Meet the blacksmith behind Game of Thrones’ incredibly functional swords

Tony Swatton is a blacksmith and Hollywood’s resident swordmaker; “Man-at-Arms” is a new web series that covers Swatton as creates these weapons, from hunks of steel to intricate, beautiful, and completely usable weapons. Oh, you thought that since they were made for TV shows like Game of Thrones, they wouldn’t be functional? You thought wrong. Watch as Stratton makes Jaime Lannister‘s sword through a mix of modern tools and traditional blacksmithing, and then puts it through its paces (including cutting through a car windshield). Suffice it to say, if you had any intention of insulting actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in the near future, make sure he isn’t carrying this thing first…read more

Via: io9

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