Joyswag: A Pirates of the Caribbean sword

[Update: Avast ye readers! We've picked our winner at random, one Mr. Victor Franco, for the second half of his comment in which he rightly pointed out "tis a good prize." Arrrrrr, that she is.]

Full disclosure: We've had this sword holed up in our secret underground lair since last February, when we got a look at Disney's mainstream-oriented Pirates of the Caribbean Online (at a swordfighting event). We don't know about your underground lairs, but ours is short on storage space so it was with a heavy sigh that we met the news that Pirates Online would not see a Spring 2007 release (we gotta get rid of this thing!).

Well, we waited it out, and Disney sprung the release date of Pirates Online on us this morning (surprise ... it's today) so we went digging through our lair and – voila! – found the sword. It's a replica of Captain Jack Sparrow's cutlass, made from stainless steel, complete with a wall mounted frame and numbered limited edition plaque (#65 out of 3000 if you must know), with an estimated value of $240 or so.

If you want this collectible cutlass, all you've got to do is leave a comment on this here blog post in your best pirate speak. You can leave as many comments as you like between now and tomorrow afternoon at 7pm ET, at which point we'll select one winner at random (no automated systems or we'll know; you gotta use your fingers). Last point, those fingers need to be 18 or older and live in the good old US of A if they be wantin' to handle this here cutlass.

Click here for the official rules, if you're into that sorta thing.


This article was originally published on Joystiq.