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.
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.
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!
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.
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!