Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Man At Arms, Blacksmithing Fantasy Weapons

Man At Arms, Tony Swatton is a blacksmith who makes fantasy weapons, and videotapes the process.  He's made a diamond minecraft sword, He Man's sword, Raphael's sais, Oddman's hat (from the James Bond film Goldfinger), and so many more.  He goes for accurate reproductions of the weapons rather than functionality and shows you how he makes them, step by step.  If you've not seen his work, you're in for a treat.

There's a real store, if you want custom armour or weapons made (he does work for movies and TV shows).  From his store's website:
Sword & Stone is located in Burbank, CA. Founded over 15 years ago by master blacksmith, Tony Swatton, Sword & Stone has established itself as the trusted source for handcrafted, historically accurate pieces, custom designed for the needs of creative directors. The shop specializes in custom made arms, armour & props for television, film & the serious collector. We are a full service blacksmith shop dedicated to forging your ideas in flame and metal.
The videos come out once a week and are on his website and the AWE me channel on youtube.

Here he is making Cloud's Buster sword from Final Fantasy VI

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