This blacksmith can build any video game weapon

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Man, I love me movie and video game props. Unfortunately, my bank account feels the exact opposite about my creepy passion for inanimate objects. What’s a guy to do? Build the stuff yourself? Well, that’s exactly what this skilled blacksmith has done.

Propmaster Tony Swatton has been in the business of forging iconic weapons for many years now, and has recently been tapped to create a few that were deemed fictional at best. The latest project of his that has hot the web, is a reproduction of the Orcish battleaxe from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It’s not just great viewing. It’s educational!

You can watch it above, or alongside a few other weapons that he forged on the Awe Me YouTube channel. Alternatively, you can scroll down and see some more of my favourites, such as the Buster Sword from Final Fantasy, the Sword of Omens from Thundercats (HOOOOOOOOO!) and the blade wielded by Prince Adam in He-Man.

Now that’s a knife.

Last Updated: July 2, 2013

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  • Lardus

    Wow, I really need to get me some of these! Thundercats HOOOOOOOO!

    • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B


    • Craig Boonzaier

      Thudercats LOOOOOOOOL!

      • Lardus


    • Ultimo_Cleric N7


  • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    Weapons I want
    Buster Sword
    Kain’s sword from legacy of kain
    A gunblade

    • LordCaptainAwesomeness

      Yessssss….. The Lionheart will do nicely…

      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        Oh man indeed …. I would Role play the shit out of that sword. run around town with that sword …. though I would sooner be arrested before I get to have fun

    • Kromas

      Everybody loves a gunblade but am I the only one who really wants a Bat’leth?

      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        lol, A Trekky I see, Bat’leth would be awesome, looks very menacing.

    • TiMsTeR1033

      With you on the Kains Sword from legacy of kain

      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        So good!!!

    • RinceWind

      You forgot the Lionheart!

  • Jonah Cash

    Just give me Dishonored’s ridiculously cool switch blade and I will be happy for all eternity!! (Guess what I am replaying at the moment)

  • Kromas

    Credit card of (Bad) Omens. Give me money beyond money!

  • John Ambitious

    • ElimiNathan

      That looks super cheap and crappy

      • TiMsTeR1033

        Its a shield what you expect lol

        • ElimiNathan

          Um, the opposite

      • John Ambitious

        Must agree. It’s very wobbly

  • Happy Hamster

    He Man Voice – I have the POWERRRRRRRRRRRRRRR in the 80’s that is

  • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

    By the power of Grey Skull!

  • Sir Twakkus

    I wish I had a workshop like his. The things I would create…

  • Ultimo_Cleric N7

    Make me a lightsabre. ^^

  • RinceWind

    This guy rocks on so many levels I want to be his apprentice!

    • ElNicko

      teach me your ways master blacksmith.

    • Sir Twakkus

      Its crazy ne! I really want to get into old methods of manufacturing. Milling, turning and smithing (is that even a word?) is so much more rewarding than just programming a CNC and letting the machine do all the work.

      • RinceWind

        It is indeed a word! I would love to get my hands dirty with that stuff. Very few iron mongers around these days. Way more satisfying hitting something with a HAMMER than fiddling about with a CMS.

        • Sir Twakkus

          Lol, talk about stress relieve! My boss still known one guy who still uses a hammer and anvil to do metal work. Very very few actual artisans left in SA. Some of them actually earn more than engineers because of the scarcity of their skill. Even this guy in the video is probably over 50.

  • Trevor Davies

    Silly hand weapons, where’s the guy who can make an ion cannon? 😀

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