You don’t have to understand a word of Japanese to enjoy this super cool video which not only demonstrates some key fencing moves, but illustrates them with slow motion and colorful motion trails. More Enjoy Fencing!
Adam Savage made a life-size replica of one of the swords that Hellboy used in the comics. The 48″ sword is made of plywood, Bondo, carbon fiber tubes, aluminum tape, some spray paint and a plushie. You can skip to 26:37 for the finished sword and the post-credits time lapse.
We’ve seen lots of fancy “making of” videos from blacksmiths making awesome metal weapons. But it turns out that with a mix of frozen water and layered toilet paper, you can make a sword that can also smash helpless fruits – at least until the sun melts it.
Master swordsman Isao Machii shows us how he’d take on Jake Arrieta, as he manages to drive his samurai blade cleanly through the center of a baseball, tossed at 99.4 mph, and a distance of 30 feet, so the ball is even faster than at MLB’s 60 foot distance.
Man at Arms: Reforged recreates the classic sword from Final Fantasy VIII. They didn’t bother making the gun part functional, probably due to safety and legal reasons. Besides, how the heck would that even work?