Hey Look, It’s A Real Life Version Of Sephiroth’s Sword From Final Fantasy VII

By Ishaan . January 13, 2014 . 2:31pm

Blacksmith Tony Swatton is back with another videogame weapon creation video. Following his last creation, Chrom’s Falchion from Fire Emblem: Awakening, he’s created Sephiroth’s sword from Final Fantasy VII. Take a look at the process in the video below.


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  • Bigabu Beaze

    Is this a new thing for you to cover siliconera? This is hardly the “unseen” side of video games.

    • Rohan Kishibe

      Ouch… Burn…

    • Suriel Cruz

      It is a video inspired in some way to the gaming world and for Christ sakes, who doesn’t want to have a Sephiroth’s Masamune Sword to AT LEAST HOLD IT??? *sigh*

      • Bigabu Beaze

        Well I wouldn’t! Not everyone wants this stupid sword.

        • Symbol de Au

          I would want it. I’d sell it for thousands of dollars so I could buy more video games.

    • Suriel Cruz

      You ain’t no gamer. *sigh*

      • Bigabu Beaze

        Im not a gamer?

        • Symbol de Au

          How could you be if you don’t like blacksmithing? Go somewhere that’s not here please.

      • Symbol de Au

        This post makes no sense. He’s obviously a gamer, just look at his other posts. Disliking an article does not make him less of a gamer.

    • Attribule

      What exactly is the “unseen side of video games” to begin with? There isn’t one.

      People come here for gaming articles for general gaming news mostly of stuff in Japan, not articles about possible Yakuza ties in the gaming industry. There is no “unseen” side except maybe working environments at a game development company.

      Your post could be made on literally every other article on this site and yet at the same time still be just as irrelevant.

    • Muffum

      Presuming that the “unseen side of video games” is referring to niche games that hardly get any press in mainstream media, Siliconera has never really covered that kind of thing exclusively. It’s tried to cover all kinds of games, which just happens to include the niche ones. And they specifically point out that they cover those niches because for big releases, readers could just go to any other site.

    • Arcana Drill

      i expect so, cause i love these interesting stuff that ARE related to video games that they write about.

    • Technically, the previous article about the Falchion introduced me to the YT channel.

      So, you can say I was introduced to something previously unseen (to me) in video games– fictional weapon blacksmithing. Thank you Siliconera!

      There you go, your point is moot.

    • Zero_Destiny

      Well Ishaan seems to be a fan of his videos. We’ve talked about a couple of them before, the one I remember recently was the Zelda video.

      But really, it’s just a fun little thing that people might enjoy. It’s more of an “interest” article then “news”, yeah, but it’s not like we haven’t had “interest” articles before. There’s been plenty of times when the staff has posted articles about their hobbies, or just shared little tidbits they thought would be fun for the readers.

  • Pdugna

    k you got FF7 out of the way…and since you keep making big swords MAKE GUTS DRAGONSLAYER!! >.<

    • Demeanor

      Hell yeah, that would be the ultimate challenge… XD I wonder if anyone would be able to lift it…

      • neocatzon

        That guy must be the chosen one..

    • Pinwheel

      They had trouble lifting Cloud’s Buster Sword. Guts’ Dragonslayer would be fucking nuts. That thing has to weigh a good 400 pounds.

  • harmonyworld

    anyone see the one where he made the keyblade~~

    • Symbol de Au

      That was the first one I saw, back when someone posted a link to it on a Dark Souls II page.

  • AkiraScare

    Time to stab flower girls (^_^)

    • makubexnas

      Game mechanic =/= Game world

      • d19xx

        Got x99 Phoenix Down. He doesn’t want to use any just in case the next battle is hard as dick.

        We all do that, It’s a staple rule of RPG’s…

      • Draparde

        In its defense, Phoenix down’s description says it heals KO’ed allys :p not dead ones.

        • Nanaki

          It took Cloud awhile to accept this fact. In-game descriptions must be followed..

      • Setsu Oh

        thats because she wasbt dead MORON! you drowned her! (gametheory, youtube)

        • AkiraScare

          Thats wat i was gonna say (^_^)

  • Warboss Aohd

    Has Square seen this yet?

    • Death Metal

      What would they do? What’s the relevance whether or not they have seen this?

      • Chido55

        FF7:AC – Live Action. lulz.

      • Ferrick

        i think he’s going for a cease and desist joke there

  • Symbol de Au

    Quite shiny…but he missed one of the bottles at the end.

  • Revorse

    Just a quick question. Why is his sword named Masamune instead of Muramasa? I thought in Japanese myth Masamune was the blacksmith who made a sword to protect and Muramasa was his evil apprentice who made the sword to kill. Or something like that. Wouldn’t it make more sense for Sephy’s blade to be named after a killer?

    • ChiffonCake

      Masamune is more famous, I guess.

    • 07thCrow

      Well, if you take Sephiroth’s past into consideration, he was originally a good guy; he was even Cloud’s idol in SOLDIER. He probably took the name of Masamune for his sword before going completely and utterly insane. Thanks a lot, Hojo…

    • Spirit Macardi

      It could also be a reference to Masamune Date though (a feudal lord from the Sengoku Era).

      He was known as the One-Eyed Dragon, just as Sephiroth is known as the One-Winged Angel.

  • Wesley Kenneth Houpt Mattingly

    There were Buster Sword and Masammune replicas back in the late 90’s when it came out. They were $300 a piece and sold in my local mall. This is nothing new or special.

  • Rayhan PromisedGallery

    i’m still waiting for Squall’s gunblade that can ACTUALLY shoot projectiles

  • Hound

    Masamune is such a boring sword. No wonder Sephiroth stuck to becoming some odd abomination and summoning a really boring cinematic that keeps re-destroying the solar system.

  • Why so much hate on this article comments? Come on, these blacksmithing are awesome and directly related to games, so I don’t see the point on hating it on a fucking site about games!!!

    • Symbol de Au

      2 comments, both from the same person. Wow. So much hate. I think the better question is why so many people are defending this article. I personally like it though I’d prefer a different weapon. I’ve never played FF7 *GASP* so I don’t really care about Sephiroth’s sword. Aside from the size it looks pretty generic.

  • Young man! Your hands are just filthy! You will need to wash them before sitting down at the dinner table.

  • Nanaki

    Next time the Limited Moon.

  • Yan Zhao

    Looked great but at the end when he swung it the blade was wobbling. Is that supposed to happen? I’d imagine an actual metal sword that isnt made of alluminum or plastic wouldnt really wobble like that.

    • DenjinJ

      No, swords flex, but that one is made to such absurd dimensions that it’s really noticeable. It’s not practical at all, but even hardened steel will bend under its own weight like that.

  • DenjinJ

    Yikes… why did they have to smash glass with it…

    I was admiring the job he did on the sword, but no matter how hard you make the sword (and they’d be really limited on this one to keep it from snapping off) glass will just destroy the edge of a blade. It’s way harder than steel and not worth trying to cut it.

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