Home Depot is known all over the world for selling products related to construction, such as tools and building materials, and appliances. Therefore, many customers were surprised to learn this week that the store is retailing a medieval sword.
The 40-inch sword is based on the weapon used by Mel Gibson in the 1995 blockbuster movie Braveheart. “Reclaim your FREEDOM from the tyrannical English king with this authentic William Wallace sword,” reads the product description on the Home Depot website.
The sword is intended for decorative purposes and is available for sale online only. Braveheart is based on Scotsman William Wallace’s battle against King Edward I during the Battle of Falkirk in 1298.
Not only will you receive the impressive-looking weapon with a purchase, but you will also come to own an authentic leather sheath that can be attached to a belt. Predictably, the online reaction has been funny, with many comments clever and hilarious in equal measure.
“Is this sword suitable for overthrowing an oppressive English monarchy?”, wrote one person. Another person wondered about its utility when it comes to slaying dragons. “I have a large fire breathing dragon in my yard that I need to slay. Will this work or should I hire an exterminator?”, the person wrote.
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Other funny comments included: “Is this affective in slaying vampires?” and “Is this sword sharp and sturdy enough to carry into battle, or is it just suitable for a bit of light pillaging?”
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