ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - July 22, 2009) - United Cutlery®, manufacturer of licensed edged and adult collectibles for the entertainment industry since 1981, today announced its partnership with Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. to create an authentic replica of the Blades of Chaos from the wildly popular "God of War®" video game series for the PlayStation® family of products.

This scaled replica of Kratos' Blades of Chaos, the main character's primary weapon in "God of War," stretches 20 13/16" overall and is designed with a 12 7/16" blade constructed from solid-cast zinc aluminum with a custom-etched mold texture, and unique fantasy grindings that mirror the piece used in the game. The handle grip is injection-molded and surrounded by an intricate, detailed cast-metal guard and pommel. The Blades of Chaos replica includes a custom display stand with the "God of War" logo.

Beginning July 23rd, in conjunction with opening day of Comic Con®, fans will have the opportunity to advance-order the "God of War" Blades of Chaos from BUDK, a United Cutlery® dealer, for $123.99. The swords are scheduled to arrive the end of October 2009. For information on reserving the sword, visit

"We are thrilled to partner with Sony Computer Entertainment America for the creation of this authentic masterpiece," says Clint Kadel, CEO and owner of United Cutlery and BUDK. "'God of War' is a fan favorite and Kratos' Blades of Chaos are a central piece of the video game. We're very pleased to have the opportunity to offer such a unique piece of memorabilia to the industry..."

About "God of War"

Developed exclusively for the PlayStation family of products, the "God of War" series is a multi-million unit-selling franchise. Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment's Santa Monica Studios, the "God of War" video game brings epic battles to life with stunning graphics and an elaborate plot that puts Kratos at the center of carnage and destruction as he seeks revenge against the Gods who have betrayed him. For more, visit

About the Kratos Blades of Chaos

The main weapon from the "God of War" video game, the Blades of Chaos were forged in the depths of the Underworld and given to Kratos by Ares the God of War. The curved blades are permanently chained and seared to Kratos' forearms, allowing him to swing the weapon at a great distance. They become engulfed in flames when used but cool down when hung on Kratos' back.

About Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.

Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation and PS one® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system, the ground-breaking PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system and its online and network services the PlayStation®Network and PlayStation®Store.

Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. markets the PlayStation family of products and develops, publishes, markets, and distributes software for the PS one, PlayStation 2, PSP and PS3 for the North American market. Based in Foster City, Calif. Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

About United Cutlery®

With 28 years of branded experience, United Cutlery® continues to be the leader in producing top quality licensed collectibles. United Cutlery® strives to make knives and swords to the highest standards in the industry with superior materials and workmanship that are a step above the cheap imitations. In addition to "God of War®," United Cutlery® is currently licensed to manufacture products for "Devil May Cry4®," "GI Joe: Rise of Cobra," "KISS®," "Lynyrd Skynyrd®," "The Lord of the Rings®," "Highlander®," and "Prince of Persia®."

About BUDK

BUDK offers high-quality, direct-to-consumer swords, knives, medieval and fantasy weaponry, air guns, and other collectible weapons. BUDK was founded by Clint Kadel 20 years ago and has been a thriving success since. BUDK distributes The BudK Catalog and operates the website. For a free catalog or to view the entire BUDK product selection visit their website

"God of War" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. © Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. "PlayStation", "PLAYSTATION", "PS" Family logo, "PSP" and "PS one" are registered trademarks and "PS3" is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Contact Information: Media Contacts: Scott Goryl Sony Computer Entertainment America 858-824-5792 Michelle Hampton Vice President of Product Development United Cutlery/BUDK 229.985.1667 ext. 212 Angela Singletary Gio Public Relations 612-309-1128