When it comes to the holiday gift-giving season, comic book readers are notoriously difficult to shop for. I mean, most of us are down at the shop buying our favorite stuff every single week, so when the time comes for people who like us to get us something we want, well, a lot of times we already have it. That’s why we’re stepping in with a public service, bringing you comics-related items sure to make the season brighter, whether you’re browsing for a gift or just looking for something to drop hints about so that you don’t get stuck with a random assortment of back issues again.

Today, we're going into the world of handmade pop culture artifacts with a look at the wooden swords of Etsy's The Silvered Blade!

ITEM: Various stuff from The Silvered Blade

CLASSIFICATION: Replica weaponry, decorations and props

AVAILABILITY: $30 to $150 on Etsy

Given the amount of ComicsAlliance content that's about Adventure Time in one form or another, it goes without saying that we're big fans of the show. We're not alone either, and there's plenty of things out there to pick up for fans this year. DVDs, action figures, brand new video games, all that stuff is good. But if you want something a little more unique than, say, a store-bought Finn hat -- and if you have a c-note or two burning a hole in your pocket -- then The Silvered Blade's replica weapons make a pretty fantastic unique gift for AT superfans.

The hand-painted replicas are made from birch plywood, and while they're intended as "decorations or props for cosplay," the official description points out that they're fun for LARPing too, if your concept of fun includes LARPing. I'm not sure how well that translates to their ability to be swung around without breaking, so they might be better suited for older fans than kids, but there's no denying that they look great.

All the weapons are flat, but painted with a trompe l'oeil effect to give them the illusion of depth that actually makes them look like you just reached into a cartoon and grabbed them, and there are a lot of options to choose from. There's Finn's default weapon, Scarlet the Golden Sword, plus the Demon Blood sword that he and Jake got from their dad...

 

 

And even Marceline's Axe:

 

 

There are other shows and games represented too, including Skyrim and The Legend of Zelda, but the most important for our purposes is undoubtedly the Arkham series, which has given us the option of purchasing hand-crafted Batarangs:

 

 

Who wouldn't want a little concussion-inducing vengeance under their tree on Christmas morning?