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Kit Rae Swords | Fantasy & Replica Knives

Kit Rae SwordKit Rae swords seem to have dropped out of nightmares into the real world. If you’ve played video games you may have picked up the virtual version of a Kit Rae sword in a loot drop, since he designed some of the best game weapons. If you’re a fan of stories like Blade, The Chronicles of Riddick, or Buffy the Vampire Slayer you’ve seen his work in prop weapon form. Every Kit Rae sword has a story behind it, even if Kit Rae has to write it himself.

Company History

Born in Burlington, Ontario, Canada in 1966, Kit Rae started his artistic career as a child sketching with charcoal. Fantasy artists like Boris Vallejo and and science fiction writers like Frank Herbert influenced his work, but J.R.R. Tolkien may have had the most effect. Kit Rae designed fantasy blades for United Cutlery for fifteen years, and in his Swords of the Ancients series for United, each weapon accompanies a chapter in the fantasy history Kit Rae authored. The “Swords of the Ancients” story describes a 10,000 year history of mankind’s struggle against the powers of The Ancient Ones. Kit Rae also designs practical weapons and commercial art, working for companies as mainstream as Harley-Davidson and Colt. A practical knife and camp ax combo designed for Colt earned Kit Rae an award from Blade Magazine in 1996.

Swords

Kit Rae’s most famous work, the Swords of the Ancients series, began as a ten-sword collection produced for United Cutlery in 1997. The original swords are now valuable collector’s items. Kit Rae swords are sculpted from stainless steel by the stock removal method, not hot forging. His fantasy weapons come in several grades, including the highest quality autographed limited edition runs. Swords in the fantasy weapons series included autographed art prints.

Current offerings include Gold Edition swords plated with 24K gold and Damascus Edition swords with blades of modern layered Damascus steel. Kit Rae’s most recent functional knives, the BlackJet series, were designed for throwing. BlackJets come in three different knife patterns and one style of throwing axe.

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Kit Rae Avoloch Mithrodin Fantasy Sword of Enethia

Autographed Limited Edition Collectible by United Cutlery

Kit Rae Avoloch Mithrodin Fantasy Sword of Enethia | Autographed Limited Edition Collectible by United Cutlery

One in a limited edition run of 1500 pieces, this sword designed by Kit Rae and produced by United Cutlery reproduces the sword named Avoloch, personal weapon of the Princess Enethia in the tale of the Swords of the Ancients. Each sword in the Sword of the Ancients series ...





Lord of the Rings Witch King Fantasy Dagger by United Cutlery

Official LOTR Replica Ring Wraith Sword, Kit Rae

Lord of the Rings Witch King Fantasy Dagger by United Cutlery | Official LOTR Replica Ring Wraith Sword, Kit Rae

Considerable work went into this detailed movie replica from United Cutlery's LOTR series. The Dagger of the Witch-King is more than just a scaled-down companion piece to the much larger Sword of the Witch King. The Dagger has its own unique look of aged and pitted metal, ...





Black Legion Barumen War Axe

Includes Free Kit Rae Autographed Fantasy Art Print

Black Legion Barumen War Axe | Includes Free Kit Rae Autographed Fantasy Art Print

Kit Rae describes the Black Legion War Axe as one of the two fearsome axes wielded by the Barumen, the monstrous soldiers of the Black One. In the fantasy history which inspired the Swords of the Ancients series by United Cutlery, the Barumen evolved from a strange genetic mixture ...





Kit Rae Swords Of the Ancients

Avoloch Mithrodin Sword | Fantasy Limited Edition

Kit Rae Swords Of the Ancients | Avoloch Mithrodin Sword | Fantasy Limited Edition

Latest in Kit Rae's Swords of the Ancients collection, the Avoloch Mitrhrodin Sword: Gold Edition puts stainless steel and leather where the words of H.P. Lovecraft and J.R.R. Tolkien used to be. Play any of today's fantasy video games, and you dive into that old world of the imagination. ...





Kit Rae Avaquar Fantasy Sword

Twin Stainless Steel Fixed Blade

Kit Rae Avaquar Fantasy Sword | Twin Stainless Steel Fixed Blade

Once upon a time, someone named H. P. Lovecraft wrote a series of horror stories in which an imaginary book (the Necronomicon) was often mentioned. In that book, a race of imaginary mythical beings called the Ancients was mentioned. Long after this, a fellow named Kit Rae ...





Sword of Fire

Valermos from Swords of the Ancients Series

Sword of Fire | Valermos  from Swords of the Ancients Series

From Kit Rae Fantasy Art comes the sixth installment in the Swords Of the Ancients Series. It's the Sword Of Fire, called Valermos.

This sword encapsulates gothic beauty. Interpretation is left up to the collector's imagination. This includes the mysterious ancient runes that cover the top half of the false-edged blade.

It's also a ...





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