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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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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 arsenalofdeadlyweapons and has access to molten metal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.