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Hit Girl’s Detachable Sword (Kick-Ass 2) – MAN AT ARMS

Hit Girl’s Detachable Sword (Kick-Ass 2) – MAN AT ARMS


I’ve been a blacksmith armor for over 30
years. I’ve created weapons for over two
hundred feature films. This is Man at Arms. I really enjoyed Kick-Ass and Hit Girl’s
double-ended Naginata spear. It was always a fun one and we have a ton of requests for it, so I’m really enjoying building it. I’m basing what I’m building more off of the concept art for the poster that
shows a socketed spearhead as opposed to what was actually used in the movie. On Hit Girl’s spearheads, I didn’t really need a pattern. I just knew that I needed
quarter-inch thick 5160 steel about 20 inches long I cut that on the ban saw and then start forging the ends on the power hammer. It’s actually more work in
making the spearhead for the socket The shaft I start out with is a red oak shaft inch and a quarter in diameter. So we’re looking at almost four inches. I need to take a piece that’s two inches by quarter-inch thick and spread out four inches wide. I switched
out the drawing dies that I normally use on the
power hammer to a fullering die to give it more abrupt
spreading of the edge of the metal. And then wrap that around using the swage block. And then joining it together, tig welding up the seam. And at that point taking it to a mandrel and hammering it to round. I forged the bevels on the blade which
caused the plate to curve outward like a scimitar, but I wanted
it curve inwards like a sickle. In this case, I should’ve put the curving
into the piece beforehand. Instead I have to do it after the fact
which is a little more difficult. So I held it up on the edge of the
block on the anvil and hit it the hard way down to cause it to curve back inwards. After i’ve got the blade rough forged in I took it back over to the plasma cutter and just trimmed all the edges, so I didn’t need to grind it all the way. The plasma cutter will reach temperatures forty-five thousand degrees Fahrenheit. it strikes an electrical arc with a high-pressure gas stream going through it. And will blow through up to three-quarters of an inch of steel. The blades are ground and look good. I’m now going to harden them in the heat treating furnace. When I quench this, I’m only to quench the blade. I’m going to do an edge quench. The socketed spearhead I’ve made are a very hard steel so what I’m
trying to do is maintain the socket softer area so that I can drill through it
afterwards so I didn’t quench that oil that leaves the socket still
relatively hot probably about 1200 degrees. Whe oil gets on the twelve hundred degree piece of steel, it’s gonna catch on fire. The fire department isn’t going to be
happy to hear this but you know I probably have flash fires
least once a week. I tried putting smoke detectors in my shop
few years ago but it was useless crawling up on the ceiling and turning them off. So I just kind of gave up on that. I’ve tempered the spearheads and taken them over to the belt grinder. And smoothed out the grinds on that. I’ve also taken the wooden oak dowel and cut that down to 24 inches. And tapered the ends to fit into the sockets. Not only is Hit Girl’s spear double-ended,
but it comes apart in the middle. I have Alicia working on the jewelry bench making a coupling out of a steel tube with another tube on the inside. It’ll have a rivet through like
a bayonette connector so you can use it as two blades or you can use it as a double blade. The final portion of this build would be to rivet the sockets to to oak poles at which point I’ll wrap the
whole length of it in parachute cording. I wrap the oak dowel in paracord and now Hit Girl’s spear is complete. Thanks for watching Man at Arms. Be sure to subscribe and tell me in the
comments what weapon you’d like to see next.

Comments (100)

  1. i need name this movis

  2. I'd love to see your blade-smiths do a mashup or modern interpretation if you will of Katana and long sword.
    Make it a competition like you've done in the past.
    Thanks for the videos

  3. I'd like to see a Heron-marked blade from The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan some time

  4. Someone wrote "Do Hitgirls thingies" LOL

  5. more power ranger weapons

  6. just stumbled across you channel and been beng watch them i love your guys work keep up the good work

  7. I want to see ben 10 watch

  8. OuKi's glaive from Kingdom. That would be such a beautiful piece!

  9. Project Yi Sword Overdrive mode

  10. Do you think you could make Hei's blade, from Darker than Black?

  11. McGiver swiss army knife please !!

  12. a sonic screwdriver please

  13. do the horus spear from God's of Egypt.

