Man at Arms' Master swordsmith, Tony Swatton, recreated Cloud's Buster sword from Final Final Fantasy 7.
The video above demonstrates Swatton in action as he discusses the hefty blade's creation process. According to the video's description, he uses high-speed belt grinders, scorching furnaces and pounding power hammers. At the end of the video, the weapon is used to obliterate full soda bottles, pinatas, watermelons and vases.
The Swordsmith recently conducted a Reddit AMA where he talked about his favorite weapon to reproduce (Gimli's Axe and Raphael's Sais), how he got into his line of work and how he cut off his nose while polishing a piece of gothic armor.
Swatton has created Finn's Golden Sword from Adventure Time, Sora's Keyblade from Kingdom Hearts, a Klingon Bat'leth, Plasma...
Propmaster Tony Swatton of internet show Man At Arms recreated the iconic weapon of the Kingdom Hearts series during its latest episode, forging a real-life Keyblade from solid metals.
Swatton, a lifelong blacksmith who according to the show has created replica weapons for more than 200 films, based his design on Kingdom Hearts artwork he found online. Using these pictures, Swatton determined the Keyblade was 36 inches long from the handle to the ward at the tip of the key.
The handle is made from hand-filed aluminum, while the ward is made from steel and the grip within the handle is crafted from sturdy leather dyed black. The Mickey Mouse charm that typically dangles from protagonist Sora's Keyblade was also made with the utmost care, cut in nickel silver. Swatton also added sharp...