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Man at Arms Crafts the Halo Energy Sword

by Kenny Hoeschen

Tony Swatton, aka “Man at Arms“, is a master swordsmith and renowned propmaster who forges iconic weapons using high-speed belt grinders, scorching furnaces, and pounding power hammers. He previously crafted Thor’s Hammer, Mjölnir and Bilbo’s sword, Sting, among other projects.

Now he shows us how to craft awesome energy sword from Halo. How does one go about crafting an energy sword? Swatton makes his out of 1/4″ thick steel and cold-rolled steel for the handle. He tempered the steel to a blue-purple color to indicate that it’s made out of energy. He also overlaid the handle with synthetic mother-of-pearl.

After the sword is completed, they take it out back and watch it perform its magic. We’d like to get our hands on this baby and take out a few Covenant Elites.

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