2013-03-17 : The Penny Arcade Report
500 hammers, years of experience, and an amazing workshop: the man behind your favorite swords
Tony Swatton is founder of Sword and the Stone, a company that creates swords, armor, and props for Hollywood. He also owns 500 hammers. “But I can quit whenever I want,” he told me when we spoke. If you’ve ever seen a sword or a blade in a movie, there is a very good chance he created it
He’s now working on a series of YouTube videos called “Man at Arms
,” where he creates reproductions of famous weapons from pop culture, including weapons from Game of Thrones
, Adventure Time
, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
“I started at the age of 7, cutting gemstones, getting into silversmithing by the time I was 13, when I was 15 I started making knives, at 17 I saw a guy making armor and copied his tools and made some armor, by 24 I had a retail shop supplying the movie industry with swords, jewelry, armor, costumes, that sort of thing,” he told me.
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