Man at Arms is a series of Youtube videos that has an experienced bladesmith crafting all sorts of weaponry from video games and movies, but for his latest project, he’s building a Halo energy sword. Of course it doesn’t have the power to one shot kill an Elite, but it does have a blue tint to it thanks to heat treatment and the craftsmanship is fantastic.[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROctQjQP_HQ’]
As you can see, the end product is very impressive, even if it becomes clear from the demo that the design isn’t quite as well suited to a solid steel construction as some of the series’ previous creations. Without all that fancy Covenant ‘energy’ to hold it together, the twin blades do tend to warp a little when they strike something. Likewise, you’d need to be ungodly strong to wield it from the absolute base, as they do in the games.
KitGuru Says: Still, it’s one hell of a build and it’s interesting to see how the weaponsmith goes about it, since the last time I watched a sword get made was in Conan the Barbarian, and apparently that was all nonsense.[Thanks AGB]