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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.

Making a Mini Sword

Making a Mini Sword

We’ve featured plenty of videos showing how blacksmiths make swords, but this clip from Inspire to Make shows how to make a teensy weapon out of an ordinary nail. Using a smaller nail as the crossguard is especially clever.

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Forging Squall’s Gunblade

Forging Squall’s Gunblade

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?

Star Wars Lightsaber Katana

Star Wars Lightsaber Katana

Sadly, Tony Swatton and his crew have parted ways with Man at Arms. But the show is in the capable hands of Baltimore Knife and Sword Co., who mashup pop culture weapons for the show, such as this katana with a lightsaber handle.

Cold Steel Cutlass Machete

Cold Steel Cutlass Machete

Combining the style of a classic cutlass with the flat, wide profile of a machete, Cold Steel’s hybrid weapon is made from 1055 carbon steel with a baked-on black anti-rust finish. Best wielded in pairs. And great for butchering meat.

Forging the Lich King’s Frostmourne

Forging the Lich King’s Frostmourne

Even Frostmourne came from fire. Man at Arms takes on one of the most requested and most complex weapons it’s ever made, the sword from the Warcraft franchise. So, we guess we have four Lich Kings now.

Sabertron Electronic Foam Swords

Sabertron Electronic Foam Swords

Wanna play laser tag but with swords? Check out Sabertron. It keeps score by knowing when it connects with another sword and when it actually hits your opponent. It comes with an integrated health bar and has five game modes.

Forging King Leonidas’ Sword

Forging King Leonidas’ Sword

(Gore) THIS! IS! MAN AT ARMS! Blacksmith Tony Swatton and his crew replicated King Leonidas’ one-handed sword from 300. Mythbusters’ Grant Imahara then dropped by to test it, and to show just how huge Tony is.

Forging Sephiroth’s Masamune

Forging Sephiroth’s Masamune

Almost a year after forging the Buster Sword, Man at Arms’ Tony Swatton crafted the weapon of choice of Cloud’s nemesis. The Masamune measures an insane 7’2″ long and had Tony using his more unorthodox tools and tricks.

Forging the Halo Energy Sword

Forging the Halo Energy Sword

It was only a matter of time before blacksmith Tony Swatton would build the iconic Covenant energy sword from the Halo series. While his version isn’t made from glowing plasma, it’s still a deadly looking melee weapon forged from steel.

Forging Chrom’s Falchion

Forging Chrom’s Falchion

Man at Arms caps the year off with a much-awaited project. Tony Swatton and his crew made a life-size replica of the Falchion, Chrom’s sword from one of the year’s best games Fire Emblem: Awakening.

Forging the Hidden Blade & Cutlass

Forging the Hidden Blade & Cutlass

Prop maker Tony Swatton and his crew make real-life versions of the hidden blade and the pirate cutlass from Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. The Assassin’s favored weapon turned out to be a pain in the ass to make.

Forging the Zenith Blade

Forging the Zenith Blade

Swordsmith Tony Swatton continues to crank out impressive weapons, replicating the massive, multi-pointed Zenith Blade, donned by Leona in League of Legends. Though Tony refuses to dress up in her purple and gold bodice.

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Forging Link’s Master Sword

Forging Link’s Master Sword

Sword and Stone’s Tony Swatton forges a replica of Link’s Master Sword. Tony calls it Zelda’s sword, but we’re not going to correct someone with an arsenal of deadly weapons and has access to molten metal.

Samurai Kitchen Knives

Samurai Kitchen Knives

Make quick work of fruits, veggies, loaves and meats with this set of kitchen knives designed to mimic a set of miniature samurai blades. Includes bread, chef’s meat carver, utility, and paring knives, sheaths and a matching stand.

Hit Girl’s Detachable Sword

Hit Girl’s Detachable Sword

Swordsmith Tony Swatton continues to crank out impressive weaponry – this time replicating the deadly detachable sword that Hit Girl wields in the forthcoming Kick-Ass 2. We would not want to run into Tony (or his crew) in a dark alley.

