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Armorer makes Batman 'Batarangs' sharp as an ax

With the help of a plasma cutter and 1,500-degree furnace, prop maker Tony Swatton creates a very pointy, very sharp version of Batman's classic Batarang weapon.

By March 18, 2013


Bam-tastic: A real-life returning Batman batarang boomerang

A boomerang craftsman turns his skills to fashioning a real batarang that comes back when you throw it.

By January 28, 2014


Forging a real, working Assassin's Creed hidden blade

The famous Assassin's Creed hidden arm blade becomes sharp reality thanks to master armorer Tony Swatton.

By October 22, 2013


Blacksmith forges Minecraft diamond sword from steel

In the world of Minecraft, you can buy a sword from a villager blacksmith or craft one yourself. Armorer Tony Swatton chose to make one for himself. A real one.

By April 25, 2013


The cost of being Batman

Batman is often touted as being the most realistic superhero — but his expense sheet might argue otherwise.

By February 3, 2013