The official, licensed, Museums Replicas versions of River’s axe and a Reaver sword were certainly impressive, reasonably accurate, and came with a cool wall plaque, but they weren’t exactly cheap. And the actual props from the Prop Store of London were even more expensive. What’s the economically disadvantaged fan to do?
Never fear! Bud K is selling the “Serenity Axe” and “Serenity Fantasy Sword” for just $27.99 each! OK, they’re not exactly like the movie versions — slightly different shapes to the blades — but they’re not bad and definitely closer to my personal price range. And I like how the description tells you that “Dedicated fans and hardcore followers of cult sci-fi hits will instantly recognize this replica weapon” without actually mentioning River or Reavers.
The axe measures measures 27″ overall and features an “authentically detailed” stainless steel 19 1/2″ axe blade and wood handle. The sword is 16″ overall with a stainless steel 11″ blade and wood handle. Both come with nylon sheaths. Great for your wall or your cosplaying, easy on the wallet.