Blacksmiths Forge Skyrim Helmet, Shoot At It

This Skyrim helmet isn't just for show. It's tough! It could probably actually save your life, should you ever be in everyday situations like "someone is swinging an actual sword at my head," or "someone is shooting actual arrows at my head." » 11/03/14 7:15pm 11/03/14 7:15pm

Final Fantasy's Gunblade, Forged By Master Blacksmiths

You might not be able to fire blanks from this Gunblade recreation like Squall does, but that sure doesn't make the weapon any less deadly. It is, after all, still a sharp blade! » 10/06/14 4:30pm 10/06/14 4:30pm

Real-Life Sword Art Online Blade Cuts Watermelons, Not Bosses

Sword Art Online is a smart anime about people trapped in an MMORPG. Now, MMORPGs have swords. Elaborate, pretty, deadly swords. Like the Elucidator, which blacksmith Tony Swatton was kind enough to bring into our world. » 6/17/14 5:40am 6/17/14 5:40am

The Sword Pokémon, Now As A Real (And Dangerous) Weapon

Sure, some people aren't fans of Pokémon that resemble man-made objects. But having Pokémon like, say, Honedge—which resembles a medieval sword—means one thing: we can actually make these Pokémon a reality. (Without having to resort to horrific genetic experiments, I mean.) » 3/10/14 7:00pm 3/10/14 7:00pm

Blacksmithing In The Elder Scrolls Online Is Complicated

In other massively multiplayer online role-playing games, blacksmithing involves find a forge in town and clicking about a bit. In The Elder Scrolls Online, you've got to kill some tigers first. » 2/20/14 7:04pm 2/20/14 7:04pm

He Forged Sephiroth's Blade, But Aeris Was Already Dead

Not that Aeris's death stopped master sword-smith Tony Swatton from smashing stuff with his newly-forged seven-foot-something long Masamune, which you can watch him make in this video by AWE me. What else would you do with a blade, after all? » 1/13/14 4:30pm 1/13/14 4:30pm

He Forged Wolverine's Claws. Then, He Cut Stuff With Them.

While we'll feature a profile on the prolific blacksmith Tony Swatton later this week, for now you get to watch him make the type of Wolverine claws that you wouldn't be able to take anywhere near a convention. These puppies are sharp—at one point during the "smash stuff" section by AweMeChannel, they cut through… » 7/15/13 3:30pm 7/15/13 3:30pm

He Forged Cloud's Buster Sword. Then, He Cut Stuff With It.

Man At Arms' Tony Swatton has forged all sorts of nerdy swords. It was only a matter of time before he turned to Final Fantasy—specifically, Cloud's iconic sword. And boy howdy, is the Buster sword huge and unwieldy. » 5/20/13 8:30pm 5/20/13 8:30pm

He Forged Captain America's Shield. Then, He Bashed Stuff Against It.

After the Minecraft sword and Kingdom Hearts keyblade, you'd think that Man At Arms' Tony Swatton is only interested in straight-up weapons. Not so! He can forge shields too. Shields...which also double as weapons. » 4/29/13 8:30pm 4/29/13 8:30pm