Even for veteran fighters from medieval times, handling a giant two-handed sword must have been a challenge. And while the folks at Man at Arms did a very good job forging a replica of this iconic weapon from Dark Souls, they have a bit of trouble wielding it.
The craftsmen of Yharnam sure knew their business.
No household item stands a chance against the Great Knife, even if it takes a while to swing, or angrily poke with.
Pretty sure the folks at Awe Me like challenges. Their recent project was to forge the Oathkeeper from the Kingdom Hearts series, a keyblade sword with giant holes everywhere, a heart shaped point and a really weird hilt and grip. It just shouldn’t work in real-life.
Trust a trickster god to wield one of the most complicated weapons the folks at Man At Arms: Reforged have ever had to recreate.
Not content to wait for Man At Arms’ to get around to them, Blizzard taps master blacksmith Tony Swatton to recreate Gorehowl, the axe wielded by two of Warcraft’s most famous orcs.
Look, nobody said Man At Arms had to make weapons all the time. If a shield can be as iconic as the sword swinging next to it, then it deserves its real-life dues too.
Yes, I know. I want them too. But, much as I'd like to own some rad Final Fantasy cutlery, these were custom-made for one specific super-fan. We can ogle them from afar, though, and ogle we shall.
Look, it's great that the folks at Man at Arms got around to making Dante's fearsome sword from the old-school Devil May Cry games. But if you're not putting on a trenchcoat when you're swinging Rebellion around, you're doing Son of Sparda all wrong.
That must have been a complicated build. Assassin's Creed Unity's Phantom Blade has a crossbow and a spring-loaded blade, all hidden under the wrist. The veteran weaponsmiths of Man at Arms were able to make an awesome-looking working replica.
This is a weird one from master swordsmith Man At Arms, because he's normally making real versions of swords that don't actually exist. But Game of Thrones being what it is, there already is a version of Jon Snow's Longclaw. It's the one he uses in the show.
The guys at Man At Arms, besieged with requests to make Jake's sword from Adventure Time, finally caved. They did an awesome job recreating it. Then an even better one testing it out.
I haven't seen Blade in a while, but one of my primary memories of the film is when Wesley Snipes whips out his multi-bladed chakram and wipes out like, five thousand vampires at once. Blood everywhere! Sunglasses! Trenchcoat!
Master Chief makes it look easy, doesn't he? But, it turns out that wielding the famous bladed Covenant weapon from the Xbox sci-fi FPS isn't all that graceful. Watch yourself, dude. You ain't no Spartan!
Full Metal Blacksmith: Tony Swatton is back, this time forging Elric's Spear from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. And after he's done making it, as is customary, he uses the weapon to break some stuff. Ah, catharsis.
So, master blacksmith Tony Swatton got The Legend of Zelda Master Sword out of the way and now he's sharpening a replica of an iconic weapon from another console exclusive action game: Kratos' Blades of Chaos. But Swatton only made one. What the hades, Tony?
There are few fictional weapons as mighty as Thor's hammer Mjölnir. It can harness the power of lightning, drain radioactive energy, and knock Iron Man down a peg or two.
FINALLY. Long have I waited for Man At Arms to make the iconic hidden wristblade from Assassin's Creed, better known as one of the raddest weapons in video game history. Now he has, and he has not disappointed.