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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.

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.

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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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Modern-Day Samurai

Modern-Day Samurai

Isao Machii shows off his blade mastery, slicing and dicing straw mats, eggs, vegetables, and bullets with amazing precision and power. He’ll definitely beat you at Fruit Ninja too.

An Actual Fruit Ninja

An Actual Fruit Ninja

Here’s 51 secs. of unadulterated visual stimulation, simply described as follows: sexy girl in black with a samurai sword slices an orange in slow-motion. We want to see the rest of the fruit basket!

Sword Shadowplay

Sword Shadowplay

Combining projected imagery with live action swordplay, artist Taichi Saotome takes on all comers with his mighty blade – even if they don’t actually exist. (Thanks Erick!)

Uncle Matin’s Sword Trick

Uncle Matin’s Sword Trick

After being falsely imprisoned for ten years, Uncle Matin is reunited with his family and friends where they beg him to do his infamous sword trick, with (somewhat) unexpected results. (Thanks Matin!)

Real Life Buster Sword

Real Life Buster Sword

You don’t have to be a Final Fantasy fan to appreciate YouTube user michaelcthulhu’s huge weapon. It weighs 54lbs. and is at least 8ft long. Contact him and he’ll gladly make one for you.

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