant - Clockwork Darter

$123

In Stock!

SBAG-IMAGECRYPT

SBAG-IMAGECRYPT

Image Crypt Gothic Locket - Gothic Pewter Locket Pendant with Cemetary Styling

$64

In Stock!

SBAG-NARTHEX

SBAG-NARTHEX

Narthex Bracelet and Narthex Belt Buckle

$70

In Stock!

SBAG-SCRYINGORB

SBAG-SCRYINGORB

Miniature Crystal Ball with Gothic Pedestal Stand

$52

In Stock!

SBAG-SKULLNBONESSTRAP

SBAG-SKULLNBONESSTRAP

Leather wrist strap with pewter skull and bones

$41

In Stock!

SBAG-SP-CUFFBRACELET

SBAG-SP-CUFFBRACELET

Galvanic Magneto Inducer Cuff-Bracelet steampunk

$153

In Stock!

SBAG-STEAMHAMMER

SBAG-STEAMHAMMER

Steampunk - Thor's Skullhammer Amulet and Chain

$70

In Stock!

SBAG-T-MORTUO

SBAG-T-MORTUO

Mortuo Ergo Sum T-Shirt

$8

In Stock!

SBAG-TANK-AETHELBERT

SBAG-TANK-AETHELBERT

Aethelbert Yew-stave Pewter Tankard

$52

In Stock!

SBBR-CIVWAR-CONFEDERATE

SBBR-CIVWAR-CONFEDERATE

Civil War Confederate Revolver

$102

In Stock!

SBBR-HANGER-BULLET

SBBR-HANGER-BULLET

Bullet-Style Wall Hangers for Swords, Daggers, and Pistols

$15

In Stock!

SBBR-HANGER-FLEUR

SBBR-HANGER-FLEUR

Pewter or Bronze Fleur de Lis Wall Hangers for Swords, Daggers, and Pistols

$18

In Stock!

SBC-CRESTEDHANGER

SBC-CRESTEDHANGER

Flintlock, Sword or Dagger Hangers in Brass

$17

In Stock!

SBC-PIRATEHANGER-P

SBC-PIRATEHANGER-P

Pewter Pirate Wall Hangers for Swords, Daggers and Flintlock Pistols

$15

In Stock!

SBDK-SHD-SPARTAN

SBDK-SHD-SPARTAN

Costume Spartan Shield

$45

In Stock!

SBFG-DRAGON-INCENSE

SBFG-DRAGON-INCENSE

Standing Dragon Incense Burner

$8

In Stock!

SBFG-FAIRY-INCENSE

SBFG-FAIRY-INCENSE

Fairy Incense Burner

$6

In Stock!

SBFG-PLAYERBAG

SBFG-PLAYERBAG

The Player Bag

$11

In Stock!

SBH-MINI-KNIGHTHELM

SBH-MINI-KNIGHTHELM

Miniature Knight's Helmet with Hinged Face and Neck Protections

$33

In Stock!

This miniature Medieval Knight helmet is a replica of the helmet style we most often associate with the armor worn by Knights of the middle ages. The style of helmet is more precisely known as a close helmet or close helm.

SBSW-DRAGON-BOOKENDS

SBSW-DRAGON-BOOKENDS

Weighted Polyresin Bookends with Optional Engravings

$19

In Stock!

SBSW-DRAGON-LATERN

SBSW-DRAGON-LATERN

Armored Dragon with LED Globe

$11

In Stock!

SBSW-SKULL-BANK

SBSW-SKULL-BANK

Biker Skull Bank

$6

In Stock!

SBSW-TPHOLDER

SBSW-TPHOLDER

Spooky Toilet Paper Holder

$11

In Stock!

SBWP-TANK-NYMPH

SBWP-TANK-NYMPH

Double Lined Pewter Tankard wih Nymph Handle

$49

In Stock!

