The popular web series Man at Arms: Reforged went Star Trek with their latest episode. The show follows real blacksmiths who forge fantasy weapons from TV, movies and games. Today they uploaded a video showing off the crafting of The Sword of Kahless, a unique Klingon bat’leth featured in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode of the same name. In just a few hours, the new episode has over 100,000 views on YouTube.
This actually isn’t the first Klingon sword for the show. In 2013 they made a standard Klingon bat’leth, and that episode (below) has over 1.4 million views.
Dan Curry approves
TrekMovie shared the video links with former Star Trek visual effects producer and supervisor Dan Curry, to get his perspective. Curry designed the original Sword of Khaless and the original bat’leth (see TrekMovie interview) and was impressed with the work done by Man at Arms, saying:
As the inventor of the Sword of Kahless, the Bat”Leth, and Mek’Leth it was an honor to see this forged by such excellent craftsmen who appreciate the design – fascinating to watch.
Dan also pointed to a video posted earlier this year by fellow Trek visual effects veteran Doug Drexler which features Dan showing off some of his skill with Klingon weapons.