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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.

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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.

Making Excalibur

Making Excalibur

Man at Arms: Reforged takes on what is perhaps the most famous sword of all time – King Arthur’s legendary Excalibur, as based on its appearance in the video game King of Avalon. It’s one of their most impressive builds, and the engraving alone is phenomenal.

Making Genji’s Dragonblade

Making Genji’s Dragonblade

Man at Arms: Reforged combined a forging technique from the ’30s with modern electronics to create a replica of the Dragonblade from Overwatch. They also made three shuriken to complete Genji’s arsenal. Ryūjin no ken o kurae! 

Making the Sword of Gryffindor

Making the Sword of Gryffindor

Man at Arms: Reforged didn’t have a Sorting Hat, so they had to make a replica of Godric Gryffindor’s sword the hard way. But it’s worth it just for that marvelous silver handle. It’s amazing how much finesse is involved in making lethal implements.

Making a Warhammer 40K Chainsword

Making a Warhammer 40K Chainsword

Man at Arms: Reforged celebrates its 100th episode by going all out to make one of the most fan-requested and complex weapons, Warhammer 40,000’s Blood Angel chainsword, complete with a fully operational chainsaw with oversize teeth. For the Emperor!

Forging an Ulfberht Sword

Forging an Ulfberht Sword

Man at Arms: Reforged make a replica of an Ulfberht sword, a 9th century sword found most frequently in northern Europe. Although it looks like a plain instrument of war, it requires an insane amount of time and skill to work with the blade’s material.

Forging Kennosuke’s Sword

Forging Kennosuke’s Sword

Man at Arms: Reforged proudly presents one of their favorite creations so far. It’s a replica of the katana wielded by Kuromukuro‘s protagonist Kennosuke. The sword was made from Japanese steel that was provided by the studio behind the anime, PA Works.

Forging Trunks’ Sword

Forging Trunks’ Sword

Man at Arms: Reforged went super saiyan to make a spot-on replica of Tapion and Trunks’ Brave Sword from the Dragon Ball franchise. It’s a relatively simple build, but they had to do a ton of grinding to get its sharp lines just right.

Forging a Dandao Sword

Forging a Dandao Sword

Man At Arms: Reforged took a break from replicating fictional weapons to create a historical one based on the Dandao manual. The 400-year-old Chinese swordsmanship guide calls for a long sword that can go up against cavalry and spearmen.

Forging Voltron’s Blazing Sword

Forging Voltron’s Blazing Sword

Despite having limited reference materials to work from, Baltimore Knife and Sword’s talented swordsmiths, machinists, and armourers managed to build an impressive replica of Voltron’s iconic blade, complete with propane jets that shoot fire.

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Forging Alice’s Vorpal Blade

Forging Alice’s Vorpal Blade

Man at Arms: Reforged made a real life version of the legendary Vorpal Blade, as it appears in the underrated game Alice: Madness Returns. It may seem like it’s just an oversized kitchen knife, but it still takes experts to get it right.

Making the Fury’s Song

Making the Fury’s Song

Man at Arms: Reforged made a real life version of the Fury’s Song, the new legendary weapon in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. In keeping with the game’s futuristic setting, they made the sword out of their latest tools and AR500 steel, which is used in body armor.

Fruit Ninja In Real Life: Part 2

Fruit Ninja In Real Life: Part 2

Filmmaker ScottDW is back with a sequel to his hugely popular Fruit Ninja video. Watch as cantaloupes, watermelons, pineapples, bananas and more meet their makers yet again in this 2-player round, complete with a flaming sword. Bananas Foster, anyone?

Forging the Green Destiny

Forging the Green Destiny

Man at Arms: Reforged made a replica of the highly coveted sword from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. It may not look as imposing or complex as the other weapons they forged, but it took a lot of time and finesse to create the details on both the blade and the guard.

Forging the Greatsword of Artorias

Forging the Greatsword of Artorias

Man at Arms: Reforged finally takes on one of their fans’ long-requested weapons: Dark Souls’ Greatsword of Artorias. The divine weapon is like a Gothic column, eye-catching in terms of both size and detail. There’s no way a normal man can one-hand or roll with this beast.

Fencing Visualized

Fencing Visualized

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!

Forged

Forged

Man at Arms’ original host Tony Swatton makes a Roman gladius sword in this sharp time-lapse video by director Phil Holland. They made the video to test the new Red Weapon 8K system. The track is Technically, Missing from the Gone Girl OST. Watch in 4K if you’ve got the display.

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Adam Savage Makes Hellboy’s Sword

Adam Savage Makes Hellboy’s Sword

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.

The Toilet Paper and Ice Sword

The Toilet Paper and Ice Sword

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.

Making Master Yi’s Ring Sword

Making Master Yi’s Ring Sword

Man at Arms: Reforged makes a real life version of the Ring Sword, the weapon of choice of League of Legends‘ assassin Master Yi. Baltimore Knife & Sword also hammer in bits of their knowledge into our brains in the process.

Making Pyramid Head’s Great Knife

Making Pyramid Head’s Great Knife

Baltimore Knife and Sword worked their butts off to make a life-size replica of the Buster Sword’s evil twin – the Great Knife wielded by Silent Hill‘s supernatural executioner, Pyramid Head.

Japanese Sword Scissors

Japanese Sword Scissors

Nikken Cutlery sells a line of scissors that look like Japanese swords. They have blades lined with hamon, handles that look like wrapped hilts and scabbards for storage. The top-of-the-line model is based on the sword of the warlord Oda Nobunaga and costs over $300.

Baseball Samurai

Baseball Samurai

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.

Saber Sparring POV

Saber Sparring POV

Blood & Iron principal instructor Lee Smith has an exciting saber duel against The Phoenix Society of Historical Swordsmanship’s principal instructor Richard Marsden. YouTuber Skallagrim’s slow mo replays are much appreciated.

Crafting Geralt’s Swords

Crafting Geralt’s Swords

Man at Arms: Reforged made life-size replicas of the Viper School’s Serpentine swords from The Witcher 3. They forged the steel one, while they used CNC machines for the silver-plated sword.

Modern-Day Samurai 2

Modern-Day Samurai 2

Iaido master Isao Machii shows off his sword skills and lightning fast reflexes by slicing various objects lobbed at him at high speed in this commercial for telecom company SoftBank. Flying shrimp is Japanese for fast Internet.

Forging Arya’s Needle

Forging Arya’s Needle

(Gore) For Man at Arms Reforged’s Game of Thrones project, Baltimore Knife and Sword chose to make a replica of Needle, Arya Stark’s weapon of choice. Beware Scary Stark. Stabbing is coming.

Sword Fight Supercut

Sword Fight Supercut

Clara Darko edited this highlight reel of 60 of the greatest sword and saber fights in the history of the movies. From The Princess Bride to Seven Samurai to Star Wars to Kill Bill, it’s 4 minutes of swashbuckling that builds to an epic crescendo.

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