Master blacksmith Tony Swatton has been making weapons for Hollywood for 22 years. He got his start in 1991’s Hook, where he made all of the movie’s swords as well as the titular hand hardware, and he has been making all manner of weapons, armour and props for movies ever since.
But why we here at HTXT get excited about him is because he also has a YouTube channel called AWE me, where he showcases his blacksmithing skills by creating real weapons from iconic pop culture franchises – including videogames – and he does an incredible job. Swatton has made weapons like a battleaxe from Skyrim, Wolverine’s claws and even a diamond sword from Minecraft.
In the video below, you’ll get to watch him create the Master Sword from the Legend of Zelda series. It’s a beautiful piece of weaponry on its own, but Zelda fans will get a particular kick out of it as it’s such an integral part of the history of The Kingdom of Hyrule. Here’s an excerpt from the Zelda Wiki:”Originally crafted by the goddess Hylia as the Goddess Sword, it was later forged into the Master Sword by the goddess’s chosen hero and its spirit Fi, who bathed it in the three Sacred Flames located across the land that would become the Kingdom of Hyrule. Din’s Flame in particular, imbued the sword with the power to repel evil, a power apparently augmented after the sword received the blessing of Zelda, which transformed the blade into the True Master Sword. It is usually the only sword that can defeat Ganon in the games it appears in.”
And what does Mr. Swatton do with it once it’s finished? Why, he hits stuff with it, of course. Awesome.