Here's a blacksmith forging Sephiroth's sword in real life

Latest episode of Man at Arms series forges the Masamune blade of FFVII baddie Sephiroth.

Blacksmith Tony Swatton, and his remarkably impressive beard, has forged a real-life replica of the Masamune, the sword of Final Fantasy VII baddie Sephiroth.

The impressive six-minute video, part of the Man at Arms series, shows Swatton and team look incredibly smart and manly as they create their 84-inch version of Sephiroth's ludicrous weapon. Expect to see loads of hammers, some forged bronze, and an angle grinder.

Previous episodes of the series have seen Swatton create Cloud Strife's Buster Sword and Kratos' Blades of Chaos.

What could he do next? And what are the chances of him getting someone to volunteer to be the test subject for a re-creation of Barret's gun arm?

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98 comments
Guest1001
Guest1001

Unless he makes a gunblade, I ain't interested!


It doesn't have to work, obviously. Just want to see it made.

b0sse
b0sse

Oh this guy again?

I first heard of him when he hade the Keyblade from Kingdom of Hearts.

jimrhurst
jimrhurst

That's a pretty badass show.  What a fun job!

Metallicwolf29
Metallicwolf29

So this guy can remake the sword yet SE can't remake the game?

solid_snake1461
solid_snake1461

Despite of the pretty cool looking of the sword I wouldn't call this a katana. Because the katanas are made from many of different types of material and they are folded many times to increase the toughness of the blade. But the one in the video is only created with a single segment of steel and without being folded even once. That's why the blade fluctuated at the end when they are demonstrating the sword's cutting. I highly doubt that Sephi's sword would wobble like that.

Haeravon
Haeravon

Wow. 2014 just started, but I'm calling it-that's probably the most awesome thing I'll see all year.

joey2010
joey2010

Sephiroth vs Itachi Uchiha vs Devil Jin vs Nightmare vs Goku


rufusamatrix
rufusamatrix

Now. that's. a. collectible. (please refer to nerdgasm comment below)... 

Bhemont
Bhemont

Smecksy, definitely had my nerdgasm! 

finalkain
finalkain

Crafting a Usable 7ft replica of Masamune is Impressive. Thanks for posting this GS, enjoyed it.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

They've made a keyblade from Kingdom Hearts too.  It was kickass.

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

Now his real challenge would be Frostmourne or Frodos elven sword that glows blue when Orcs are near, I dare you to try that out.

neowarrior121
neowarrior121

you only now seen man at arms? by god thats bad, hes already made the buster sword and sokka's space sword from avatar the last airbender, as well as captain americas shield, a minecraft sword and even god of ware giant swords. 

DiamondDM13
DiamondDM13

Just like he said, nerdgasm! I bet he'd sell that expensive, shame... I'd buy all 3..

mkdewidar
mkdewidar

I can see that gamespot is starting to become more like kotak, rock paper shotgun etc; they're starting to be more of a gamer site than a news site, which is good but that means that they end up missing news and also reviews. WTF happened to walking dead season two review?!?!

lostn
lostn

Please make the soul edge. The thing is made of flesh and has a moving eyeball.

xeoneex66
xeoneex66

Ok Gamespot... you are going off the deep on now and I'm convinced of it.  What the HELL are you doing writing articles like this when there are far more important things to be covering?  Some guy makes a Sephiroth sword BIG SHITTIN WOOP.  No offense but Sephiroth is one of the most overrated overly annoying Charactes I've ever experienced in gaming.  At the time sure he was a big bad boss in one of the most amazing Final Fantasy games of all time.  But he's by no means that memorable.  I can't stand people talk about him or reference him.  I especially hate it when little fanboi monkey fucks name their MMO characters after him, that and legolas UGH.

jimrhurst
jimrhurst

@solid_snake1461I had that same thought.  A true katana would be made differently.  I am in no way knocking this guy's obvious talent and experience, but he makes weapons for movie props.  So he isn't making this fantastical sword in such a way as to be actually usable.

AM-Gamer
AM-Gamer

Coming from the guy with a Yoda avatar posting on a gaming forum.

Bhemont
Bhemont

@mkdewidar It's an honest opinion.  Either people are moaning that this site is being payed under the table or they aren't giving games that the kiddies like enough score.  Honestly, just deal with it. 

Deadlysyns87
Deadlysyns87

@mkdewidar Nintendo losing to Tomika and having to pay 1.82% of every DS sold or some shit.xbox support twitter got hacked by a Syrian hacker group 

pyro1245
pyro1245

@xeoneex66 people have some pretty bad opinions here but yours is the worst.

Monsterkillah
Monsterkillah

@xeoneex66  

" Some guy makes a Sephiroth sword BIG SHITTIN WOOP." But he's by no means that memorable"

Wow your really out your mind

Supervillain like Sepiroth, Ganondorf, Bowser, Bison etc are deff memorable and deserve some extra treatment if someone wants it

If u dont like this article why bother clicking anyway

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

@baral-o @gameroutlawzz Within his imagination. JK, but he could use Online Trolls instead of actual orcs.

xeoneex66
xeoneex66

@Thanatos2k @xeoneex66 A. I dont hate FF7, I also don't think sephiroth was that great of a villain.  He isn't memorable to me.  You losing your touch trolling Thanatos.

xeoneex66
xeoneex66

@pyro1245 @xeoneex66 Listen little child, I've been around probably 20 years longer in the gaming in dustry than you have.  I have seen things come and go.  I have experienced all of this the span of 30 years.  I think there are far greater things to aspire to than making a shit sword by a mediocre villain.

xeoneex66
xeoneex66

@Monsterkillah So I can voice my opinion, and hopefully get Gamespot to understand these articles are a waste of their website.

