Tony Swatton

Forging He-Man’s Sword of Power

WOW! I never thought I’d see him tackle this one! It looks so much better than the Dolph Lundgren version. I’ve always loved the silhouette of the Power Sword and I think Tony does an amazing job of capturing it. To me, it’s one of the most iconic weapons of all cartoons.

I still wish these episodes were longer. Amazing work.

So, what nerd weapon would you like to see Tony tackle next?

How to Make a Pair of Sai

Blacksmith Tony Swatton forges a pair of Raphael’s sai from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Watching him work is absolutely mesmerizing.  I kind of wish this was a longer series that I could spend hours with.

I’m not gonna get all weapons hipster on this shit and whine about the impracticality of bladed sai because 1) this is just fucking cool and 2) the guy at the end demonstrates proper usage of the weapon proving that bladed sai are just as awesome as regular sai.  Man, I’d love to see him make He-Man’s sword.

Check out the AweMe channel for more episodes of Man At Arms including one where Tony makes Finn’s Golden Sword from Adventure Time.