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Swords

Casting a Sword from Pennies

Casting a Sword from Pennies

How to Make Everything decided to how many U.S. one cent coins it would take to make a copper sword. He first had to separate older and newer pennies to get the ones that are mostly copper, then set about the task. We’d love to see the blade patina over time.

Swordplay with Game Effects

Swordplay with Game Effects

YouTuber Misozi-Salaryman put together this great compilation of his swordplay and other martial arts action, and worked with editor Vasco to embellish the clip with appropriate video game style visual effects. We like to think there was some guy off camera mashing buttons.

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Forging Soul Edge & Soul Calibur

Forging Soul Edge & Soul Calibur

With Soul Calibur‘s 20th anniversary and Soul Calibur VI‘s impending release, Man at Arms: Reforged decided to make the series’ two most iconic swords. Their work on both the Soul Edge and Soul Calibur are some of the most complicated we’ve ever seen.

Overwatch Ultimate Genji Sword

Overwatch Ultimate Genji Sword
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Now you can own Genji’s badass illuminated sword, thanks to Blizzard itself. The officially licensed Overwatch Ultimate Genji Sword is 48″ long and lights up just like the original. It also has sound effects that trigger when you swing the sword or hit something with it.

Forging Skyrim’s Dawnbreaker

Forging Skyrim’s Dawnbreaker

“Mortals call it Dawnbreaker…” Man at Arms: Reforged revisit the world of Elder Scrolls and replicated Skyrim‘s undead-slaying enchanted sword. The Dawnbreaker pushed the team to the limit, but the result looks like it was worth the effort.

Forging Rurouni Kenshin’s Katana

Forging Rurouni Kenshin’s Katana

Man at Arms: Reforged‘s latest build is the iconic sakabatou, or the reverse blade katana from Rurouni Kenshin aka Samurai X. They also go over the sword’s meaning as well as historical trivia about swordsmiths and samurai.

Forging Star Trek’s Sword of Kahless

Forging Star Trek’s Sword of Kahless

Man at Arms: Reforged’s latest build is the Sword of Kahless, the legendary Klingon bat’leth from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. The job turned out to be as complex as the weapon’s shape, taking numerous forgings and grindings to complete.

Forging Darksiders’ Chaoseater

Forging Darksiders’ Chaoseater

Man at Arms: Reforged really didn’t want to make another large and unwieldy weapon, but they had to give the people what they want. Watch them build a life-size replica of War’s sword Chaoseater from Darksiders. The skulls on the panel are bad ass.

Making NieR: Automata’s Virtuous Treaty

Making NieR: Automata’s Virtuous Treaty

Man at Arms: Reforged takes on one of the large swords from the hit action game NieR: Automata. As is expected from a futuristic sword, its odd and layered handle meant a lot of CNC milling had to be done. But the guys pulled it off in the end.

Making Monster Hunter’s Jawblade

Making Monster Hunter’s Jawblade

Rooster Teeth’s Master & Apprentice is about a master prop maker and a cosplayer showing us how professional props are made by crafting movie and video game items. Here they make the Giant Jawblade, a great sword from Monster Hunter: World.

Making a Real Lightsaber

Making a Real Lightsaber

There are lots of cool lightsaber replicas you can buy right now, but those ones just light up. The Hacksmith set about making a brightly glowing blade that can actually cut and burn things. Watch it heat up and start a fire at 12:38.

DIY Hardwood Flooring Katana

DIY Hardwood Flooring Katana

Bob Clagett of I Like to Make Stuff admittedly isn’t a weapon-making expert, but he sure knows his way around a bandsaw. In this clip, he shows us how he used some scraps of hardwood flooring to create a wooden practice katana with some very impressive results.

Forging Blade’s Sword

Forging Blade’s Sword

This replica of Blade’s sword proved to be one of Man at Arms: Reforged‘s toughest builds yet. It was their first time to make a sword blade entirely out of titanium, which isn’t as hard as steel but resists grinding like the vampire hunter resists sunlight.

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Making a Sword with Thermite

Making a Sword with Thermite

While most of the videos on the Internet that involve thermite end up destroying stuff, The Backyard Scientist decided to use the extremely hot concoction to fire a crucible for casting a sword. The result isn’t the most attractive looking thing, but still an effective weapon.

Making Thor’s Ragnarok Swords

Making Thor’s Ragnarok Swords

In the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok, the villain Hela destroys the god of thunder’s hammer, Mjölnir. Good thing Thor gets his hands on a pair of these thick alien swords. Man at Arms: Reforged replicated the blades via a CNC machine and good old forging.

