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.
Designed by former martial artist and self-defense specialist James Williams, CRKT’s Williams Tactical Key is an innocuous self-defense tool. It looks just like a key but offers a pointed end and a secure grip when needed. It also works as a Philips screwdriver.
A fully-motorized NERF blaster capable of firing up to 40 soft foam rounds without reloading. Its magazine-based loading systems mean you can reup with spare cartridges fast. Fires at speeds up to 100 feet per second. Choose from red or blue versions for team play.
Destin from Smarter Every Day teamed up with Gav and Dan from The Slow Mo Guys to see what exactly happens when a bullet hits a piece of bulletproof acrylic, both with a bullet that can’t make it through, and then with a .50 cal that can. Watch The Slow Mo Guys’ video here.
This wouldn’t be the first time we saw a machine gun that fires rubber bands, but this time out, we’ve got The Q showing us step-by-step how he built his from cardboard, wood, string, hot glue, and popsicle sticks. If you’d rather not DIY, you can buy a wood one here.
Weapon maker Joerg Sprave is always up for a challenge. When the makers of the game War Robots asked him if he’d build a robot, he obliged them with the world’s deadliest vacuum cleaner – which carries and fires a Glock. Never yell at this robot for missing a spot!
Kiwamijapan loves to make DIY weapons and tools. But this one takes the cake. He took katsuobushi – dried and preserved tuna (aka bonito) – which is literally hard as a rock, and turned it into a knife. Get ready for a whole lot of soothing sharpening and filing sounds.
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.
An update to the awesome XM42 personal flamethrower. The XM42-M is machined from billet aluminum, allows for left- or right-handed use, and offers an optional 3-gal fuel backpack that provides over 3 minutes of continuous burn. Pre-order deal ends on 11/30/17.
Making weapons in Warframe is time-consuming. But that’s nothing compared to what Man at Arms: Reforged had to go through to make a replica of Hate, one of the scythes in the game. But they still managed to copy the weapon’s unconventional shape and details.
A look at how the Northmen Guild make their White Wolf Bowie knife. The blade is mainly made of stainless steel, carbon and chromium. The handle is made from walnut while the guard and pommel are made of silver. The knife also comes with a custom made leather sheath.
Save up to 44% on this line of expert-grade slingshots from Tekto Gear. From the easy to use triple-band T18 tactical slingshot, to the amped-up, spring-assisted X22, to the infrared-sighted W71 there’s something for every enthusiast over in The Awesomer Shop.
These teensy crossbows are the perfect for cubicle combat. Each one can fire projectiles like toothpicks, Q-tips, or matchsticks. The self-loading Ace Sniper has self-loading mechanism, while the Ghost Hunter has laser targeting, and the BB Sniper also fires ball bearings.
The Q shows us how to use plastic soda bottles, tire valves, tubing, and a few other bits to build a homebrew compressed air weapon which can fire a seemingly endless stream of pellets. We’re thinking you could ramp this thing up to include as many soda bottles as you can carry.