Watch a team of blacksmiths forge Aragorn’s ‘LOTR’ sword from scratch

The Men At Arms: Reforged YouTube series is back to create another iconic weapon from fantasy cinema.

A team of expert blacksmiths and craftsmen joined forces to build a replica of Aragorn’s sword Narsil from Lord of the Rings. This blade was broken during an early battle with Sauron, when Isildur cut the One Ring from Sauron’s hand. The shards of Narsil were passed down through the generations until we first saw them during The Fellowship of the Ring, and Aragorn later had them reforged into his new sword Andúril.

This video shows just how much work goes into a complicated weapon like this, from the basic forging to detailing the runes on the blade and making sure the metal is strong enough to be battle-ready.

Previous hits from the Man at Arms team include Arya Stark’s sword Needle, Link’s Hylian shield from Legend of Zelda, and the scissor-blade from anime series Kill la Kill. As always, they’re a badass cosplayer’s dream.Screengrab via AWE me/YouTube

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor