Blacksmiths Recreate Squall’s Gunblade From Final Fantasy VIII

By Ishaan . October 6, 2014 . 5:29pm

YouTube show Man At Arms is back with another real-life recreation of a videogame weapon. This time, it’s Squall’s Gunblade from Final Fantasy VIII. You can see how the show’s team of blacksmiths did it in the video below.


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  • Anewme…Again

    Wow, awesome.

  • Naruto

    I want this so bad.

  • Guardian Byakko

    Where can I purchase this, I need this lol.

  • Renzo-senpai

    It looks a little small or maybe Man at Arms just have huge people :P

    Either way it looks Awesome

  • fyi1191

    All those Critical Hits!
    Have they made the Brotherhood yet? I so love to see that translucent effect.

    • Renzo-senpai

      And bubbles. Don’t forget Bubbles

  • Vallen

    That part with the watermelon slicing looked fun!!!

  • …it’s… beautiful.

  • Adrian Duran

    Man at Arms must be filled with otakus

    • Warboss Aohd

      they respond to fan requests.

    • shafiq95

      I remembered in the QnA video they had, one of his helpers actually does watch anime and plays games

  • Chow

    Aw, yisssss…

  • Guillermo Oliva III

    This must be worth a lot of $$$$$$$ to bring this fantasy weapon to real life.

  • 07thCrow

    I don’t suppose they sell any of these do they?

  • Dave Cain

    Plz make the Caldborg! The blue would look so cool.

    • BleuVII

      Be sure to put that in the comments on Youtube if you want it to happen.

  • scdk

    I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised. Some of Man At Arms’ stuff is a little underwhelming, but I think they really went the extra mile with this one — there’s some serious craftsmanship there.

    The only thing they could’ve done better is to make it balanced to be weapon-worthy and actually fire rounds… but then again I suppose staying off ATF watchlists is a good thing.

    • idozerothings

      Imagine how hard making a sword that ACTUALLY fires bullets is to make.

      • Syn

        Doesnt really fire bullets, its causes cartridges to explode that send a vibration through the blade increasing its damage

  • Ric Vazquez

    HECK YES! I’ve been waiting a long time for him to do Squall’s Gunblade!

  • One of my post got so many votes when I typed I wanted a Gunblade good to see it turned out reality!

  • Ronldbx6

    pretty cool. Did you see it when they cut the gallon of juice? The juice moved like jell-o for nano second.

  • Ronldbx6

    Question. Does squall ever fire his gunblade in ff8?

  • If they start selling these things one day…I would pay up to 1000$ to own such a beauty.

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