Nerf's New See-Through Blasters Reveal How Their Firing Mechanisms Work

It looks like Nerf is the latest brand to find it hard to keep its Comic-Con reveals a secret. Yesterday it announced a pair of blasters from a new Doomlands line featuring clear plastic housings that make their firing mechanisms visible so you’ll finally know exactly how those darts get launched. » 6/25/15 12:43am 6/25/15 12:43am

Making a meat cleaver from a circular saw blade

John Heisz is an absolute master at repurposing old things into awesome and beautiful knives and tools. Here he is carving a meat cleaver from an old circular saw blade. The blade on blade cutting action is spectacular, the sanding of the knife is always fun to see and the making of the handle is way more complicated… » 6/19/15 3:55am 6/19/15 3:55am

Making a knife from a chunk of concrete and an old shovel

Fashioning beautiful weapons from found objects is always so fascinating to see. How does a person look at a chunk of concrete and see an elaborately detailed knife handle? How can we turn a piece of a shovel into a really sharp knife? Watch John Heisz work his magic below. There are a lot of satisfying noises that… » 6/12/15 6:45pm 6/12/15 6:45pm

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 7:05pm 6/01/15 7:05pm

Slow motion footage of double barreled pistols firing bullets is crazy

Watch as we slow down time to see this guy fire off 20 bullets in just 1.5 seconds from two double barreled pistols. It’s a ballistics ballet that looks almost unreal at certain angles. The top down look of the guns firing is especially cool to see, like a first person shooter video game view only in real life. » 5/26/15 8:40pm 5/26/15 8:40pm

Dart-Filled Clips Keep BOOMco's Dynamag Blasting Shot After Shot

When the Colt revolver was introduced it made the antiquated musket instantly obsolete because it could quickly fire six shots in a row without having to reload. So you can think of BOOMco’s new Dynamag as kind of like the Colt revolver of the dart blaster world because it uses BOOMco’s clever clip system to allow you… » 5/19/15 11:35am 5/19/15 11:35am

Making real Predator blades that are sharp and retractable is bad ass

Man at Arms: Reforged just showed off their latest movie weapon badassery and this time they recreated the retractable wrist blades from Predator. The design is especially sick because they made the entire gauntlet that Predators wear on their wrist and it can quickly shoot out with one motion. » 5/18/15 8:40pm 5/18/15 8:40pm

Nerf Hid a Surprisingly Capable Dart Gun In a Fashion Accessory

The Hunger Games’ Katniss Everdeen helped reinforce the idea that young women don’t have to wait for a knight in shining armor to come and rescue them; they can instead pick up a weapon and be the hero themselves. But instead of reaching for a bow and arrow, Nerf’s Rebelle line wants them to reach for its new Secret… » 5/18/15 9:44am 5/18/15 9:44am

BOOMco's New Dartsplosion Fires 72 Rounds Ensuring Total Dart Supremacy

A lot of blaster fans were skeptical when Mattel decided it wanted a piece of Hasbro’s near-dominant marketshare; after all, we were all weened on Nerf weaponry. But the BOOMco line has so far delivered some impressive blasters, and its new 72-round Dartsplosion looks like it’s poised to snatch the crown from Nerf’s… » 5/08/15 5:06pm 5/08/15 5:06pm

What It Feels Like to Shoot With the Military’s Experimental Smart Scope

You’ve probably never fired an M4 carbine. Until a couple weeks ago, I hadn’t either. But at a recent DARPA demo day, I loaded a magazine (also a first for me), snuggled up to the deadly assault rifle, and looked through one of the most technologically advanced smart scopes ever built. Then I pulled the trigger. » 4/28/15 2:10pm 4/28/15 2:10pm