Making Attack on Titan’s Sword

Making Attack on Titan’s Sword

Man at Arms: Reforged made a life-size replica of the 3D Maneuver Gear Sword from Attack on Titan. They didn’t make the vertical maneuvering equipment, but the sword’s box cutter-like blades can be replaced, just like in the series.

Making Stiff But Safe Foam Swords

Making Stiff But Safe Foam Swords

Steel weapons are badass, but they’re not safe or kid-friendly, and they could get you in trouble at conventions or other public places. Foam swords are cheaper to make and easier to shape, but how do you make them rigid? Odin Makes has one answer: graphite golf clubs.

Making Optimus Prime’s Sword

Making Optimus Prime’s Sword

Man At Arms: Reforged made a huge lemonade out of an even bigger lemon. Made of over 500 pieces, their scale model of Optimus Prime’s sword from Transformers: The Last Knight is their largest and most complicated build yet.

Gratiator Cheese Grater

Gratiator Cheese Grater
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Even the hardest blocks of parmesan and romano won’t stand a chance when they face off against Peleg Design’s mighty kitchen implement, inspired by the shape of a classic Roman battle sword. Available from Animi Causa.

Making Wonder Woman’s Sword

Making Wonder Woman’s Sword

After creating a replica of Wonder Woman’s shield, Man at Arms: Reforged takes on the Amazon princess’ God Killer sword. From the pommel’s dragon scales to the patterns on the damascus steel edge, there’s a lot to take in about this build.

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LEGO Buster Sword

LEGO Buster Sword

We’ve seen a deadly replica of Cloud’s weapon of choice. Here’s a life-size replica that’s less threatening but still backbreaking. ZaziNombies used about 2,000 LEGO pieces to make this 6ft, 8lb replica. Someone teach him how to hold it.

Forging the Pirate’s Cutlass

Forging the Pirate’s Cutlass

In one of Man at Arms: Reforged‘s coolest episodes yet, they made three vastly different cutlasses, each made by a different craftsman. Matt’s blade looks lovely as expected, but John and Bill’s hilts are as flashy as they come.

Making Gamora’s Godslayer

Making Gamora’s Godslayer

Man at Arms: Reforged made a replica of the Godslayer, the weapon of choice of Gamora, the assassin-turned-Guardian of the Galaxy. While the Godslayer’s fictional version has a detachable knife, Man at Arms chose to make it a layered but fixed piece for stability.

Making a Tiny Katana

Making a Tiny Katana

Wielded by samurai (and The Walking Dead’s Michonne), the katana is one of the ultimate bladed weapons. Now learn to make your own mini razor-sharp katana thanks to BrainfooTV, who show us how to craft one with household tools. Take that, strawberry!

GoT: Valyrian Steel Swords

GoT: Valyrian Steel Swords

In A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones, weapons made from an ancient and magical metal known as Valyrian steel can destroy the undead. Alt Shift X lists some of these precious weapons as well as their current owners. Now we wish we had something worth naming.

Forging Ned Stark’s Ice

Forging Ned Stark’s Ice

Man at Arms: Reforged finally got around to making a replica of one of their favorite swords – Ned Stark’s Valyrian steel executioner’s sword, Ice. Like its last owner, the sword is straightforward but more than enough to get the job done.

Making a Cane Sword

Making a Cane Sword

Sit back and enjoy as Jimmy Diresta uses a slab of damascus steel and sticks of walnut wood to craft a cool cane with a rippled sword blade concealed in its handle. We love the locking mechanism he built, and watching it go from square to round is tremendously satisfying.

Forging Yasuo’s Blade

Forging Yasuo’s Blade

Man at Arms: Reforged made a replica of the Cancer Nameless Blade, the oversized katana wielded by the infamous League of Legends character Yasuo. Seeing authentic blade patterns being made never ceases to amaze us.

Katana Slicing Master

Katana Slicing Master

Martial arts and sword expert Isao Machii recently attempted to break the record for the most martial arts sword cuts in a minute, as he slashed through sections of straw mats faster than Michonne takes off zombie heads. Watch the video to see how many he sliced.

Forging a Nodachi

Forging a Nodachi

Mat at Arms: Reforged and guest host Mark Dacascos – the Crying Freeman! – promote For Honor by making one of the swords featured in the game. This time, the show focused on the work that goes into making a sword’s collar, hand guard and handle.

Making the Sword of Altair

Making the Sword of Altair

Man at Arms: Reforged went through a ton of grinding, sanding and polishing to make a real life version of Altäir’s sword from the Assassin’s Creed series. The eagle-themed weapon was a pain to create, but it turned out great in the end.

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