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Genuine U1fb3rht Sw0rds! Really Cheap!

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maciejowski_bibleRoughly a millenium ago a sword from the Frankish manufacturies of Ulfbhert gave the warrior wielding it a similar status as a car from Porsche, or maybe a clock from Glashaus, might give a person nowadays. It was a brand, and one well-known for it’s quality as well. The steel used for these swords was imported from Afghanistan and Iran into Scandinavia. It was a high-quality easy-to-use masterpiece of weaponery.It was bleeding edge (so to say) weapon technology. Authorities even tried to ban the export of these swords, as they could be used by others (i.e. Vikings) against the Franks themself.

Now, what happens nowadays when we have a brand well-known everywehere for it’s quality?

It gets copied of course! Copied by people who want to make some easy money with cheap fakes of good quality products. Buyers nowadays are often people who think that it mostly is the brand that matters and not the functionality. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by G. Neuner

1. January 2009 at 5:55 pm

Posted in History

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