Saber’s Legendary Excalibur Masterfully Forged




The talented blacksmiths of weapon-crafting series “Man at Arms” have catered to their ever growing anime fanbase with their latest impressive creation: Saber’s mythical Excalibur of the Fate/stay night series – naturally revealing the process involved in forging the holy blade.

The video of the sword’s creation, with the project’s main lead apparently being a huge fan of the series:

Their prowess has unfortunately been unable to replicate the sword’s tendency to expel deadly beams of light, but it may still prove impressive despite such an oversight, and is surely the ultimate cosplay accessory (even if it not likely to be welcome at to many events if half as sharp as it looks).

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    Comment by Anonymous
    00:40 24/09/2015 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I don't know how to feel about this genderbent Illya

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:25 23/09/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    at least its a proper sword and not some cheapassed imported prop that wont hold an edge.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:41 24/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Even if it's a proper sword, something tells me that they didn't really enjoy making it. The blade is too rounded and doesn't have the bevel like their other swords, and the guard is pretty bland. They probably did it to just shut the fate fags up.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:51 13/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    if they are the people I think they are they dont even forge the steel. they just cut it out of some scrap metal and have in addition no eye for the details. They did sephiroth and clouds swords too and by god was that garbage.

    Comment by Anonymous
    Comment by Anonymous
    23:39 23/09/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Why doesn't it glow?? FAIL

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:44 24/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because it's not radioactive.

    It could glow from radioactivity if it was mildly radioactive and had the right kind of coating, or it could glow by being extremely radioactive and ionizing the air around it.

    If it was so radioactive it could visibly ionize the air you would die after being exposed to it for a few minutes. The amount of shielding to keep you safe would be many meters of lead, or even more of water. So there is no way you could get next to that kind of glowing sword.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:17 24/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well it's not like reproductions can ever match the original.

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    Comment by Rya
    18:47 23/09/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Now find a 1,60m delicate teenage girl who can swing it properly.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:18 23/09/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I don't know that particular sword's weight, but Longswords of similar size only weigh in the range of 1.4-1.8 kg (3-4 lbs), which is more than managable with two hands. So yes, delicate teenage girls can certainly lift a sword and with a bit of training swing it properly.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:28 24/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    There is a long distance between swinging a a sword and doing damage with it, compare it to baseball, anyone can swing and hit the ball, only the strongest can make decent hits and home runs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:54 24/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Swinging a bat is a very bad comparison to fencing. Sure, swinging harder may hurt more and has a better chance of chopping, but thats not how a sword is most effective. What does the damage is the fact that the edge is sharp and slices. Correct edge alignment and slicing with drawing/pushing motions (draw and push cuts) are FAR more important.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:59 28/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    As those guys as stated longsword are not that hard to handle. In fact, anyone who has ever played around with one, will quickly notice that the way in which weight is distributed makes it really easy to swing around.
    They are not hammers nor anything like that after all, they were designed for ease of use.

    Anyway, the design looks nothing like the original. It's sad when wood or cardboard replicas look better than a forged sword.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:47 24/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Again, RPGs are a very bad comparison to real life. Yes, two handed swords gain additional leverage because of their two handed use and can therefore be made bigger. That doesn't change the fact that their cutting relies on their sharp edges, not brute force. In fencing, your goal when cutting is to give a strong enough cut and be ready to defend, not giving the strongest hew you can deliver, as this would result in over-swinging and leaving openings. I'm saying this because I study medieval martial arts and have first hand experience in handling swords. I'm not particularly strong, yet i can effortlessly swing my 126cm/1.6kg longsword.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:08 24/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    That apply more for one handed sword, two handed swords rely on heavy blows. Even in the rpg games you need strong char for that kind of swords. If you think that a delicate teenager, male or female, can effectively use a big two handed sword good luck in life.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:55 24/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Look carefully, the blade and crossguard of Excalibur double the size of a common longsword, but the pommel is sized normally. So it weight twice as much and is much worse balanced than a common longsword.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:37 24/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, what i initially wanted to adress with that comment was the misconception that you need to be particularly strong to swing a sword. But yes, you're right, that sword does look rather unnecessarily heavy, especially the thickness of the blade. Which would make it not very effective even if the wielder was a strong person ^^.

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    Comment by shoranhimura
    22:19 23/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    saber? delicate? ha

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:15 24/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow, amazing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:22 24/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Does happen lack the Elvish engravings that could have been included but perhaps that was left out due to time constraints.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:34 25/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    The ?cross? on the bottom of the blade is in the wrong direction.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:16 24/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    18:18 23/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    he must be huge He-Man fan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:29 23/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    by the power of greyskull!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:54 23/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    You don't have the power.

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    Comment by aoitoriko
    02:08 24/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I always had the hots for Evil Lyn. I bet she
    gave Skeletor great skull!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:29 23/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    You made me think if they build he-mans sword.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:58 24/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Eww...all those western cartoons trying to bask in the limelight after anime became well-known globally. He-man has no real substance with all those weird armors and blades that lacks realism, whereas the matchbox Transformers back in the days shamelessly "evolved" into Gundam style over the years. And then we have the Ninja Turtles with strange weapons that falls into other category, talk about lack of research on the author's part. B-but, they were created decades ago. Well, they also did retro style to this day, no?

    I can't stress how downright shameless western cartoons is, I mean back in the 90's, did any young kids affectionately refers to cartoon as "animation"? While cartoon is technically an animation but this word is rarely used back in the days even in the west duh.

    P.S: Yeah, I know I'm ranting here and is expecting haters to down vote me but this is just my very honest opinion of how I feel, no offense.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:02 24/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    transformers is japanese in origin.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:36 24/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Although I'm skeptical about the information found on Wikipedia but I looked it up after you mentioned it's origin as Japanese. However, Transformers is truly a western comic series, most notably from Marvel which has very cliche character designs from - The whatever to whatever Man/Women...recently we heard of Ant-man arriving (something I imagined would happen some years ago. So predictable lol

    The Japanese counterpart only manufactured the toys and did a spin-off story of Transformers according to wiki.

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    Comment by Tasche
    16:08 24/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its iffy, Transformers is both American and Japanese, but after G1, Hasbro fell off the transformers train while Takara continued highly popular TF cartoons in Japan.

    Contrary to popular belief, beast wars was Hasbro's attempt at a non-JP produced TF series and it was pretty bad like the bay films. Thats why shortly after, Hasbro imported TF Armada and beyond, because those actually did well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:50 23/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    That was pretty bad ass. Wow.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:39 24/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Groucho Marx has become a legendary hero.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:52 24/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    He forged it. Kudos.

    But I can never understand why these people love to make something from somewhere, yet make is differently. The shape of the blade, the hilt, everything is wrong.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:56 24/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's because the original is designed to look cool, not to function as a proper blade. What they did was forge a sword based on the original design that could still be used to cut stuff.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:20 24/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Forging based on the original design will still give you a proper blade. It'll be unbalanced, but it'll still work.

    And the whole point of making this sword is to have a real life version of it, but by changing the design and all, you end up with some sword that looks somewhat like it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:21 24/09/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    not even UBW can replicate Excalibur. they did well getting this far

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:59 24/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    For a bunch of guys who love making weird designs, like manually banging out the flamberge on the Soul Reaver, it is wasted opportunity to not make Caliburn instead.

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