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Forging His Way: Q&A with Hollywood Blacksmith Tony Swatton

2013-03-18: Time Entertainment Article

The self-taught metal worker is the star of the YouTube series 'Man at Arms'

Nothing says movie magic like the not-actually-magic work of blacksmith Tony Swatton, star of the YouTube series Nothing says movie magic like the not-actually-magic work of blacksmith Tony Swatton, star of the YouTube series Man at Arms. In the show, which has its finale on Mar. 18, Swatton recreates some of the most well-known weapons from pop culture and real life. He’s remade Jaime Lannister’s sword from Game of Thrones, Odd Job’s hat, the sword from the cartoon Adventure Time, Raphael’s sais from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Batman‘s Batarangs and, in the finale, He-Man’s sword. The series has nearly 2 million views at this point, and Swatton is about to start on the next round of episodes, based on fan suggestions from YouTube comments. Swatton spoke to TIME about how he ended up where he is — and why he does things the old-fashioned way.

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