The Tomahawk: A True American Weapon

Anyone looking to honor America’s rich history should look into owning at least one Tomahawk. They are one of few weapons that originated in this continent, merging both Native American and European technology. They combined the metal head of a European axe with the ancient wood and antler made weapons used by Native Americans. European colonists would trade the metal heads for food and provisions. And thus, the modern Tomahawk was born. According to Wikipedia, the name comes from Powhatan tamahaac, derived from the Proto-Algonquian root *temah- ‘to cut off by tool’.

Tomahawks are part of our ancestor’s history, and are revered to this day, as beautiful weapons for display, and for sport. And the tradition is still alive and kicking today, as there are hundreds of events throughout the country every year that feature Tomahawk throwing competitions. These are often part of a historical reenactment, where people dress, speak and act as if they were back in colonial times.

What I found most interesting while researching this uniquely American weapon, is that some Tomahawks are both a pipe, and a fully functional axe. Apparently they were created by Europeans to give to Native Americans as a peace offering. They were symbolic of the choice both Europeans and Native Americans faced whenever they met: one end represented peace (the pipe), the other war (the axe). To fight, or to make peace… a difficult choice that didn’t always end in a smoke.

Whether you’re into Tomahawks for the competition of it, or you just want to own a piece of history, Heavenly Swords has a wide array of both peace pipes and sporting Tomahawks. They make beautiful displays, but can also be used as throwing axes. Here are a few of my favorites:

American Tomahawk Comanche

This is the quintessential sporting Tomahawk. 16” long overall. It is made of black Teflon coated stainless steel, with full tang construction. Axe head has a cutting edge on one side and a 2 1/2″ double edge dagger blade on the other. On top of all that, it’s made in the USA.

Black Tomahawk Throwing Battle Axe

Made of stainless steel in a Midnight Black finish, this throwing axe is perfect for someone looking to get into the sport. Beautiful and deadly, you can display it, or you can train with it.

Tactical Takedown Battle Tomahawk

This is no reenactment, this axe will take you down! Made of 1045 surgical steel with a black finish, it comes super sharp and ready for battle. The head is specially designed for optimal balance and aerodynamics, for perfect aim.

Fully Functional Tomahawk Peace Pipe

Honor your ancestors with this beautiful peace pipe. It is fully functional, so it’s perfect for reenactors, and the stainless steel head features a detailed engraving. Smoke some tobacco and make peace with your neighbors with this piece of historical memorabilia.

Tomahawk Peace Pipe – with Wood Handle

This another authentic looking peace pipe complete with faux fur and leather covering on the handle. The blade is made of 440 stainless steel, and the wooden handle is also a fully functional pipe.





Everybody, Let’s Bring Back the Cane!

Ok, so a certain reality TV husband had a mild obsession with this particular accessory. He walked around New York with a cane in his brightly colored suits and frankly, he looked like a pompous idiot. But don’t let this man ruin this once manly and sophisticated addition to an ensemble. I have a feeling he was what he was before he ever bought a cane… ya reckon’?

But I digress. The cane can be a pretty awesome thing, if used appropriately. There’s a time and a place for everything, am I right? Let’s say you’re going to some super fancy affair, get a cane my friend. You’ll look amazing. Let’s say you hurt your ankle, why not use this opportunity to use a cane in style, not the ugly metal one your doctor gave you.

Bottom line, if you’re gonna use a cane for whatever reason, it might as well be a cane you can be proud of and show off to your friends. If it has a hidden sword in it, even better! It’s like carrying a secret weapon everywhere you go… who wouldn’t enjoy that?

Heavenly Swords has canes for every taste. Sword canes at that! Wear them confidently. Own the cane. Here are a few of my favorites:

Revolver Cane Sword .45

Whaaa?! This is a cane sword with the handle shaped like a revolver! How cool is that? It is 37” long and it is modeled after the .45 Army Special. The casing of the gun and handle is solid aluminum with a classic gun antique finish. The gun cylinder looks and feels authentic, and it spins on its axis like a real revolver!

Caribbean Gray Pirates Flame Acrylic Sword Cane

This sword cane looks simple and elegant from afar, but when you get up close, you can see the skull and flames detail, making it perfect for someone looking to wow a few people. It has a whopping 15” blade inside, made of stainless steel.

Cord Wrapped Wolf Engraved Hardwood Walking Stick

This 55” walking stick is perfect for an outdoorsy type. This can become your trusty walking stick when you go hiking or exploring through the woods. It has a clear gloss finish for durability, and the wolf engraving give it a beautiful detail.