  14. do your own weapon

  15. can I see a fully functioning sword from the movie "Blade"?

  16. can you make seax knife ranger's apprentice

  17. I'm surprised nobody has quoted Hit Girl on this particular video…"Show's over, motherfuckers!"

  18. Sange and yasha from dota2

  19. nanatsu no taizai meliodas sword

  20. That is absolutely HORRIBLE. These guys suck.
    MAN AT ARMS REFORGED ARE REAL BLACKSMITHS!!!!

  21. White beard Spear !

  22. Please tensa zangetsu bleach bankai

  23. man I am so happy this show got its change

  24. Shaka Zulu's sword/spear

  25. Conan'a father's sword… and his Atlantean sword

  26. Nu'bia's (Wonder Woman's sister) sword

  27. The Rambo knives!!!

  28. Agan el martillo de de bombolbi

  29. That's Naginatase.

  30. The 'Pan Sword' from Hook

  31. agan los puhos de el Megacaballero

  32. Make percy jackson sword

  33. Double katana sword

  34. Create a saberstaff

  35. The glass smashing really bothers me man, those poor blades….

  36. make a tusken raider spear

  37. is that Ilya at 4:42 because damn man you look hot

  38. assassin's creed black flag aluwade's mashed sword.

  39. Can you make sword of (Ali) ?

  40. I need that to cut my watermelon! I could get it done in half the time

  41. idris's sword from vainglory, please 🙂

  42. snake eyes katana from g.i.joe please

  43. Rin's sword blue exorcist

  44. I love Hit Girl so much

  45. Storm Rider Mighty Sword please..please..please..

  46. Make Hit-Girls katanas from the Kick-Ass comic books. in the comics she has 2 katanas as her main weapons. Like if you want Hit-Girls comic book katanas

  47. Dea the ly deathly

  48. This type of weapon I like. It's cool

  49. I wanna see the original conan sword

  50. a shaolin broadsword pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease

  51. Make Kick ass's batons but here is a challenge…make the metal and light to carry.and good to fhigt with

  52. Chain whip please

  53. league of legends rengar's blade

  54. Ichigo's final dual swords

  55. Stop suggesting and appreciate his talent

  56. Super Cool !!! Agh I wish I have one of those !!!

  57. Kratos dual blades
    pls

  58. I’m a big fan. Please make the sword of King Arther “ legend of the sword “

  59. The shuriken from the movie krull

  60. I really dig this one. Simple and streamline. Sexy even.

  61. And where this sword now?????

  62. elvish sword from the hobbit

  63. I wonder what Chloe Moretz would think of this weapon; would it be the same momentum and balance as the stunt piece she used in the film? Sometimes props are waaaay different than the real thing. Of course, it's hard to get stunt men to hold still for being cut in half with a real blade. LOL

  64. Scorpion kings scimitar and kama

  65. The blade shapes are not really representative of how the blade were in the movie.

  66. Gogo yubari's weapon from kill bill

  67. Me gusta mucho esa espada

  68. Cuánto costaría una espada asi

  69. Make the hidden blade from assasins creed

  70. Hey guys are you can make at Deadpool weapon

  71. Power Rangers sword of Darkness

  72. The sword from "Grutte Pier", its over 2,5 meters long , he was known for being a brutish tal beast

  73. hey can you do the Demon killing blade from Supernatural aka Rubys Knife

  74. I wish I could buy this.

  75. airi garena of valor

  76. Can u please make the Storm Shadow hero linking swords from G.I.Joe please!?!?!?

  77. Predators retractable wrist blades

  78. I have a huge question?? Do u guys eventually plan on selling these weapons someday????

  79. It’s a detachable double blade slasher!!

  80. Kapak Naga Geni 212 Wiro Sableng or Kung Lao Hat

  81. can you make the beast master weapons

  82. I'd like to see you do a daedric short sword like in the game Oblivion.

  83. Always wanted a copy of the sword from Steel Dawn.

  84. Please make sword: zangetsu from anime: bleach both shikai and bankai

  85. How much for hit girls detatchabl sword

  86. More power rangers sword like the shadow saber, ot mystic force, even the original powrer sword and dager flute.

  87. Nice i like to buy that???

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