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.
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.