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    'Braveheart' Sword Leaves Scotland

    I have seen this sword in person btw - very kewl! and its coming to NYC!

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    Wed Mar 30, 8:12 AM ET

    LONDON - One of Scotland's national treasures, the 5-foot sword wielded by William Wallace, the rebel leader portrayed in the Academy Award-winning film "Braveheart," left its homeland for the first time in more than 700 years Wednesday.

    The double-handed weapon that belonged to Wallace will be the centerpiece of an exhibition at New York's Grand Central Station during Tartan Day celebrations, which begin later this week.

    This year marks the 700th anniversary of the execution of Wallace, who led the Scots in their battle to free themselves from English rule and whose story was brought to the screen by Mel Gibson in the 1995 film "Braveheart." The film won five Academy Awards.

    "This is an historic moment. It is the first time in 700 years that a relic of this importance has left these shores," said Colin O'Brien, a Scottish official accompanying the sword to the United States.

    The 6-pound weapon will be returned to its home at the National Wallace Monument in Stirling, Scotland, after the celebrations.

    Wallace's sword was kept at Dumbarton Castle for 600 years. King James IV is said to have paid for it to be given a new hilt in 1505.


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    cool sword, poopy movie.

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    Freeeeeeeedommmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I want one of those.

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    I pray it returns unscathed.... my family would be very upset.....

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    Heres a place to buy a fairly good quality one.

    http://www.coldsteel.com/88wgs.html

    If not I see them in the flea market all the time for no more than $50.

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    Cool sword even greater movie.

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