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Blacksmith Tony Swatton Recreates John Snow's Longclaw

By: Laura McQuarrie - Published: May 7, 2014 • References: facebook and technabob
The elaborate costumes, sets and weapons are part of what makes the world of Westeros in Game of Thrones so believable, but it's not often that you think about what goes into making props like Jon Snow's longclaw sword.

AWE Me is a YouTube channel devoted to sharing awe-inspiring moments, including a regular Monday feature where Master Blacksmith Tony Swatton forges weapons from TV, movies and video games, as voted by fans. Swatton is a masterful modern blacksmith who is responsible for the creation of weapons for over 200 feature films, but even with an impressive body of work like that behind him, crafting the Game of Thrones viking-inspired longclaw was a lengthy process. There are way more pieces to a sword than you might think, but as proved by the end of the video, it slices just as any fearsome sword should.