Two Face Black Joker Cane Sword With Lighting Eyes

Looking to complete your Joker costume? This cane is perfect for you! The eyes light up red with LED lights. There’s a discrete switch on the handle. It is 37” overall, with a long 19” stainless steel blade inside. Perfect for cosplay, or just someone who really loves The Joker.

Sword Cane – Elegant Executive

If you’re looking for something more subdued you can take to the office, this is the cane for you. Perfect for someone who needs to use a cane on a regular basis, but doesn’t want to always carry a flashy, attention-grabbing piece. This cane features a 12” stainless steel blade, it is brown with a detailed nickel trim for a sophisticated look.


Batman: The Rise, Fall and Rise Again of a Beloved Superhero

This past weekend there was a back to back marathon of all the Batman movies on ABC Family. I watched them all, in chronological order, cringing and cheering depending on the moment. Is it just me, or did the films get progressively terrible as the franchise continued? It seems that the entire series plummeted downhill after the second one, Batman Returns. Batman and Robin? Come on, people… You can’t have thought that was a good movie. And Uma! I love you, girl.. but what were you thinking?? Not to mention Mr. Freeze and his plastic ice lair…

All of that, put together with a seemingly drunken Batman (George Clooney, I abhor thee), a cartoony Robin and a phoned-in performance by Alicia Silverstone (Batgirl) made for one of the worst experiences I’ve had watching a movie. How is it possible that a stellar cast could collectively do a horrible job?

Now, you know me, I love me some camp. But there’s a distinct difference between the hilariously bad, and the badly bad. The kind of bad that is so bad because the cast and crew just apparently gave up. It’s like they were coasting on the success of the previous films. They didn’t even try.

Now, enter the saving grace of a beloved superhero, 2005’s Batman Begins. This is a much more realistic, much darker interpretation, and thank God for that. Christian Bale takes us on a journey that made billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne into a crime fighting, raspy-voiced lord of the night. I adore this movie. Cillian Murphy as the scarecrow… holy sh&*! Terrifyingly awesome. Liam Neeson? Yes. That guy hasn’t seen a bad acting day in his life. Sidenote: his portrayal of a pervy ghost in High Spirits (1988) is inspired. Such a funny movie, and Steve Guttenberg is in it. Now that is some good camp!

Now that we’ve acknowledged that the Batman franchise has had its ups and downs, we can get back to the amazingness that is the new incarnation. Since Batman Begins, there have been two new films, each incredible in both storyline and execution. The Dark Knight (2008) and the latest in the bunch The Dark Knight Rises (2012) were both great movies in their own right, but that’s a chat for another day…

Right now, I want to show you some of the awesome Batman gear Heavenly Swords has in stock for you. Let’s put away the bad, and focus on the greatness that is Batman today. Here are a few items to get your blood lust going:

Batman Dark Knight Mask

This is a perfect replica of the mask worn by Christian Bale. It has an adjustable Velcro strap so it can be worn on any size head. Made from resin, it is very durable. When you aren’t fighting crime, you can hang it on your wall with the included wall hanger. Just don’t do that if you’re trying to keep your identity hidden…

Dark Knight Rises Bokken

Now you can combine your love for Batman with your love for swords. This is a bokken, which is in itself a great weapon. It’s basically a wooden practice sword. This one would be perfect for cosplay, or just to practice your katana moves without lethally injuring anyone.

Batman Battle Axe Batax

Now this weapon is no joke. It has super sharp stainless steel blades, and is overall about 10” long. It’s the perfect throwing axe, but be careful!

These are just a few of the many Batman products we carry. We have arm guards, throwing stars, and double bladed folding knives, so check us out!!



Thoughtful Gifts for The One You Love

Sometimes we don’t want to wait until a birthday or holiday to show our appreciation of the people we love. I always considered the random thoughtful gift to be way more meaningful than the hastily bought, obligated gifts of say, Valentine’s Day. A box of chocolates? Wow. How original. Am I right?

So let’s start a gift revolution. Let’s give presents to the people we love just because we want to. Just write something like, “Happy Thursday” on the card. I promise you, the gift-getter will be so happy at the surprise, they won’t even care it’s not a special day. Any day can be special, if you share it with someone you love.

And what’s more, let’s step away from traditional gifts. I swear, if I get one more scented candle, I’m going to throw it across the room. I don’t care who gave it to me. So what can you get someone that is original, unexpected, and unbelievably cool? Heavenly Swords has got your back on that one. Here you can find amazingly clever gifts for anyone who’s ever seen a movie, or played a video game. Pretty much anyone who’s ever been a kid would love this stuff… and correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t we all start out that way?