Deadlysyns87
Deadlysyns87

@Monsterkillah Sephiroth is not in Bowser's or Ganondorf's  League he is a one shot villain everyone thought was something amazing in my opinion he wasn't all that amazing he was generic. It was his sword that made him awesome that sword and the Buster sword are what made cloud and Sephiroth memorable it certainly wasn't their character.

hadlee73
hadlee73

@Fursnake You'd think it wouldn't be too much of a hassle to type "A loser, he is!" lol

wolfbm
wolfbm

@xeoneex66@Monsterkillah@neowarrior121 I hope you do realize that this "random nobody" (fixed your spelling for you) is one of the most well known blacksmith/armorers there is. Do your homework before you start waving your finger around just because YOU are unaware of him. Just so it's stated I am in my mid 30's so don't even try the "age" or "son" card. He has been doing this series for quite some time so the only thing I can fault GS for is coming to the party a bit late.


Regardless of your distain for Sephiroth the blatant fact still remains that he is part of a video game so making anything involving a video game counts as news on a video game site. What is hard to understand about that? This man is pertinent to the gaming community due to the fact that he makes some weapons for movies and tv but a vast majority of his creations are from video games. I honestly feel bad for you if your views are so narrow that you can't look at something cool being made from a video game and not find enjoyment in it. You must be one of those people who post hate when Steam has huge sales also.


I don't even like the FF series and I will still watch the show due to the fact that I have an open mind and enjoy gaming stuff of all kinds. All I can say is either get over yourself (your making us older gamers look bad) or go back to watching the "quality" editorials that have been on GS as of late such as Xbox One's leaking milk or changing camera angles can let you see the girls boobs in the shower on Two Souls.

xeoneex66
xeoneex66

@Monsterkillah I could give 2 shits less what people think of me *facepalm*.  This is one of the only great gaming websites, least it used to be but not when they post garbage like this it aint.

Monsterkillah
Monsterkillah

@xeoneex66@Monsterkillah@neowarrior121

It still game related, u should stop complain and whining really that makes u look bad

Dont like what they r doing JUST LEAVE IT/IGNORE/ MOVE ON

Its that simple

xeoneex66
xeoneex66

@Monsterkillah @xeoneex66 @neowarrior121 Becuase this is a GAMING website about GAMES, not about some random noboday creating a shit sword for shits-n-gigglez.  This website is slowly being derailed into fuck knows what, and I'm starting to get sick as shit at some of these articles.  It's like they are running out of things to post everyday so as fillers they come up with garbage.  Thats why.

Monsterkillah
Monsterkillah

@xeoneex66@neowarrior121

wth is wrong with u man

it happens to be some people are rich and fans of FFVII and want some fancy replica...like why u need o complain about that?

It has ZERO effect on your life 

Some collectors want Sword, sports car arts etc its their own money

u should stop telling people what to do bcos the world doesnt resolved around you

AM-Gamer
AM-Gamer

If he was so horrible you wouldn't still be speaking his name to this day.

Trev9421
Trev9421

You've been around that long? Then you're in your what, mid 30s, early 40s? Yet, you are incapable of forming a coherent argument as to why this character is so horrible outside of the fact he's a "generic" character, and instead you write a fairly long comment asking why Gamespot would ever deign to put up an article you don't agree with when it's obvious other people find it cool. Please don't play the age card if you plan to act the child.

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

@Monsterkillah Actually,there is nothing more generic than white-haired japanese characters fighting with swords. 

xeoneex66
xeoneex66

@Deadlysyns87 @Monsterkillah See the thing is, and correct me if I'm wrong it's been many years since I played ff7 so I dont remember the entire story exactly, but the swords are not whats memeroable to me.  The characters are the story is.  I consider Cloud one of the best protaganists in gaming.  He was a failed clone, he beat the odds and he banded to gether to win the fight against Jenova.  While Sephiroth wasn't that great to me.  He was generic indeed.  When i think ff7 I don't think Sephiroth... I think Cloud Strife, Tifa, Barret and the rest of the gang.  Their struggles and their triumphs.  Not some piss sword that Cloud wielded, and yes the fucking buster was horrible, or Sephiroth.  And I'm a sword nut I love swords.  I grew up with them in my brain, hell I probably came crashing out the womb holding one...

Monsterkillah
Monsterkillah

@Deadlysyns87@Monsterkillah

Well here comes the day where people start thinking Seph is overated and generic

U want some generic enemy u tell that to most military FPS games these days


Being a one shot villain doesnt mean he become less amazing, Hell ff always have different stories in its series unlike Mario etc so of course he only appeared once but that doesnt mean he become less memorable. Hes one of The best Final Fantasy boss if i recall and most memorable fight ever, totally well deserved, its not just the sword, the sword is nothing without it user and Final Fantasy doing great job merging the personality and charisma of their characters with their weapons