• CrashmanX - January 23, 2014 2:23 p.m.

    Gotta say I love articles like this. I'd read one about guns or vehicles in a heartbeat now that the sword and armors are out of the way.
  • pl4y4h - January 23, 2014 2:21 p.m.

    I will never understand Nightmare's Soul Edge (Complete) sword. It's all flesh and eyes! How can you stab with that?
  • GOD - January 23, 2014 2:16 p.m.

    We all knew (hoped) this article would show up after the armor and hair ones, and it didn't disappoint! Hmmmm what's next.... Gaming's Most Impractical Vehicles? Also, for Ivy's sword I thought of a way that could make it work practically. It would have a powerful electromagnet in the hilt and a trigger. When you swing your sword and pull the trigger it would turn the magnet off, allowing the blades to separate and whip out at the enemy and then as the whip comes back to you, you let go of the trigger and the pieces would realign before hitting you. The magnets would keep your sword rigid whenever you aren't pulling the trigger to whip it around. The downside would be your sword being magnetic by default, but if you ever got something stuck on it you could just pull the trigger for a moment and let it fall. The real problem would be having a strong enough battery to power your magnet. Once you have that solved it's doable... kinda
  • Sinosaur - January 23, 2014 9:04 p.m.

    That might hold it together, but it's still not one piece, which is the biggest problem. If you put two pieces of metal together as close as possible, with as little gap as possible without fusing them, there's still a weak point at that seam. Honestly, the only reason Ivy's sword might work is because I think I remember one of the games mentioning she knew some magic. Magic solves everything when it doesn't have clearly defined rules.
  • Xtapolapopotamus - January 23, 2014 2:15 p.m.

    Love these! I don't know what you guys would tackle next but I want more! More!
  • SDHoneymonster - January 23, 2014 1:40 p.m.

    The Dragon Bone Smasher from Demon's Souls. One, it's massive, ridiculously heavy and blunt. Two, IT'S MADE FROM THE BONES OF A DRAGON.
  • Kinara - January 23, 2014 1:35 p.m.

    Actually, the buster sword has been made, and made possible for fights. You just don't be wielding it with one hand like Cloud likes to do.
  • CrashmanX - January 23, 2014 2:21 p.m.

    Made, yes. Plausible for fights, no. Like mentioned in the article you could get 1 maybe two swings out of it before you're exhausted. It'd take SO much effort to move the thing effectively in a fight that someone could get in there with a smaller blade and take you out in a heart beat.
  • Talvari - January 23, 2014 1:09 p.m.

    Really awesome and interesting article to read, thanks :D
  • GR_LucasSullivan - January 23, 2014 1:20 p.m.

    Thank YOU for reading!
  • universaltofu - January 23, 2014 1:01 p.m.

    Nice article, always suspected Ivy's sword wasn't very soundly engineered.
  • dgolightly519 - January 23, 2014 12:43 p.m.

    That was supposed to say Master Sword. My phone is drunk methinks.
  • dgolightly519 - January 23, 2014 12:42 p.m.

    Actually. A swordsmith of exceptional standing built the masterstrokes and noted that though it doesn't look exceptional.. It is exceptionally well balanced and weighted for the type of fighting it is imagined to be used for. -1 for this article/collection
  • GR_LucasSullivan - January 23, 2014 1:20 p.m.

    What was his name?
  • Dragonflame - January 23, 2014 1:52 p.m.

    I believe he is referring to Man at Arms who is an experienced blacksmith who makes iconic weapons, including the Master Sword. The video should be easy to find on youtube, but in said video he mentions that the Master Sword he has made is not only true to the original, but also perfectly balanced and generally a functional weapon. Watch the video and judge yourself :)
  • GR_LucasSullivan - January 23, 2014 1:54 p.m.

    Will do, thanks! Maybe I can reach out to him :D
  • dgolightly519 - January 23, 2014 2:48 p.m.

    Correct and thanks for catching that for me.
  • SwordSmith1 - February 23, 2014 1:14 p.m.

    Tony did make a nice rendition of that sword that is quite good a cleaving items as they demonstrated so well. I think his choice to do the blade with a wide fuller as he did is the only way to keep that sword close to usable in a personal combat situation. One also needs to keep in focus the question we asked at the beginning of the article. What would these pieces be like in a real fight? One can make many of these pieces in replica of the digital version but if done in materials we have in the real world they end up being to heavy and unwieldy. that is when you have to alter the design or dimensions to make them work in some way in our real hands. Tony and his crew accomplished this pretty well but my guess is that sword was probably still in the 6 to 8 pound range. Most swords of the period in that type of size would be half that weight if not less. That is a huge difference when one is dealing with an opponent that realizes your weapons weight is a disadvantage to you.
  • thyho - January 23, 2014 12:26 p.m.

    IT'S basically only japanese games japanese people are weird
  • CrashmanX - January 23, 2014 2:22 p.m.

    Well given that most European games have European styled swords and most Japanese games have Anime or Japanese styled swords it makes sense.

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