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A very good series. They go in depth on a lot of the details, explaining how and why and what they are doing. They recently did one on a viking sword using crucible steel . Highly recommend it. Also their build on the katana from Kill Bill, lot's of good info there. They also did a anime katana recently that they showed the quench by using an aquarium  so you can see the way the sword bends as it cools.

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I've watched about 30 of the videos in the last week so far, including the three you mentioned.  I am very impressed with the patience and perseverance of these guys when creating these items to get things just right.  And that's when they're using modern tools - when they use the older techniques - well, it gives me a whole new respect for the armorers and blacksmiths of the centuries before the industrial revolution. 

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Ooo! I didn't know there was a second show! I loved Man at Arms! :bday:


I poked around their videos to see what they had, and I kind of lost it when I saw that they'd made Squall's gunblade. *excited flailing and fangirling ensues* OH MY GOSH IT WAS SO EPIC AND AMAZING AND AWESOME AND COOLNESS  :wub:  :wub:  :wub:


*ahem* I think what I love most about this show is their attention to detail, and the fact that they always make the weapon functional (well, as functional as possible. Case in point: Keyblade and Buster sword), and then slice stuff with it (or, in the Buster sword's case, just sort of...drop it on stuff lol).



--OneBoot :D

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