Back in October, we showed you guys an impressive replica of the Skyward Sword’s Master Sword and pedestal being sold on eBay. That was actually the sword-smith’s second take on his Master Sword design. One year after revealing his very first Master Sword, he has put together a retrospective look at his progress.

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He originally planned to design the Master Sword from Ocarina of Time, but as he worked with the Solidworks design program, he elected to create the Skyward Sword version instead.

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On the first version, he used 5/16″ carbon steel to form the blade. He then painted it, which he found was a big mistake, but sometimes the best way to learn how to do something is to learn what not to do!

version2

He was much happier with the second version, using 3/16″ steel and Blanchard ground instead of painted. The Triforce on the blade was engraved rather than Dremeled into the paint layers like in the previous version.

twilight sword

Since then, he’s gone on to create a Twilight Princess variation, using a 3D printer to form the filigrees and tongs. His sword-smithing journey isn’t ending anytime soon — his future plans include crafting “The ultimate Master Sword.” You can check out the complete retrospective here!

  • Luciano Gianola

    One day, I will own one of these high-quality replicas.
    *opens wallet*
    One day…

    • CEObrainz

      I know how you feel, I want a Master Sword and a good one at that, but I don’t want to spend over £200 for it….

      • Simon Sølverød

        Well you do get what you pay for :p

        • CEObrainz

          Very true, I’ll just have to save money from work until I can buy it and not feel guilty that I wasted the money…hahaha…..

          • Simon Sølverød

            I wouldn’t call it a waste if it’s something you really want. ^_^
            Heck! I got a bunch of collectors edition/various other interior stuff lying around costing me more that I wished, but my inner nerd had to have x)

          • CEObrainz

            Perhaps wasted was the wrong word, rather to justify the amount you spent to someone else who doesn’t understand how much you wanted said item.

  • CEObrainz

    The last image (presumably the Twilight Princess sword) is the best one in my opinion, it looks much sharper than the other one. Although that may be because he painted the first version.

    I can’t wait to see what he calls the ultimate Master Sword….perhaps 3D printing (in a few years time) will allow users to create the whole weapon using some material I can’t hope to comprehend….XD

  • eByTech

    The question is: Does it work?

  • luffery

    and the cover?