Arnold Keeps "Conan" Sword in Office

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    One of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's Twitter followers asked Tuesday whether he still has the sword from the movie "Conan the Barbarian."

    Not only did the governor confirm he has the sword, he provided a picture.

    "I do still have the Conan sword @hidefnewscaps, and I keep it in my office. Here's a picture," Schwarzenegger tweeted.

    The question came from a follower with a blog devoted to screen captions ("the VERY BEST and HIGHEST QUALITY," we're assured) of television news anchors.

    Here's a Tuesday blog post from "shadow:"

    "Yes... the Conan sword from the original Conan the Barbarian movie! I sent Arnold a tweet recently asking him if he still had it and he replied back today with a photo he took just for me! Yes, that was very cool of him to do. The photo was taken August 25th, 2009 with a BlackBerry. I remember seeing an interview with him back in the 90's and I saw the sword hanging on his office wall. I didn't think he would actually have it in his office, now, as the Governor of California."

    The sword picture generated comments such as, "AWESOME," "epic!" and "rad :)." A commenter named Sipovic asks, "And what about grenade Launcher from T2? Is it around somewhere too)?"

    Probably not, but there is a large knife somewhere in Schwarzenegger's arsenal. He showed that off last month in a TwitVid (below).

    The sword is stored in a case behind the governor's desk, and he's not afraid to use it. Before the start of budget negotiations in January, Schwarzenegger brought out the sword and placed it on a conference table in front of legislative leaders.

    A series of "budget cutting" references followed.