Can You Help Decode The Unknown Language On This 750-Year-Old Sword?

In 1825, a three-foot-long sword was uncovered from a river on the eastern cost of England. “If struck with sufficient force, it could easily have sliced a man’s head in two,” writes the British Library’s Julian Harrison. Though its potential uses might be obvious, the gold inscription on its face is not. »8/10/15 5:20pm

Making a katana the old traditional Japanese way is so impressive

I think this is the most impressive video that Man At Arms has ever done, and that’s saying a lot since they’ve recreated all the coolest weapons from TV shows and movies in real life. But there’s something ridiculous impressive about making a katana (stylized like the one from Kill Bill) the traditional old school… »7/13/15 6:29pm

Robot arm beats a master swordsman at slicing things

It’s a totally unfair fight since this Yaskawa Bushido industrial robot arm basically stole all of master swordsman Isao Machii’s moves and is not human, so it can be programmed and won’t get tired, but it’s really fun to see man vs machine swinging swords to see who can slice things best with diagonal cuts, rising… »6/05/15 4:42pm

Video: Shattering and then reforging the sword from Lord of the Rings

Aragorn’s sword the Narsil had been famously shattered into pieces before the Lord of the Rings trilogy and was then reforged from the shards into the Anduril by the Elves in the last movie. Man At Arms: Reforged recreates that in real life by building the Narsil and then breaking the sword (it wasn’t tempered after… »6/01/15 4:15pm

We Definitely Shouldn't Have Taught Robots How To Sword Fight

Japan’s Namiki Laboratory is known for its robotic arms and high-speed vision systems that can move and react faster than a human being can. That’s the neat part. The scary part is that for some reason the researchers there have decided that teaching their creations to effectively fight with swords was a good idea.… »4/10/15 5:30pm

Making a real life version of Arya Stark's Needle from Game of Thrones

Man at Arms is at its best when it makes real life versions of the weapons we see in our favorite movies, TV shows, comic books and video games. Turning something that lived in our dreams into something in real life is always fun. This video has the guys artfully making Arya's Needle sword and nailing every little… »4/06/15 2:16pm