This guy made real-life Wolverine claws, and you can too

Colin Furze doesn’t need a mutant power to be a member of the X-Men.

In preparation for X-Men: Days of Future Past, the Gadget Geeks host is planning to replicate the powers and abilities of a different mutant every week, and naturally, for his first go at it, he took on the most famous X-Man of them all.

DIY Wolverine claws have been done before, but Furze believes that he’s created the first fully-automatic pair of claws that both deploy and retract using compressed air.

Furze is like a kid in a candy store full of presents on Christmas. It’s pure, unadulterated joy.

But if you’re more interested in the mechanics of a superhero’s claws, he provided a video on how he made them, which included making sure that each piece of metal would spread out as it shot up.

Perhaps Hugh Jackman could get his hands on a set for the next X-Men movie?

Photo via colinfurze/YouTube

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.