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Forging the Fury's Song sword from Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Watch the team from Baltimore Knife and Sword build the melee weapon in the new Man at Arms video.


When you spot a badass weapon in a video game, you can't help but be impressed by the design that went into it. For some fans, making a replica is the ultimate tribute.

In the latest video from "Man at Arms: Reforged," posted May 2, Matt Stagmer and Kerry Stagmer of Baltimore Knife & Sword and their team of talented blacksmiths construct a lookalike of the Fury's Song sword from Call of Duty: Black Ops III.

Baltimore Knife & Sword makes a replica of Fury's Song sword from Call of Duty: Black Ops III.

Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET

Fortunately, the video shows the process from start to finish in about 20 minutes, revealing the tools and materials used to complete the weapon. Ambitious Call of Duty: Black Ops III fans may be inspired to make their own sword.

Using AutoCAD, the team makes a template for the 35-inch blade and guard. It then uses a CNC plasma cutter to cut out the pieces from bulletproof armor plating called AR500 hardened steel. Baltimore Knife & Sword carefully etches signature details into the sword. Lastly, it makes a handle, using a high-density plastic.

The end result is the kind of melee weapon worthy of a masterful Call of Duty soldier. The team even tests out the sword by chopping wood, fruit, plastic jugs, crates and more.

In past episodes, "Man at Arms" built a Hanzo katana sword from "Kill Bill," a Legend of Zelda shield, Loki's staff, Predator's blade gauntlet, an Assassin's Creed hidden arm blade, Arya Stark's sword Needle from "Game of Thrones," a Star Wars lightsaber-katana and even a set of Final Fantasy kitchen knives, just to name a few.