SBAG-TANKARDS

SBAG-TANKARDS

Pewter Tankards

$49

Out of Stock

SBBR-HANGER-ARMOUR

SBBR-HANGER-ARMOUR

Armour Wall Hangers for Swords, Daggers, and Pistols

$15

Out of Stock

SBBR-HANGER-CELTIC

SBBR-HANGER-CELTIC

Celtic Knot Style Wall Hangers for Swords and Daggers

$15

Out of Stock

SBC-SAMURAIHANGER-B

SBC-SAMURAIHANGER-B

Samurai Sword or Dagger Hangers in Nickle or Brass

$17

Out of Stock

SBH-MINI-CENTURION

SBH-MINI-CENTURION

Miniature Roman Helmet with Gallic Design

$33

Out of Stock

A miniature replica of the Roman Centurion helmet. Made of steel and featuring a brilliant red horse hair crest. The helmet is shipped with with a display stand.

SBH-MINI-CRUSADER

SBH-MINI-CRUSADER

Miniature Medieval Crusader Helmet with Cross Shaped Brass Face Accent

$33

Out of Stock

This is a miniature Medieval crusader helmet. It is also known as a Sugar Loaf helmet. This helmet stands 8 inches high and is a true replica of the full size helmet. The helmet is shipped with with a display stand.

SBH-MINI-GLADIATOR

SBH-MINI-GLADIATOR

Miniature Gladiator Helmet with Hinged Face Mask

$33

Out of Stock

This is a miniature Roman Gladiator helmet similar to the helmet worn by Russell Crowe in the film "Gladiator" This helmet stands 6.5 inches high and is a true replica of the full size helmet.

SBSW-CHESS-SKULLWARRIOR

SBSW-CHESS-SKULLWARRIOR

Skull Warrior Chess Set

$45

Out of Stock

SBSW-DRAGON-CANDLEHOLDER

SBSW-DRAGON-CANDLEHOLDER

Dragoncrest Candle Holder

$21

Out of Stock

SBSW-SKULL-PLAQUE

SBSW-SKULL-PLAQUE

Skull Guardian Wall Decor

$29

Out of Stock

Strongblade Lore
(A Bit of History According to Strongblade)



Greek Hoplites
There have been few military units as devastating in their time as the Greek phalanx. Heavily armored and insanely well trained, these soldiers were capable of standing against any and all challengers. Fighting for one's country was an unswerving responsibility among the Greek city-states. Even the poets of the time were tough bastards; most of them wrote only of warfare, courage, resolve and beating the snot out of your enemies.

Greek warriors fought in a phalanx; a unit of heavily armored men that fought in rows, with large shields (hoplons), long spears and short swords. The wealthy made up the majority of the infantry. Those with money were the only ones who could afford the horrendously expensive armor and weapons that made a Hoplite warrior. The poorer troops were thrown into skirmishing units that were armed with slings, bows and spears and wore light armor. These skirmishers were generally only on the outskirts of the battle. This strikes me as particularly ironic because in modern day warfare it seems like the poor are the ones on the front lines while the wealthy are ... well ... on their yachts, laughing and chugging boat-drinks thousands of miles away. My how Democracy has changed over the years.

The Greek Hoplites fought primarily with spears. A typical Hoplite battle consisted of opposing units charging each other with their shields up. The two units would crash together and start shoving. If you've ever seen a rugby scrum, then you get the general idea of phalanx warfare. Only, these rugby players are extremely well armored, and are jabbing long, lethal spears over the top of their shields trying to kill as many of the opposing players as possible.

The shoving and stabbing would continue until one of the units started to falter. The first phalanx to start breaking up usually ended up getting routed and usually massacred. If neither unit gained any definitive advantage for a time, the fighting broke down to a big sloppy melee. Formations vanished and chaotic carnage would reign, with soldiers trying to keep themselves alive while killing as many of their opponents as possible. It was at this point that most Hoplites would switch to their short sword.

Phalanx units were funny things. Each man depended on every other man to hold the formation. If enough of your fellow soldiers lost their courage, your unit would be lost. It was an interesting practice for hoplite commanders to divide their very best soldiers among the front line and the very last line of their units. The front line fighters needed to be strong because they were slamming headlong into their opponents. But the back line warriors needed to be experienced because they needed to keep all of the other soldiers from running away. They would shout encouragement, push against the lines ahead of them and, if necessary, threaten the other soldiers to make sure they kept their minds on the business at hand. Running from a fight was considered cowardly, not just because you lost your nerve, but also because you doomed your mates to a horrible fate. It was said that a Greek should never die with a wound in his back.

Inspired by Model SBDK-SHD-SPARTAN

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