Genji's Dragonblade Forged In Real Life: Fearsome 'Overwatch' Weapon Goes Beyond The Game [Video]
Consummate craftsmen of weaponry Man at Arms has now forged Genji's Dragonblade from popular first-person multiplayer Overwatch in a video posted Monday.
The Dragonblade is one of the most requested pieces of armor pitched to Man at Arms. The video is a part of a series on YouTube channel AWE me, which now has over 5 million subscribers. These are the same group of people who forged weapons from titles such as Dark Souls, Call of Duty: Black Ops III and even Sword Art Online.
Genji's Dragonblade, according to Man at Arms, is somewhat of a modern-day Robocop. To accomplish a faithful replica of the video game weapon, Man at Arms implemented Mantestsu katana construction methods alongside modern forging techniques.
The real-life weapon is made of steel, so the team had to figure out how to outfit the Dragonblade with the green strip on the blade's nether region, and it needed to glow. To achieve this, Man at Arms stored a light inside a plexiglass and integrated it into the Dragonblade.
The video highlights the cumbersome, arduous and complex process of bringing Genji's katana to life, with a stunningly successful end result. Equipped with the Dragonblade, a real-life Genji, accompanied with others, proceeded to hurl the Dragonblade into several objects, mimicking the showy mayhem depicted in Overwatch when Genji fishes out the Dragonblade from its scabbard, accompanied by a metallic whir.
Apart from the Dragonblade, Man at Arms took it a step further and also materialized Genji's shuriken, which was also part of the weapon test at the end.
The shuriken managed to cling to a brick wall when thrown, and more impressively, it was able to cut through tin cans decked against the same wall, though its sharp point didn't stick to the wall. Despite this, the Dragonblade and the shuriken are strikingly far from an ersatz effort. Man at Arms has once again demonstrated its excellence in craftsmanship, and who knows what other games or pop culture pieces they bring into life next?
Overwatch is a team-based first-person shooter developed by Blizzard Entertainment. It features a stunning array of unique characters for combat, with Sombra being the most recent roster addition.
Take a look at the lengthy video below to witness the creation of Genji's Dragonblade.
If Man at Arms took a second stab at an Overwatch weapon, what weapon should it be? Feel free to sound off in the comments section below!