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KILL LA KILL -- A Real Life Scissor Blade?

Somebody actually built this silly thing?

Ryuko’s Scissor Blade might have been one of the milder suspensions of disbelief anybody needed to take whilst watching KILL LA KILL, but… it was still clearly something with next-to-no basis in reality. Leave it to the smiths of MAN OF ARMS: REFORGED to show how something so fanciful actually could work in capable hands. To an extent, at least.

For those unfamiliar, MAN OF ARMS is a webshow dedicated to bringing fantasy weapons into the real world. Previous episodes have shown forging Inuyasha’s Tessaiga, Link’s Fierce Deity Sword and Squall’s Gunblade to varying degrees of practically. Think of it as “iron porn” for anybody who was really, really, really into CONAN THE BARBARIAN’s opening title sequence.

The men of arms, as it were, decided to make this build even more interesting by forging the Scissor Blade out of dozens of actual scissors. When you watch the video, they claim this adds an interesting texture of the face of the metal. I'd say those imperfections still wind up looking like... imperfections, but perhaps I’m just an iron philistine.

The choice of scissors for the base metal is double-amusing, perhaps, since KILL LA KILL came at the tail end of a sudden and inexplicable fad that saw scissors somehow factoring into every other anime. The smiths do note that it was impossible to recreate the workings of the swords as they were precisely depicted in the show (and they've already given it way more thought than any of Trigger’s sketch crew did).

After seeing this, what wildly fantastical anime weapon would you Vicers want to see MAN OF ARMS to create?

Kino88on Jan. 28, 2015 at 2:12 p.m.
good, now where's the other half?,
Daniel_Newton moderator on Jan. 28, 2015 at 2:20 p.m.

Ha, I saw this the other day and thought it might not be a bad idea to post it, great minds as they say.

I love it, and you're totally wrong, the pattern left by the scissors looks awesome!

Kino88on Jan. 28, 2015 at 2:28 p.m.
Yeah I agree the grooves are badass,
EvilMegaCookieon Jan. 28, 2015 at 3:43 p.m.

Guts sword. Now THAT would be something that is actually impossible to wield.

takashichea moderator on Jan. 28, 2015 at 3:45 p.m.

It's an awesome blade. It was crazy to see them melting a bunch of scissor blades to make a giant scissor out of it. Because of the unusual shape of the blade and the hilt, it's hard to use it and cut with precision.

zaldaron Jan. 28, 2015 at 8:05 p.m.

sigh so you posted this just to make fun of kill la kill again I see .... you really missed the boat on that show. Oh well ... you do watch wrestling so what is one to expect I guess ... ;).

sotyfan16on Jan. 28, 2015 at 11:14 p.m.

I started checking out Man at Arms about a month ago. Done some cool work plus it's always great to see people of various occupations test out things from anime, video games, etc. Goes to show how you don't have to be an otaku or nerd to enjoy something.

Anyway, they did a hell of a job with the blade. Another great piece.

Bigheart711on Jan. 29, 2015 at 1:02 a.m.

How they made the blade witha bunch of small scissors was awesome. The grooves that it left were actually good looking and their cutting montage looked like they were living the damn dream with that blade. <3

FoxxFireArt moderator on Feb. 1, 2015 at 12:24 p.m.

I love that they went through the trouble of making this giant scissor blade out of scissors.

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