Watch a Blacksmith Recreate William Wallace’s Claymore from ‘Braveheart’

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bill-swift - June 3, 2014

The life of a blacksmith ain't what it used to be. Ever since some uppity son-bitch went and made that gosh dang horseless carriage, ain't nobody needin' to get their horses shoed, dagnabbit!

There's a reason they don't let me write for Westerns.... or for anything.

But at any rate, what's a blacksmith supposed to do in our modern, less horse-reliant world? Well, Tony Swatton decided to start making replicas of famous pop-culture weapons. This week, his series Man at Arms tackles the Claymore used by William Wallace (a.k.a. Mel Gibson) in Braveheart. So if you're a fan of the movie, or of swords, or even if you just like watching big dudes playing with fire and hitting things with a hammer, this video is for you.

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