Cloud Strife's Buster Sword Carved In Pencil Lead

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Twitter user Shiroi does amazing carvings out of pencil graphite. With Final Fantasy VII Remake out, what better time to recreate Cloud’s iconic Buster Sword?

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If you aren’t familiar with Shiroi’s work, here are more of his amazing pencil lead sculptures:

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Follow Shiroi on Twitter for more, and if you haven’t read Kotaku’s Final Fantasy VII Remake review, here you go.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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I like how you can keep upgrading weapons. I feel like I have no need to ditch the Buster Sword until I get that awesome baseball bat haha.

I like RPGs where you can go with any style of armor or weapon or clothes and just upgrade them. Dark Souls/Bloodborne do this so well. I wish Skyrim did it. I know I’m off on a tangent... my favorite Skyrim armor is the default armor that looks realistic. Short of insane enchantments, you can’t do much to keep iron and steal weapons and armor relevant for more than a few hours.