Man at Arms Recreates Squall’s Gunblade from Final Fantasy VIII

Man at Arms is a regular series in which an experienced blacksmith takes to his forge to create both realistic and fantastical weapons from various pieces of fiction or historical figures.

Featured above, it seems like enough fan demand came through, as now we’ve gotten a look at what it takes to recreate Squall’s Gunblade from Final Fantasy VIII.

Say what you want about how functional or completely useless the design of the weapon is, you’ve got to admit it looks pretty!

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  1. William Wedgewood
    William Wedgewood
    October 7, 2014 at 6:02 am

  2. Phelan
    October 7, 2014 at 6:02 am

    I kinda hoped that it will be able to shoot :)

    But still nice work! Though on internet you can find many similar movies from making gunblades.

    Hmm… well…. I can understand why “nobody” asks for bustersword…. I mean… dude how the helll am I supposed to swing that shit :)

    Though… it would be fun to watch making of Odin’s Zantetsuken or Celestials of Tidus or Auron

  3. 2501
    October 7, 2014 at 6:50 am

    Ever since l first saw this show, this is the one weapon that l wanted to them make.

    Such a ridiculous weapon.

  4. Thanatos2k
    October 8, 2014 at 1:02 am

    I’m still not entirely sure where the bullets are supposed to fire from without destroying the sword.

  5. dsadsada
    October 12, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Never played FF8 but a friend of mine told me that its primary purpose was to cause vibrations rather than actually fire anything. Not sure if that’s true though.

    Whatever the case, I’d love to know what they think of the grip. I can’t tell if they’re struggling to hold it or not.