I had the chance to meet the brothers Bennett, owners of Shock and Awe Fireworks in Battle Creek. Great guys, great store. Tons of things that go BOOM to choose from. My favorite, though, has to be the Pirate Sword. I couldn't help but hoist it proudly and announce, "By the Power of Greyskull... I have the POWER!" All I needed was Battle Cat to complete the look... oh, and be a hulking, muscly dude with a Prince Valiant hair cut. I thought the Pirate Sword was a Roman Candle-type novelty, but it turns out it's more of a fountain, so it's probably not the best idea to stand in the He-Man pose when it's lit. If you are harboring some King Arthur fantasies or just want to add something truly unique to your fireworks cache this year, the Pirate Sword is for you.

Stefani Bishop

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