The other day, one of our staff members noticed that an eBay auction claiming to sell life-sized Master Swords appeared to actually be selling the Nintendo-made miniature replicas, as the two swords looked pretty much exactly the same and all of the photos of it seemed to conveniently avoid providing any sense of scale (i.e. putting it next to a CD case). Thus, an update was placed on ZU warning people to be cautious of the sale, as it was likely to be yet another eBay scam.

However, the seller soon updated to provide the relevant information and new images and we were quickly proven wrong, making us just look silly in the end and hurting the creator’s business, so we’d like to officially clarify and apologize to him and to all the people that were misinformed.

In letting this post through, we fell victim to the same “no proof” claims that we were admonishing the auction for, but we hope to learn from our mistakes and avoid situations like this in future. If you are interested in the (now proven to be legitimate) Master Swords, you can check them out here.

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  • Tsubasa_Zero

    Well the photo's could be photoshopped

    • Chainoftermina

      no, I don't think so. go back to the original post that said this was a scam and there are a ton of people saying that ZU was wrong. I'm pretty sure this is legit.

  • Tsubasa_Zero

    Well the photo's could be photoshopped

    • Chainoftermina

      no, I don't think so. go back to the original post that said this was a scam and there are a ton of people saying that ZU was wrong. I'm pretty sure this is legit.

    • linksy

      but the youtube video cant be

  • Chainoftermina

    If this "Brad" person is reading, then I'm sorry I offended you so much. It was a mistake, I had not heard of this at all before so when the website said it was a scam, I believed them. I'm sorry for offending you and I think it's cool that your selling these swords. again, I'm sorry for slandering you, but it was a misunderstanding. sorry.

  • Black Triforce

    Hopefully this will be seen by all the people who saw the earlier thread. I'm sure Brad will be happy with this retraction though.

  • *face palm* What an awful mistake… *shrug* at least it's been proven true. I hope you make a bundle with the Master Sword's Brad πŸ™‚

  • *face palm* What an awful mistake… *shrug* at least it's been proven true. I hope you make a bundle with the Master Sword's Brad πŸ™‚

  • I've seen that exact design except for the colour of the hilt (the one I saw was black) and without the blade being painted at a local replica swords shop.

    However the fact that they're being spread to the rest of the world via ebay instead of just being available here (australia) and at other replica weapons places is good.

  • Thareous33

    This was all just one big misconception. The staff member who wrote the other article, the one and only, you know who, just did this because he thought it would help people. Needless to say, he was mistaken, not wrong. He unwittingly put up a libelous warning so that we would not be ripped off by actual scammers. Sadly, from what I gathered, he picked the wrong guy to exemplify. This has been nothing but a series of unfortunate events, if you will.

    Yes, this was a form of slander, but no one should begrudge Mr. Hombre for this, not that anyone has. The proof that Brad produced was legitimate, yes. But not a thing should have us drawing lines, taking sides, here. And yes we must respect the opinions other share, unless they are a bit too obscene. Hey, what are families for otherwise? πŸ˜‰

    This is what makes ZU and its attendants different from most other forum sites. We forgive and forget, exhibit kindness or a fair suggestion, and, in turn, grow close as some sort of family. Of course we have our disagreements.

    • Thareous33

      The end sentence on the second paragraph actually was meant for the last paragraph. I scrolled up to check on something and inserted the sentence there instead. I apologize if that came out wrong.

  • Majora

    I really feel sorry for hurting his business, I mean it wasn't his fault

  • linkdude101

    Wow guys…Epic fail!…JK.

  • brad

    its ok

    i have nothing but respect for the people at ZU and recommend this website to everyone for zelda info

    mistakes happen and they dealt with theirs very well

    i greatly appreciate this post and feel quite honored now to be on the web site

  • brad

    its ok

    i have nothing but respect for the people at ZU and recommend this website to everyone for zelda info

    mistakes happen and they dealt with theirs very well

    i greatly appreciate this post and feel quite honored now to be on the web site

  • ZeldaFreak15

    wait are they really that big? it looks lke this photo is photoshopped, just look at it.

  • ZeldaFreak15

    nevermind

  • ZeldaFreak15

    nevermind

  • Shaelyn

    thank you ZU for clearing this up!

  • Sageon

    fail lmao

  • Gonz

    No shame in acting upon your beliefs, as long as you make amends if you're proven wrong.
    Well done, ZU!

  • Anon

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  • oldfag

    Lol i are be newfag ^ herp derp.

  • Oldfag

    Also the game.

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  • Hmm.. The guy in the picture is kinda cute.

  • Hmm.. The guy in the picture is kinda cute.

  • internet scams are very rampant and there are also lots of newbie internet users who are getting scammed-`~

  • there are always scam everywhere so we should always be very careful when dealing with others`.;

  • Jar3D226

    That Master sword looks like the exact one sold on ebay… I don't know?

  • Xavior

    Funny I should come across this, I actually purchased one of his blades back then. I never received it.

    I waited a month after purchase before I made contact, we came to the conclusion he would make another one for free and send the package with a trace nr as soon as it was ready.

    3 weeks went by and I contacted him again only to meet dead silence, I tried to make contact for the following 6 weeks on all the sites I knew he was active on. But since then he has stopped using these accounts.

    I've been a ebay user since 2005 and this is the only product I've never received.

  • Xavior

    Funny I should come across this, I actually purchased one of his blades back then. I never received it.

    I waited a month after purchase before I made contact, we came to the conclusion he would make another one for free and send the package with a trace nr as soon as it was ready.

    3 weeks went by and I contacted him again only to meet dead silence, I tried to make contact for the following 6 weeks on all the sites I knew he was active on. But since then he has stopped using these accounts.

    I've been a ebay user since 2005 and this is the only product I've never received.