Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Man at Arms forges functional version of Link's Master Sword from Legend of Zelda - pot smashing potential confirmed.

Anyone with $50 to blow can go online and find a cheap metal replica of Link's iconic Master Sword from the Legend of Zelda franchise - but what if you want a quality replica?

For that, you'll need to spend a good bit more and find a talented blacksmith.

While money might not be an issue for some, finding a skilled blacksmith willing to take on a commission is far from an easy task. You could take a quick Google, beg Siri for help, or wander around a larger renaissance festival to ask advice, but the absolute best place to turn for something like this is to the ever-talented Man At Arms.

After bringing the world a replica of Sora's Keyblade, Cloud's Buster Sword, and Finn's golden sword, AWE me's talented forger took hammer to anvil to create a functional, metal version of The Master Sword.  The results, as you'd expect, are awesome.

(skip to 5:15 to watch the sword porn in action)

Honestly, there's nothing more about this that can be said other than "KYYYYYAHHHH!!!!!"

Cutting through the melons looks nice on the high speed, but - really - it was the pot smashing that sold me and told me these guys knew what they were doing.

Unfortunately, it's unlikely that they'd ever do this piece as a private commission (cheaply)... but at least you know where to start if you absolutely, positively need a version of the Master Sword that you can defend yourself with.