Forging the Sword of Omens

Forging the Sword of Omens

Watch weapon and prop maker Tony Swatton craft a life-size version of the Sword of Omens from Thundercats. It’s one of his most complicated builds yet, but the result is worth it. MAN AT ARMS HOOOO!!!

Blacksmithing a Klingon Bat’leth

Blacksmithing a Klingon Bat’leth

Star Trek fans can certainly buy a cheap off-the-shelf Bat’leth replica, but Swordmaker Tony Swatton’s epic, handmage version appears to be even sharper and more deadly than the version Worf used in battle.

Forging Cloud’s Buster Sword

Forging Cloud’s Buster Sword

Tony Swatton and his crew create a replica of the Buster Sword from Final Fantasy VII. The sword is made from steel, bronze and aluminum. It’s 6ft long, 12″ wide and weighs between 75-80lbs. Good luck wielding that.

Forging Gimli’s Bearded Axe

Forging Gimli’s Bearded Axe

Swordmaker Tony Swatton creates another epic movie replica, with a functional version of dwarf warrior Gimli’s Bearded Axe from The Lord of the Rings, forged from 148 layers of Damascus steel with etched bronze details.

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Titan Sword

Titan Sword

ThinkGeek’s 5-foot-long Titan Sword is made from lightweight EVA foam, and has blue LEDs on the blade and pommel. It’s perfect for rounding out your cosplay and LARPing efforts. Just don’t take it through airport security.

Forging the Minecraft Sword

Forging the Minecraft Sword

Blacksmith Tony Swatton returns with another epic weapon build, the Diamond Sword from Minecraft, forged from steel, and embellished with wood and nickel. A surprisingly challenging build thanks to the pixelated edges.

Forging Batman’s Batarangs

Forging Batman’s Batarangs

Expert Weaponsmeister and Prop Poobah Tony Swatton regales us again with his fascinating fashioning of Batman’s deadly batarangs. Notice they’re even more deadlier. (Thanks Austin!)

Stun Sword

Stun Sword

YouTuber jonathanj9969 hacked a stun gun into a metal double-bladed sword, creating one hell of an intimidating weapon. Its bark is probably worse than its bite, but it does work. Watch a demo here.

Forged Adventure Time Sword

Forged Adventure Time Sword

Master swordsmith and propmaster Tony Swatton of Sword and Stone made an algebraic man-sized replica of Finn’s original weapon of choice, the golden sword of battle from Adventure Time.

LEGO Armageddon’s Blade

LEGO Armageddon’s Blade

LEGO fanatics Siercon and Coral built this awesome 6-foot-long LEGO sword for the Iron Builder 3.0 Tournament, without glue, using Technic bricks and pins to hold it together. Please put this on Cuusoo!

Fruit Ninja in Real Life

Fruit Ninja in Real Life

Scott Winn & Jay Davis worked with Halfbrick Studios – creator of Fruit Ninja – to make this awesome slow-motion video depicting the titular character. Props to the star for his swordsmanship.

Fight Like a Viking

Fight Like a Viking

So this is “how the way to fight.” Forget all that Hollywood crap. Kelle Longbow proves that our spastic sword technique is not all that different from what Vikings actually did to earn a place in Valhalla.

Ninjas: Rope vs. Sword

Ninjas: Rope vs. Sword

Who do you think is going to win this fight? The experienced man with the sharpened blade, or the young Ninja woman with the rope? Of course, a gun would be even more effective.

Cold Steel Katana Machete

Cold Steel Katana Machete

Halfway between a Samurai’s blade and a gardening tool, this two-handed weapon can clear brush with no problems, but is probably best used taking down approaching zombies with a one-handed throw.

The Sword Maker

The Sword Maker

Korehira Watanabe is a swordsmith, a dying breed of craftsmen. He has dedicated his life to his profession and passion and desperately hopes that the art of sword making will continue to live on.

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