Movie, TV, and video game collector’s items have been all the rage for decades, and props from various films and television series have sold online for an upwards of tens of thousands of dollars. Being in the golden age of comic book movies, with nerd culture with cosplay becoming an increasingly popular hobby, it was only a matter of time before super-fans began forging real-life weapons based on popular franchises. Accomplishing this task while bringing their blacksmith expertise to the YouTube space in a creative and unique way is the crew of Man at Arms: Reforged.
Man at Arms: Reforged is an online web series where professional blacksmiths recreate weapons from popular video games, movies, and television shows. Most notably the series has forged the likes of Link’s Master Sword from The Legend of Zelda gaming franchise, Jon Snow’s Longclaw from the hit television program Game of Thrones, and Captain America’s shield just to name a few. From the “AWE me” YouTube Channel – additionally known for popular series such as Epic How To, Epic Gamer Builds, and Super-Fan Builds among others – Man at Arms: Reforged has been an absolute hit, amassing over 31 million views thus far with their incredible artistic endeavors.
On the latest episode of hit YouTube series Man at Arms: Reforged, the gang attempts to create a real-life variation of Aquaman’s Trident. Inspired by the latest iteration of the character from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (and soon the Justice League movie along with Aquaman‘s standalone film), the Stagmer brothers and company of Baltimore Knife and Sword work to forge the hero’s weapon out of darkened steel rather than brass like in the comics. Piece by piece, the latest installment in the Man at Arms web series features the construction of this iconic weapon.
Meticulously, the Stagmer brothers recreate the trident as sported by the Jason Momoa-portrayed Aquaman from the DC Extended Universe as the end product is very much authentic to the film’s interpretation. Extreme detail and focus are given to the project, and it certainly shows when the fully realized weapon is finally revealed at the tail end of the 9-minute video.
As stated in the episode, Aquaman’s trident from the DC Extended Universe has never actually been revealed in full in either a picture of the character or in the film itself, so Baltimore Knife and Sword’s take on the prop is still somewhat of an interpretation – albeit an extremely well-made interpretation. That being said, the Stagmer brothers stand by their work and claim they built a trident that Aquaman himself would be proud to wield, and judging by the end product, fans would be hard-pressed to disagree.
Aquaman is scheduled to arrive in theaters July 27, 2018. Suicide Squad is slated for release on August 5, 2016; Wonder Woman is currently scheduled to follow on June 2, 2017; followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017; an untitled DC Film on October 5, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; an untitled DC film on November 1, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020. The Flash is currently without a release date.