These are just a few suggestions. We’re adding new products every day, so make sure you browse it up!

Cobra Dagger w/ Stand

This guy is pretty and menacing at the same time. Not to mention he’d look awesome on a bookshelf. Any guy or girl who’s into cool looking weapons would love this.

Apocalyptic Zombie Decapitator Sword

Do you love zombie movies? Are you certain it’s only a matter of time before the shizz goes down? Then be ready to kill some undead with this affordable, yet fully functional razor sharp sword. The heavy duty nylon sheath with shoulder strap is included.

Caribbean Gray Pirates Flame Acrylic Sword Cane

Does someone in your life use a cane? Get them this kickass piece of equipment, so they can strut their way down the sidewalk. The dagger style blade is made of stainless steel and doesn’t come sharp, but this cane is still one bad mamma-jamma.

Snow White Sword

The movie was really good. The sword is really pretty! Any girl who’s a fan of Kristen Stewart will want to own the sword that helped her destroy the evil witch (brilliantly played by Charlize Theron), and win her kingdom back. Who says girls don’t like weapons?

Dragon Armor with Samurai Sword Letter Opener

How cute is this miniature! It’s the perfect item to personalize your loved one’s desk at work. The Samurai sword is a letter opener and it’s not sharp, so it’s safe to keep at work. The Japanese armor is a beautifully detailed replica of the kind of armor a Samurai warrior would wear on his way to battle.

We have so many great products, I can’t even wrap my head around listing them all. We have armor, ninja gear, pirate stuff, survival stuff, movie replicas, anime replicas, a crazy selection of katanas and other japanese awesomeness, and we’re adding more stuff every day!




Crazy Awesome Movies: The Last Dragon

A martial arts fantasy musical… what?! Yes. It’s been done, and it is glorious. If you’re standing there perplexed, smooth out that frown, ‘cuz today we’re talking about The Last Dragon. Sho’nuff!

The Last Dragon is a freakin’ masterpiece. It has everything, a noble hero, a beautiful songstress in distress, a crazy hilarious villain, piranhas, big ‘80s hair, and an awesome musical number at the end where everyone is dressed in white tuxedos. You can’t make this stuff up.

This film was released in 1985, and hasn’t left my consciousness from the moment I saw it. It follows Leroy, a devoted martial artist, who worships Bruce Lee (who doesn’t?) and dreams of one day achieving the ultimate mastery of martial arts, otherwise known as “The Glow”.

He must defeat the Shogun of Harlem, a hilariously memorable character called Sho’nuff.

There’s all kinds of weirdness in this movie, but my favorite part is when he finally catches a bullet with his teeth in the climactic scene. You must watch this movie. NOW. Your life will never be the same.

After you watch it, and your hope for mankind is likely restored, you’ll probably want to train just like Leroy. In case Sho’nuff should show up at your local movie theater. Here’s some pretty amazing gear from Heavenly Swords to quench your thirst for ninja mastery. Leroy would be so proud:

Azan Royal Throwing Card Spades Set of 5

These are made of steel with factory sharp edges. They come in a nylon pouch so you can be ready whenever an opponent should challenge you.

Black Ninja Warrior Sword & Stars

This 39” swords is made of 440 stainless steel and comes with a pitch black blade, so you can go undetected in the night. The square guard can be removed and used as two throwing stars.

Black Throwing Star 4 pointed

This four pointed black throwing star is the perfect pocket weapon. It is made of 440 stainless steel and comes with a nylon pouch. Careful, it’s sharp!

Covert Double Trouble Ninja Sword Set

These swords are not only beautifully unique, but they will cut through almost anything. They come super sharp, and look great prominently displayed anywhere. Let Sho’nuff know who’s the true Master with these swords!

Dual Rainbow Blade Full Tang Ninja Swords

Talk about “the glow”. These swords bring ninja weapons to a whole new level. They are functional showpieces that come fully sharpened, so you can leave your friends speechless when you demonstrate their power. Use responsibly, of course.

Kuma Claw and throwing star

This claw has Sho’nuff written all over it. I imagine he would’ve loved showing up somewhere wearing it, and scaring the bejeesus out of anyone who got in his way. “Who’s the prettiest? Sho’nuff!”

Sidenote: There’s been a lot of talk on the interwebs about doing a remake of this film. Why?! Please, do not remake this movie. You can’t recreate the magical camp that is this classic. It is a journey to a mystical world… it’s ridiculous, and silly, and just plain perfect. You wouldn’t repaint a Van Gogh, would you?