The 80’s were a pivotal time in the formation of who I am today. The seeds of my many hobbies, my interests and my nostalgia are firmly planted in the cartoons and video games that arrived in the mid 80’s to mid 90’s.
One of my favorite cartoons and the one I have the most fondness for has to be He-Man and The Masters Of The Universe. Looking at it now it’s campy as hell, cheesy and more than a little weird but be damned if I don’t still love that cartoon. I even loved the live action movie starring Dolph Lundgren as He-Man and with how much nostalgia is selling for nowadays, I hold out hope that a rebooted live action movie that outdoes the Transformer movies in terms of quality and story.
One of the iconic moments from He-Man happens in just about every episode and that is when Prince Adam wields the Power Sword and speaks the words “I have The Power” in order to transform into that crusader of good and protector of Eternia…He-Man. The sword is actually two halves of a larger sword (the other controlled by Skeletor) and when combined can open Castle Grayskull. It’s an iconic weapon and one I never thought I would see made into a real weapon, until today that is.
In an episode of Man At Arms, master blacksmith Tony Swatton of The Sword and Stone took up the challenge of recreating this iconic weapon and as you can see in the video above, it turned out better than expected.
The sword is as beautiful to look at as it is deadly and the attention to detail and the level of craftsmanship that went into creating it, is simply astounding.
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