Have a look at Lost Longswords - perhaps the ebony longsword in that could be a replacer for the ebony sword?
Edited by billyro, 23 March 2013 - 12:52 AM.
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Would it be too difficult to just make a few tweaks to the mesh and retexture it?
I was thinking of that too but the blade just doesn't look right and it has no hilt. Thinking more about the details of this and I was looking at the ebony blade. The details on the handle of that sword would be perfect for the handle of ebony sword and great sword and the hilt from ebony blade but oval shaped not round and tilted forwad like many of those sword mods that use the elven sword handle from oblivion then just change the curvyness and thickness of the blade depending on elf, glass, or ebony. The model could be the same just change the blade to match the material style. Then if possible an ebony saber but there are plenty of sabers floating around maybe could use one of those for ebony saber.
I was looking at the lost longswords mod too but everything is straight sword style. The skinny straight style is interesting it could be a variation but I want to get total replacement for the two ebony swords and then worry about alternate stuff.
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The name of the style of sword I am thinking of is called tachi sword or jin tachi swrod like this: http://www.google.co...42&tx=132&ty=82
Apparently the japanese had this thought too long ago, hey what if we curve the blade one way and the handle the other way? Well they did and so it was. Went through google search for curved sword and found a bunch of things and one picture of steven segal (one is too many) and some other items too...
This has some interesting ideas for the blade design sort of so it doesn't just look like another skinny blade samurai sword: http://www.eagleshac...roducts_id=9962
Another interesting blade design maybe a variant? Hilt on this one sucks though: http://www.eagleshac...roducts_id=9228
Here is what I mean by angled hilt: http://www.eagleshac...roducts_id=8942
Ebony saber but the blade shouldn't be so curved and the handle should be longer: http://www.eagleshac...roducts_id=8869
Google the words tachi sword and click on the images tab to see more ideas!
So the above is what I am talking about except the blade would not be so skinny like traditional samurai sword maybe a bit more wide but not anime crazy looking. The hilt can be oval shaped but not small and tilted even curved slightly! The handle could have the details of the ebony blade handle so it ties in more with the game and of course one handed and two handed models. The daggers don't have to change since they look just fine it is just the 1h and 2h ebony swords that totally suck and need replacing. I really hope someone can get to this someday soon it would be great for many people not just me that really don't like the defaults but don't want to just use a blades sword all the time or dragonbane all the time.
Look at this mod at the main image on the description tab the dagger at the bottom near the bow: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/5727 has a light brown handle and no hilt. That but a sword and with a hilt that curves with the top of the handle but oval shaped and the ideas from all above mentioned would be great actually.
Yeah, that's what I use for some ebony, elven and dwarven replacers, but he is looking for very specific S curved ebony sword replacers.
Thanks for that link I checked it out and the elven sword and greatsword look interesting but the blades on them are poorly modeled and it shows. Hopefully someone will pick up the stuff I posted earlier.
I was reading up on the tachi or jin tachi or jintachi swords and they don't show that reverse blade in the stuff I have seen from historical sites. I think the sword retailer sites I found were just selling a gimmick not the real design because from what I have seen, the tachi is made for calvary use and worn in a different way than samurai so it is easier to draw the tachi while riding a horse. Still I think the ideas I have are more interesting than the default ebony swords. I hope someone can pick it up soon.
Staring at the default ebony greatsword for too long has caused me to think that I might be able to make a mod of it and convert it to 1h AND get a scabbard from default 1h to work with it. Somehow I have to scale it to fit as 1h and get that scabbard from default 1h to cover it correctly no clipping THEN redo the textures for it. Might end up making all the ebony stuff match my ebony mod I dunno. Maybe that can tide me over until someone picks up the ideas I listed above. The default ebony greatsword looks better than the default ebony sword. That sword is the UGLIEST sword in the game! doesn't even look like a sword it looks like a nerf toy painted black.
Now if anyone here has seen the 2h converted to 1h already and shared somewhere please post it here lol save me a lot of time and trouble thanks.
Well I got the default 1h switched out for the default 2h model. Did the scabbard and lined it up exactly and everything but it looks "odd" with the long handle but it works just fine. I guess this will have to tide me over until someday someone makes the tachi sword I linked to earlier.
I figured out how to convert the 2h to 1h thanks to a post here on the forums by ghosu here: http://forums.nexusm...-with-nifskope/
Also this post by stemin here:http://forums.nexusm...-as-one-handed/