Man At Arms: Reforgedis back with another super-timely creation — the Phantom Blade that Arno Dorian carries around in Assassin's Creed Unity, which happened to launch, like, today. However, as it packs both a spring-loaded blade and mini-crossbow, these arms makers will have their hands full.
Baltimore Knife and Sword (last seen making the Dragonborn's helmet from Skyrim) are working off this $60, mass-produced toy as a guide, making numerous improvements in order to turn the Phantom Blade into an actual weapon, not something just for show. The smithy had previously forged hidden blades based on Assassin's Creed, and even made real life weapons that Ubisoft used for sound capture in 2012's Assassin's Creed III, including Connor's stylized tomahawk.
Again, this is about 10 minutes of that good, good metalworking porn, followed by Man At Arms' requisite slow-mo demonstration of defenseless soda bottles being stabbed to death. Take that, you bag of cabernet, you!