New Episode - Man at Arms


New Video up featuring Tony Swatton of Sword and the StoneEvery week our master swordsmith and renowned propmaster, Tony Swatton, forges iconic weapons using high-speed belt grinders, scorching furnaces, and pounding power hammers. Then he takes his weapon to the streets to bust up some stuff.

In our Premiere Episode, Tony builds Jaime Lannister's sword from "Game of Thrones." This blade will be crafted from scratch, with a hilt forged from molten bronze, and then taken outside for an epic battle against a windshield.

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Fight Class Mini sode #1 Tony Swatton, Master Armorer

2013-02-12: Samual Oldham

An interview and forging demonstration of Tony making the Hook.

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How To Make Prop Armor - PREVIEW - Special Effects Character Creation Tutorial with Tony Swatton

2012-11-17: Stan Winston School

How to Make Prop Armor


Ever wanted to craft your own armor, but didn't know where to begin? Welcome to your starting point. Here, you'll learn everything you ever needed to know from a real life blacksmith.

Watch as Tony Swatton, owner and founder of Sword & Stone in Burbank, takes you through each metal-forming step of recreating a 16th century closed helmet. You've seen much of his armor in films and television, and now he's teaching his skills to you.

-- Patterning and cutting out the aluminum
-- Using hand tools to form the metal
-- Using larger fabrication tools to speed up the process
-- Welding together the pieces
-- Electrochemically etching the metal

Approximate Run Time: 02:15:30

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Luna's Hiatus: Movie Swords with Tony Swatton and UK updates

2012-06-07 : SBG Sword Forum Article

One of the last things I did before finishing my final semester of college was to take a special course about film-making on location in Hollywood.

While I was over there I had an opportunity to meet Tim Weske, a sword master and fight choreographer who did the sword work on films like Master and Commander of the Far Side of the World and Peter Pan. Tim was a great and generous guy who shared stories about the late Bob Anderson (who was a friend) and the meticulous William Hobbs among other big swashbuckling names, and he discussed with me the ways sword choreography has changed over the years for stage and film.

When I first spoke to him, it came up in conversation that I collected swords and was interested in sword design, so he recommended that I also set up a meeting with his friend Tony, who "makes swords for movies." Tim referred me as a non-crazy person and Tony allowed me to come visit his shop to watch him work.

The day of the shop visit, I realized that this blade maker was Tony Swatton. He doesn't just make swords for movies, he makes ALL the swords for movies. Zorro, Blade, Hellboy, X-Men, Spider-man, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Last Samurai, The Patriot, Hook----pretty much any film that did major shooting in Hollwood and featured a blade--Tony made it. Films shot in, say, New Zealand need a local blacksmith overseas to do swordly things, but when things are shot stateside it's Tony's turf...

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The making of THE HOOK [VIDEO]

2011-10-30: Samual Oldham

My friend at "Sword and the Stone" in Burbank doesn't mold and cast props for big budget movies. He creates them for real. When Hollywood called him to create "The Hook" for the Robin Williams film I was allowed to shoot the process to create the following music video.

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Tony Swatton Biography - Stan Winston

2011-05-26 : Tony Swatton Biography (Stan Winston)

Costumer, Propmaker, Blacksmith - Tony Swatton is the King of Sword & Stone.


Tony is a transplant from England who is self taught in the craft of the blacksmith. He is a workaholic who can be found pounding a way on weapons, armour, and fine jewelry throughout the night and into the mornings. He is the owner and founder of Sword & Stone.

His credits designing character-defining accoutrements and apparel for feature film include, HOOK, BLADE I, II & III, THE MASK OF ZORRO, HIGHLANDER: ENDGAME, THE SCORPION KING, MASTER AND COMMANDER, THE LAST SAMMURAI, DAREDEVIL, VAN HELSING, HELLBOY, THE LEGEND OF ZORRO and the first 3 PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN films, among many others.

Located in Burbank, CA, Sword & Stone was founded over 20 years ago by Master Blacksmith, Tony Swatton. Much more than a full service blacksmith shop, it has become the trusted source for handcrafted, custom designed and historically accurate pieces. Sword & Stone specializes in built to order edged weapons, armour and props for the television, film, music, and fashion industries, as well as the serious collector.

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Tony Swatton Sword & the Stone Shop Tour - Master Blacksmith Prop Maker


Tony Swatton Sword & the Stone Tour from the 1990's - Master Blacksmith Prop Maker - Check out the official website at . . . And check out our website at

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