Link's Hylian Shield, Built In Real Life

The master Blacksmiths from Baltimore Knife and Sword put their skills to the test to make gaming's most iconic shield.


Link's trusty sword and shield are among the most recognizable in all of video game history. So, it was only a matter of time until the master blacksmiths that run the Man At Arms Reforged YouTube series tried their hand at recreating the pair.

The smiths at Baltimore Knife and Sword built the Hylian Shield complete with real amber for the Triforce symbol and an intricate paint job. To accompany the shield, they also made the original Master Sword from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past with red and gold trim instead of the more common blue design.

Their final product is pretty impressive. To demonstrate their craftsmanship and the strength of the shield, the smiths close the video by pelting it with objects and arrows.

This sn't the first time the team tackled a Zelda-inspired project. Back in November they made a version of the Fierce Deity Sword from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.

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