The latest impressive piece to emerge from the forges of fandom does so quite pointedly, for it is a replica of Edward Elric’s famous spear from Full Metal Alchemist, with the creators helpfully providing a video detailing its manufacture.

The spear was forged by Tony Swatton and his crew, who have worked with weaponsmithing for numerous years – they also possess a YouTube channel and a video series (“Man at Arms”) involving the creation of iconic weaponry from movies, games and otherwise.

The spear, as well as the creation process in intricate detail:

The spear is clearly an impressive piece – but whether such a creation will have any impact on current cosplay standards seems sadly doubtful.

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    Comment by Noodlestein
    05:12 04/02/2014 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I enjoy watching him create weapons from different shows. I cant help but laugh when thinking about the buster sword they made from Final Fantasy and how they had to have 2 people to wield it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:54 04/02/2014 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Really awesome and major props to these guys!! Unfortunately since it's made of metal, I highly doubt it will be allowed at a convention any time soon. (Safety procedures and all...)

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    Comment by Erranty
    06:27 04/02/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Actually it just won't be allowed inside convention grounds. They can still take outdoor photo shoots with it.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Well, when it's that sharp, they may not even allow that. If they are dulled, then yeah, it would probably be ok.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:58 04/02/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    They almost got it right.
    there are parts of the design that look like Edwards spear, but some of the more jagged areas aren't there.

    i'd say this is about 70%-80% accurate.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:20 04/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I guess the man knows the limitation of the materials and knows what is possible/practical for a weapon intended to be used and not just for show. Maybe making it 100% accurate would result in a lot of thin pieces that would break or bend after a few cuts.

    Some of the other replicas they have made are pretty close to the source material, but the more fantasy-like weapons with a lot of spikes and fancy shapes always seem to require a little simplification to make them practical

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    Comment by Noodlestein
    06:20 04/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    He seems to take creative liberty on quite a few of the replicas he makes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:43 04/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Like brown Buster Sword?

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    Comment by Anonynonymous
    02:28 05/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Buster Sword simply got rusted.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Or, he's lazy and doesn't get paid enough to actually replicate it properly.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:11 04/02/2014 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Lazy? I'm sorry but a man who procures actual meteorites to use in Sokka's meteor sword rather than opting for staining steel black is anything but lazy. Give the man credit where credit is due.

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    Comment by Epsilon
    12:22 06/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous

    Let's see you do better, jackass.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:30 04/02/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Not gonna lie, I thought they were going to make it have an electricity effect too xD...

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:08 04/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kill yourself.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:58 06/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I would so use this weapon in a zombie apocalypse.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:56 08/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow, damn how alchemy would seem so useful. I can't imagine the amount of effort it took to make spear. It would like to see that spear in action more.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:33 04/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I especially like Sokkas Meteor Sword, Leonas Zenith Blade and Gimlis Bearded Axe :3

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:51 04/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    was just watching a few of this guy's vids yesterday....the sword of omens was pretty cool.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:27 12/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    The best weapon this dude made was the "meteor sword" of Soka (Avatar series). He even got metal from a real meteorite!

    "Space sword!"

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:18 04/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Whats the point of going through the trouble of creating it if you aren't going to do it the same?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:01 06/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you ever even bothered watching the first few seconds of the video you would know that its because he does it for a hobby?

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