OMG, you guys! At my day job, I work with a very talented guy named Doug Lefler. Now, I had known Doug for months before I got on the subject of King Arthur, but when I finally did, he dropped the bombshell that he actually DIRECTED a King Arthur movie called THE LAST LEGION!
Not only did I see The Last Legion in the theater, but I also have gushed on numerous occasions about just how much Arthurian nuance went into that film! (Also, seriously, almost the entire cast has showed up in Game of Thrones since then.)
Anyway, the other day, Doug actually brought in the prop sword that they made for The Last Legion which becomes Excalibur! And I got to hold it!
The prop is actually made out of metal, and is engraved with Roman characters which were an important plot point in the film.
If you haven't seen The Last Legion, I highly recommend it. It takes place during a time period which is much closer to when a historical Arthur might have lived. It also boasts some really fun performances, especially from Colin Firth.
Oh yeah...it also has this sword...WHICH I'VE HELD!